By Jacques Rancière,Andrew Parker,John Drury,Corinne Oster
Jacques Rancière’s The thinker and His Poor meditates on those questions in shut readings of significant texts of Western proposal during which the terrible have performed a number one role—sometimes because the gadgets of philosophical research, occasionally as illustrations of philosophical argument. released in France in 1983 and made to be had right here for the 1st time in English, this consummate research assesses the implications for Marx, Sartre, and Bourdieu of Plato’s admonition that staff should still do “nothing else” than their very own paintings. It deals leading edge readings of those thinkers’ struggles to problematic a philosophy of the negative. featuring a left critique of Bourdieu, the phrases of that are mostly unknown to an English-language readership, The thinker and His Poor is still remarkably well timed 20 years after its preliminary publication.
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