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Adorno and the Political

Adorno and the Political

Espen Hammer
September 23, 2005

Interest in Theodor W. Adorno continues to grow in the English-speaking world as the significance of his contribution to philosophy, social and cultural theory, as well as aesthetics is increasingly recognized. Espen Hammer’s lucid book is the first to properly analyze the political implications of...

Kristeva and the Political

Kristeva and the Political

Cecilia Sjoholm
July 18, 2005

Julia Kristeva is one of the most influential French thinkers of the twentieth century and is best known for her work in linguistics. Even though her work has been very influential, the political implications of her writings have so far been neglected. Kristeva and the Political is the first book...

Levinas and the Political

Levinas and the Political

Howard Caygill
June 13, 2002

Howard Caygill systematically explores for the first time the relationship between Levinas' thought and the political. From Levinas' early writings in the face of National Socialism to controversial political statements on Israeli and French politics, Caygill analyses themes such as the...

Deleuze and the Political

Deleuze and the Political

Paul Patton
May 25, 2000

With clarity, precision and economy, Paul Patton synthesizes the full range of Deleuze's work. He interweaves with great dexterity motifs that extend from his early works, such as Nietzsche and Philosophy, to the more recent What is Philosophy? and his key works such as Anti-Oedipus and Difference...

Lyotard and the Political

Lyotard and the Political

James Williams
December 23, 1999

Lyotard and the Political is the first book to consider the full range of the political thought of the French philosopher François Lyotard and its broader implications for an understanding of the political. James Williams clearly and carefully traces the development of Lyotard's thought from...

Lacan and the Political

Lacan and the Political

Yannis Stavrakakis
August 05, 1999

The work of Jacques Lacan is second only to Freud in its impact on psychoanalysis. Yannis Stavrakakis clearly examines Lacan's challenging views on time, history, language, alterity, desire and sexuality from a political standpoint. It is the first book to provide an overview of the social and...

Heidegger and the Political

Heidegger and the Political

Miguel de Beistegui
November 13, 1997

Recent studies of Heidegger's involvement with National Socialism have often presented Heidegger's philosophy as a forerunner to his political involvement. This has occured often to the detriment of the highly complex nature of Heidegger's relation to the political. Heidegger and the Political...

Nietzsche and the Political

Nietzsche and the Political

Daniel Conway
December 12, 1996

In this study Daniel Conway shows how Nietzsche's political thinking bears a closer resemblance to the conservative republicanism of his predecessors than to the progressive liberalism of his contemporaries. The key contemporary figures such as Habermas, Foucault, McIntyre, Rorty and Rawls are also...

Derrida and the Political

Derrida and the Political

Richard Beardsworth
October 31, 1996

Jacques Derrida, one of the most influential, controversial and complex thinkers of our time, has come to be at the centre of many political debates. This is the first book to consider the political implications of Derrida's deconstruction. It is a timely response both to Derrida's own recent shift...

Foucault and the Political

Foucault and the Political

Jonathan Simons
December 15, 1994

Michel Foucault's involvement with politics, both as an individual and a writer, has been much commented upon but until now has not been systematically reviewed. This is the first major introductory study of Michel Foucault as a political thinker.Jonathon Simons explores the importance of the...

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