Subjects and Simulations

Between Baudrillard and Lacoue-Labarthe

by Anne O'Byrne, Hugh J. Silverman, Gary E. Aylesworth, Bettina Bergo, Thomas P. Brockelman, Alina Clej, Damian Ward Hey, Drew A. Hyland, Basil O'Neill, Henk Oosterling, Stephen David Ross, Katherine Rudolph, Robin May Schott, Massimo Verdicchio, James R. Watson,

Subjects and Simulations presents essays focused on suffering and sublimity, representation and subjectivity, and the relation of truth and appearance in the twenty-first century. Inspired by the work of Jean Baudrillard, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe and JeanLuc Nancy, sixteen authors study how the real reasserts itself in an age of every more fragmented media, and how art and literature give us access to forms of truth that elude philosophy. How does representation grant us access to the place once occupied by the subject? Is political life possible? Can plural thinking be retrieved? Will metaphor and simulation give us ways of being in an evanescent world? The volume engages discussions of French and Continental philosophy, post-structuralism, deconstruction, simulacra, aesthetics, existentialism, and media theory.

  • Lexington Books; November 2014
  • ISBN 9780739139073
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  • Title: Subjects and Simulations
  • Author: Anne O'Byrne (ed.); Hugh J. Silverman (ed.); Gary E. Aylesworth (contrib.); Bettina Bergo (contrib.); Thomas P. Brockelman (contrib.); Alina Clej (contrib.); Damian Ward Hey (contrib.); Drew A. Hyland (contrib.); Basil O'Neill (contrib.); Henk Oosterling (contrib.); Stephen David Ross (contrib.); Katherine Rudolph (contrib.); Robin May Schott (contrib.); Massimo Verdicchio (contrib.); James R. Watson (contrib.); Martin G. Weiss (contrib.)
  • Imprint: Lexington Books

In The Press

In this important new book, the late Hugh J. Silverman and Anne O'Byrne have brought together insightful and engaging essays on two figures now often neglected: Lacoue Labarthe and Baudrillard. The excellent set of writers in this volume make important claims against this neglect while engaging important topics in recent Continental philosophy. A highly recommended read.

About The Author

Anne O'Byrne is associate professor of philosophy at Stony Brook University.

Hugh J. Silverman (1945-2013) was professor of philosophy and comparative literary
and cultural studies at Stony Brook University. He was also executive director of the
International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL) and co-director of
the International Philosophical Seminar.