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Active Equality: Democratic Politics

Todd May

in The Political Thought of Jacques Rancière: Creating Equality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635320
eISBN:
9780748671922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635320.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the work of the French historian and thinker Jacques Rancière in order to build a framework for political thought that relies on active equality rather than passive equality. ... More


Thinking Politics with Jacques Rancière

Todd May

in Contemporary Political Movements and the Thought of Jacques Rancière: Equality in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639823
eISBN:
9780748671724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639823.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book is about democracy. It attempts to consider how to think about democracy and the obstacles to hope. There is an elitism at the heart of philosophical reflection on democracy. The politics ... More


Jacques Rancière’s Mallarmé: Deferring Equality

Robert Boncardo

in Mallarme and the Politics of Literature: Sartre, Kristeva, Badiou, Rancière

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474429528
eISBN:
9781474445092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429528.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This fifth chapter presents Jacques Rancière’s reading of Mallarmé through a critical exegesis of his 1996 book Mallarmé: The Politics of the Siren. By exploring Rancière’s studied opposition to the ... More


The Political Thought of Jacques Rancière: Creating Equality

Todd May

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635320
eISBN:
9780748671922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635320.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book is devoted entirely to the thought of Jacques Rancière. It focuses on his central political idea that a democratic politics emerges from the presupposition of equality. The book examines ... More


Contemporary Political Movements and the Thought of Jacques Rancière: Equality in Action

Todd May

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639823
eISBN:
9780748671724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639823.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book shows how democratic progressive politics can happen and how it is happening in very different arenas. The author takes an intensive look at a range of contemporary political movements and ... More


From the “Right to Have Rights” to the “Critique of Humanitarian Reason”

Seyla Benhabib

in Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691167251
eISBN:
9780691184234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores Jacques Rancière's trenchant critique of Hannah Arendt, after briefly recalling Arendt's discussion of the right to have rights. It shows how Rancière not only misreads Arendt, ... More


Philosophical Genesis of the Plebeian Principle

Martin Breaugh

in The Plebeian Experience: A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156189
eISBN:
9780231520812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156189.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter maps out the place that the plebs occupy within political thought. It locates references to the plebs as a political subject in order to grasp more firmly the philosophical genesis of ... More


Mallarme and the Politics of Literature: Sartre, Kristeva, Badiou, Rancière

Robert Boncardo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474429528
eISBN:
9781474445092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429528.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Mallarmé and the Politics of Literature: Sartre, Kristeva, Badiou, Rancière recounts the radical readings of Mallarmé’s seminal poems by some of France’s most important 20th century thinkers. The ... More


Institutions of Equality

Todd May

in Contemporary Political Movements and the Thought of Jacques Rancière: Equality in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639823
eISBN:
9780748671724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639823.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter reports the argument by Jacques Rancière that one of the necessities of democracy is that it cannot be institutionalized. Rancière's thought appears to deny in principle that one can ... More


Democratic Politics Now

Todd May

in Contemporary Political Movements and the Thought of Jacques Rancière: Equality in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639823
eISBN:
9780748671724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639823.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explains the current status of democratic politics. Liberals reject utopia, seeing in it a dangerous illusion. Leftists embrace utopia, seeing in it a sign of hope. The distinction ... More


Subjectification in the First Palestinian Intifada

Todd May

in Contemporary Political Movements and the Thought of Jacques Rancière: Equality in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639823
eISBN:
9780748671724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639823.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses the question of subjectification, which is a central aspect of a democratic politics. The particular subjectification considered in this chapter is that of the Palestinian ... More


Equality Among the Refugees: Montréal's Sans-statuts Algerian Movement

Todd May

in Contemporary Political Movements and the Thought of Jacques Rancière: Equality in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639823
eISBN:
9780748671724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639823.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the movement of refugees from the Algerian civil war for citizenship in Montréal, Canada. It reviews the idea of the presupposition of equality as clearly as the US civil ... More


Democracy, Radically Conceived

Jeffrey W. Robbins

in Radical Democracy and Political Theology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156363
eISBN:
9780231527132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156363.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter talks about a hatred of democracy found in the analysis of how democratic a few representative democratic theorists and commentators are. French philosopher Jacques Rancière states that ... More


Le sens de la famille: Aesthetics as the Tr anscendental Ground of Democracy

Thierry de Duve

in Aesthetics at Large: Volume 1: Art, Ethics, Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226546568
eISBN:
9780226546872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226546872.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The preamble to the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights speaks of the “human family,” a metaphor that substitutes a biological concept alluding to the human species for a political idea ... More


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