CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY VII

PHILOSOPHY AND DESIRE

Edited, with an Introduction, by Hugh J. Silverman
Routledge, 2000

 

Philosophy has for centuries dipped in and out of the question of desire – desire for another person, desire for happiness, desire for knowledge, desire for a better world, desire for the impossible, desire for transcendence, desire to be, desire to express, desire for bodies, desire in texts, discourse, and language, desire to desire, desire not to desire... Because continental philosophy takes these kinds of questions as matters of importance in expression, thought, and writing, the very need to sort out these differences – sites of desire, flows of desire, engenderings of desire, productions of desire – has become paramount. This seventh volume in the Continental Philosophy series explores the various ways desire happens through readings of contemporary figures such as Bataille, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Barthes, Levinas, Irigaray, Barthes, Derrida, and Deleuze.

PHILOSOPHY AND DESIRE

CONTENTS


Introduction

Hugh J. Silverman

TWENTIETH CENTURY DESIRE AND THE HISTORIES OF PHILOSOPHY


I.    Erotic Practices / Erotic Transgressions

 1. M.C. Dillon
ALETHEIA, POIESIS, AND EROS: TRUTH AND UNTRUTH IN THE POETIC CONSTRUCTION OF LOVE

2. Marc J. LaFountain:
BATAILLE’S EROTICISM, NOW: FROM TRANSGRESSION TO INSIDIOUS SORCERY


II.     Desire for the Other: Levinas

3. Brian Schroeder:
THE (NON)LOGIC OF DESIRE AND WAR: HEGEL AND LEVINAS

4. Bettina G. Bergo:
INSCRIBING THE ‘SITES’ OF DESIRE IN LEVINAS


III.     Desiring Subjectivity: Sartre and De Beauvoir

5. Christina Howells:
SARTRE: DESIRING THE IMPOSSIBLE

6.  Eleanore Holveck:
SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR’S DESIRE TO EXPRESS


IV.     Reading Feminine Desire:  Irigaray

7. Simon Patrick Walter:
SITUATING IRIGARAY

8. Dorothy Leland:
IRIGARAY’S DISCOURSE ON FEMININE DESIRE:
LITERALIST AND STRATEGIC READINGS



 V.    Writing Desire:  Barthes and Derrida

9. Robert C. Solomon:
A LOVER’S REPLY  (TO ROLAND BARTHES’ A LOVER’S DISCOURSE)

10. Nancy Holland:
IN THIS TEXT WHERE I NEVER AM:
DISCOURSES OF DESIRE IN DERRIDA




VI.     Productive Desire: Deleuze and Guattari

11. Alan D. Schrift:
SPINOZA, NIETZSCHE, DELEUZE: AN OTHER DISCOURSE OF DESIRE

12. Dorothea Olkowski:
DELEUZE-GUATTARI: FLOWS OF DESIRE AND THE BODY


Notes
Bibliography
Contributors
About the Editor

 

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