Let’s Drop the Subject
The chapter revisits Nancy’s question of “who comes after the subject?”, spelling out the problems associated with the subject. It then critiques some of the responses to Nancy, especially those by Badiou, Balibar, and Ranci�re, highlighting their desire to return to the subject by supplementing it with predicates left out in its previous theorizations. In contrast, this chapter proposes that one must no longer tarry with the subject but respond without hesitation with another conceptual figure to further French Thought's endeavor to affirm others and their differences. It argues, therefore, for the figure of the reject, and outlines its passive, active, and reflexive turns. The philosophical, ethical, and political implications of each turn are also explicated in this chapter.
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