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By Peter Dews

Over the past 20 years, modern French philosophy has exercised a strong impression on highbrow existence, throughout either Europe and the USA. Post-structuralist techniques and ideas have performed an immense position in lots of kinds of social, cultural and aesthetic research, relatively at the Left. regardless of the common reception, despite the fact that, there has nonetheless been relatively little research of the elemental philosophical assumptions of post-structuralism, or of the compatibility of a lot of its significant tenets with the innovative political orientations with which it's often associated.

In this e-book, Peter Dews seeks to therapy this case by way of surroundings post-structuralist proposal relating to one other, extra explicitly serious, culture within the philosophical research of modernity – that of the Frankfurt tuition, from Adorno to Habermas. Logics of Disintegration might be of curiosity to readers throughout quite a lot of disciplines, from literary feedback to social thought, that have felt the effect of post-structuralism – and to an individual who needs to arrive a balanced evaluate of 1 of the main influential highbrow currents of our time.

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