Toward an Ethics of the Political


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In this interdisciplinary work of Critical Theory, Philosophy and Art Practice, Frederick Young, closely and boldly exams current notions of Ethics as articulated by the French philosopher, Immanuel Levinas, as a place to question para-philosophcial and para-academic notions of animality, and conceptual art in order to re-think our notions of the political. Young provides a close reading of the French philosopher, Jean-Luc Nancy, to ex-pose a new relation of "being-with" (mitsein) without the "being." Nancy's challenge to ontology opens up critical questions for Young regarding the notion of a city (or polis), which, in turn, becomes a radical reconfiguration of '"the political." Although not explicitly stated, Young seeks to engage with Walter Benjamin's haunting question of what a 'politics of art" might look like, or perhaps, more precisely, how a "politics of art" might, by means of transformative critique, produce inhuman materialities of a new concept of the political--a radical ethical turn without ontology, fundamental or otherwise. In the final chapters, Young turns to film and the controversial conceptual art collective Neue Slowenische Kunst, to suggest art practice.

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