By Lars Iyer
Iyer argues for the transformative power for philosophy and political perform of the concept of Maurice Blanchot. The e-book strains Blanchot's complicated negotiations of the idea of Hegel, Heidegger, Bataille and Levinas, which allowed him to improve his specific account of the murals and his account of the hole to the opposite. Iyer additionally examines the importance of Blanchot's interventions in French political existence, particularly, his participation within the occasions of could 1968.
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Extra resources for Blanchot's Communism: Art, Philosophy and the Political
It is by violently asserting autonomy with respect to nature, by making war against what is merely innate or inherited, that the dimension of history opens, understood as the ‘appearings’ of the human being and its world and hence the topic of phenomenology. This capacity to negate, this freedom, governs the human being from the very beginning. To begin, with the human being inherits the body, a natural being. 11 Thus the body is itself negated through action. But how does the human being survive the own destruction of the body?
A non-negatable animality remains – a beast ‘in’ me that is the locus of an experience which has already and always turned me from myself. For Blanchot, as we shall see, to invoke friendship with the animal is likewise to allow an abyssal kinship between animal and human. * There is always a remainder, a reserve of animality, a beast ‘in’ me who is the locus of an experience too strong for me to undergo and remain 28 Blanchot’s Communism intact. As Blanchot makes clear in commenting on Bataille’s notion of the impossible, that one should not think that the experience which contests the power or the capacity of the self to remain itself is isolated or even rare: When Georges Bataille responds to these questions in speaking of the impossible, one of the last words he made public, he must be rigorously understood; it must be understood that possibility is not the sole dimension of our existence, and that it is perhaps given to us to ‘live’ each of the events that is ours by way of a double relation.
The extraordinary attempts of the Surrealists to supersede art, to transﬁgure it into a practice of existence, are only simulations of life, like the ants crawling in a dead snake’s skin. Likewise, appeals to return artworks to their original contexts, their worlds, are another attempts to reanimate a corpse, to return it to life only to recall the disappointment that the stench is overwhelming, for it is not like the cadaver of the saint whose ﬂesh remains on his bones long after his death and who, one might imagine, would rise again and walk one day among us.
Blanchot's Communism: Art, Philosophy and the Political by Lars Iyer