At Odds With Aids: Thinking and Talking About a Virus (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)

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What does it mean to oppose AIDS, to be at odds with AIDS? What kind of rupture with history does AIDS represent? How does AIDS and what is said about AIDS relate to gay identity? How does AIDS relate to thinking and acting, particularly deconstructive thinking? The author confronts these questions from a broad philosophical background that ranges from Kant, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Heidegger to contemporary thought concerning gay activism and AIDS research, all brought together in an effort to find a philosophical language capable of doing justice to the singularity of lived experience in the shadow of AIDS.
In examining what AIDS reveals about the conditions of existence, García Düttmann develops the idea of the “dis-unity” or “at-odds-ness” of existence, of the “non-belonging” that characterizes the marginalized, outcast, or abandoned, and exposes human existence itself. He analyzes what AIDS reveals about the character of history through two intertwined issues. First, he examines arguments bearing on the epochal significance of AIDS, the idea that AIDS reveals something uniquely characteristic of our time, hence that the epidemic marks a historical caesura. Second, he develops a theory of historical witnessing suggesting that the phenomena of historical event and bearing witness are not at all separate, but instead are co-originary, inhering in the same complex.

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Alexander Garcia Duttmann teaches in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Essex.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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Verlag: Stanford University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0804724377 ISBN 13: 9780804724371
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Buchbeschreibung Stanford University Press, 1996. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Near mint. ships airmail from Berlin Bookshop IS. Artikel-Nr. 002534

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