Recognition, Work, Politics: New Directions in French Critical Theory

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Jean-Philippe Deranty, Danielle Petherbridge, John Rundell
BRILL, 2007 - Political Science - 315 pages
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The essays in "Recognition, Work, Politics" indicate the diversity and continuity of contemporary French critical theory concerning both the question of politics and its philosophical articulation. These themes are approached and addressed from directions that include post-structuralism, the paradigm of the gift, and post-marxism. "Recognition, Work, Politics" also highlights critical theories developed in France today that concentrate on the central issues of recognition and work. These themes highlight the renewed reception of German Critical Theory in contemporary French thought particularly around the project of recognition developed by Axel Honneth. Philosophers and social and critical theorists published in "Recognition, Work, Politics" include Etienne Balibar, Jacques Ranciere, Axel Honneth, Christophe Dejours, Alain Caille, Christian Lazzeri, Emmanuel Renault, Gerard Raulet and Yves Sintomer.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 JeanPhilippe Deranty Danielle Petherbridge John Rundell Themes and Dialogues in Contemporary French Critical Theory
1
Chapter 2 Jacques Rancière The Ethical Turn of Aesthetics and Politics
27
Chapter 3 Etienne Balibar Constructions and Deconstructions of the Universal
47
Chapter 4 Christophe Dejours Subjectivity Work and Action
71
Chapter 5 Christian Lazzeri and Alain Caillé Recognition Today The Theoretical Ethical and Political Stakes of the Concept
89
Chapter 6 Axel Honneth The Work of Negativity A Psychoanalytical Revision of the Theory of Recognition
127
Retrieving the Materialism in Axel Honneths Theory of Recognition
137
Chapter 8 Stéphane Haber Discourse Ethics and the Problem of Nature
165
Chapter 9 Emmanuel Renault Biopolitics and Social Pathologies
183
Chapter 10 John Rundell Durkheim and the Reflexive Condition of Modernity
203
Chapter 11 Natalie Doyle The Sacred Social Creativity and the State
231
Chapter 12 Gérard Raulet Cosmopolitanism as a Matter of Domestic Policy
263
the Question of Parité in France
279
Notes on Contributors
303
Index
309
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Jean-Philippe Deranty and Robert Sinnerbrink are both in the Department of Philosophy at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; Danielle Petherbridge is in the Department of Philosophy at University College Dublin, Ireland; John Rundell is in Social Theory at The University of Melbourne, Australia.

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