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Gehring, Petra

Zeitschrift für Kulturphilosophie, Bd. 2022 (2022), Iss. 2: S. 76–84

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Gehring, Petra


The essay examines the topology associated with the figurative semantics of the »outsider« – it is one of boundaries and exclusion or even exclusion. However, after a period of booming use of the pejorative term »outsider« (as well as the positively connoted figure of the »dropout«) in social philosophy, the use of these terms is waning. Likewise, the associated idea of the social as a large and homogeneous »interior (space)« seems to be fading. Socio-philosophical topologies of the present time have become more complex – so the author’s thesis. Perhaps our models of the social are even no topologies at all, namely no more spatial figures.