By Catherine Malabou
Within the traditional order of items, lives run their path and finally one turns into who one is. physically and psychic adjustments do not anything yet toughen the permanence of identification. yet due to critical trauma, or occasionally for no cause in any respect, a subject’s historical past splits and a brand new, exceptional personality involves stay with the previous individual - an unrecognizable character whose current comes from no prior and whose destiny harbors not anything to come back; an existential improvisation, a kind born of the twist of fate and by chance. Out of a deep minimize opened in a biography, a brand new being comes into the area for a moment time.
what's this kind? A face? A mental profile? What ontology can it account for, if ontology has regularly been hooked up to the fundamental, perpetually ignorant of the aléa of alterations? What heritage of being can the plastic energy of destruction clarify? What can it let us know concerning the explosive tendency of life that secretly threatens each of us?
carrying on with her reflections on harmful plasticity, cut up identities and the psychic outcomes skilled by way of those that have suffered mind damage or were traumatized by way of battle and different catastrophes, Catherine Malabou invitations us to hitch her in a philosophic and literary event during which Spinoza, Deleuze and Freud move paths with Proust and Duras.