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Description - Subjects of Desire by Judith P. Butler

This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780231064514
ISBN-10: 0231064519
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 165mm x mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 6-May-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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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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