Discipline and Critique: Kant, Poststructuralism, and the Problem of Resistance

Discipline and Critique: Kant, Poststructuralism, and the Problem of Resistance

by Andrew Cutrofello

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Discipline and Critique: Kant, Poststructuralism, and the Problem of Resistance by Andrew Cutrofello

Andrew Cutrofello demonstrates that in light of Michel Foucault’s genealogical criticisms of the juridical model of power, it is possible to develop a postjuridical model of Kantian critique. Recasting game theory’s celebrated “prisoner’s dilemma” in Foucauldian terms, Cutrofello illuminates the techniques of mutual betrayal that train bodies to reason themselves into complicity with forces of subjugation. He shows how a genealogically reformulated version of Kantian ethics can provide the basic parameters of a “discipline of resistance” to such forces, and he argues for a more nuanced assessment of the stakes involved in the demise of philosophy as a disciplinary formation. Along the way, Cutrofello presents fascinating readings of Kant’s own “care of the self” ethic, drawing on the conceptual resources of Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Lacan, and Luce Irigaray. This tour-de-force will prompt social theorists to reconsider the way power functions in our modern/postmodern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791418567
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 02/28/1994
Series: SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy Series
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Andrew Cutrofello is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

1. The Search for a Metadeduction of the Juridical Model of Critique

2. From the Transcendental to the Genealogical and Back: Kant avec Foucault?

3. The Role of Discipline in Kant's Court of Reason

4. The White Wall above Me and the Black Hole within Me: Kant's Care of the Self

5. The Problem of Heteronomy Recast: How Do You Get Out of a Disciplinary Matrix?

6. From Principles to Strategies: A "B Edition" of Kant's Second Critique

7. "The Name of Lampe Must Now Be Entirely Forgotten": Kant in an Imaginary Voice

8. Practicing Philosophy As a Discipline of Resistance

Notes

Bibliography

Index of Names

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