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AtopiasManifesto for a Radical Existentialism$
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Frédéric Neyrat

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823277551

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823277551.001.0001

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Theory of the Trans-ject

Theory of the Trans-ject

(p.28) Book II. Theory of the Trans-ject

Frédéric Neyrat

, Walt Hunter, Lindsay Turner
Fordham University Press

This chapter considers the problem of thinking singular existences as they are formed from the outside. Existence can only be encountered by the mechanism of the double advance, a dual motion that depends on the relations of existences in an existential field. In a central polyvocal section called “Coalitions,” the concept of the adventurous coalition is proposed to explain the creation of trans-jects, or subjective trajectories, through relation. This chapter also considers the implications of this new atopian trans-ject for both freedom and language. Finally, this chapter takes up the question of the trans-ject in the case of animals: Posing the subject as the repetition of an existential trans-ject, Neyrat argues, offers a way of thinking existence in its multiplicity, unpredictability, and eccentricity.

Keywords:   adventurous coalition, dis-joining, double advance, existence, trans-ject

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