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Philosophy of Thought: Dialectics and Polylectics

Ratnamuthu Sugathan (Author)

In the book, Philosophy of Thought: Dialectics and Polylectics, the author, Dr. Ratnamuthu Sugathan discusses how Nietzsche's objections to reason (logocentrism) and reality took him to the perspectivism and Metaphorics in Nietzsche (aided by a reading of Eric Blondel). This, combined with Derrida's theory of meaning (deferral as well as difference in multiple signification), Foucault's multiple perspectives in the context of Barthes' notion on ‘the death of author', Derrida's findings of the rupture of thught and the loss of locus in it, his dependence on the ruse, namely difference, which is a conflated version of hegel's concept of difference, the dialectics involved in derrida's use of deconstruction and Nietzsche's antithetics, which is 'the play or fire of words', Derrida's observation that metaphysics became discourse with the decentering of thought, and the 'logical' disintegration of logic (Peter dews) one witnesses in postmodern thinkers led the author (aided by the derridean reading of Nietzshe) to think of the emergence of a new level of logic, a sort of postmodern dialectics. The lonkage to dialectics is because of the developments within Marxist dialectics: Althusser’s concept of over determination and Mao’s innovative clarifications in the area if duialectuics regarding 'contradiction' major contradictions, principal contradiction. Read with Derrida's critique of binary contradictions, Sugathan takes on the issue of multipolarity of contradiction, not multiple contradictions, but about multiplarity in a contradiction. This leads to the multipolar dialectics, which Sugathan named polylectics (or multilectics), a third stage in the development of logic. Polylectice happened to be the logic of postmodernism, because postmetaphysics or postmodernism is the post-Nietzschean pattern of thought. Dialectics critiqued metaphysics. But the logic of postmodernism critiqued both metaphysics and dialectics. Though all theses phases are linked, they are simultaneously paradigm ruptures also: metaphysics, dialectics and discourse.

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About the author

Ratnamuthu Sugathan

Ratnamuthu Sugathan was born in Uchakkada, near Venganoor (Thiruvananthapuram), as the first son and second child to Mr. K. Ratnamuthu and Mrs. A. Lilly. After schooling in Uchakkada and Venganoor, he completed graduation (BSc) in Zoology from Mar Ivanios College (in 1976), and took postgraduation (MA) in Philswophy from University College, Trivandrum (in 1978). He was awarded PhD in Philosophy in 1991 from Jawaharlal Nehru university, new de4lhi, under the supervision of dr. (Mrs.) Suman Gupta, professor of philosophy. His doctoral thesis was titled, development of Dialectics from kant to hegel: a critical Examination. He did research Associationship in JNU as university Grants commission postdoctoral scholar from 1993 to 1998, and took classes of Pre-PhD students during the same period in Philosophy Programme, School of languages, JNU. The topic of postdioctoral research was, a study on the Reason-Passion Conflict in the Philosophies of Hegel and Nietzsche. Besides academic research, he also did research and editing, he has been involved in social work. He is married: Dr. K.B. Usha is wife; Leenu and Anu are daughters. Dr. Sugathan has contributed articles, reviews, and research papers in English as well as Malayalam to newspapers, periodicals, souvenirs, books and refereed journals. He is the author of Polylectics: Logic of Postmodernism (Manak Publications, New Delhi, 2002).

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Title Philosophy of Thought: Dialectics and Polylectics
Format Hardcover
Date published: 06.02.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length xii+344p., Figures; Bibliography Index; 23cm.