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Divya Dwivedi
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  1. Critical Nation.Shaj Mohan & Divya Dwivedi - 2007 - Economic and Political Weekly 42 (48):96-103.
    Gandhi’s notion of passive-resistance is critical in two ways and defines swaraj and swadeshi, leading to his assertion that India alone is the land of redemption for the world afflicted with modern civilization, “the sheet-anchor of our hope”. “Sound at the foundation”, “India remains as it was before”, while the world speeds on, “usurp[ing] the function of Godhead” and indulg[ing] in novel experiments”. This paper aims at elaborating Gandhi’s definition of nature in terms of the scalar, speed, as found in (...)
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  2. Homologies in Freud and Derrida.Divya Dwivedi - 2020 - Eco-Ethica 9:187-207.
    Freud’s late works established the schema of a more or less inexorable civilizational course built around one drive—the death drive—despite his emphatic insistence on a dual structure of two drives. This schema became influential for Critical Theory and in a more subterranean way, also for decolonial thought, and has been widely invoked during the pandemic. It indicates the extent to which drive, destruction, and mastery have consolidated into a, which not only fails to be dislodged by but even informs Derrida’s (...)
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    Virality of Evil: Philosophy in the Time of a Pandemic.Divya Dwivedi (ed.) - 2022 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The authors of this insightful and urgent collection both use the metaphor of evil as a virus or contagion and conceptualize the COVID-19 virus as a manifestation of evil to reconsider the purpose of philosophy in and for a pandemic.
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