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Willy Thayer

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780823286744

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823286744.001.0001

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The Exhausted Age

The Exhausted Age

25 The Exhausted Age
Technologies of Critique

Willy Thayer

, John Kraniauskas
Fordham University Press

This chapter highlights how to criticize the nihil without feeding its pluripotent interface or becoming just one more fold within its immanence. It also explains how to dodge the nihil without the feint being reappropriated beforehand as one more input into its polytechnics. Critique as the critique “relative to...” is nothing without what it criticizes. The critique “relative to...” is always in need and lacking what it criticizes, such as the mode of production and understanding of an epoch. The chapter further explains that “relative to...” is also structurally constituted as the “critique of...”, which refers to a presupposition. The critique's starting point is always reactive, its affirmation and positivity belonging to the domain of the negative.

Keywords:   Nihil, pluripotent interface, polytechnics, critique, presupposition, negative

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