Subjects of Desire
Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth-century France
By (author) Judith P. Butler
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Subjects of Desire by Judith P. Butler
Book DescriptionThis now classic work by one of the most important philosophers and critics of our time charts the trajectory of desire and its genesis from Hegel's formulation in Phenomenology of Spirit through its appropriation by Kojeve, Hyppolite, Sartre, Lacan, Deleuze, and Foucault, presenting how French reception of Hegel posed successive challenges to his metaphysics and view of the subject and revealed ambiguities within his position. Subjects of Desire provides a sophisticated account of the post-Hegelian tradition that has predominated in modern France and remains timely in thinking about contemporary debates concerning desire, the unconscious, subjection, and the subject.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231064514
(232mm x 165mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 6-May-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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What's Left of Theory?, Hardback (August 2000)
A debate on the politics of theory is being conducted within literary studies. What is meant by politics? What is meant by theory? This book brings together not only outstanding questioners, but outstanding questions.
Psychic Life of Power, Paperback (May 1997)
Drawing upon Hegel, Nietzsche, Freud, Foucault and Althusser, this work offers a theory of subject formation that illuminates as ambivalent the psychic effects of social power.
Excitable Speech, Paperback (April 1997)» View all books by Judith P. Butler
Addresses speech as a conduct which has become subject to political debate and regulation. The text invesigates hate speech regulation, anti-pornography arguments and controversies about gay self-declaration in the military.
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Author Biography - Judith P. Butler
Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, is the author of many works, including Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity; The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection; and Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative.
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