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By Clayton Crockett, Ward Blanton, Jeffrey W. Robbins, Noëlle Vahanian

ISBN-10: 0231176236

ISBN-13: 9780231176231

An Insurrectionist Manifesto comprises 4 insurrectionary gospels in response to Martin Heidegger's philosophical version of the fourfold: earth and sky, gods and mortals. not easy non secular dogma and dominant philosophical theories, they provide a cooperative, world-affirming political theology that promotes new lifestyles via no longer resurrection yet insurrection. The rebel in those gospels unfolds as a sequence of awesome but worldly practices of significant confirmation. on the grounds that those workouts don't depend upon fantasies of break out, they engender intimate alterations of the self alongside the very coordinates from which they emerge. Enacting a comparative and contagious postsecular sensibility, those gospels draw at the paintings of Slavoj Žižek, Giorgio Agamben, Catherine Malabou, François Laruelle, Peter Sloterdijk, and Gilles Deleuze but rejuvenate scholarship in continental philosophy, severe race concept, the hot materialisms, speculative realism, and nonphilosophy. they suspect past the sovereign strength of the only to begin a thorough politics "after" God.

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I argue that it is energy, drawing on newer scientific understandings of nonequilibrium thermodynamics as well as the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. Thermodynamics is the science of how energy works, and it developed in the wake of the industrial revolution in the 1800s. Most nontechnical accounts of thermodynamics are based on this nineteenth-century perspective, which studies the way that machines work productively and how they give off heat as a byproduct. Thermodynamics generally explains how systems tend to approach a state of equilibrium, which means that they eventually achieve a stable steady state.

In her book Plasticity at the Dusk of Writing, plasticity is offered as a new motor scheme to replace writing, which has reigned in continental philosophy under the sign of poststructuralism. Malabou argues that writing driven by “the power of the linguistic-graphic scheme is diminishing and that it has entered a twilight for some time already. 22 Plasticity means there is no dualistic separation of mind and body, matter and spirit, and, ultimately, form and energy. In terms of insurrectionist theology, we embrace the term materialism for two main reasons.

You cannot have infinite or indefinite growth given a finite resource base. Global capitalism has come up against real ecological limits. This is basic, and everything has to change, not because we have the will to do things differently, which we largely do not, but because we will no longer grow in material, economic, and financial terms. We will have to make do with less, and the transition from more to less will in all likelihood not be pleasant, because capitalism does not really work in reverse.

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