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Avital Ronell. Test Drive. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2004 [Book review]

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posted on 21.05.2017, 04:26 authored by Faye Brinsmead
Avital Ronell has clearly been preoccupied by the unholy trinity of science, the test, and Nietzsche, particularly the Nietzsche of The Gay Science, for some time. In 2003 her intricately woven musings on this three-headed topic were published in two journals. The articles, which can perhaps be seen as test runs, appear in re-worked and expanded form as the central section of The Test Drive. Ronell states that these writings issue from "a philosophical need – such needs still exist – to respond to the question of testing."


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