Dr Schizo: religion, reaction and Maurice G. Dantec
Morrey, Douglas. (2007) Dr Schizo: religion, reaction and Maurice G. Dantec. Journal of European Studies, Vol.37 (No.3). pp. 295-312. ISSN 0047-2441Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0047244107080726
The contemporary writer and critic Maurice G. Dantec is among those French intellectuals accused of forming part of a 'new reactionary' movement. This article sets out Dantec's political position based on a close reading of Laboratoire de catastrophe generale (2001) and focusing in particular on his militaristic view of international relations, his condemnation of the European socialist left and his 'evolutionist' account of the history of ideas. The sources of Dantec's thought are located, principally, in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and in a radical Christianity. It is finally argued, from a Nietzschean perspective, that Dantec's 'Post-human' somatic and dietary regime tends to give his writing a hyperbolic tone and an ironically self-centred focus, even as his implacable morality bears comparison to other thinkers situated broadly on the left, for instance the Christian-structured ethics of Alain Badiou.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||A General Works > AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > French Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of European Studies|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||September 2007|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 295-312|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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