Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Thursday, August 6, 2015

I Love What Alphonso Lingis and Avital Ronell Say about Nothing (!)

Childishly I get a laugh out of Nothing, my Buddhism book, all the time...But look at this:

“The reader will delight in two important aspects of Nothing: a multitude of contemporary Buddhist responses to the great political and social changes that have affected Asian countries—imperialism, colonialism, communism, corporate capitalism—and rigorous elaboration of Lacanian psychoanalysis with Buddhist psychology. This book is exceptional.”
(Alphonso Lingis, Pennsylvania State University)

“I have contemplated and endured 'nothing' for so long that it did not seem right to break my practice or offer other readers something like insight, possibly a moment of sense making and affirmation. But I break out of my trance to assert the emphatic necessity of this book, so erudite without loading us down, relentless in its ability to resignify. Sassy, brilliant, a genuine engagement with and of thought, this work tunes us to a thrilling, endorphinating way of thinking: my drug of choice.”
(Avital Ronell, New York University)


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