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Uncanny Rest: For Antiphilosophy

Uncanny Rest: For Antiphilosophy

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Publication Date: December 2nd, 2022
Duke University Press
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In Uncanny Rest Alberto Moreiras offers a meditation on intellectual life under the suspension of time and conditions of isolation. Focusing on his personal day-to-day experiences of the "shelter-in-place" period during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, Moreiras engages with the limits and possibilities of critical thought in the realm of the infrapolitical-the conditions of existence that exceed average understandings of politics and philosophy. In each dated entry he works through the process of formulating a life's worth of thought and writing while attempting to locate the nature of thought once the coordinates of everyday life have changed. Offering nothing less than a phenomenology of thinking, Moreiras shows how thought happens in and out of a life, at a certain crossroads where memories collide, where conversations with interlocutors both living and dead evolve and thinking during a suspended state becomes provisional and uncertain.

About the Author

Alberto Moreiras is Professor of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University and author of The Exhaustion of Difference: The Politics of Latin American Cultural Studies, also published by Duke University Press, Against Abstraction: Notes from an Ex-Latin Americanist, and Infrapolitics: A Handbook. Camila Moreiras is a translator, artist, and filmmaker.