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Merleau-Ponty and Modern Politics After Anti-Humanism (Hardcover)

Author: Coole, Diana

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In this important new book, Diana Coole shows how existential phenomenology illuminates and enlivens our understanding of politics. Merleau-PontyOs focus on embodied experience allows us to approach political life in a manner that is both critical and engaged. With breadth of vision and penetrating insight, Coole demonstrates that political questions were always central to Merleau-PontyOs philosophical project. Her examination of his complete body of work presents us with a rigorous philosophy that maintains our capacities for agency despite moving beyond a philosophy of the subject. Merleau-Ponty and Modern Politics after Anti-humanism is the first major work on Merleau-PontyOs political philosophy in over two decades. Coole presents his later philosophy of flesh as the outline for a new understanding of the political, which forms the basis for reconsidering humanism after, but also through, anti-humanism. She also shows how Merleau-PontyOs concern with contingency anticipated arguments by thinkers such as Derrida, Foucault and Deleuze, while sustaining a robust sense of politics as the domain of collective life. The result is a philosophical analysis that speaks to our contemporary concerns in which we seek a coherent account of our actions, our environment and ourselves, such that we might become exemplary political actors within a complex and uncertain world. *Author: Coole, Diana *Series Title: Modernity and Political Thought *Binding Type: Hardcover *Number of Pages: 296 *Publication Date: 2007/08/27 *Language: English *Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.02 x 0.81 inches

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Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Mfg Part# 9780742533370
SKU 204476293
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0742533379
Release Date 8/1/2007
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