By Miran Bozovic
Slovenian thinker Miran Bozovic's An completely darkish Spot examines the elusive prestige of the physique in early smooth ecu philosophy via analyzing its numerous encounters with the gaze. Its variety is extraordinary, relocating from the Greek philosophers and theorists of the physique (Aristotle, Plato, Hippocratic scientific writers) to early smooth thinkers (Spinoza, Leibniz, Malebranche, Descartes, Bentham) to fashionable figures together with Jon Elster, Lacan, Althusser, Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen J. Gould, and others. Bozovic offers startling glimpses into numerous international mentalities haunted through difficulties of divinity, immortality, construction, nature, and wish, upsetting insights that invert primary assumptions concerning the dating among brain and body.
The standpoint is Lacanian, yet Bozovic explores the idiosyncrasies of his fabric (e.g., the our bodies of the Scythians, the transvestites remodeled and disguised for the gaze of God; or Adam's physique, which remained unseen so long as it used to be the single one in lifestyles) with an awareness to aspect that's unprecedented between Lacanian theorists. The technique makes for attractive analyzing, as Bozovic levels imagined encounters among top thinkers, letting them speak approximately matters that every explored, yet in a distinct time and position. whereas its concentration is on a specific challenge within the historical past of philosophy, An completely darkish Spot will attract these attracted to cultural reports, semiotics, theology, the heritage of faith, and political philosophy in addition.