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Surplus: Spinoza, Lacan

Kordela, A. Kiarina

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ISBN 10: 0791470199 / ISBN 13: 9780791470190
Published by State Univ of New York Pr, Herndon, V., 2007
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Title: Surplus: Spinoza, Lacan

Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr, Herndon, V.

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Opposing both popular "neo-Spinozisms" (Deleuze, Negri, Hardt, Israel) and their Lacanian critiques (Zizek and Badiou), Surplus maintains that Lacanian psychoanalysis is the proper continuation of the Spinozian-Marxian line of thought. Author A. Kiarina Kordela argues that both sides ignore the inherent contradictions in Spinoza's work, and that Lacan's reading of Spinoza--as well as of Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Freud, and Wittgenstein--offers a much subtler balance of knowing when to take the philosopher at face value and when to read him against himself. Moving between abstract theory and tangible political, ethical, and literary examples, Kordela traces the emergence of "enjoyment" and "the gaze" out of Spinoza's theories of God, truth, and causality, Kant's critique of pure reason, and Marx's pathbreaking application of set theory to economy. Kordela's thought unfolds an epistemology and an ontology proper to secular capitalist modernity that call for a revision of the Spinoza-Marx-Lacan line as the sole alternative to the (anti-)Platonist tradition.

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A. Kiarina Kordela is Associate Professor of German Studies at Macalester College.

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