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Post-Foundational Political Thought: Political Difference in Nancy, Lefort, Badiou and Laclau

Oliver Marchart


This book, a wide-ranging overview of the emergence of post-foundationalism and a survey of the work of its key contemporary exponents, presents the first systematic coverage of the conceptual difference between ‘politics’ (the practice of conventional politics: the political system or political forms of action) and ‘the political’ (a much more radical aspect which cannot be restricted to the realms of institutional politics). It is also an introductory overview of post-foundationalism and the tradition of ‘left Heideggerianism’: the political thought of contemporary theorists who make frequen ... More

Keywords: post-foundationalism, politics, left Heideggerianism, political difference, Jean-Luc Nancy, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Claude Lefort, Alain Badiou, Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748624973
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624973.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oliver Marchart, author