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Philosophy and Desire : CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY - Hugh J. Silverman

Philosophy and Desire


By: Hugh J. Silverman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th February 2000
ISBN: 9780415919579
Number Of Pages: 264

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"Philosophy and Desire," the seventh book in the well-known Continental Philosophy series, examines questions of desire--desire for another person, desire for happiness, desire for knowledge, desire for a better world, desire for the impossible, desire in text, desire in language and desire for desire itself. The theme of desire is explored through readings of contemporary figures such as Merleau-Ponty, Bataille, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Levinas, Irigaray, Barthes, Derrida, and Derrida. A hot, timely topic in philosophy today Expands the contemporary debates

Introduction: Twentieth-Century Desire and the Histories of Philosophyp. 1
Erotic Practices / Erotic Transgressions
Aletheia, Poiesis, and Eros: Truth and Untruth in the Poetic Construction of Lovep. 17
Bataille's Eroticism, Now: From Transgression to Insidious Sorceryp. 26
Desire for the Other: Levinas
The (Non)Logic of Desire and War: Hegel and Levinasp. 45
Inscribing the "Sites" of Desire in Levinasp. 63
Desiring Subjectivity: Sartre and de Beauvoir
Sartre: Desiring the Impossiblep. 85
Simone de Beauvoir's Desire to Express la Joie D'Existerp. 96
Reading Feminine Desire: Irigaray
Situating Irigarayp. 111
Irigaray's Discourse on Feminine Desire: Literalist and Strategic Readingsp. 125
Writing Desire: Barthes and Derrida
A Lover's Reply (To Roland Barthes's A Lover's Discourse)p. 143
In this Text Where I Never am: Discourses of Desire in Derridap. 159
Productive Desire: Deleuze and Guattari
Spinoza, Nietzsche, Deleuze: An Other Discourse of Desirep. 173
Deleuze and Guattari: Flows of Desire and the Bodyp. 186
Notesp. 209
Bibliographyp. 235
Contributorsp. 249
About the Editorp. 253
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ISBN: 9780415919579
ISBN-10: 0415919576
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 24th February 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1