An elegant and surprising exhibition on the defects of political philosophy “Is there a kind of political philosophy?” Thus begins this provocative book by one of the leading figures of continental thought. Here, Jacques Rancière brings a new and very useful sentence of terms into the unfortunate debate on political efficiency and “the end of politics”. What exactly is at stake in the relationship between “philosophy” and the adjective “political”? In Disagreement, Rancière studies the apparent contradiction between these terms and reveals the uncomfortable meaning of his union in the phrase “political philosophy”—a point related to ancestral attempts in philosophy to respond to Plato`s devaluation of politics as a “democratically egalitarian” process. Disagreement studies the different transformations of this regime of “truth” and its impact on practical policy. Rancière then distinguishes what we see by “democracy” from the practices of a consensual system to unravel the effects of the fashionable expression “the end of politics”. His findings will be of interest to readers who wonder about political issues, from the broadest to the most specific and local. According to Rancière, the sentence also expresses the very paradox of politics: the absence of a correct basis. Politics, he argues, begins when the “demo” (the “excessive” or non-excessive part of society) attempts to disrupt the order of domination and distribution of “naturalized” goods by the police and legal institutions. Moreover, the notion of equality acts as a game of conflicts that constantly replaces disputes with political action and community. This game, according to Mr. Rancière, works according to a primary logic of “misunderstanding”. In return, political philosophy has always sought to replace the politics of appearances with the “politics of truth.” Note: Citations are based on reference standards.
However, formatting rules can vary greatly between applications and areas of interest or areas of study. The specific requirements or preferences of your editor, class teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Learn more about these citation styles: APA (6th edition) | Chicago (date author, 15th) | Harvard (18th) | MLA (7th | Turabian (6th h. . . . Caution: Some text formats in citations may be lost or changed if copied into word processing programs or web-based applications, such as email services. Jacques Rancière is Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Paris VIII (Saint-Denis).
He is the author of numerous books in French, three of which have been translated into English: The Nights of Labor (1989), The Ignorant Schoolmaster (1991) and The Names of History (Minnesota, 1994). Julie Rose is a writer and translator and lives in Australia. She has also translated works by Paul Virilio, including The Art of the Motor (Minnesota, 1995). The understanding of politics is addressed precisely to the . . .