The Shock of the Same: An Antiphilosophy of Cliches

Grimwood, Tom ORCID logo ORCID: (2021) 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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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: Health and Society Knowledge Exchange (HASKE)
Institute of Health > Psychology and Psychological Therapies
Depositing User: Tom Grimwood
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2020 10:27
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2024 11:50
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