Modern Theories of Politics
Based on Dr Sembou’s series of lectures for beginning students of political philosophy at the University of Oxford, 2003–4, this volume aims to introduce the main ideas and arguments and the most important writings of the major political thinkers of modernity: Hobbes, Locke, Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Rousseau, Edmund Burke, Hegel and Karl Marx.
A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women
Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind
Why are the sciences considered masculine and hard, the arts feminine and soft? And why is hard better than soft? In these groundbreaking essays, the award-winning novelist looks at artists including Picasso and Bourgeois to challenge such long-held assumptions.
Badiou and Politics
In this interpretation of the work of the influential French philosopher Alain Badiou, Professor Bosteels draws on all Badiou’s writings, from his student days in 1960s to the present. The study examines his exchanges with other thinkers, including Althusser, Lacan, Deleuze and Derrida, tracks his political activity since May 1968, and argues for an understanding of his thought as a revival of dialectical materialism.