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Disagreement - Politics and Philosophy (Paperback)

Jacques Ranciere

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"Is there any such thing as political philosophy?" So begins this provocative book by one of the foremost figures in Continental thought. Here, Jacques Ranciere brings a new and highly useful set of terms to the vexed debate about political effectiveness in the face of a new world order.

What precisely is at stake in the relationship between "philosophy" and the adjective "political"? In Disagreement, Ranciere explores the apparent contradiction between these terms and reveals the uneasy meaning of their union in the phrase "political philosophy" -- a juncture related to age-old attempts in philosophy to answer Plato's devaluing of politics as a "democratic egalitarian" process.

According to Ranciere, the phrase also expresses the paradox of politics itself: the absence of a proper foundation. Politics, he argues, begins when the "demos" (the "excessive" or unrepresented part of society) seeks to disrupt the order of domination and distribution of goods "naturalized" by police and legal institutions. In addition, the notion of "equality" operates as a game of contestation that constantly substitutes litigation for political action and community. This game, Ranciere maintains, operates by a primary logic of "misunderstanding". In turn, political philosophy has always tried to substitute the "politics of truth" for the politics of appearances.

Disagreement investigates the various transformations of this regime of "truth" and their effects on practical politics. Ranciere then distinguishes what we mean by "democracy" from the practices of a consensual system in order to unravel the ramifications of the fashionable phrase "the end of politics". His conclusions will be of interest toreaders concerned with political questions from the broadest to the most specific and local.

General

Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2004
First published: December 2004
Authors: Jacques Ranciere
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 150
ISBN-13: 978-0-8166-2845-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
LSN: 0-8166-2845-9
Barcode: 9780816628452

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