Purple Diary

[February 18 2015]

Mehdi Belhaj Kacem’s new book “La transgression & l’inexistant” is available to download online now!

“La transgression & l’inexistant” (Transgression and the Inexistent) is a comprehensive foray into French-Tunisian philosopher Mehdi Belhaj Kacem’s elaborate philosophical system in twenty-seven discreet chapters, each dedicated to a single concept. In each chapter, he explicates a critical re-thinking of ordinary lived experiences – such as desire, irony, play – or traditional philosophical ideas – such as catharsis, mimesis, techne – in light of ‘the spirit of nihilism’ that marks the contemporary human condition. The French version is available to buy here and published in English for the first time on Bloomsbury Publishing here

Photo Olivier Zahm

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