The Test Drive
By (author) Avital Ronell
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Test Drive by Avital Ronell
Book DescriptionThe Test Drive deals with the war perpetrated by highly determined reactionary forces on science and research. How does the government at once promote and prohibit scientific testing and undercut the importance of experimentation? To what extent is testing at the forefront of theoretical and practical concerns today? Addressed to those who are left stranded by speculative thinking and unhinged by cognitive discourse, The Test Drive points to a toxic residue of uninterrogated questions raised by Nietzsche, Husserl and Derrida. Ranging from the scientific probe to modalities of testing that include the limits of friendship or love, this work explores the crucial operations of an uncontestable legitimating machine. Avital Ronell offers a tour-de-force reading of legal, pharmaceutical, artistic, scientific, Zen, and historical grids that depend upon different types of testability, involving among other issues what it means to put oneself to the test.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252075353
(5830mm x 3895mm x 712mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Offers a critical autobiographical overview of the work of Avital Ronell.
Blind Date, Paperback (December 2007)
Although sex and philosophy have much in common, however, they have scarcely known one another. This study explains why philosophy has never been fully sexualized nor sex really philosophized. It highlights the marked deletion of sexual topics and themes from philosophical works, while also opening doors for their union.
Uberreader, Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by Avital Ronell
A sampling of "the best of Ronell," focusing on her essays and talks. This work presents an introduction to Ronell's oeuvre. It includes at least one selection from each of her books, two classic selections from a collection of her early essays, interviews, and essays.
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Author Biography - Avital Ronell
Avital Ronell is a professor of German, English, and comparative literature at New York University, where she also codirects the program in Trauma and Violence Transdiciplinary Studies. She is the author of Stupidity, Crack Wars, and other books.
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