Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left (Radical Thinkers)

Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left (Radical Thinkers)

Ernesto Laclau, Judith Butler


what's the modern legacy of Gramsci’s idea of Hegemony? How can universality be reformulated now that its spurious types were so completely criticized? during this ground-breaking venture, Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Žižek interact in a discussion on principal questions of up to date philosophy and politics. Their essays, geared up as separate contributions that reply to each other, variety over the Hegelian legacy in modern serious concept, the theoretical dilemmas of multiculturalism, the universalism-versus-particularism debate, the recommendations of the Left in a globalized economic climate, and the relative advantages of post-structuralism and Lacanian psychoanalysis for a serious social thought. whereas the rigor and intelligence with which those writers method their paintings is bold, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality advantages also from their transparent experience of strength and delight in a revealing and sometimes unpredictable alternate.

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