Post-deconstructive Subjectivity and History: Phenomenology, Critical Theory, and Postcolonial Thought

Post-deconstructive Subjectivity and History: Phenomenology, Critical Theory, and Postcolonial Thought

by Aniruddha Chowdhury

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Post-deconstructive Subjectivity and History: Phenomenology, Critical Theory, and Postcolonial Thought by Aniruddha Chowdhury

In Post deconstructive Subjectivity and History, Aniruddha Chowdhury argues that deconstruction is not only a dissolution of subject, as it is often opined, but an affirmation of the singular (ethical) subject and singular history, singularity conceived as alterity, difference and non-identity. Part of the emphasis of the singular history is to conceive the historical relation as figural and as one of repletion with difference. One of the distinctive aspects of the book is that not only focuses on the tradition of phenomenology, but also extends deconstruction to crucial theory, and postcolonial theory. Through his intimate readings of the canonical texts of the Continental philosophical tradition (phenomenology and critical theory), and post colonial thought, Chowdhury illuminates pertinent issues in Continental thought, and postcolonial theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004259898
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/19/2013
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Aniruddha Chowdhury received his PhD through the Graduate program of Social and Political Thought at York University (2012). He has published essays in journals, such as TELOS

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments 4

Introduction 5

Part One
Phenomenology/Post-Phenomenology, Time and Subject 25

Chapter I. Of the Line: Temporality, Ethical Repetition, and Subject 26
in Being and Time

Chapter II. Beyond Being: Event, Time and Subject in Levinas 74

Part Two
Critical Theory of History 126

Chapter III. Memory, Modernity, Repetition: Walter Benjamin’s 127
Ethico-Political History

Part Three
Postcolonial Singular-Universal: Ethical Subject and History 176

Chapter IV. Postcolonial Irony: Time, Subject and History in the Critical 177
Writings of Wilson Harris

Chapter V. Fecundity of the Ethical: Deconstruction, History and the Subaltern in Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 210

Conclusion 248

Bibliography 256

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