“Critical Posthuman Knowledges”

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South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 116, no. 1
Rosi Braidotti
What are the parameters that define posthuman knowing subjects and their ethical accountability? This essay outlines a framework by which to understand the emerging field of the critical posthumanities. It proposes as the field's conceptual foundation a neo-Spinozist monistic ontology that assumes radical immanence, as well as a mind-body and nature-culture continuum. This implies that the posthuman knowing subject has to be understood as a relational, situated, and accountable entity. This article explores these key ideas by tracing a cartography of the different generations of critical “studies” areas and their relationship to posthuman knowledges.
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