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Blanchot's Vigilance

Literature, Phenomenology and the Ethical

Authors: Iyer, L.

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Of the many questions provoked by Blanchot's thought and writing, that of understanding its ethical and political significance is perhaps the most pressing. Spanning his literary critical and philosophical writings, and addressing such major concepts as the image and the neuter, Blanchot's Vigilance presents a sustained analysis of Blanchot's response to Levinas's ethical thought, the political commitments of the Surrealists, Heidegger's readings of the ancient Greeks, and the claims of psychoanalysis. In a series of thorough and lucid readings, Iyer presents Blanchot's central concern as maintaining a kind of vigilance over a difference which opens in the articulation of sense.

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LARS IYER is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. He is the author of Blanchot's Communism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).

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'The great strength of the book is Iyers' ability to place Blanchot's thinking close to literary works and the plastic arts, and thus for the literary reader new to Blanchot I believe I would recommend this book above all the others I have mentioned.' - Thomas Carl Wall, Journal for the British Society for Phenomenology


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-3

    Iyer, Lars

  • That Merciful Surplus of Strength

    Pages 4-49

    Iyer, Lars

  • The Inexhaustible Murmur

    Pages 50-88

    Iyer, Lars

  • Irony Mastered and Unmastered

    Pages 89-116

    Iyer, Lars

  • Nothing Is What There Is

    Pages 117-132

    Iyer, Lars

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Blanchot's Vigilance
Book Subtitle
Literature, Phenomenology and the Ethical
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50397-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230503977
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-3927-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 169
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