Download PDF by Warren Breckman: Adventures of the Symbolic: Postmarxism and Democratic

By Warren Breckman

ISBN-10: 023114394X

ISBN-13: 9780231143943

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ISBN-13: 9780231143950

Marxism’s cave in within the 20th century profoundly altered the fashion and substance of Western eu radical inspiration. to construct a better kind of democratic concept and motion, in demand theorists moved to reject revolution, abandon type for extra fragmented types of social motion, and bring up the political over the social. Acknowledging the constructedness of society and politics, they selected the “symbolic” as an idea strong sufficient to reinvent leftist inspiration outdoors a Marxist framework. Following Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s Adventures of the Dialectic, which reassessed philosophical Marxism at mid century, Warren Breckman severely revisits those exciting experiments within the aftermath of Marxism. The post-Marxist proposal of the symbolic is dynamic and intricate, uncannily echoing the early German Romantics, who first complex a latest belief of symbolism and the symbolic. Hegel and Marx denounced the Romantics for his or her otherworldly and nebulous posture, but post-Marxist thinkers liked the wealthy power of the ambiguities and paradoxes the Romantics first well-known. Mapping diversified rules of the symbolic between modern thinkers, Breckman lines a desirable mirrored image of Romantic issues and resonances, and he explores extensive the trouble to reconcile an intensive and democratic political schedule with a politics that doesn't privilege materialist understandings of the social. enticing with the paintings of Claude Lévi-Strauss, Cornelius Castoriadis, Claude Lefort, Marcel Gauchet, Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, and Slavoj Žižek, Breckman uniquely situates those very important theorists inside 200 years of eu idea and extends their profound relevance to today’s political activism.

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