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Sous le signe de l’interruption
Individualisme et volonté d’après une nouvelle de Melville

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Alkemie Revue semestrielle de littérature et philosophie
    2015 – 2, n° 16
    . Le paradoxe
  • Authors: Marcos (Maria Lucília), Mateus (Samuel)
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  • Abstract: Can we understand some aspects of ­contemporary experience after the formula Bartleby by Melville I would prefer not to ? What happens on that saying ? This article problematizes the self-assertive dimension of the formula, and to suggest an ascetic model of individualism, that exalts the value of the interruption and autarky while being “prohairétique” : a gesture that suspends and which, at first sight, makes itself irrelevant, because it chooses potency instead of immediate enactment.
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  • Pages: 207 to 219
  • Last edition: 2015
  • Journal: Alkemie, n° 16

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  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-6054-8
  • ISSN: 1843-9012
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-6055-5.p.0207
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 12-23-2015
  • Periodicity: Biannual
  • Language: French
  • Keywords: Bartleby, idleness, impotence, individualism, asceticism, autarkeia, prohairesis
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