The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

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Edinburgh University Press, 2010 - Philosophy - 196 pages
A compelling critique of contemporary continental theory. Through a series of incisive readings of leading theoretical figures of affirmationism--Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, Bruno Latour, Antonio Negri and Alain Badiou--Benjamin Noys contests the tendency of recent theory to rely on affirmation, and especially an affirmative thinking of resistance. He reveals a profound current of negativity that allows theory to return to its political calling.

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Benjamin Noys is Reader in English at the University of Chicester. He is the author of Georges Bataille: A Critical Introduction (2000) and The Culture of Death (2005).

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