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Politics of the Event.

Author: Nathan Coombs
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2014.
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Nathan Coombs demonstrates that the Marxist science of history has been reimagined by a strand of contemporary French theory after Louis Althusser. Taking a comparative approach, Coombs explores the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Coombs
ISBN: 9780748698998 074869899X
OCLC Number: 903310481
Description: 224 Seiten
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: History and Event in Marxist Dialectics; 1. Hegel's Leaps and the Historicist Theory of Knowledge; 2. Marx's Idea of Communist Transformation; 3. Lenin's Philosophy: A New Dialectics of Revolution?; Part II: Events and Historical Judgement after Althusser; 4. Althusser's Science: Naming the Epistemological Break; 5. Badiou's Decision: To Give Up Leadership, Somewhat; 6. Meillassoux's Politics: Speculative Justice; Part III: Suggestions about Where this Road Might Take us; 7. Afterword: Towards a Complex Science of History; Notes; Bibliography; Index.


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"Coombs pays tribute to Marx as the master of historicization who challenged orthodoxies with rationalism. This absorbing study acknowledges the power of 'grand narratives' by considering how they Read more...

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