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On the body and the human-ecology distinction
(State University of New York Press, 2018)
Reading Fanon yields a critique of a concept that he did not himself explicitly criticize, but which his project in effect renders deeply problematic, “the body.” I therefore question this concept in the present as it ...
Anthropocene and elemental multiplicity
(Duke University Press, 2017-03-01)
Our hope in the present essay is to provide a figure for thought in response to what Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer first named "the Anthropocene." Our interest is not in providing a substitute for this concept, but in ...
Precarity and elemental difference: on Butler’s re-writing of Irigarayan difference
It is widely accepted that Judith Butler’s work represents a fundamental departure from that of Luce Irigaray. However, in a 2001 essay, Butler suggests that Irigaray’s work plays a formative role in her own, and that the ...
Singularity in Beauvoir's The ethics of ambiguity
(Wiley Blackwell, 2015-03)
Though it has gone unnoticed so far in Beauvoir Studies, the term 'singularity' is a technical one for Simone de Beauvoir. In the first half of the essay I discuss two reasons why this term has been obscured. First, as is ...
Human as double bind: Sylvia Wynter and the genre of “man”
(Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018)
Sylvia Wynter's philosophy of sociogenesis is an implicit response to a double bind instituted by conceiving of humanity in what she calls generic terms. Either one is human and measured by a morphology that privileges an ...