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Badiou, Balibar, Ranciere; re-thinking emancipation.


Badiou, Balibar, Ranciere; re-thinking emancipation.

Hewlett, Nick.

Continuum Publishing Group


179 pages



Continuum studies in continental philsophy


Hewlett (French studies, U. of Warwick, England) argues that contemporary French writers Alain Badiou, Etienne Balibar, and Jacques Ranciere are all part of an emancipatory tradition in which freedom means freedom from oppression, in contrast to liberals, who conceive of freedom as freedom from interference. They have resisted the slide toward such liberalism as it has overwhelmed French thought since the 1970s, he says.

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