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Democracy Between Disenchantment and Political Theology: French Post-Marxism and the Return of Religion

Warren Breckman

in Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Claude Lefort's rejection of the Marxist reduction of the political to the social in favor of the modern concept of the rights of man as the foundation of a radical democratic ... More


‘Borderline Europe’: French Visions of the European Union *

Justine Lacroix

in European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594627
eISBN:
9780191595738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594627.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Justine Lacroix argues that the current French controversy over Europe is embedded in a deeper debate on the nature and proper locus of democracy. Citing thinkers such as Marcel Gauchet and Pierre ... More


Alternatives Within the West: French and British Roads to Modernity

Natalie J. Doyle

in Domains and Divisions of European History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312144
eISBN:
9781846315251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312144.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the dynamic interrelationships among regional, historical, and civilisational lines of division, focusing on France and Britain and their respective paths to modernity. In the ... More


Come On, Humans, One More Effort if You Want to Be Post-Christians!

Thierry De Duve

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0034
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter offers a translation of central Christian and theological virtues (faith, hope, and love) into the republican triad of “liberty, equality, and fraternity”. It ... More


Introduction: Post-Marxism and the Symbolic Turn

Warren Breckman

in Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book narrates the history of post-Marxism as the adventure of the symbolic. Post-Marxism involves a confrontation between the relatively rigid semiotic concept of the symbolic order and looser, ... More


Preview: The Demands of the Day

Thomas A. Carlson

in With the World at Heart: Studies in the Secular Today

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226617367
eISBN:
9780226617671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226617671.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Highlighting questions of temporal experience and its educative character, and referencing a creative mode of humanity (as "indiscrete image") that resists the alternative between "idolatrous" and ... More


Creating a French Nation

Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

in The Abbe Gregoire and the French Revolution: The Making of Modern Universalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241800
eISBN:
9780520931091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241800.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The choice of the Declaration's universalistic language was one of these practical solutions. Though it might seem that the deputies were consciously thinking of issues like the unequal status of the ... More


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