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Vilém Flusser

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816691272

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.001.0001

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The Gesture of Destroying

The Gesture of Destroying

Chapter:
(p.55) The Gesture of Destroying
Source:
Gestures
Author(s):

Vilém Flusser

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0007

Here Flusser raises the question of evil, defining it as disinterested destruction, an act without intention. Carefully distinguishing it from acts of frustration and rebellion, he declares it “terrifying”.

Keywords:   Phenomenology, Consciousness, Gesture, Affect, Post-historical, Research, Theory and practice, freedom, science and art, subject and object

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