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Night of the World: Traversing the Ideology of Objectivity

Night of the World: Traversing the Ideology of Objectivity (Paperback)

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By situating objectivity at the level of ideology, while placing it within a dynamic, experimental and, at times, unorthodox interplay with Hegelian and Lacanian philosophy, The Night of the World offers a unique and radical re-thinking of objectivity. Encompassing a constellational array of wide-ranging subjects, from popular culture, politics, history, science, and philosophy, while deploying an engaging prose that is both incisive and seamlessly tangential, Smecker is both an ally with, and emerging voice in, the field of Zizekian dialectics. Incorporating Zizek's philosophy, Smecker speculates over both objectivity and ideology, evoking methods of thought not so prevalent since German Idealism was all the rage. In the spirit of Kierkegaard, The Night of the World is the result of an imaginative hypothesis. And that is only the half of it. Written in a style that will undoubtedly leave the reader itching to read it again once finished, The Night of the World is an ongoing engagement with an abundance of additional postulations, whose sole purpose is to produce more products of thought.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 -Analytical philosophy & Logical Positivism Publisher: John Hunt Publishing Publication Date: 30/05/2014 ISBN-13: 9781782791805  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Blending his former "rock and roll" experiences with both social theory and philosophy, Frank Smecker enjoys short-circuiting the status quo with its own perverse productions. His work has appeared in/at: International Journal of ���i���ek Studies, the arts and culture magazine Gadfly, OWS Journal, The Ecologist, Z Magazine, Rain Taxi, Truthout, Counterpunch, and other places of publication. He lives in Richmond, Vermont.

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