"Infinitely Demanding" is the clearest, boldest and most systematic statement of Simon Critchley's influential views on philosophy, ethics and politics. Part diagnosis of the times, part theoretical analysis of the impasses and possibilities of ethics and politics, part manifesto, "Infinitely Demanding" identifies a massive political disappointment at the heart of liberal democracy. Arguing that what is called for is an ethics of commitment that can inform a radical politics, it culminates in an argument for anarchism as an ethical practice and a re-motivating means of political organization.
SIMON CRITCHLEY is Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, and at the University of Essex, Colchester, UK. He is the author of many books, including Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity from Verso (1999), and, most recently, Things Merely Are (2005).