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Blanchot’s Communism

Art, Philosophy and the Political


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Lars Iyer
    Pages 18-44
  3. Lars Iyer
    Pages 45-70
  4. Lars Iyer
    Pages 71-87
  5. Lars Iyer
    Pages 88-113
  6. Lars Iyer
    Pages 114-130
  7. Lars Iyer
    Pages 131-154
  8. Lars Iyer
    Pages 155-171
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 172-191

About this book


Iyer argues for the transformative potential for philosophy and political practice of the thought of Maurice Blanchot. The book traces Blanchot's complex negotiations of the thought of Hegel, Heidegger, Bataille and Levinas, which allowed him to develop his distinctive account of the work of art and his account of the opening to the Other. Iyer also examines the significance of Blanchot's interventions in French political life, in particular, his participation in the events of May 1968.


communism Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Hegel philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneUK

About the authors

LARS IYER is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

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