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At Odds With Aids: Thinking and Talking About a Virus

At Odds With Aids: Thinking and Talking About a Virus (Hardback)

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What does it mean to oppose AIDS, to be at odds with AIDS? What kind of rupture with history does AIDS represent? How does AIDS and what is said about AIDS relate to gay identity? How does AIDS relate to thinking and acting, particularly deconstructive thinking? The author confronts these questions from a broad philosophical background that ranges from Kant, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger to contemporary thought concerning gay activism and AIDS research, all brought together in an effort to find a philosophical language capable of doing justice to the singularity of lived experience in the shadow of AIDS.



In examining what AIDS reveals about the conditions of existence, Garcia Duttmann develops the idea of the "dis-unity" or "at-odds-ness" of existence, of the "non-belonging" that characterizes the marginalized, outcast, or abandoned, and exposes human existence itself. He analyzes what AIDS reveals about the character of history through two intertwined issues. First, he examines arguments bearing on the epochal significance of AIDS, the idea that AIDS reveals something uniquely characteristic of our time, hence that the epidemic marks a historical caesura. Second, he develops a theory of historical witnessing suggesting that the phenomena of historical event and bearing witness are not at all separate, but instead are co-originary, inhering in the same complex.

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineDiseases & disordersInfectious & contagious diseasesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Stanford University Press Publication Date: 01/08/1996 ISBN-13: 9780804724371  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Alexander Garcia Duttmann teaches in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Essex.

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