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Flynn, Bernard

Works: 10 works in 39 publications in 4 languages and 1,495 library holdings
Roles: Editor
Classifications: B2430.M3764, 194
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Most widely held works about Bernard Flynn
Most widely held works by Bernard Flynn
Merleau-Ponty and the possibilities of philosophy transforming the tradition ( )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The philosophy of Claude Lefort : interpreting the political by Bernard Flynn ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political philosophy at the closure of metaphysics by Bernard Flynn ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work considers the consequences for political philosophy of what contemporary philosophers have called the end, or closure, of metaphysics. It begins by evoking the different meanings of the notion of closure, especially in the works of Nietzsche and Heidegger. The book is divided into two parts. In the first part Bernard Flynn considers three philosophers--Marx, Habermas, and Foucault--who in their own self-representation claim to have analyzed the origin and demise of classical metaphysics and to have elaborated a political philosophy that goes beyond it. Through a close reading of aspects of these works, Flynn contests this claim, showing that their writings contain many unanalyzed metaphysical concepts. The second part concerns three thinkers--Arendt, Merleau-Ponty, and Lefort--who, it is argued, have been more successful in resisting the repetitive force of metaphysics. Political Philosophy at the Closure of Metaphysics opens a perspective on political philosophy that avoids both the foundational claims of classical metaphysics and the nihilistic relativism that often emerges as a consequence of the critique of Western philosophy. It differs from most works in the field of political philosophy in that the analysis is informed by the writings of Heidegger, Lacan, and the phenomenological tradition. It is unique in effecting a critique of the works of political philosophers from the perspective opened up by the late writings of Merleau-Ponty and the political philosophy of Lefort. Professor Flynn addresses primarily professional philosophers and graduate students in the areas of political philosophy and contemporary European philosophy. His work will also be of interest to political scientists, historians, and literary theorists
Pitch discrimination : the form of the psychometric function and simple reaction time to liminal differences by Bernard Flynn ( Book )
6 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La philosophie politique de Claude Lefort by Bernard Flynn ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Merleau-Ponty : possibility for philosophy in our day ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lefort y lo politico by Bernard Flynn ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zartušt-i Nīči kīst? : wa maqālāt-i dīgar ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Persian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Flynn, Bernard
English (35)
French (2)
Spanish (1)
Persian (1)