Is it possible to say “no”? A cut and dry “no” that is inconvertible to a “yes”?These questions make an ontol­ ogy of the accident necessary. Is there a way for life to say no to itself? No to continuity; no to the resistance of memory or childhood; no to beautiful form; no to sen­ sible metamorphosis; no to gradual decline; no to the progress of the negative itself? These questions can be summed up in a single question: is there a mode ofpos­ sibility attached exclusively to negation? A possibility of a type that is irreducible to what appears to be the untransgressable law of possibility in general, namely affirmation. Is destructive plasticity possible?

From Cathrine Malabou,The Ontology of the accident
Lukas Malte Hoffmann
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