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Epidemic Subjects - Radical Ontology

Modern philosophy continues to grapple with the idea of subjectivity—and, as the concept of subjectivity has consequently been repeatedly refined and redefined, the struggle has spread to the ways we conceive of sovereignty, collectivity, nationality, and identity as a result. Yet, in the absence of an authoritative account of these central philosophical concepts, exciting new ways of thinking have emerged which continue to develop and evolve.
Epidemic Subjects—Radical Ontology brings together a renowned team of contributors, including  Levi Bryant, Angela Melitopoulos, and Susan Stryker, who together forge a radically inclusive definition of subjectivity. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s concept of the “girl” as a heuristic device for examining modern society and its foundations, they tie together recent trends in philosophy and offer a concrete way forward from the conception of the “thing” or “object” privileged by new materialism, speculative realism, and other theories of subjectivity.

192 pages | 12 halftones | 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 | © 2016

Philosophy: General Philosophy


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Table of Contents

Elisabeth von Samsonow
Epidemic Subjects
Suzana Milevska
Compossibility, Intersectionality, and Agency
Levi R. Bryant
Two Ontologies:
Posthumanism and Lacan’s Graph of Sexuation
Arantzazu Saratxaha Arregi
A Paradigmatic Example of Evolutionary Disobedience
Boyan Manchev
Pandora’s Toys or zoon technicon
and the Technical Ghosts of the Future
Peter Sloterdijk
Theory of Evolution
Karin Ferrari
Weird Wired Viral: A Graphic Novel
Francesca Coin
Tearing the Neoliberal Subject
Johanna Braun
The American Girl and the Horror of (In)Justice
Angela Melitopoulos
Austism and Networks
Elisabeth von Samsonow
Latency: Biography of an Omniscient Spy

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