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Cut of the RealSubjectivity in Poststructuralist Philosophy$
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Katerina Kolozova

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231166102

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231166102.001.0001

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On the One and on the Multiple

On the One and on the Multiple

Chapter:
(p.13) 1 On the One and on the Multiple
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Cut of the Real
Author(s):

Katerina Kolozova

François Laruelle

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231166102.003.0002

This chapter examines the status of an apparently fundamental presupposition within the poststructuralist and postmodernist feminist theoretical horizon: that of the essentially nonunitary nature of the subject. It attempts to conceive of an instance of unity or oneness for the subject without dismissing the relevance of the poststructuralist discovery of the multiple and transformative subject. It argues that in the feminist discourses of deconstructive critique of the unitary subject, the use of the term “unitary” is insufficiently examined in terms of its oppositional relation to the favored “nonunitary.” It also considers a possible location of oneness for the subject or for the “I”.

Keywords:   poststructuralism, postmodernism, nonunitary subject, unitary subject, feminist discourse, feminist philosophy

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