Drawing on Althusser's program of theoretical antihumanism
, they were able to stake out a position that combined political militancy with scientific rigor, then work from that position to undermine previous generations' readings of Borges.
This was in part because obscenity constituted the fracture point between humanism and antihumanism
, its depictions of objectified, fragmented, or otherwise compromised selves dramatizing both the terror and the allure of erotic nonsovereignty.
There's much to be said about this antihumanism
, but perhaps most importantly, it reinforces the idea that the self is something that is in constant and endless historical mutation.
Zimmerman, Andrew, Anthropology and Antihumanism
in Imperial Germany (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001).
Rubini provides a detailed account of Grassi's efforts to enlist his teacher Martin Heidegger in the cause, a move that failed miserably when Heidegger delivered his famous "Letter on Humanism," commonly seen as a manifesto of antihumanism
directed against Sartre and the French existentialists.
Robert Zubrin calls this "antihumanism
." (3) Pushed by neo-Malthusians such as Paul Ehrlich (I remember being assigned his book, The Population Bomb, in public school), population control became official U.S.
The Taliban remains a lacerating memory of antihumanism
, as does the Stalinist terror in the former of Soviet Union." (25) Afterwards, he launches a warning:
French Philosophy of the Sixties: An Essay on Antihumanism
. Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 1990.
Marchesini M (2006) Between Collodi's Ringmaster and Manzoni's Capocomico: Antihumanism
or the circus of life in Carmelo Bene's Pinocchio.
, transhumanism, and the limits of anthrocentric administration.
Stanley Fish's Versions of Antihumanism
: Milton and Others is a collection of nine previously-published essays, three new ones (four, counting the Introduction) on Milton (seven essays), and essays on other authors and topics in early modern literature.