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The Virtual Point of Freedom: Essays on Politics, Aesthetics, and Religion

The Virtual Point of Freedom: Essays on Politics, Aesthetics, and Religion (Paperback)

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The principal motif that runs throughout The Virtual Point of Freedom is a confrontation with the discourse of freedom, or, more specifically, the falsely transgressive ideal of a total emancipation that would know no constraints. Far from delineating a supposed "subject of freedom" that would allegedly overcome alienation once and for all, the seven chapters in Chiesa's book seek to unfold an innovative reading of the dialectical coincidence between dis-alienation and re-alienation in politics, aesthetics, and religion, using psychoanalysis as a privileged critical tool. Topics include Pier Paolo Pasolini's attack on the visual and biological degeneration of bodies brought about by pleasure-seeking "liberal" consumerism, Giorgio Agamben's and Slavoj Zizek's conflicting negotiations with the Christian tradition of "poverty" and "inappropriateness"as potential redemption, and Alain Badiou's inability to develop a philosophical anthropology that could sustain a coherent politics of emancipation. The book concludes by sketching out the figure of the partisan, a subject who makes it possible toconceive of an intersection between provisional morality and radical politics.

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essaysHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: aestheticsReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalPhilosophy of religion Publisher: Northwestern University Press Publication Date: 30/08/2016 ISBN-13: 9780810133730  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Lorenzo Chiesa is a professor of modern European thought at the School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom.

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