The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics: Revised Edition

The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics: Revised Edition

by Mark Lilla

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ISBN-13: 9781681371177
Publisher: New York Review Books
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. With New York Review Books he has published The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2nd. ed., 2016), and, with Robert Silvers and Ronald Dworkin, The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin (2001).  His other books include G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1994), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), and, most recently, The Once and Future Liberal: On Political Reaction (2017).  He was the 2015 Overseas Press Club of America winner of the Best Commentary on international News in Any Medium for his New York Review series “On France.”  Visit

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Chapter I Martin Heidegger Hannah Arendt Karl Jaspers 1

Chapter II Carl Schmitt 47

Chapter III Walter Benjamin 77

Chapter IV Alexandre Kojève 113

Chapter V Michel Foucault 137

Chapter VI Jacques Derrida 159

Epilogue: The Lure of Syracuse 191

Afterword: Sola Fide 217

Acknowledgements 229

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