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    The subject may have disappeared but its sufferings remain

    Diamantides, Marinos (2000) The subject may have disappeared but its sufferings remain. Law and Critique 11 (2), pp. 137-166. ISSN 0957-8536.

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    Official URL: 10.1023/A:1008937006566

    Abstract

    Today there is no sophisticated theory, which continues to rely on subjectivist premises. It is important, however, that anti-humanism theory's disinterestedness in the (imaginary) subject of voluntarism does not lead to an indifference towards being's constitutive non-essence and passivity in the manner of the worst kind of humanism. Emmanuel Levinas' places ‘absurd’ suffering in the place of essence as the knot of subjectivity; his view of the quiddity of suffering as mode of being passively rather than as psychological content and of the modality of disinterested compassion are used in order to formulate the question `who comes after the subject' in ways which allow us to continue thinking of what it means to be affected in an individuated manner without returning us to the subject of self-presence and autonomy.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): subjectivity, subjectivism, consciousness, cyborg, machines, suffering, pain, feelings, humanism, sentimentalism, compassion, ethics, philosophy, systems theory, Emmanuel Levinas
    School: School of Law
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2018 12:19
    Last Modified: 19 Nov 2018 12:19
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/25176

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