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"Through inventive language and a deep engagement with continental philosophy, her authoritative text pushes thought to the limits of expressibility, and presents to the reader a world that shimmers with potential." — Megan Bridge, Dance Chronicle
"In using a process-oriented philosophy of individuation, Manning has succeeded in creating a text that utilizes the methods she proposes to create a compelling illustration of how autistic perception can rework the ethics of relation." — Joe Grobelny, itineration.org
"Through inventive language and a deep engagement with continental philosophy, her authoritative text pushes thought to the limits of expressibility, and presents to the reader a world that shimmers with potential." —Megan Bridge, Dance Chronicle
"In using a process-oriented philosophy of individuation, Manning has succeeded in creating a text that utilizes the methods she proposes to create a compelling illustration of how autistic perception can rework the ethics of relation." —Joe Grobelny, itineration.org
"Erin Manning's book offers a philosophy of neurodiverse perception, encouraging us “not to begin with the pre-chunked.” How ironic, then, that the impulse to categorize and to pathologize is generally seen as evidence of the normate’s proper functioning. In Manning’s splendid book, autism comes to signify not a disorder but a relational “dance of attention,” one that refuses to strand any entity at the margin of our concern." — Ralph James Savarese, coeditor of, Autism and the Concept of Neurodiversity, a special issue of Disability Studies Quarterly
"In Always More Than One, Erin Manning produces a truly original choreographic thinking. I don't just mean that she writes about choreography. She thinks how the body moves, and moves her writing in step with that thinking. She performs an expanded choreography, developed in dialogue with dance, putting dance in dialogue with other practices. A must for dancers who think - and philosophers who wish they could dance." — William Forsythe, Choreographer and Artistic Director of The Forsythe Company
"In this book, Erin Manning takes us on an amazing journey. It is a journey of philosophical thought, to be sure; but it is also a journey of bodies in motion, through landscapes that are enlivened and transformed by their passage. Always More Than One is a book about the vitality of the in-between. It presents a vision of life adding to life, whether in the simplest everyday encounters, or in the densely articulated webs of works of art." — Steven Shaviro, author of, Post Cinematic Affect
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Erin Manning is University Research Chair in Philosophy and Relational Art and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University. She is the author of Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy and Politics of Touch: Sense, Movement, Sovereignty and coauthor, with Brian Massumi, of Thought in the Act: Passages in the Ecology of Experience (forthcoming).
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