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The Problem of Distraction$
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Paul North

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804775380

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804775380.001.0001

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Epilogue: Distraction and Politics

Epilogue: Distraction and Politics

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(p.175) Epilogue: Distraction and Politics
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The Problem of Distraction
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804775380.003.0007

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the concept of distraction and analyzes its relevance to politics. It suggests that a revitalized concept of primal distraction seems to offer solutions to two theoretical problems in politics: inclusion and demise. It also argues that distraction breaks the contract between thought and time, even though it says nothing about what steps need to be taken if and when people regain their senses.

Keywords:   distraction, politics, inclusion, demise, thought, time, senses

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