Intermittency: The Concept of Historical Reason in Recent French Philosophy
Intermittency: The Concept of Historical Reason in Recent French Philosophy
Edinburgh University Press

Intermittency: The Concept of Historical Reason in Recent French Philosophy

  • Publish Date: 2011-12-07
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Andrew Gibson

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Explores the concept of historical intermittency in 5 recent French philosophers. Andrew Gibson engages with five recent and contemporary French philosophers, Badiou, Jambet, Lardreau, Franoise Proust and Rancire, who each produce a post-Hegelian philosophy of history founded on an assertion of the intermittency of historical value. Gibson explores this `anti-schematics of historical reason' and its implication for politics, ethics and aesthetics in a wide range of modern intellectual contexts, finding its necessary complement and most powerful expression in a wealth of modern art, chiefly modern literature. The result is a sustained reflection on the possible character of a contemporary philosophy of history and an important contribution to our knowledge of contemporary French philosophy.


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