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Egalitarian Moments: From Descartes to Ranci¿re

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Egalitarian Moments: From Descartes to Ranci¿re by Devin Zane Shaw

Jacques Ranci�re's work has challenged many of the assumptions of contemporary continental philosophy by placing equality at the forefront of emancipatory political thought and aesthetics. Drawing on the claim that egalitarian politics persistently appropriates elements from political philosophy to engage new forms of dissensus, Devin Zane Shaw argues that Ranci�re's work also provides an opportunity to reconsider modern philosophy and aesthetics in light of the question of equality. In Part I, Shaw examines Ranci�re's philosophical debts to the 'good sense' of Cartesian egalitarianism and the existentialist critique of identity. In Part II, he outlines Ranci�re's critical analyses of Walter Benjamin and Clement Greenberg and offers a reinterpretation of Ranci�re's debate with Alain Badiou in light of the philosophical differences between Schiller and Schelling.

From engaging debates about political subjectivity from Descartes to Sartre, to delineating the egalitarian stakes in aesthetics and the philosophy of art from Schiller to Badiou, this book presents a concise tour through a series of egalitarian moments found within the histories of modern philosophy and a

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Pages: 224
Size: 339 KB
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781472508218 (DRM-EPUB)

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