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Joyful Cruelty: Toward a Philosophy of the Real

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Joyful Cruelty: Toward a Philosophy of the Real - Rosset, Clement, Professor, and Bell, David F (Translated by)
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In Joyful Cruelty , Cl???ment Rosset attempts to formulate a philosophical practice that refuses to turn away from the world and thereby accepts a confrontation with reality (what he calls real) in all of its immediacy. Such a direct confrontation, in the absence of all mediating theories or representations, is cruel because it destroys all illusions. It exposes one to the full, unmitigated violence of the real and allows neither reassuring distance nor space for retreat. And yet it gives rise to a sensation of joy, of ...

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Joyful Cruelty: Toward a Philosophy of the Real 2010, Free Association Books

ISBN-13: 9780979612114

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Joyful Cruelty: Toward a Philosophy of the Real 1993, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195079913

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