28 Sep Argentinean philosopher León Rozitchner theorized the political potential of the Peronist movement through a unique analytical matrix drawing. This text focuses on the last part of the theoretical production of Leon Rozitchner, in which he assesses the structuring myth of our culture: Christianism. La Cosa y La Cruz (Spanish Edition) [Leon Rozitchner] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. La Cosa y La Cruz (Spanish Edition) [Mar
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The core of his proposal, which has remained remarkably — some would prefer to say stubbornly — consistent over the years, combines a thorough investigation into the roots of power and subjection in terror, on the one hand, with a wilful retrieval of the collective potential for rebellion and subjectivation, on the other.
León Rozitchner – Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Cristianismo y Capitalismo The Thing and the Cross: Rozitchner thus worked for over fifty years in the domain where questions of politics and subjectivity come head to head, particularly in the historical contexts of left-wing populism and guerrilla struggles, right-wing authoritarianism, military dictator ship, and the transition to democracy. And yet, a strange halfsilence surrounded his own writings during much of his lifetime.
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But a similar temporal loop already overdetermines some of the earlier books. He studied at the Sorbonne with Maurice Merleau-Ponty, whose Adventures of the Dialectic and Humanism and Terror he translated into Spanish, and he wrote a thesis on Max Scheler, later published as Persona y comunidad Person and Community inbut he was scornful of the structuralism of Louis Althusser and Jacques Lacan.
Entre la sangre y el tiempo.
León Rozitchner, – – Radical Philosophy
Christianity and Capitalism His last message came just days before he was to undergo surgery, in February Thus, while the investigation into Peronism was actually initiated well before the military coup of in Argentina, its underlying logic regarding the continued presence of war at the heart of politics as such, presented in a daring juxtaposition of Freud, Marx and Clausewitz, already anticipates not only the regime of terror under the military junta, but also the illusions that undergirded the later transition to democracy in Argentina.
Among them, there is no ethical sense, only a personal morality; there is not a single one who can take charge of his action and extend its meaning so as to reencounter in it the signification of the acts taken on collectively, by including the full materiality in which they are grounded.
Friedrich Adolf Kittler, — This was the only time that we met in person, but something immediately clicked between us and we kept exchanging long letters by email in the final years of his life.
He was still full of optimism and vitality, confident that he was going to defeat the disease. However, this is not merely an analytical attempt to locate the origins of power — in the structure of the superego, for instance; rather, such an analysis also marks the onset of an alternative democratic politics that would be able in a completely different way to elaborate these profoundly affective and bodily materials with which subjectivity is constituted.
Between Blood and Rozitchneer.
Finally, it is also worth noting how Rozitchner seems to have devoted most of his work to critiquing others, be they friendly opponents, useful adversaries, or full-blown enemies. Read today, many of these writings seem prescient. It is almost as if by a perverse counterfinality, the more we step back in time to dig up the prior origins of the power of subjection, the more history catches up with us from behind by turning the distant past into an ominous premonition of the present.
León Rozitchner, 1924–2011
All of his writings contribute to the unrelenting effort to uncover the hidden recesses in which power is capable of thriving on the terrorizing fear of, and simultaneous seduction by, the figure of authority. A man of untiring energy and vitalism, he had formed many generations of younger scholars, intellectuals and activists. Why would an incredulous Jew want to write, Rozitchner himself asks, about rozitcjner Confessions of rozitchnrr Christian saint?
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