HARTUNG BERGMAN FOUNDATION SEMINAR AUGUST 2015
THE NAKED THING
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The Naked Thing: Parity, Restitution, Specters
Editorial Director: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Editorial Staff: Carole Giry, Milena Glicenstein and Cécile Pichon-Bonin
Translator: David Ames Curtis
“Disappearance” is at the heart of the studies and novels of Hadrien Laroche, who reexamines for us “the thing” in the work of Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, and Meyer Shapiro. We are familiar with the discussion around Van Gogh’s shoes, a still life lively enough to give rise to some very keen, contradictory interpretations. In introducing the Marquis de Sade into the game, the author allows us to broach the delicate question of the human being’s treatment as a thing by both artists and philosophers.