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Towards a Relational Ontology
Philosophy's Other Possibility
Towards a Relational Ontology
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Andrew Benjamin - Author
SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy
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Hardcover - 240 pages
Release Date: June 2015
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ISBN13: 978-1-4384-5633-1

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Release Date: January 2016
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ISBN13: 978-1-4384-5634-8

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An original philosophical account of relational ontology drawing on the work of Descartes, Kant, Fichte, Hegel, and Heidegger.

In this original work of philosophy, Andrew Benjamin calls for a new understanding of relationality, one inaugurating a philosophical mode of thought that takes relations among people and events as primary, over and above conceptions of simple particularity or abstraction. Drawing on the work of Descartes, Kant, Fichte, Hegel, and Heidegger, Benjamin shows that a relational ontology has always been at work within the history of philosophy even though philosophy has been reluctant to affirm its presence. Arguing for what he calls anoriginal relationality, he demonstrates that the already present status of a relational ontology is philosophy’s other possibility. Touching on a range of topics including community, human-animal relations, and intimacy, Benjamin’s thoughtful and penetrating distillation of ancient, modern, and twentieth-century philosophical ideas, and his judicious attention to art and literature make this book a model for original philosophical thinking and writing.

Andrew Benjamin is Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Thought at Monash University, Australia and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Kingston University, London. He is the author of several books, including Working with Walter Benjamin: Recovering a Political Philosophy and the coeditor (with Dimitris Vardoulakis) of Sparks Will Fly: Benjamin and Heidegger, also published by SUNY Press.


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Table of Contents

1. Being-in-Relation

2. Recovering Relationality: Contra Heidegger’s Descartes

3. Relationality and the Affective Structure of Subjectivity: Kant’s “An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment?”

4. Democracy, Relationality, and the University: Fichte’s “Some Lectures concerning the Scholar’s Vocation”

5. Justice, Love, and Relationality: The Figure of Niobe in Hegel’s Lectures on Fine Art

6. Anonymity and Fear: The Refusal of Relationality in Hegel’s Philosophy of Right

7. Animal Relations: Modes of Presence in Kant’s Critique of Practical Reason

8. Obdurate Love: Intimate Relations: Toward a Metaphysics of Intimacy

Conclusion: Opening Relations

Bibliography
Index


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