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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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The Metaphysical Proposition

The Metaphysical Proposition

(p.52) Book III. The Metaphysical Proposition

Frédéric Neyrat

, Walt Hunter, Lindsay Turner
Fordham University Press

Chapter three examines the construction of philosophical concepts. The chapter offers a defense of the imagination in the formation of metaphysical propositions. Arguing for a return to metaphysics, Neyrat distinguishes philosophy from other disciplines by bringing attention to the out-of-place that drives philosophical thinking. What separates philosophy is its definition as a reflexive practice of atopia. At the same time, the madness of philosophical atopia leads philosophy toward its others: Chapter three concludes by investigating philosophical atopia as it inflects the sciences, art, religion, and politics.

Keywords:   the immemorial, law of the excluded middle, the leap, metaphysical proposition, the unlocatable

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