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The negative revolution : political subjectivity after the end of the Cold War

Author: Artemy Magun
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
Series: Political theory and contemporary philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This thought-provoking work analyzes concrete political events and reinterprets key concepts in modern political science. Building on the works of Kant, Badiou, Adorno, Hegel, and more, it posits that the dynamics of revolution can be encapsulated in the concept of negation, since a revolution essentially negates ""what is"" by rejecting the power in place. The work argues that revolution is the true ground of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Magun, Artemy.
Negative Revolution : Modern Political Subject and its Fate After the Cold War.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Artemy Magun
ISBN: 1441129200 9781441129208
OCLC Number: 865697577
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: HalfTitle; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; The situation; The definition; The word and the concept; Objections; On this book; 1 The Russian Anti-Communist Revolution (1985-99) and the French Revolution (1789-99); The Russian anti-communist revolution; The Russian anti-communist revolution and the French Revolution; Melancholia: Its definition and its sources; Conclusion; 2 What Does It Mean to Say "No"? Theories of Negativity; Introduction; Negativity in philosophy; Negativity and politics; Conclusion: Negativity and revolution; 3 Theories of Revolution. Kant's theory of revolutionHölderlin on revolution: Leisure and reversal; Hegel on the French Revolution: Kings and cabbages; Marx's negative revolution; Sorel and Benjamin: Critique of pure negation; Hannah Arendt's On Revolution: The impasse of the passage; Badiou and the negativity of revolution; Conclusion; Conclusion; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Political theory and contemporary philosophy.
Responsibility: by Artemy Magun.

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This thought-provoking work analyzes concrete political events and reinterprets key concepts in modern political science. Building on the works of Kant, Badiou, Adorno, Hegel, and more, it posits that the dynamics of revolution can be encapsulated in the concept of negation, since a revolution essentially negates ""what is"" by rejecting the power in place. The work argues that revolution is the true ground of Western democracy and that the proof of a true democracy is the activity of protest movements. It discusses how modern philosophy conceives political truth as revolutionary or eventful,

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The Negative Revolution convincingly diagnoses the melancholia of our present moment as a symptom of revolutionary negativity gone awry. From Kant to Badiou, weaving together philosophy, politics, Read more...

 
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