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Author Pfeifer, Geoff, author

Title The new materialism : Althusser, Badiou, Žižek / Geoff Pfeifer
Published New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in social and political thought ; 102
Routledge studies in social and political thought ; 102
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Louis Althusser and the Parti Communiste Français; 2 En Media Res: Althusser's Materialism, the Challenge to the PCF's Marxism, and the Rise of Anti-Humanism; 3 Badiou's Materialist Project: Stasis and Change; 4 Badiou as Structuralist, or the Idealism of Formalism; 5 Žižek and the Materialism of the Immaterial, or Why Hegel Is Not an Idealist; 6 Žižek Contra Badiou; Conclusion: New Materialism?; Index
Summary Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek have become two of the dominant voices in contemporary philosophy and critical theory. In this book, Geoff Pfeifer offers an in-depth look at their respective views. Using Louis Althusser's materialism as a starting point-which, as Pfeifer shows, was built partially as a response to the Marxism of the Parti Communiste Français and partially in dialogue with other philosophical movements and intellectual currents of its times-the book looks at the differing ways in which both Badiou's and Žižek's work attempt to respond to issues that arise within the Althusserian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Althusser, Louis, 1918-1990 -- Political and social views.
Badiou, Alain -- Political and social views.
Žižek, Slavoj -- Political and social views.
Critical theory.
Philosophy, Modern -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317605888 (electronic bk.)
9781317605881 (electronic bk.)