Compte rendu publié dans le dossier critique d'Acta fabula "S'émanciper. Avec J. Rancières" (juillet 2010, Vol. 11, n°7) : "Penser l'émancipation à partir de Jacques Rancière" par Florence Botello.
N. Hewlett, Badiou, Balibar, Rancière. Re-thinking Emancipation
Londres et New York : Continuum, 2010.
Présentation de l'éditeur :
In recent years there has been increased interest in three contemporary French philosophers, all former students of Louis Althusser and each now an influential thinker in his own right.
Nick Hewlett brings these three thinkers together, examining the political aspects of their work. He argues that in each of their systems there are useful and insightful elements that make real contributions to the understanding of the modern history of politics and to the understanding of contemporary politics. But he also identifies and explores problems in each of Badiou, Balibar and Rancière's work, arguing that none offers a wholly convincing approach. This is a must-have for students of contemporary continental philosophy. Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Alain Badiou's Theory of the Event 3. The Paradoxes of Alain Badiou's Theory of Politics 4. Race, Nation, Subjecthood: Etienne Balibar 5. Politics is Equality is Democracy: Jacques Rancière 6. Conclusion Bibliography Index Author(s) Nick Hewlett, Nick Hewlett is Professor of French Studies and Chair of the Department at the University of Warwick, UK. His previous publications include Modern French Politics (Polity Press, 1998), Contemporary France: Politics, Economics and Society Since 1945 (with Jill Forbes and François Nectoux, Longman, 2000) and Democracy in Modern France (Continuum, 2003).