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Diasporic Philosophy and Counter-Education addresses the challenges inflicted by the celebrated "new progressivism". It confronts the current omnipotent progressive anti-humanistic fire and its triumphant anti-Western redemptive crusade at all levels and dimensions of life under the post-metaphysical sky. In this book Diasporic counter-education does not surrender to the celebrated temptations of new-age nomadism as an alternative to the postmodern pleasure-machine's promise. It attempts to reach beyond the total war against the Jewish spirit and its manifestation in Western oppressive identity. It refuses any version of the continuum, "radical" or "conservative" self-indulgence, as well as current nihilist-pragmatic quests for self-forgetfulness. Diasporic awakening is a potentially universal and enduring erotic art of a never-to-be-concluded-self-constitution and re-positioning. The aim of this book is for it to become part of a new beginning in the face of the new global culture of mega-speeds, the exile of the humanist killer of God, the deconstruction of pre-conditions for transcendence and the growing probability of bringing to an End of all life on earth. This book seeks to become a waking call for improvisational co-poiesis; a counter-education that will groom us to become more courageous in responding to the invitation of hope, making humankind richer in the realization of our response-ability to Love of Life.
Ilan Gur-Ze’ev – Introduction; Ilan Gur-Ze’ev - The nomadic existence of the eternal improviser and Diasporic co-poiesis today; Ilan Gur-Ze’ev - Diasporic philosophy, homelessness, and counter-education in context: the Israeli-Palestinian example; Ilan Gur-Ze’ev - Adorno and Horkheimer: Diasporic philosophy, negative theology and counter-education; Ilan Gur-Ze’ev - Beyond peace education: toward co-poiesis and enduring improvisation; Ilan Gur-Ze’ev - Diasporic philosophy, counter-education and improvisation; Ilan Gur-Ze’ev and Daniel Boyarin - Judaism, postcolonialism and Diasporic education in the era of Globalization; Ilan Gur-Ze’ev and Cornel West - Diaspora, philosophy and counter-education in face of post-colonial reality; Ilan Gur-Ze’ev and Jonathan Boyarin - The possibility of a new critical language from the sources of Jewish negative theology; Zygmunt Bauman - Education in the world of Diasporas - Rosi Braidotti - Nomadism: against methodological nationalism; Tzvetan Todorov - The coexistence of cultures; Ignacio L. Götz - Vignettes of ambiguity; Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan - Language, identity and exile; Michael A. Peters - Wittgenstein as exile; Ilan Pappe - Diaspora as catastrophe, Diaspora as a mission and the postcolonial philosophy of Edward Said; Arie Kizel - Homelessness, restlessness and Diasporic poetry; Yotam Hotam - Ecology and pedagogy; Names index; Subject index