Leftist Ontology: Beyond Relativism and Identity Politics

Leftist Ontology: Beyond Relativism and Identity Politics

By: William E. Connolly (editor)Hardback

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Rich with analyses of concepts from deconstruction, systems theory, and post- Marxism, with critiques of fundamentalist thought and the war on terror, this volume argues for developing a philosophy of being in order to overcome the quandary of postmodern relativism. Undergirding the contributions are the premises that ontology is a vital concept for philosophy today, that an acceptable leftist ontology must avoid the kind of identity politics that has dominated recent cultural studies, and that a new ontology must be situated within global capitalism.

About Author

Carsten Strathausen is associate professor of German and English at the University of Missouri. He is the author of The Look of Things: Poetry and Vision around 1900.

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  • ISBN13: 9780816650293
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780816650293
  • ISBN10: 0816650292

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