This book discusses the contribution of philosophers and thinkers whose ideas have recently begun to permeate international relations theory. It provides an introduction to the contemporary debates regarding theories and methodologies used to study international relations, particularly the relationships between interpretive accounts of social action, European philosophical traditions, hermeneutics and the discipline of international relations. The authors provides a platform for dialogue between theorists and researchers engaged in a more specific area studies, geo-political studies, political theory and historical accounts of international politics.
The volume analyzes a variety of theoretical and explores the work of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Gramsci, Wittgenstein, Gadamer, Levinas, Bakhtin, Patocka, Derridean, Deleuze and Susan Sontag. Making an important contribution to discussions about how to study the complexities of world politics, this book will be of interest to students and researchers of international relations, politics, sociology, philosophy and political theory.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 20 mm
"Moore and Farrands have brought together an impressive collection of essays in this volume, each of which is carefully crafted, well argued and set to make an important contribution to scholarship at the nexus of international political theory and philosophy. The chapter authors are all at the cutting edge of this body of research and all have produced clear and accessible overviews of the philosophical foundations of their intellectual contributions to the discipline of International Relations. Of particular note are Bleiker and Chou's discussion of Nietzsche, Aradau on Derrida and Salters exploration of Said's oeuvre; overall, however, this is an important text that deserves to be read widely." - Dr Laura J. Shepherd, Deputy Head of School and Associate Professor of International Relations, University of New South Wales, Australia