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Atopias

Manifesto for a Radical Existentialism

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Atopias by Frederic Neyrat
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This book offers a manifesto for a radical existentialism aiming to regenerate the place of the outside that contemporary theory underestimates. Neyrat calls this outside "atopia": not utopia, a dreamt place out of the world where everything would be perfect, but atopia, the internal outside that is at the core of every being. Atopia is neither an object that an "object-oriented ontology" would be able to formalize, nor the matter that "new materialisms" could identify. Atopia is what constitutes the existence of any object or subject, its singularity or more precisely its "eccentricity." Etymologically, to exist means "to be outside" and the book argues that every entity is outside, thrown in the world, wandering without any ontological anchor. In this regard, a radicalized existentialism does not privilege human beings (as Sartre and Heidegger did), but considers existence as a universal condition that concerns every being. It is important to offer a radical existentialism because the current denial of the outside is politically, and aesthetically, damaging. Only an atopian philosophy-a bizarre, extravagant, heretic philosophy-can care for our fear of the outside. For therapeutic element, a radical existentialism favors everything that challenges the compact immanence in which we are trapped, losing capacity to imagine political alternatives. To sustain these alternatives, the book identifies the atopia as a condition of the possibility to break immanence and analyze these breaks in human and animal subjectivity, language, politics and metaphysics.

Author Biography

Frederic Neyrat (Author) Frederic Neyrat is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of a dozen books in French on philosophy and environmental humanities. Steven Shaviro (Foreword By) Steven Shaviro is DeRoy Professor of English at Wayne State University. Walt Hunter (Translator) Walt Hunter is Assistant Professor of World Literature at Clemson University. His writing has appeared in the Atlantic, College Literature, Jacket2, Modern Philology, the minnesota review, symploke, Viewpoint, and elsewhere. He is the co-translator, with Lindsay Turner, of Frederic Neyrat's Atopias: Manifesto for a Radical Existentialism (Fordham University Press, 2017). Lindsay Turner (Translator) Lindsay Turner is a poet and translator and holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia.
Release date NZ
October 3rd, 2017
Series
Contributors
Foreword by Steven Shaviro Translated by Lindsay Turner Translated by Walt Hunter
Pages
112
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Fordham University Press
ISBN-13
9780823277568
Product ID
26799942

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