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Etienne Balibar

Etienne Balibar

IDENTITY AND DIFFERENCE: JOHN LOCKE AND THE INVENTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS

by Etienne Balibar

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 “Etienne Balibar was one of the brilliant group of students around Althusser in the early 1960s. Since then he has established himself as one of France’s foremost philosophers on the Left.” – Radical Philosophy

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A new reading of Locke as a continental philosopher by a leading French thinker

John Locke’s foundational place in the history of British empiricism and liberal political thought is well established. So, in what sense can Locke be considered a modern European philosopher? Identity and Difference argues for reassessing this canonical figure. Closely examining the “treatise on identity” added to the second edition of An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Etienne Balibar demonstrates Locke’s role in the formation of two concepts central to the metaphysics of the subject— consciousness and the self—and the complex philosophical, legal, moral and political nature of his terms. 

With an accompanying essay by Stella Sandford, situating Balibar’s reading of Locke in the history of the reception of the Essay and within Balibar’s other writings on “the subject,” Identity and Difference rethinks a crucial moment in the history of Western philosophy.

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Praise for THE PHILOSOPHY OF MARX by Etienne Balibar

 A very intelligent and creative work—succinct and informative. It would certainly have a privileged place on the shelf of contemporary studies of Marx – Fredric Jameson

A trenchant and exciting analysis of the philosophy of Marx. It is intelligent and original, and makes us understand the ways in which reading Marx lucidly can be very useful to us today. No dogma here and no banalities. A refreshing book- Immanuel Wallerstein.

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Paperback / ISBN: 9781781681343 / $23.95 /  £14.99 / $26.95CAN / 208 pages

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Ruth Rikowski

RUTH RIKOWSKI ON ‘CONSCIOUSNESS AND REVOLT’ – BY R.C. SMITH

On her Serendipitous Moments blog, Ruth Rikowski reviews and analyses Consciousness and Revolt by R.C. Smith.

 

Ruth notes that:

“Robert Smith’s basic position is that we need to abandon searches for the absolute and for objectivity, and not follow any particular ideology or idol. People’s desire for the absolute arises from their need for security, argues Smith, but he says that this is a false sense of security. Also, that it is a form of self-deception, evasion and distortion. Instead, we need to focus on experiential life – and that this is what is meaningful and the way in which we should make sense of the world” (Rikowski, 2012, p.2).

 

Ruth Rikowski on ‘Consciousness and Revolt’: http://ruthrikowskiim.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/consciousness-and-revolt-and.html

 

Details on the book:

Author: R. C. Smith
ISBN: 9780957096103
Publication Date: 01-12-2011
Pages: 424
Format: Soft Cover
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Price: £14.99

Heathwood Press is proud to announce the release of its inaugural publication, Consciousness and Revolt: An Exploration toward Reconciliation.

 

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R.C. Smith

CONSCIOUSNESS AND REVOLT: AN EXPLORATION TOWARD RECONCILIATION

Author: R. C. Smith

ISBN: 9780957096103
Publication Date: 01-12-2011
Pages: 424
Format: Soft Cover
Click for a 10 Page Preview

Price: £14.99

Heathwood Press is proud to announce the release of its inaugural publication, Consciousness and Revolt: An Exploration toward Reconciliation.

This highly anticipated work by R.C. Smith is one which cordially speaks as both an urgent existential and social declaration, as well as a shapely series of philosophical reflections on the subject of ‘damaged life’. Penetrating into some of the deepest and most problematic issues presently facing Western society, from the ravaged state of affairs subject to the global capitalist vision of life through to the most intimate distortions of contemporary experience, R.C. Smith presents to both the academic and everyday reader alike one of the more substantive social critiques of the past few decades. Expressed through a tone of voice born principally from the eye of self-witness, sensing and feeling; Book I of the Consciousness and Revolt series is a work with as much critical sting as human sensitivity.

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PHYSICALISM – AN ESSAY BY ALEXANDER RIKOWSKI

‘Mary could know all the physical facts, but not know what it is like to see red. So physicalism is false’ Discuss

This is an essay written by Alexander Rikowski when he was an undergraduate in Philosophy at King’s College London.

You can view the essay at:

Rikowski, A. (2010) Physicalism, An essay written as an undergraduate in the Department of Philosophy, King’s College London, June, online at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/index.php?page=articles&sub=Physicalism

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