Index
accountability, 204
acts/actions: becoming other, 261;
causal determination of, 160–64,
171–72; consciousness and, 225;
distinguishable elements of, 161;
free, 143–48; human, as hetero-
nomous, 161–62; ideas and, 34;
imagination’s role in, 162; inertia
created through, 274–76; meaning-
ful, in old age, 271, 274–75; power
and, 79; shaping the body through,
246–47
actualization: chance and di√erence in,
of an object, 86; concrete, 76–77;
creative labor as, 71; the impossi-
ble’s relationship to, 76; of material
reality, 77–78; negation as source of,
71–72, 79; of potential, 52–53, 79–
80, 85; process of, 84–86; of the vir-
tual, singularity in, 85–86
Adorno, Theodor, 288, 292
Adventures of the Dialectic (Merleau-
Ponty), 100
advertising, 189–90
a√ect: role in perception of, 192–93
a≈rmation ethics, 209–17
a≈rmation of hope, 214
a≈rmative compassion, 209–14
Agamben, Giorgio, 20, 23, 102, 206,
211, 212
the aged. See old age
agency, 113, 160, 226
aleatory materialism, 35–36
alienation: Lefebvre’s concept of, 287–
92; menstruation and, 263–64, 279
n. 33; from nature, 132–33; old age
and, 271–74; possessions as sites of,
275
alien vitality, 263–64
Al Qaeda, 188
Althusser, Louis, 33–36, 71, 224, 285–
86
animals: capacity for choice of, 149;
cross-species transmission of viruses,
205; human life vs., 58–60; rights of,
21; souls of, 94–95; Umwelt of, 103
Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, 68 n. 48
anticipation in perception, 184–85,
186–87, 191
antihumanism, 282
Archer, Margaret, 25
Aristotle, 51, 95–96, 98
arrival of the object, 239–43, 256 n. 14
art, 71–72, 100, 103–5, 111–12
associationism, 145, 148
astrology, 161
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