Rowman and Littlefield International

Derrida and Foucault

Philosophy, Politics, and Polemics

By Paul Rekret

Part of the series Reframing the Boundaries: Thinking the Political

Publication Date: Oct 2017

Pages 221

Hardback 9781786603432
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Ebook 9781786603456
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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.
Introduction: Towards a Post-Foundational Political Thought / 1. Two Economies of Violence / 2. Cartesian Exclusions / 3. The Question of the Outside / 4. The Same and the Other / 5. The Displacement of Politics
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.

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