DWIVEDI, Divya

Présentation / Presentation

Divya Dwivedi is a philosopher and author based in India. She is assistant professor of philosophy and literature, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. She is the co-author of Gandhi and Philosophy: On Theological Anti-Politics (Bloomsbury Academic, London: 2019). She is the co-editor of Public Sphere from outside the West (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015); and of Narratology and Ideology: Negotiating Context, Form and Theory in Postcolonial Texts (Ohio State UP, 2018). Her recent work has been concerned with the formality of law, truthness, the literary, postcolonial racisms, and speed. She has been a member of the Committee on Literary Theory, International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA) since June 2017. Her forthcoming publications include L’Inde: Colossale et Capitale, a special issue of Critique (January 2020) and a special issue of Critical Philosophy of Race (November 2020) which she has edited.

À propos du hasard / About chance (publications)

  • Gandhi and Philosophy: On Theological Anti-Politics (Bloomsbury Academic, London: 2019) co-authored with Shaj Mohan

dans ALEA / in ALEA

  • Seminar on the Ontology of Chance in 2021

perspectives sur le hasard / about chance

Philosophical enquiries indicate in their histories that the position assigned to chance with respect to either a regional enquiry or a general enquiry is determined, although without the evidence of any invariant, by the concern which can be indicated through the term “ontology”. It will be found that for most theologies, it is chance, more than a necessitarian thought of nature, that is essential to establish the domain distinction between the mortal and the immortal, but at the same time “chance” gives the paradoxes which the theologies seek to resolve through the deployment of Theo-techniques, including theodicy. An important instance of this is the projection of either “chance” or of “necessity” onto the “All.” Such a projection of “chance” is still what Heidegger would call onto-theology, and its examples can be found across periods, but they acutely manifest from the 19th century onwards. The positions on “chance” which began to emerge from the 19th century display a particular tendency which simultaneously reveal a certain turn in the very praxis of philosophy, namely, to obtain its principle from the findings of the sciences which converted certain philosophical moments into ‘phantasy.’ Whereas in fact, philosophy as philosophy is that thought which alone is responsible for, or causes, the reciprocal seizure and the suffering of its principles… [Read more]

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