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

2017-05-21T04:26:11Z (GMT) by Faye Brinsmead
Avital Ronell has clearly been preoccupied by the unholy trinity of science, the test, and Nietzsche, particularly the Nietzsche of <i>The Gay Science</i>, 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 <i>The Test Drive</i>. Ronell states that these writings issue from "a philosophical need – such needs still exist – to respond to the question of testing."