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The Empire of the Known: subjectivity and anti-totality in the discourse of totality
 
 

The Empire of the Known: subjectivity and anti-totality in the discourse of totality [Kindle Edition]

Erik Empson
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"The most comprehensive, acute and compelling treatment of this concept to date. Original, dense, and beautifully written. Read it and you won't think the same way again." Arianna Bove

What is a totality? What role does this concept play in social science in general and Marxist theory in particular? How are totalities identified or formed? Why does post-modernism declare a war on this concept, and can it survive the onslaught?
In this in-depth study the notion of totality is explored through a discussion of Spinozist materialism and German idealism, Marxist critiques of political economy and contemporary progressive political theory. It shows how notions of the social whole are informed by subjective political movements orientated towards systemic change. This book will be of interest to readers of politics, philosophy, Marxism and social theory and autonomism.

Erik Empson teaches social science based courses part-time at the University of London and is the editor of generation-online.org.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 286 pages
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  • Publisher: Not So Noble Books; 1 edition (25 Jun 2014)
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  • Language: English
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Great introduction to philosophy of social science. An under researched area. A great angle on 20th century political philosophy. Great introduction to the dialectic and the origins of Marxism in humanist and idealist philosophy. Great to understand Althusser, Negri and other contemporary thinkers as part of this tradition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to philosophy of social science. 1 Jan 2013
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Great introduction to philosophy of social science. An under researched area. A thought provoking angle on 20th century political philosophy. Useful introduction to the dialectic and the origins of Marxism in humanist and idealist philosophy. Good to understand Althusser, Negri and other contemporary thinkers as part of this tradition.
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