The Power to be Affected



Lauren Berlant and Baruch Spinoza both maintain that our ethical and political projects must be formulated and conducted on the terrain of the affects. Key to both projects is to recongize our power to be affected as not a weakness but a strength and to realize, without regret, that we are nonsovereign subjects. Only by working through the affects can we proceed on a path to liberation and joy.


Lauren Berlant Baruch Spinoza Gilles Deleuze Affect 


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  1. 1.Literature ProgramDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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