The Principal Motif That Runs Throughout The Virtual Point Of Freedom Is A Confrontation With The Discourse Of Freedom, Or, 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 I Ek 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 To Conceive Of An Intersection Between Provisional Morality And Radical Politics.
Lorenzo Chiesa is Director of the Genoa School of Humanities and the author of Subjectivity and Otherness A Philosophical Reading of Lacan and The Not Two Logic and God in Lacan, both published by the MIT Press.
- 160 pages
- The Virtual Point of Freedom
- Lorenzo Chiesa
- 21 November 2018 Lorenzo Chiesa