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French Philosophy Today: New Figures of the Human in Badiou, Meillassoux, Malabou, Serres and Latour

Christopher Watkin


After the humanism/anti-humanism debates of the 1940s and ’50s, and after the ‘death of man’ in the linguistic philosophy of the late twentieth-century, French philosophy today is laying fresh claim to the human. This is not to be mistaken for a return to previous ideas of the human, nor is it posthumanism, strictly speaking. It is a series of fundamentally independent and yet strikingly simultaneous initiatives arising in the writing of diverse French thinkers to transform and rework the figure of the human. This book brings together these new figures of the human for the first time, offering ... More

Keywords: French philosophy, Humanism, Posthumanism, Neuroscience, Ecology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474414739
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414739.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Watkin, author
Monash University