Retreating the Political by Philipe Lacoue-Labarthe
(Warwick Studies in European Philosophy)

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This collection of essays presents, for the first time in English, some of the key essays on the political by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe and Jean-Luc Nancy. Including several unpublished essays, Retreating the Political offers some highly original perspectives on the relationship between philosophy and the political.
Through contemporary readings of the political in Freud, Heidegger and Marx, the authors ask if we can talk of an a priori link between the philosophical and the political; they investigate the significance of the 'figure' - the human being as political subject - in the history of metaphysics; and they inquire how we can 're-treat' the political today in the face of those who argue that philosophy is at an 'end'.

About Philipe Lacoue-Labarthe

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Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe--philosopher, literary critic, and translator--is one of the leading intellectuals in France. He teaches philosophy and aesthetics at the University of Strasbourg. Among his works translated into English is" Typography: Mimesis, Philosophy, Politics "(Stanford paperback edition, 1998). Jean-Luc Nancy is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Universit Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. Among the most recent of his many books to be published in English are "Corpus, Listening, Dis-Enclosure: The Deconstruction of Christianity", and "Noli me tangere: On the Raising of the Body" (all Fordham). Sparks is Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow at the department of Philosophy, University of Strasbourg.
Published August 19, 2005 by Routledge. 224 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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