Genealogies of Difference

Genealogies of Difference

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Combines critical engagements with modern and postmodern theories of identity, difference, contingency, and time with strategic forays into ancient, early Christian, and medieval philosophyshow more

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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 24mm | 498.95g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0252027078
  • 9780252027079
  • 1,486,604

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"[Widder] seeks to show that the rejection of metaphysical foundations lead neither to a postmodern ironism or skepticism nor to a negative theology... A pertinent and instructive contribution to contemporary thinking in the area of philosophy and political theory." Keith Ansell-Pearson, author of Germinal Life: The Difference and Repetition of Deleuze "Have you heard that the philosophy of difference is a modern or, even, postmodern event? Nathan Widder puts that story to bed. This is genealogy in the most productive sense of the word: a disaggregation of nostalgic narratives that render the modern world fragmented and lost in order to spur the return to a time that never was." William E. Connolly, author of Neuropolitics: Thinking, Culture, Speedshow more