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Title A leftist ontology : beyond relativism and identity politics / Carsten Strathausen, editor ; foreword by William E. Connolly
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xlvi, 283 pages)
Contents The structure of the political vs. the politics of hope / William Rasch -- The function of ambivalence in Agamben's reontologization of politics / Eva Geulen -- Twenty-five theses on philosophy in the age of finance capital / Nicholas Brown and Imre Szemán -- Periodizing the 80s: the cultural logic of economic privatization in the United States / Jeffrey T. Nealon -- Marxist theory: from aesthetic critique to cultural politics / Philip Goldstein -- Is socialism the index of a leftist ontology? / Benjamin Robinson -- Deconstruction and experience: the politics of the undeconstructable / Roland Végső -- Politics and the fiction of the political / Sorin Radu-Cucu -- The last God: María Zambrano's life without texture / Alberto Moreiras -- Signification and substance: toward a leftist ontology of the present / Christopher Breu -- A politics of melancholia / Klaus Mladek and George Edmondson -- Afterword: thinking, being, acting; or, on the usese and disadvantages of ontology for politics / Bruno Bosteels
Summary 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. A Leftist Ontology offers a timely intervent
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Philosophy, Marxist.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Strathausen, Carsten.
LC no. 2009007475
ISBN 0816650292 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0816650306 (paperback; alk. paper)
0816667934 (electronic bk.)
9780816650293 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780816650309 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780816667932 (electronic bk.)
(hc ; alk. paper)
(pb ; alk. paper)