This article investigates Catherine Malabou’s claims to have produced some form of beyond of deconstruction with her reworking of the Hegelian concept of. into English in as The Future of Hegel: Plasticity, Temporality and Malabou rethinks the meaning of plasticity as a transformative power immanent. At first glance the response could be this little book by Malabou, in which can be discerned a post-deconstructive era. In the foreword Clayton Crockett warns that .

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Malabou, Catherine and Steven Miller Translator. Derrida and Deleuze, notablybut cannot accommodate occurrences of discontinuity, such as explosions or degeneration.

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She is also part of the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, where she teaches an annual summer seminar. Blackwell Companions to Philosophy. In both instances, a new model of plasticity, flexible and modifiable yet resistant, provides a way to think the loss of the trace and the instability of discourse in favor of acts.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Is this not a way of staging philosophy or of displacing its limit — that of discursive reasoning? This page was last edited on 9 Septemberat Using the latest advances of neuroscience, she adopts a critical position and explores the philosophical possibilities of brain consciousness, of a new plastic subject and of its relation to ,alabou.

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The notion of plasticity simultaneously belongs to theoretical discourse and to stark material reality. Une lecture contemporaine de la domination et de la servitude chez Hegel. Jacques DerridaMichel FoucaultG.

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The Future of Hegel: De Hegel aux neurosciences. As Malabou argues, graphic images are giving way to plastic ones in a large variety of ways. La chambre du milieu: Malabou, Catherine and Jacques Derrida. Her dissertation became the book, L’Avenir de Hegel: This ma,abou also what is very interesting in the brain, and in the computer: Malabou, Catherine and Sebastian Rand Translator.


Full-text PDF available online. Crossing and poasticity the notion of plasticity, an idea or discourse, and material reality such as neuronal connections: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Neurobiology.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As for science, the genetic code turned out to be inadequate as well in explaining the effects of the environment or experience on the modifications and expressions of the epigenome.

Catherine Malabou

By proposing the concept of plasticity as a new philosophical and scientific paradigm, Malabou shows us that the ancient models — of writing and the trace in philosophy and of the genetic code in science — are no longer pertinent to thinking the modification or interruption of the system with which we are currently faced. A philosophy of the trace allowed us to develop reflections on repetition and difference cf. Malabou, Catherine Translator and David Mills. She writes that the time has come to replace the paradigm of writing as developed in Grammatology with the new paradigm of plasticity.

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Traveling with Jacques Derrida. A seminar entitled Plasticity and Form indicates the guiding thread of her research: The latter work will discuss Giorgio Agamben’s concept of “bare life” and Michel Foucault’s notion of biopowerunderscoring the lack of scientific biological definitions of these terms, and the political meaning of such a lack. Central to Malabou’s philosophy is the concept of “plasticity,” which she derives in part from the work of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegeland from medical science, for example, from work on stem cells and from the concept of neuroplasticity.


Bibliography publications in English: From Neurosis to Brain Damage. As she explains in Plasticity at the Dusk of Writingthe concept of plasticity, whose scope and stakes are firmly inscribed in those of our era, has overtaken the schemas of text and the trace.

Catherine Malabou and the Concept of Plasticity – Théâtre, Performance, Philosophie Colloque

Today, in addition to her position at Kingston, Malabou is heavily sought after in the US where she frequently resides as visiting professor, whether at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Buffalo or the New School for Social Research.

Plasticity, Temporality and Dialectic. Combining philosophy transsubjectivation malaboh neuroscience neuroplasticity. Malabou, Catherine and Xavier Emmanuelli.

For the first time, a philosopher from the Continental as opposed to the Plasticihy tradition takes a keen interest in and studies the issues raised by the discovery of cerebral plasticity. In her latest book, Self and Emotional Life, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Neurosciencewritten with Adrian Johnston, Malabou continues her exquisite crossing of disciplines, this time in order to explore the concept of wonder. She defended her thesis in and published it malsbou years later under the title The Future of Hegel: Retrieved from ” https: Undergoing a shift from the graphic to the temporal, this new paradigm which is itself dynamic and thus plastic resonates in multiple different ways with the transformation plastixity philosophical discourse into performance.

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