The Shock of the Same: An Antiphilosophy of Cliches

Grimwood, Tom (2020) The Shock of the Same: An Antiphilosophy of Cliches. Rowmand and Littlefield International, Carlisle. (Submitted to Publisher) Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

This book is the first examination of the cliché as a philosophical concept. Challenging the idea that clichés are lazy or spurious opposites to genuine thinking, it instead locates them as a dynamic and contestable boundary between ‘thought’ and ‘non-thought’. The book unpacks the constituent phenomena of clichés – repetition, circulation, the readymade, same-ness, and so on – through readings of ‘anti-philosophical’ thinkers such as Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Paulhan, Derrida, Sloterdijk, and Groys. In doing so, the book critically articulates the techniques and technologies through which the boundary between ‘thought’ and ‘non-thought’ is formed in modern Western philosophy.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: Rowmand and Littlefield International
ISBN: 9781786614001
Departments: Research Centres > Health and Society Knowledge Exchange (HASKE)
Depositing User: Tom Grimwood
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2020 10:27
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2020 14:11
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5747

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