Sense and Finitude: Encounters at the Limits of Language, Art, and the Political

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Takes Heidegger’s later thought as a point of departure for exploring the boundaries of post-conceptual thinking.
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Overview

Takes Heidegger’s later thought as a point of departure for exploring the boundaries of post-conceptual thinking.
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Alejandro A. Vallega is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Latin American Studies at California State University Stanislaus. He is the author of Heidegger and the Issue of Space: Thinking on Exilic Grounds.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: Unbounded Thoughts: Fecund Overflowing in Philosophy’s Finitude

1. Four Meditations on Heidegger’s Undergoing of Thought’s Finitude

2. Second Meditation: Machination, The Decomposition of an Illusion and the Fecundity of Thinking

3. Third Meditation: Thought’s Sensibility in its Finitude and its Exposed Word

4. Fourth Meditation: Thought’s Ambiguous Finitude: Between Abyssal Fecund Thought and the Historical Destiny of the West

5. Exposed Memories: Towards Reading the History of Philosophy Beyond its Historical Destiny in the West

Part II: Unbounded Words: Language in its Ephemeral and Concrete Finitude

6. Ephemeral Concrete Words: the Translucence of the Philosophical Logos in Plato’s Phaidros

7. The Tactility of Words (from Silent Gestures): Gadamer’s Reading of Paul Celan’s Atemkristall

8. Quand un Corps se met en Œuvre: The Word in the Flesh, at the Limit of Derrida’s Reading of Antonin Artaud

Part III: Unbounded Finitudes: Thought’s Sensibility in Art and Politics

9. The Sensibility of Art in its Finitude: Undergoing the Disaster Through Benjamin’s “Politics of Art”

10. Unbounded Spirits: From Solitude to Ethical Words in Hegel, Fanon, and Gabriel García Márquez

11. Towards a Politics of Lightness

Notes
Index

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