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  1.  5
    What Should We Do with Plasticity? An Interview with Catherine Malabou.Benjamin Dalton - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (2):238-254.
    This interview with the contemporary French philosopher Catherine Malabou explores Malabou's central concept of ‘plasticity’ across the interdisciplinary contexts through which it is elaborated, in...
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    Messianic Fiction in Antoine Volodine's Nuclear Catastrophe Novel Minor Angels.Susannah Ellis - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (2):223-237.
    In Specters of Marx, Derrida suggests that a non-revolutionary — ‘spectral’ — Marxism could alleviate a contemporary crisis in imagining the future in the late twentieth century. This ‘presentist’...
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    Transforming Theory: Innovations in Critical Trans Studies.Elliot Evans - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (2):255-268.
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    The Cause of the People: Sartre's Encounter with Lacan in Badiou's Theory of the Subject.Andrey Gordienko - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (2):188-204.
    In one of his late interviews, Alain Badiou acknowledges that his concept of the event can be traced back to Jean-Paul Sartre's notion of the group-in-fusion, presented in the Critique of Dialectic...
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    A Politics of Indifference: Reading Cavarero, Rancière and Arendt.Timothy J. Huzar - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (2):205-222.
    This article compares the accounts of politics found in the work of Adriana Cavarero and Jacques Rancière. It argues that when Cavarero offers a formal account of politics she thinks politics with...
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    Black Dust: Raymond Queneau and The Encyclopedia of the Inexact Sciences.Sam McAuliffe - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (2):154-169.
    The Encyclopedia of the Inexact Sciences brings together Raymond Queneau's research into an idiosyncratic canon of nineteenth-century works, each written by what he variously refers to as a ‘litera...
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    The Phallus Unveiled: Lacan, Badiou and the Comedic Moment in Genet's The Balcony.James Penney - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (2):170-187.
    This essay explores how the image of the Chief of Police dressed as a giant phallus is the often overlooked and misconstrued key to the interpretation of Jean Genet's canonical play The Balcony (19...
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    Towards a Minor Poetry: Reading Twentieth-Century French Poetry with Deleuze–Guattari and Bakhtin.Daisy Sainsbury - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (2):135-153.
    Drawing on Deleuze and Guattari's analysis of minor literature, deterritorialization and agrammaticality, this article explores the possibility of a ‘minor poetry’, considering various interpretati...
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    Embracing Uncertainty: Primo Levi's Politics of the Human.Stefano Bellin - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (1):54-75.
    This article analyses the concept of the human in Primo Levi's works, as well as his use of the animal as way of characterizing the nonhuman element inside the human. To disclose the implicit assum...
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    Introduction.Stefano Bellin, Kevin Inston & Florian Mussgnug - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (1):1-5.
    This article analyses the concept of the human in Primo Levi's works, as well as his use of the animal as way of characterizing the nonhuman element inside the human. To disclose the implicit assum...
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    Deadly Mirrors: Animal Death in Tommaso Landolfi and Stefano D'Arrigo.Damiano Benvegnù - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (1):76-90.
    From Hegel to Heidegger and Agamben, modern Western philosophy has been haunted by how to think the connections between death, humanness and animality. This article explores how these connections h...
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    Bestiality, Zoophilia and Human–Animal Sexual Interactions.Joanna Bourke - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (1):91-115.
    From the earliest human cultures, nonhuman animals have been central to the sexual imaginary of humans. This article traces the modern history of bestiality from the nineteenth century, culminating...
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    The Many Worlds of Jean-Luc Nancy.Martin Crowley - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (1):22-36.
    This article explores what the work of Jean-Luc Nancy might offer to an ecological and ontological pluralism, by considering Nancy's treatment of the relation between the worlds inhabited by beings...
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    The Human–Animal Relation in Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality.Kevin Inston - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (1):37-53.
    The Discourse on Inequality disputes the human–animal hierarchy in its denunciation of social inequality as unnatural. Stripping away social artifice, it reveals a deep physical continuity between...
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    The Nonhuman Demand.Ian James - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (1):6-21.
    This article seeks to address the question of humanity and animality through an elaboration of what will be called here the ‘nonhuman demand’. It aims to problematize the category of the ‘posthuman...
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    Species at War? The Animal and the Anthropocene.Florian Mussgnug - 2019 - Paragraph 42 (1):116-130.
    Environmental politics has become inextricably entwined with planetary deep time. This article calls for a reconceptualization of the relation between humans and nonhuman nature. It rejects the ont...
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