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Elisabeth von Samsonow (ed.): Epidemic Subjects—Radical Ontology

Elisabeth von Samsonow (ed.)

Epidemic Subjects—Radical Ontology

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Modern philosophy continues to grapple with the idea of subjectivity—and, as the concept of subjectivity has been refined and redefined, the struggle has spread to the ways we conceive of sovereignty, collectivity, nationality, and identity. Yet, in the absence of an authoritative account of these concepts, new ways of thinking have emerged which continue to evolve.
Epidemic Subjects—Radical Ontology brings together a team of contributors who 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, 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.

  • affects
  • psychoanalysis
  • subjectivity
  • gender
  • the girl
  • history of philosophy
  • cultural studies

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Elisabeth von Samsonow

Elisabeth von Samsonow

is Professor of Philosophical and Historical Anthropology at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria, and an artist and curator. She is a member of GEDOK Munich, was the Artistic Director of the Neubeurer Woche (2011–2014), and produces a philosophical TV show, STUDIO ELEKTRA (Okto TV). She is the author of several books.

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