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The RejectCommunity, Politics, and Religion after the Subject$
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Irving Goh

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823262687

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823262687.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Incompossibility, Being-in-Common, Abandonment, and the Auto-Reject

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(p.239) 6 Conclusion
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The Reject
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Irving Goh

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823262687.003.0006

The conclusion resituates the question of the reject in terms of what Nancy calls “being-in-common.” According to Nancy, “being-in-common” concerns the way every existent in the world coexists with other existents, which includes how some existents are embraced while others are rejected. Recognizing that some existents are not accepted does not mean their total abandonment from the concept of “being-in-common,” however. On the contrary, “being-in-common” seeks to articulate how these rejects continue to exist alongside others. One can also put this in terms of Deleuze’s reiteration of Leibniz’s “incompossibility,” which is to say, the search for a new harmony composed of dissonant elements or those that are typically considered not to add up to an existing whole. There is no abandonment here, in contrast to global capital’s “economies of abandonment,” which render inoperative alternative economic systems. The only abandonment in this “incompossibility” is perhaps the renunciation of all pre-existing and future conditions or predicates for this new harmony. In that respect, the auto-reject, which refuses all hypostasis upon a particular thought or disposition, is possibly an ideal conceptual figure to advance the thought of this new harmony.

Keywords:   Auto-Reject, Incompossibility, Abandonment, Being-in-Common, Gilles Deleuze, Jean-Luc Nancy, Leibniz

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