By Ferit Guven
Ferit Güven illuminates the traditionally constitutive roles of insanity and demise in philosophy by way of interpreting them within the mild of up to date discussions of the intersection of strength and information and moral relatives with the opposite. traditionally, as Güven indicates, philosophical remedies of insanity and dying have restricted or subdued their disruptive caliber. insanity and demise are associated with the query of ways to conceptualize the unthinkable, yet Güven illustrates how this conceptualization ends up in a discount to positivity of the very radical negativity those moments symbolize. Tracing this troublesome via Plato, Hegel, Heidegger, and, eventually, within the debate on insanity among Foucault and Derrida, Güven gestures towards a nonreducible, disruptive type of negativity, articulated in Heidegger’s critique of Hegel and Foucault’s engagement with Derrida, that would enable for the renovation of actual otherness and open the potential for a real ethics of difference.
Ferit Güven is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College.