Radical Thinkers Set 7 (12-book shrinkwrapped set)

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The seventh set of the renowned philosophy series: beautiful covers, bargain price, classic theory.

This shrinkwrapped set contains all twelve titles in volume 7 of the Verso Radical Thinkers series at a discounted price:

  • Capitalism, Socialism, Ecology by André Gorz
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Overview

The seventh set of the renowned philosophy series: beautiful covers, bargain price, classic theory.

This shrinkwrapped set contains all twelve titles in volume 7 of the Verso Radical Thinkers series at a discounted price:

  • Capitalism, Socialism, Ecology by André Gorz
  • Critique of Instrumental Reason by Max Horkheimer
  • Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil by Alain Badiou
  • The Fiery Brook: Selected Writings by Ludwig Feuerbach
  • Freudianism: A Marxist Critique by Valentin Vološinov
  • Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance by Simon Critchley
  • Marxism and Philosophy by Karl Korsch
  • Rationality and Irrationality in Economics by Maurice Godelier
  • Sex-pol: Essays, 1929–1934 by Wilhelm Reich
  • A Singular Modernity by Fredric Jameson
  • The Spirit of Terrorism by Jean Baudrillard
  • Welcome to the Desert of the Real by Slavoj Žižek
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Editorial Reviews

Bookforum
“A golden treasury of theory.”
New Statesman
“Verso’s beautifully designed Radical Thinkers series, which brings together seminal works by leading left-wing intellectuals, is a sophisticated blend of theory and thought.”— Ziauddin Sardar
Ziauddin Sardar - New Statesman
“Verso’s beautifully designed Radical Thinkers series, which brings together seminal works by leading left-wing intellectuals, is a sophisticated blend of theory and thought.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781680605
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication date: 1/16/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 2724
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 4.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Alain Badiou teaches philosophy at the École normale supérieure and the Collège international de philosophie in Paris. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works, including Theory of the Subject, Being and Event, Manifesto for Philosophy, and Gilles Deleuze. His recent books include The Meaning of Sarkozy, Ethics, Metapolitics, Polemics, The Communist Hypothesis, Five Lessons on Wagner, and Wittgenstein's Anti-Philosophy.

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) began teaching sociology at the Université de Paris-X in 1966. He retired from academia in 1987 to write books and travel until his death in 2007. His many works include Simulations and Simulacra, America, The Perfect Crime, The System of Objects, Passwords, The Transparency of Evil, The Spirit of Terrorism, and Fragments, among others.

Simon Critchley is Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research, and a part-time professor of philosophy at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. His many books include Infinitely Demanding, Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity and, most recently, The Book of Dead Philosophers.

Maurice Godelier is Professor of Anthropology at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris. His publications include Rationality and Irrationality in Economics, The Mental and the Material, The Making of Great Men, The Enigma of the Gift; In and Out of the West, and The Metamorphoses of Kinship. In 2001, he was awarded the prestigious Médaille d’Or (Gold Medal) by the Centre national de la recherche scientifique.

Andre Gorz was born in Austria in 1924, and moved to Paris in 1948, going on to become an editor of Les Temps Modernes. He was one of the founders of Le Nouvel Observateur and wrote for it under the pseudonym of Michel Bosquet for some twenty years. His books Critique of Economic Reason and The Traitor are published by Verso.

Max Horkheimer (1895–1973) was a philosopher and sociologist. He was a key member of the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research.

Fredric Jameson is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University. The author of numerous books, he has over the last three decades developed a richly nuanced vision of Western culture's relation to political economy. He was a recipient of the 2008 Holberg International Memorial Prize. He is the author of many books, including Postmodernism, Or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, The Cultural Turn, A Singular Modernity, The Modernist Papers, Archaeologies of the Future, Brecht and Method, Ideologies of Theory, Valences of the Dialectic, The Hegel Variations and Representing Capital.

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a Professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential Žižek, and many more.

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