a leftist ontology beyond relativism and identity politics

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A Leftist Ontology

Author : Carsten Strathausen
ISBN : 9780816650293
Genre : Philosophy
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Rich with analyses of concepts from deconstruction, systems theory, and post-Marxism, with critiques of fundamentalist thought and the war on terror, this volume argues for developing a philosophy of being in order to overcome the quandary of postmodern relativism. Undergirding the contributions are the premises that ontology is a vital concept for philosophy today, that an acceptable leftist ontology must avoid the kind of identity politics that has dominated recent cultural studies, and that a new ontology must be situated within global capitalism.

Political Ontology And International Political Thought

Author : Vassilios Paipais
ISBN : 9781137570697
Genre : Political Science
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This book challenges received notions of ontology in political theory and international relations by offering a psychoanalytically informed critique of depoliticisation in prominent liberal, post-liberal, dialogic and agonistic approaches to pluralism in world politics. Paipais locates the temptation of depoliticisation in their labouring under the fundamental fantasy of various guises of foundationalism (in the form of either political anthropology or ontology as ‘in the last instance’ ground) or, conversely, anti-foundationalism (the denial of all grounds, yet still operating within a foundationalist imaginary). He argues, instead, for a formal political ontology of the void (against historicism) shot through an ‘incarnate’ messianic nihilism (against ethicism and teleological forms of politics). In so doing, the author offers critical readings of the messianic nihilism of Benjamin, Agamben, Taubes and Žižek by problematising the antinomian tendencies in their respective political theologies. The book argues for a version of Žižek’s Badiouian politics of militancy supplemented by a proper participatory understanding of St Paul’s messianic meontology and incarnational Christology as a means to reconceptualise the nexus between subjectivity, universality and political action in world politics. It will be of interest to students and scholars of International Relations theory, political theory, critical social theory and political theology.

Depotenzierung Der Souver Nit T

Author : Rebekka A. Klein
ISBN : 316154353X
Genre : Philosophy
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English summary: The concept of sovereignty as characterised by Hobbes has shown itself to be crucial to politics and theology right up to the present. According to Carl Schmitt, it implies a law-positing power itself beyond the law which stems from the early Modern Age's metaphysical-theological inheritance. In contrast, the current political discourse no longer sees sovereignty as an inheritance of theology, but rather as a product of man's political imagination. Belief in sovereignty relies on the fiction that absolute power is actually able to really exist and stably endure, thus bestowing political ideologies with necessarily totalitarian purposes. With reference to the critiques of sovereignty by the philosophers Claude Lefort and Slavoj iek and theologian Karl Barth, Rebekka A. Klein clarifies how such ideologies can be exposed and defused. The three thinkers initiate an attenuation of the concept of sovereignty by reinforcing its subversive. German description: Der durch Hobbes gepragte Begriff der Souveranitat erweist sich bis in unsere Gegenwart als entscheidend fur Politik und Theologie. Der gegenwartige politische Diskurs begreift Souveranitat dagegen nicht mehr als Erbin der Theologie, sondern als Produkt politischer Einbildungskraft des Menschen. Der Glaube an die Souveranitat lebt von der Fiktion, absolute Macht konne real existieren und dauerhaft bestehen. Er stiftet politische Ideologien mit notwendig totalitaren Zwecken. Rebekka A. Klein klart im Verweis auf die Souveranitatskritik der Philosophen Claude Lefort und Slavoj Zizek sowie des Theologen Karl Barth, wie diese durchdrungen und entscharft werden. Die drei Autoren leiten eine Depotenzierung der Souveranitatsfigur durch die Starkung ihrer subversiv-emanzipatorischen Potenziale ein und berufen sich als Quelle ihrer Ideologiekritik auf die Theologie.

Badiou And Politics

Author : Bruno Bosteels
ISBN : 9780822350767
Genre : Philosophy
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DIVExamines the political thinking of French philosopher of Alain Badiou, whose theories of ontology and mathematics have set him apart from many of his post-structuralist contemporaries./div

Gender Agency And Coercion

Author : S. Madhok
ISBN : 9781137295613
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing on recent feminist discussions, this collection critically reassesses ideas about agency, exploring the relationship between agency and coercion in greater depth and across a range of disciplinary perspectives and ethical contexts.

The Oxford Handbook Of Political Ideologies

Author : Michael Freeden
ISBN : 9780191663710
Genre : Political Science
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This is the first comprehensive volume to offer a state of the art investigation both of the nature of political ideologies and of their main manifestations. The diversity of ideology studies is represented by a mixture of the range of theories that illuminate the field, combined with an appreciation of the changing complexity of concrete ideologies and the emergence of new ones. Ideologies, however, are always with us. The Handbook is divided into three sections: The first is divided into three sections: The first reflects some of the latest thinking about the development of ideology on an historical dimension, from the standpoints of conceptual history, Marx studies, social science theory and history, and leading schools of continental philosophy. The second includes some of the most recent interpretations and theories of ideology, all of which are sympathetic in their own ways to its exploration and close investigation, even when judiciously critical of its social impact. This section contains many of the more salient contemporary accounts of ideology. The third focuses on the leading ideological families and traditions, as well as on some of their cultural and geographical manifestations, incorporating both historical and contemporary perspectives. Each chapter is written by an expert in their field, bringing the latest approaches and understandings to their task. The Handbook will position the study of ideologies in the mainstream of political theory and political analysis and will attest to its indispensability both to courses on political theory and to scholars who wish to take their understanding of ideologies in new directions.

Embodied Selves

Author : S. Gonzalez-Arnal
ISBN : 9781137283696
Genre : Social Science
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This interdisciplinary collection explores the role the body plays in constituting our sense of self, signalling the interplay between material embodiment, social meaning, and material and social conditions.

Die Politische Differenz

Author : Oliver Marchart
ISBN : 9783518732878
Genre : Political Science
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Kaum ein Begriff wird derzeit heftiger diskutiert als der des Politischen, der im starken Kontrast zu dem steht, was gemeinhin unter »Politik« verstanden wird. Oliver Marchart legt nun den ersten systematischen Vergleich der Denker des Politischen vor. Er unterzieht die Schriften von Jean-Luc Nancy, Claude Lefort, Alain Badiou, Ernesto Laclau und Giorgio Agamben einer kritischen Analyse, verortet sie in den breiteren Strömungen eines Linksheideggerianismus und bezieht sie auf den systematischen Horizont eines Denkens ohne Letztbegründungen. In diesem Horizont zeigen sich die philosophischen, politischen und ethischen Implikationen eines Denkens der politischen Differenz: die heutige Rolle politischer Ontologie, die Möglichkeiten einer »minimalen Politik« und eine demokratische Ethik der Selbstentfremdung.

Enlarging The Democratic Possible

Author : Alexander Keller Hirsch
ISBN : UCAL:W269683
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Social Theory And Practice

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ISBN : UOM:39015083204415
Genre : Political science
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