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When Diseases Put People “Back in Shape”: Destructive Plasticity and Traumatic Figures


Nowadays, philosophy must confront the emergence of new concepts of illness and “the new wounded,” meaning with this term individuals who suffer from pathologies affecting their identity and upsetting their affective economy. In her works,  Catherine Malabou, one of the most influential thinkers in the contemporary French debate, investigates the affective isolation of Alzheimer’s patients, the loneliness of those who suffer with depression, and the pain experienced by the “survivors” of identity destruction; she does so in constant dialogue with the European philosophical tradition (Spinoza in particular) and recent discoveries in neuroscience. Leggi tutto »

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Saturated Plasticity: Art and Nature


This essay takes up the question of the relationship between art and nature in the middle period of Schelling’s thinking, concentrating primarily on his 1807 Munich address, On the Relationship of the Plastic Arts to Nature. It discusses the theme of saturation, first in terms of its relationship to chemistry and alchemy, and then in terms of the relationship between the forms of both art and Nature and their consummate and indissoluble relationship to the dynamic (plastic) formless and groundless ground of Nature. Leggi tutto »

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