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By Dorothea Olkowski

The Universal proposes a significantly new philosophical method that strikes from ontology to ethics. Drawing at the paintings of De Beauvoir, Sartre, and Le Doeuff, between others, and addressing a number of subject matters from the Asian intercourse alternate to overdue capitalism, quantum gravity, and Merleau-Ponty's perspectives on cinema, Dorothea Olkowski stretches the mathematical, political, epistemological, and aesthetic limits of continental philosophy and introduces a brand new point of view on political structures.

Straddling a path among formalism and conventionalism, Olkowski develops the concept that of an ontological subconscious that arises from our "sensible" relation to the world-the info we take up and emit that is affecting our encounters with the surroundings and others. during this "realm of the senses," or the sphere of vulnerability outlined by way of our adventure with excitement and ache, Olkowski is ready to reconsider the space-time family members placed forth via Irigaray's idea of the "interval," Bergson's "recollection," Merleau-Ponty's thought of the "flesh," and Deleuze's "plane of immanence."

This aesthetic feel is shared by way of all humankind and nonhuman entities within the natural and inorganic global. the practical common will be utilized to different types of natural and functional cause; experiential binaries of male-female and subject-object; and problems with autonomy, ethical legislation, and the law of perception.

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