Traditional philosophy, claims Boris Groys in this provocative new work, promised to satisfy the desire for knowledge. But why should I bother with knowledge and philosophy at all? What motives lead me to such a project? Antiphilosophy in its various guises is directed not against this or that particular philosophy but against the philosophical project itself. That project is now interpreted as a symptom of frustration, a lack of true vitality, or of the product of an unjust society. Asked why we should want philosophy the answer is no longer a theory but rather an appeal and a command: Live dangerously! Change the world! Think rhizomatically! And then you will know. Groys explores these questions and answers via figures as varied as Bakhtin, Benjamin, Derrida, Heidegger, Junger, Kierkegaard, Kojeve and Nietzsche.
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Provocative exploration of the masters of suspicion with regard to philosophy.
“Electrifying.”—Stuart Kelly, Guardian“Displays Groys’s unique ability to convey an unusual perspective through an elegant and casual style.”—Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung“Offers the reader many enlightening ideas, insights and original observations, which Groys produces in an almost mischievous fashion, but always with the critical intention of demonstrating failings of argument and logical inconsistencies in master-thinkers from Heidegger through to Derrida.”—Süddeutsche Zeitung
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ISBN
9781844677566
Publisert
2012
Utgiver
Vendor
Verso Books
Vekt
454 gr
Høyde
214 mm
Bredde
147 mm
Tykkelse
24 mm
Aldersnivå
G, 01
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
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Antall sider
272

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BORIS GROYS is Professor at New York University. His previous publications include Art Power, and from Verso, Communist Postscript and a new edition of The Total Art of Stalinism.