Desire is a term often used in conjunction with the subject.
This desire is directed towards the real, which is defined as the generic core of the linguistic order.
As a result of the focus on affect, the three terms-desire, the subject, the real-have been fundamentally shaken up and called into question.
Affect, in various forms, is now a matter of concern across a wide range of disciplines including neuroscience, psychology, the humanities, and social sciences.
All of these fields have a declared interest in affect, in emotions and sensations, in pathos, passions, and the senses. Desire After Affect argues that this affective euphoria cannot be explained solely in terms of a repression of language, logos, and reason.
It argues that the affective turn is symptomatic of a fundamental shift in modes of thinking about the human condition.
It explores what this means for the human and the posthuman, animal and machine, and calls for a new theory of subjectivation, a philosophy of media affect.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International
- Publication Date: 15/11/2014
- Category: Philosophy of mind
- ISBN: 9781783481309
- Paperback / softback from £28.75