Reframing the Boundaries: Thinking the Political
Series edited by Alison Assiter and Evert van der Zweerde
This series aims to mine the rich resources of philosophers in the ‘continental’ tradition for their contributions to thinking the political. There are those – Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Semën Frank, Benedetto Croce, Carl Schmitt, or Jan Patočka, for example – who have explicitly addressed the sphere of the political, whilst there are others, for instance Søren Kierkegaard, Emmanuel Levinas, Merab Mamardašvili, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, or Julia Kristeva, where the implications of their thought for the domain of the political remain largely implicit. This does not, however, make them less interesting or relevant. Arguably, no position is more “political” than the one that claims to have nothing to do with politics. This series thus aims to fill a gap in the literature by suggesting that the work of a wider range of philosophers than those normally associated with this sphere of work can be of relevance to the political. This does not exclude those authors, from Arendt to Agamben, who do explicitly address the political, but it does include those who are not generally perceived as doing so.
The series welcomes proposals for monographs that pioneer new directions of inquiry in the field.