Continental thinkers have fundamentally altered the way in which philosophy is conceptualized and discussed. Their work presents a major challenge to anyone working both in philosophy and in political and cultural theory. This new series is designed to present these major thinkers of our time, and the debates their work has generated, to a wider audience by showing how their ideas on society, the human being, sexuality, time, metaphysics, and revolution, open up new spaces to re-think the political.
Further volumes will consider the work of Gilles Deleuze, Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, Jean Francois Lyotard, Jean Paul Sartre and Emmanuel Levinas.
Books in the series already available are:
Nietzsche and the Political, (12/96), Hb: 0-415-10068-2: £37.50, Pb: 0-415-10069-0: £11.99
Derrida and the Political, (10/96), Hb: 0-415-10966-3: £37.50, Pb: 0-415-10967-1: £12.99
Foucault and the Political, (1994), Hb: 0-415-10065-8: £40.00, Pb: 0-415-10066-6: £12.99
By Jonathan Simons
January 20, 1995
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 ...
By Espen Hammer
October 31, 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...
By Richard Beardsworth
December 04, 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...
By Cecilia Sjoholm
October 21, 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 ...
By Daniel Conway
February 11, 1997
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...
By Howard Caygill
August 09, 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 ...
By Paul Patton
August 11, 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 ...
By Miguel de Beistegui
December 15, 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 ...
By Yannis Stavrakakis
October 01, 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 ...
By James Williams
February 03, 2000
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...