Derrida and Foucault: Philosophy, Politics, and Polemics (Reframing the Boundaries: Thinking the Political) (Hardcover)

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Derrida and Foucault offers a major contribution to the interpretation of these two highly influential thinkers. By tracing the moments where Derrida and Foucault's arguments converge but also where they deviate, this book fundamentally recasts our understanding not only of these two philosophers, but of the political more broadly. Organised thematically around questions of epistemology, ethics, and politics, this is the only work to bring Derrida and Foucault's whole oeuvres into dialogue with one another. This book frames a dialogue not only between their works of the 1960s and 1970s but also their works that deal with political questions around liberalism, capitalism and democracy. This book offers the first substantial critical assessment of Derrida and Foucault's political work and also situates these crucial thinkers in contemporary debates in political theory.

About the Author


Paul Rekret is Associate Professor of Politics at Richmond University, the American International University London. He is author of Down With Childhood: Pop Music and the Crisis of Innocence (Repeater 2017) and has published widely on issues in contemporary political theory and in music politics. He is host of Beholder Halfway, a series of radio essays on music politics airing monthly on Resonance.Extra.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781786603432
ISBN-10: 1786603438
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: September 20th, 2017
Pages: 190
Language: English
Series: Reframing the Boundaries: Thinking the Political