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Desire After Affect, Hardback Book

Desire After Affect Hardback


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:
  • Category: Philosophy of mind
  • ISBN: 9781783481309

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