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- DescriptionIn recent years there has been increased interest in three contemporary French philosophers, all former students of Louis Althusser and each w an influential thinker in his own right. Alain Badiou is one of the most important living continental thinkers, well-kwn for his pioneering theory of the Event. Etienne Balibar has forged new approaches to democracy, citizenship and what he describes as 'equaliberty'. Jacques Ranciere has crossed boundaries between history, politics and aesthetics and his work is beginning to receive the attention it deserves. Nick Hewlett brings these three thinkers together, examining the political aspects of their work. He argues that in each of their systems there are useful and insightful elements that make real contributions to the understanding of the modern history of politics and to the understanding of contemporary politics. But he also identifies and explores problems in each of Badiou, Balibar and Ranciere's work, arguing that ne offers a wholly convincing approach.
- Author BiographyNick Hewlett is Professor of French Studies and Chair of the Department at the University of Warwick, UK. His previous publications include Modern French Politics (Polity Press, 1998), Contemporary France: Politics, Economics and Society Since 1945 (with Jill Forbes and Francois Nectoux, Longman, 2000) and Democracy in Modern France (Continuum, 2003).
- Author(s)Nick Hewlett
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication04/10/2007
- Series TitleContinuum Studies in Continental Philosophy
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintContinuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight451 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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