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Thinking with BalibarA Lexicon of Conceptual Practice$
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Ann Laura Stoler, Stathis Gourgouris, and Jacques Lezra

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780823288519

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823288519.001.0001

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Concept

Concept

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(p.54) Concept
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Thinking with Balibar
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Étienne Balibar

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823288519.003.0005

Distinguishes between discussing the scientificity, the discursivity, the historicity, and the politicality of concepts. Focusing on the last of these, offers a way of moving to and past the limit of any epistemological discussion of concept production, and toward a way of understanding concepts not as instruments serving to isolate or separate from one another the faculties or elements of intellectual activity that could generate conflicts but, on the contrary, to bring them together into a single topos in order to problematize the uncertain effects of their encounter.

Keywords:   division of the sensible, Kant, Koselleck, Schmitt

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