Marx, Freud, Nietzsche

  • Thomas de Zengotita
Part of the Political Philosophy and Public Purpose book series (POPHPUPU)


In France especially, these three venerable names stand for currents of influence so powerful that they functioned almost as contemporary in the collision of ideas and values that shaped the rise of postmodernism during the 1960s. It is impossible, for example, to understand the work of Lacan and Althusser or, for that matter, Deleuze and Derrida without a working understanding of these canonical nineteenth-century figures. A complete account of their work on its own terms is obviously impossible to convey in a single chapter—so the focus is very specifically on exactly what aspects of their legacy conditioned the thinking of the creators of French theory.


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  • Thomas de Zengotita
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  1. 1.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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