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The Idea of Pure Critique : Transversals: New Directions in Philosophy - Ian Mackenzie

The Idea of Pure Critique

Transversals: New Directions in Philosophy

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Published: 1st May 2004
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The Idea of Pure Critique will be invaluable to students of Kant as well as those interested in Deleuze and Guattari's contribution to philosophies of difference. More fundamentally, the book presents a series of stimulating political and philosophical challenges to the apathy and indifference that pervade modern life. What is required of critique if it is to overcome indifference? This question addresses core themes in modern, post-Kantian and European philosophy, challenging theory's resignation in the face of contemporary political and economic formations. In this book, Iain Mackenzie argues eloquently that if such indifference is to be overcome, critique must first be demarcated in its purity, as an idea of critique in and of itself. Moreover, for the idea of critique to become pure we must view it as being essentially the construction of difference. Only in this pure form, understood as the construction of difference, can critique hope to overcome the crushing indifference of our current age.

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Prefacep. x
Introductionp. xviii
Kant and the Critique of Indifferencep. 1
Indifference and the Idea of Critiquep. 1
Critique, Totality and Immanencep. 11
The Return of Indifferencep. 14
Philosophy as Pure Critiquep. 21
Introductionp. 21
Partial Criticism, Total Critique and Pure Critiquep. 22
Philosophy as Constructivismp. 28
Philosophy as Pure Critiquep. 36
Conclusionp. 55
Four Problems with Pure Critiquep. 57
Introductionp. 57
The Problem with Ideasp. 57
The Problem with Creators and Mediatorsp. 65
The Problem of Immanencep. 73
The Problem of Differencep. 79
Conclusionp. 84
Conclusion: The Idea of Pure Critiquep. 89
Afterwordp. 97
Notesp. 98
Indexp. 112
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ISBN: 9780826468062
ISBN-10: 0826468063
Series: Transversals: New Directions in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: CONTINUUM
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1