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Masses, Classes, Ideas : Studies on Politics and Philosophy Before and After Marx - Etienne Balibar

Masses, Classes, Ideas

Studies on Politics and Philosophy Before and After Marx

Paperback Published: 1st November 1993
ISBN: 9780415906029
Number Of Pages: 276

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In "Masses, Classes, Ideas", French philosopher Etienne Balibar explores the intrinsic relationship between abstract philosophy and concrete politics. He discusses the influence of political philosophy on collective movements, touching on issues of religious and class struggle, nationalism and racism, the Rights of Man and the Citizen, and property as a social relation. The text gathers together, in English, nine of Balibar's influential essays written over a decade. Together, they offer a provacative contribution to the project of renewing democratic theory.

Preface
Dilemmas of Classical Politics: Insurrection vs Constitution
Spinoza, the Anti-Orwell: The Fear of the Massesp. 3
"Rights of Man" and "Rights of the Citizen": The Modern Dialectic of Equality and Freedomp. 39
Fichte and the Internal Border: On Addresses to the German Nationp. 61
Antinomies of Marxian Politics: Materialism, History, and Teleology
The Vacillation of Ideology in Marxismp. 87
In Search of the Proletariat: The Notion of Class Politics in Marxp. 125
Politics and Truth: The Vacillation of Ideology, IIp. 151
Frontiers of Contemporary Politics: Questioning the Universal
Fascism, Psychoanalysis, Freudo-Marxismp. 177
Racism as Universalismp. 191
What Is a Politics of the Rights of Man?p. 205
Notesp. 227
Indexp. 247
Acknowledgmentsp. 251
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ISBN: 9780415906029
ISBN-10: 0415906024
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 1st November 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1