Cambridge Core – Twentieth-Century Philosophy – The Persistence of the Negative – by Benjamin Noys. positivity – are the watchwords of a culture that Benjamin Noys, in his book The Persistence of the Negative,1 labels. “affirmationism”; the practice or systematicity . The Persistence of the Negative. A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory. Benjamin Noys. Published by Edinburgh University Press.

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Negativity is a practice, not a principle, a destruction of existing positivities. The Persistence of the Negative: Benjamin Noys Limited preview – Still, after five years with the journal Multitudes, I saw the limits of the thinking that Noys denounces, not in Negri and Lazzarato but in Yann Moulier-Boutang, who in his book on Capitalisme Cognitif describes the network society as “the communism of capital.

Without a theorisation of the negative, do we not simply mire ourselves in the benjamim, without affording us the possibility of political resistance? Choose your country or region Close.

Print Save Cite Email Share. Edinburgh University Press; 1 edition September 13, Language: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. An original and compelling critique of contemporary Continental theory through a rehabilitation of the negative.


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It seems to me that affirmationism and accelerationism should be situated within the conditions of the Keynesian-Fordist state, with its integration of labor movements. The Culture of Death.

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But whether you call it a positive or a negative act, you have to confront the system itself, in its material granularity and its conceptual unity, its “real abstraction” as you say. Or to put this another way: Or, to put it in a maxim: Three Essays on Accelerationism Forerunners: All Those Strangers Douglas Field.

Benjamin Noys – – Filozofski Vestnik 30 1: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Part of the complication of reading The Persistence of the Negative however, is its In a text called “Recapturing Subversion” I show that it provides the conceptual tools for understanding the reconstitution of a “megamachine” in cybernetic form, which integrates broad swathes of the world’s population.

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The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

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However, from what I can glean of Noys’ analyses, they appear to simplify some things. Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Newer Post Older Post Home. Where Negri claims that “What ought to be, is,” Latour and Delanda simply affirm that “What is, is what ought to be.

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Subjectivity is directly formed within controlled and coercive environments. Benjamin Noys – – Historical Materialism 17 1: Bibliographic Information Print publication date: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Also, this negativity is turned against this affirmative tone to develop a more sharply-focused political analysis of theory, and to suggest the possible politics emerging from a relational thinking of negativity. Find it on Presistence.

A spectre is haunting continental theory — the spectre of the negative.