By Dr Sue Golding, Sue Golding

ISBN-10: 0415145791

ISBN-13: 9780415145794

The 8 applied sciences of Otherness is a daring and provocative re-thinking of identities, politics, philosophy, ethics, and cultural practices. during this groundbreaking textual content, outdated essentialism and binary divides cave in less than the burden of a brand new and impatient necessity. reflect on Sue Golding's 8 applied sciences: curiosity, noise, cruelty, urge for food, pores and skin, nomadism, illness, and residing. yet why in simple terms 8 applied sciences? And why those 8, particularly? integrated are thirty-three artists, philosophers, filmmakers, writers, photographers, political militants, and 'pulp-theory' practitioners whose paintings (or existence) has contributed to the re-thinking of 'otherness,' to which this ebook bears witness, throw out a number of clues.

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29. …[where geometrical illustrations cease to be applications of Analysis, they can be wholly misleading]…The idea of a ‘cut’ is one such dangerous illusion. (Wittgenstein, 1983, 285; section V) 13 Apart from the texts cited above, de Man speaks at Length about the importance of the paradox. ) 14 Compare Wittgenstein’s remark, part IV, of the Mathematics, where he says, ‘56. Contradiction. Why just this one bogey? That is surely very suspicious’ (1983, 25). The eight technologies of otherness 22 4.

This does not mean to suggest or imply that forgetting can be identified with ‘vacuum’. As we play upon an impossible terrain of an indeterminate nothing, what is it that is able to be re-membered? It can only ever be the use of a thing; its technique; its custom, though we are speaking of use or technique or custom in terms other than ‘lying to hand’. ‘Does this mean’, asks Wittgenstein, ‘that I have to say that the proposition “12 inches=1 foot” asserts all those things which give measuring its present point?

7 A kind of ‘not-not-of the Other’, or, as Derrida would say, an ‘ineluctable’ multiplicity, a series of differences, the de-de-negation, desistance or ‘supplementary redoubling of negation’ (Derrida, 1989, 4). e. the negative ‘between-ness’ of the not and its other). A kind of spiralling (or, anyway, dizzying) interiority which regurgitates right outside the limit, and in that wake, constitutes it: neither/nor. Indeed, it is, precisely, a surface, or even a strategy of surfaces. If we hold out for the negative along these configurations, three things become obvious—or, if not obvious, at least problematized.

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