Against Autonomy Lyotard, Judgement and Action

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Show simple item record Curtis, Neal en 2016-11-14T23:15:00Z en 2001-01-01 en
dc.identifier.citation 264 pages. Ashgate Pub Limited, Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT 01 Jan 2001 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0754613070 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780754613077 en
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dc.description.abstract Curtis addresses important questions relating to dilemmas arising in the wake of the philosophical critiques of the foundational discourses of modernity. His reappraisal of Lyotard, with its implications for a post-modern politics, is an important contribution to the new corpus of work emerging on Lyotard. Couze Venn, The Nottingham Trent University, UK Against Autonomy reassesses Jean-Francois Lyotard's contribution to philosophy and theory, and explores how his work challenges the privileged position of the principle of autonomy in contemporary liberal democratic thinking, as seen in such diverse thinkers as Rawls, Rorty and Fukuyama. Curtis argues that the political models autonomy legitimates are inadequate for thinking justice. He explores Lyotard's reading of Kant as well as his responses to Levinas and Heidegger in order to rethink the political, developing a regulative Idea based on new understandings of heteronomy and an-archy. Examining Lyotard's work in relation to Arendt's writings on the vita activa, this book explores themes of community, communication and action, suggesting how Lyotard's work calls for an alternative conception of political space. This book will be of particular interest to those studying communitarianism, liberalism, anarchism, post-structuralism and postmodernism, particularly within the context of political philosophy, ethics, and political and social theory. en
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dc.publisher Ashgate Pub Limited en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ashgate new critical thinking in philosophy en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
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dc.subject Philosophy en
dc.title Against Autonomy Lyotard, Judgement and Action en
dc.type Book en en Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT en
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pubs.elements-id 541991 en Arts en Social Sciences en Media and Communication en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-11-15 en

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