The New Materialism: Althusser, Badiou, and ZiZek

The New Materialism: Althusser, Badiou, and ZiZek

by Geoff Pfeifer


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138283107
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/23/2016
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Geoff Pfeifer is Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Louis Althusser and the Parti Communiste Français 2. En Media Res: Althusser’s Materialism, the Challenge to the PCF’s Marxism, and the Rise of Anti-Humanism 3. Badiou’s Materialist Project: Stasis and Change 4. Badiou as Structuralist, or the Idealism of Formalism 5. Žižek and the Materialism of the Immaterial, or Why Hegel Is Not an Idealist 6. Žižek contra Badiou. Conclusion: New Materialism?

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