By Katerina Kolozova
Following François Laruelle's nonstandard philosophy and the paintings of Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell, Luce Irigaray, and Rosi Braidotti, Katerina Kolozova reclaims the relevance of different types usually rendered "unthinkable" by means of postmodern feminist philosophies, reminiscent of "the real," "the one," "the limit," and "finality," severely repositioning poststructuralist feminist philosophy and gender/queer studies.
Poststructuralist (feminist) conception sees the topic as a only linguistic classification, as continually already a number of, as regularly already nonfixed and fluctuating, as unlimited discursivity, and as constitutively indifferent from the example of the true. This reconceptualization is predicated at the exclusion of and dichotomous competition to notions of the genuine, the single (unity and continuity), and the sturdy. Postructuralist philosophy engenders new sorts of universalisms for worldwide debate and motion, expressed in a language the area can comprehend. It additionally liberates conception from ideological paralysis, recasting the genuine as an instantly skilled human decided by means of gender, race, and social and monetary condition.
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