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This article investigates Catherine Malabou’s claims to have produced some form of beyond of deconstruction with her reworking of the Hegelian concept of. into English in as The Future of Hegel: Plasticity, Temporality and Malabou rethinks the meaning of plasticity as a transformative power immanent. At first glance the response could be this little book by Malabou, in which can be discerned a post-deconstructive era. In the foreword Clayton Crockett warns that .

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Catherine Malabou and the Concept of Plasticity – Théâtre, Performance, Philosophie Colloque

Auto-affection and Emotional Life: Malabou, Catherine and Steven Miller Translator. Malabou, Catherine and Sebastian Rand Translator. As for science, the genetic code turned out to be inadequate as well in explaining the effects of the environment or experience on the modifications and expressions of the epigenome. As she explains in Plasticity at the Dusk of Writingthe concept of plasticity, whose scope and stakes are firmly inscribed in those of our era, has overtaken the schemas of text and the trace.

In in John D. Que faire de notre cerveau? Malabou is co-writing a book with Adrian Johnston on affects in Descartes, Spinoza and neuroscience, and is preparing a new book on the political meaning of life in the light of the most recent biological discoveries mainly epigenetics. Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Neurobiology.

The Future of Hegel: Coinciding with her exploration of neuroscience has been an increasing commitment to political philosophy. It is her encounter with neuroscience that will fundamentally distinguish her research and confirm her differences with a deconstruction focalized on the written text.

Ecofeminism Feminist method Hegemonic masculinity Women’s history Women’s studies. A philosophy of the trace allowed us to develop reflections on repetition and difference cf. La chambre du milieu: Jacques DerridaMichel FoucaultG. Bibliography publications in English: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy.


Heidegger read by Hegel read by Malabou. Plasticity, Temporality and Dialectic. Malabou, Catherine and Judith Butler. A seminar entitled Plasticity and Form indicates the guiding thread of her research: We are delighted at the prospect of seeing these philosophers of plasticity and performance once again join each other on the stage during this conference. Her dissertation became the book, L’Avenir de Hegel: This is also what is very interesting in the brain, and in the computer: In both instances, a new model of plasticity, flexible and modifiable yet resistant, provides a way to think the loss of the trace and the instability of discourse in favor of acts.

Today, in addition to her position at Kingston, Malabou is heavily sought after in the US where she frequently resides as visiting professor, whether at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Buffalo or the New School for Social Research. In her latest book, Self and Emotional Life, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Neurosciencewritten with Adrian Johnston, Malabou continues her exquisite crossing of disciplines, this time in order to explore the concept of wonder.

The latter work will discuss Giorgio Agamben’s concept of “bare life” and Michel Foucault’s notion of biopowerunderscoring the lack of scientific biological definitions of these terms, and the political meaning of such a lack.

Catherine Malabou

Plasticity at the Dusk of Writing: Central to Malabou’s philosophy is the concept of “plasticity,” which she derives in part from the work of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegeland from medical science, for example, from work on stem cells and from the concept of neuroplasticity. Using the latest advances of neuroscience, she adopts a critical position and explores the philosophical possibilities of brain consciousness, of a new plastic subject and of its relation to capitalism.


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Catherine Malabou – Wikipedia

On the Fantastic plsticity Philosophy. By proposing the concept of plasticity as a new philosophical and scientific paradigm, Malabou shows us that the ancient models — of writing and the trace in philosophy and of the genetic code in science — are no longer pertinent to thinking the modification or interruption of the system with which we are currently faced.

Une lecture contemporaine de la domination et de la servitude chez Hegel. Views Read Edit View history. Combining philosophy transsubjectivation and neuroscience neuroplasticity.

She writes that the time has come to replace the paradigm of writing as developed in Grammatology with the new paradigm of plasticity. Malabou, Catherine and Jacques Derrida.

The notion of plasticity simultaneously belongs to theoretical discourse and to stark material reality. Malabou, Catherine and Carolyn Shread Translator. From Neurosis to Brain Damage. Retrieved from ” https: For the first time, a philosopher from the Continental as opposed to the Analytical tradition takes a keen interest in and studies the issues raised by the discovery of cerebral plasticity.

In Paul Patton Editor. De Hegel aux neurosciences. Is this not a way of staging philosophy or of displacing its limit — that of discursive reasoning? As Malabou argues, graphic images are giving way to plastic ones in a large variety of ways.

Malabou, Catherine and Xavier Emmanuelli. She is also part of the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, where she teaches an annual summer seminar.

This page was last edited on 9 Septemberat Bibliography publications in French: The Feminine and the Mlabou of Philosophy.