Thinking Through French Philosophy : The Being of the Question (Paperback)

Author: Lawlor, Leonard

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..". no other book undertakes to relate all these Frenchphilosophers to each other the way that [Lawlor] does, brilliantly." --Fran ois Raffoul

For many, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, andGilles Deleuze represent one of the greatest movements in French philosophy. Butthese philosophers and their works did not materialize without a philosophicalheritage. In Thinking through French Philosophy, Leonard Lawlor shows how the workof Maurice Merleau-Ponty formed an important current in sustaining the developmentof structuralism and post-structuralism. Seeking the "point ofdiffraction," or the specific ideas and concepts that link Derrida, Foucault, and Deleuze, Lawlor discovers differences and convergences in these thinkers whoworked the same terrain. Major themes include metaphysics, archaeology, language anddocumentation, expression and interrogation, and the very experience of thinking.Lawlor''s focus on the experience of the question brings out critical differences inimmanence and transcendence. This illuminating and provocative book brings newvitality to debates on contemporary French philosophy.

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Publisher Indiana Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780253215918
SKU 31106924
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0253215919
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Editors Note "... no other book undertakes to relate all these French philosophers to each other the way that [Lawlor] does, brilliantly." ?François RaffoulFor many, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Gilles Deleuze represent one of the greatest movements in French philosophy. But these philosophers and their works did not materialize without a philosophical heritage. In Thinking through French Philosophy, Leonard Lawlor shows how the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty formed an important current in sustaining the development of structuralism and post-structuralism. Seeking the "point of diffraction," or the specific ideas and concepts that link Derrida, Foucault, and Deleuze, Lawlor discovers differences and convergences in these thinkers who worked the same terrain. Major themes include metaphysics, archaeology, language and documentation, expression and interrogation, and the very experience of thinking. Lawlor?s focus on the experience of the question brings out critical differences in immanence and transcendence. This illuminating and provocative book brings new vitality to debates on contemporary French philosophy.
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Publisher Indiana University Press
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