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Post-Foundational Political Thought: Political Difference in Nancy, Lefort, Badiou and Laclau

Oliver Marchart

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624973
eISBN:
9780748672066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624973.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book, a wide-ranging overview of the emergence of post-foundationalism and a survey of the work of its key contemporary exponents, presents the first systematic coverage of the conceptual ... More


Introduction: On the Absent Ground of the Social

Oliver Marchart

in Post-Foundational Political Thought: Political Difference in Nancy, Lefort, Badiou and Laclau

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624973
eISBN:
9780748672066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624973.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book on post-foundational political thought navigates around a curious difference, which has assumed some currency in recent continental and Anglo-American political thought: the difference ... More


The Contours of ‘Left Heideggerianism’: Post-Foundationalism and Necessary Contingency

Oliver Marchart

in Post-Foundational Political Thought: Political Difference in Nancy, Lefort, Badiou and Laclau

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624973
eISBN:
9780748672066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624973.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter substantiates the main thesis — according to which the political difference must be understood as symptomatically pointing at the crumbling grounds of foundationalism — by analysing its ... More


Retracing the Political Difference: Jean-Luc Nancy

Oliver Marchart

in Post-Foundational Political Thought: Political Difference in Nancy, Lefort, Badiou and Laclau

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624973
eISBN:
9780748672066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624973.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Every inquiry into social post-foundationalism and the conceptual difference between politics and the political will have to take into account the work presented and elaborated at the Centre for ... More


The Machiavellian Moment Re-Theorized: Claude Lefort

Oliver Marchart

in Post-Foundational Political Thought: Political Difference in Nancy, Lefort, Badiou and Laclau

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624973
eISBN:
9780748672066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624973.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Claude Lefort has elaborated one of the most powerful theorisations of the political, of democracy and totalitarianism, which can help us to grasp better the primacy of political thought in relation ... More


The State and the Politics of Truth: Alain Badiou

Oliver Marchart

in Post-Foundational Political Thought: Political Difference in Nancy, Lefort, Badiou and Laclau

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624973
eISBN:
9780748672066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624973.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter traces Alain Badiou's attitude to and his role within current political philosophy. It argues that Badiou can legitimately be located within the group of post-foundational theorists ... More


The Political and the Impossibility of Society: Ernesto Laclau

Oliver Marchart

in Post-Foundational Political Thought: Political Difference in Nancy, Lefort, Badiou and Laclau

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624973
eISBN:
9780748672066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624973.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The assumption that the political has been systematically ‘absorbed’ by the social places the Laclauian enterprise in the framework of theories that share Carl Schmitt's neutralisation thesis and ... More


Founding Post-FoundationaLism: A Political Ontology

Oliver Marchart

in Post-Foundational Political Thought: Political Difference in Nancy, Lefort, Badiou and Laclau

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624973
eISBN:
9780748672066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624973.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

One of this book's initial assumptions was that, if we want to delineate the contours of current post-foundational political thought, it is not sufficient to develop the conceptual history of the ... More


Immoral, Impure, Atheist Artists?: Developing a neo-Nietzschean Critical Ethos for the Twenty-first Century

Adrian May

in From Bataille to Badiou: Lignes, the Preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987-2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940438
eISBN:
9781789629118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940438.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter identifies the literary neo-Nietzschean critical ethos that defined the review from its opening issues, whilst also tracing how this ethos shifted in response to changes in the French ... More


Nihilism: Politics as Highest Value

Jaime Rodríguez Matos

in Writing of the Formless: Jose Lezama Lima and the End of Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274079
eISBN:
9780823274123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274079.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores some of the consequences of placing politics in the site of the highest value, a fundamentally theological gesture. The chapter shows to what extent this is the fundamental ... More


The Struggle Over Truth

Jürgen Schaflechner

in Hinglaj Devi: Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190850524
eISBN:
9780190850555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850524.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In the first chapter, the author evaluates the various possibilities to engage with the empirical material collected for this book. Due to the shrine’s new accessibility, paired with its recent ... More


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