Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance (Hardback)Simon Critchley (author)
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Publisher: Verso Books
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 284 g
Dimensions: 203 x 137 x 18 mm
Simon Critchley is the most powerful and provocative philosopher now writing about the complex relations of ethical subjectivity and reinvigorated democracy. His subtle readings of Badiou, Logstrup and Levinas as well as Marx, Gramsci and Laclau are a gem. And his humour-inflected notions of commitment and resistance are refreshing in our nihilistic times. -- Cornel West, Princeton University
Simon Critchley's book is remarkable in terms of its clarity, emotion, and energy. Combining close readings of both classical and modern writers with the data of his own experience, Critchley puts forward a theory of fundamental anarchism baacked up by a vigorous ethical commitment. Reading and discussing this essay is utterly essential. -- Alain Badiou
Today we are bombarded from all sides by different versions of the superego injunction ENJOY!-realize your potentials, have a good time, find your inner peace with meditation. Critchley's book disturbs this complacency with a more than timely reminder that ethics is at its roots a responsibility towards Otherness-you should love your neighbor MORE than yourself! -- Slavoj Zizek
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