Intermittency: The Concept of Historical Reason in Recent French Philosophy

Intermittency: The Concept of Historical Reason in Recent French Philosophy

by Andrew Gibson
     
 

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Explores the concept of historical intermittency in 5 recent French philosophers. Andrew Gibson engages with five recent and contemporary French philosophers, Badiou, Jambet, Lardreau, Françoise Proust and Rancière, who each produce a post-Hegelian philosophy of history founded on an assertion of the intermittency of historical value. Gibson explores

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Explores the concept of historical intermittency in 5 recent French philosophers. Andrew Gibson engages with five recent and contemporary French philosophers, Badiou, Jambet, Lardreau, Françoise Proust and Rancière, who each produce a post-Hegelian philosophy of history founded on an assertion of the intermittency of historical value. Gibson explores this 'anti-schematics of historical reason' and its implication for politics, ethics and aesthetics in a wide range of modern intellectual contexts, finding its necessary complement and most powerful expression in a wealth of modern art, chiefly modern literature. The result is a sustained reflection on the possible character of a contemporary philosophy of history and an important contribution to our knowledge of contemporary French philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748637577
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Andrew Gibson is Research Professor of Modern Literature and Theory at the Royal Holloway, University of London.

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