Elaborates the author’s conception of plasticity by proposing a new way of thinking through Heidegger’s writings on change.
Behind Martin Heidegger’s question of Being lies another one not yet sufficiently addressed in continental philosophy: change. Catherine Malabou, one of France’s most inventive contemporary philosophers, explores this topic in the writings of Heidegger through the themes of metamorphosis, migration, exchange, and modification, finding and articulating a radical theory of ontico-ontological transformability. The Heidegger Change sketches the implications of this theory for a wide range of issues of central concern to the humanities—capitalism, the gift, ethics, suffering, the biological, technology, imagination, and time. Not since the writings of Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas has the work of Heidegger been the subject of such inventive interpretation and original theory in its own right.
Catherine Malabou is Professor at the Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University in London. She is the author of many books, including Plasticity at the Dusk of Writing: Dialectic, Destruction, Deconstruction and The Future of Hegel: Plasticity, Temporality and Dialectic. Peter Skafish is a Fondation Fyssen postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale (Collège de France) in Paris.
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