1st Edition

Trans(in)fusion Reflections for Critical Thinking

By Ranjan Ghosh Copyright 2021
    172 Pages
    by Routledge

    172 Pages
    by Routledge

    Trans(in)fusion is a highly original book that tries to radicalize our ways of ‘critical thinking’ across disciplines. The book, refreshingly, brings into play critical philosophy, literary criticism, studies in mathematics, physics, chemistry and developmental biology, and various other disciplines and epistemes to set up a tenure and tenor of ‘critical thinking’. The book is an exclusive intervention in how thinking across traditions and systems of thought can generate distinct interpretive experiences. It questions, in a unique transcultural and transversal bind, our ways of hermeneutic and literary-cultural thinking. Trans(in)fusion resets the dialectics between text and theory.

    Preface: Of Blood and Tea xi


    1 Trans…(in)…fusion 1


    2 Entangled in Stories 43


    3 ‘We Only Ever Speak One Language’ 81


    4 ‘You Cannot Value Him Alone’ 111

    Bibliography 139

    Index 151


    Ranjan Ghosh teaches in the Department of English, University of North Bengal. Among his many books include Thinking Literature across Continents (Duke University Press, 2016, with J Hillis Milller), Philosophy and Poetry: Continental Perspectives ed. (Columbia University Press, 2019), The Plastic Turn (Cornell University Press, forthcoming). Trans(in)fusion: Reflections for Critical Thinking is the second volume of a trilogy on trans-philosophy that Ghosh is writing from Routledge (New York). The first volume was Transcultural Poetics and the Concept of the Poet (New York: Routledge, 2017) and the third volume called Transpoesis is due next. To know more about him you may look up: www.ranjanghosh.com

    Georges Van Den Abbeele is Professor, School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine. Among his many books include Travel as Metaphor: From Montaigne to Rousseau (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1992), translations of Jean-François Lyotard, The Differend: Phrases in Dispute (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1988), Postmodern Fables (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997) and Enthusiasm: the Kantian Critique of History (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009).His next book is on "Sense and Singularity" in the philosophy of Jean-Luc Nancy. He is also the recipient of Blaise Pascal Medal, European Academy of Sciences.