Ethics of Knowledge—Poetics of Existence
Bernd Klöckener (Ed.)
Is it possible that the depression and feelings of insufficiency academics experience in response to the constant pressures to innovate are symptoms of the university’s original ideals? Austrian philosopher and literary and political theorist Armen Avanessian (b. 1973, Vienna) argues in this slim softcover publication that an ethical dimension of knowledge can produce a new reality. Overwrite: Ethics of Knowledge—Poetics of Existence is about writing differently in order to situate oneself in the world differently. It is a book about how new truths are produced when a subject takes responsibility for his/her thinking, experiences and conflicts. When a subject rewrites and overwrites itself, it becomes an “other,“ transforming the world in the process. Armen Avanessian is a noted visiting professor of political theory at Yale and Columbia Universities.
5 ¼ x 8 ¼ in. / 196 pp
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