NEW TITLES: SET 6 IN THE RADICAL THINKERS SERIES:

 

Giovanni Arrighi, Terence K. Hopkins and Immanuel Wallerstein: ANTI-SYSTEMIC MOVEMENTS

Alenka Zupanèiè: ETHICS OF THE REAL

Lucien Goldmann: IMMANUEL KANT

Jean Baudrillard: IMPOSSIBLE EXCHANGE

Henri Lefebvre: INTRODUCTION TO MODERNITY

Maurice Godelier: THE MENTAL AND THE MATERIAL

Alain Badiou: METAPOLITICS

Louis Althusser: PHILOSOPHY AND THE SPONTANEOUS PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCIENTISTS

Ernesto Laclau: POLITICS AND IDEOLOGY IN MARXIST THEORY

Étienne Balibar: POLITICS AND THE OTHER SCENE

Theodor Adorno: QUASI UNA FANTASIA

Jean-Paul Sartre: WAR DIARIES

 

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Verso continues the highly popular Radical Thinkers project with Set 6, bringing together the seminal texts of the world’s leading intellectuals. Coming at a time of worldwide financial and political instability, these provocative works provide the intellectual background to political struggle, challenging our existing understandings of economy, politics and social change.

 

These beautifully produced books, with a stunning new design, present a history of progressive theory from the classic works of Adorno, Sartre and Le Febvre to their modern successors in Badiou, Laclau and Balibar.

 

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Praise for RADICAL THINKERS:

 

“An extremely pleasant surprise: a new imprint from Verso called Radical Thinkers, and a pile of white-covered paperbacks by the likes of Theodor Adorno, Fredric Jameson, Guy Debord and Walter Benjamin. Not only do they have nifty cover designs, they are ridiculously cheap.” Nick Lezard, Guardian

 

“A compendium of left-wing philosophical and political thought, inoculating it against the ‘great idea’ of philosophy-as-self-help. As a way of transforming… formless disgust into educated critique, these books are a fine, cheap and decidedly elegant starting point.” Owen Hatherley

 

“A golden treasury of theory” Eric Banks, Bookforum

 

“Verso's beautifully designed Radical Thinkers series, which brings together seminal works by leading left-wing intellectuals, is a sophisticated blend of theory and thought. The 12 authors whose writings are included in the series have worked tirelessly to expose the mechanisms by which culture and knowledge are manufactured, managed and controlled.” Ziauddin Sardar, New Statesman

 

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Highlights from the set include:

      Ernesto Laclau’s first published book, examining the foundations of 20th Century Marxist

thought.

      Jean-Paul Sartre’s chronicles of his time during the French Resistance.

      Alenka Zupanèiè’s fascinating study of the influence of Kant on the thought of Lacan.

      Étienne Balibar on European identity.

       Theodor Adorno's own selection of his journalism and essays on music.

      Alain Badiou’s withering attack on the politics of public opinion and affirmation on the

production of truth

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Full details for Radical Thinkers Set 6:

 

QUASI UNA FANTASIA: ESSAYS ON MODERN MUSIC Adorno 978-1-84467-792-4

PHILOSOPHY AND THE SPONTANEOUS PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCIENTISTS Althusser 978-1-84467-789-4

ANTI-SYSTEMIC MOVEMENTS Arrighi, Hopkins, and Wallerstein 978-1-84467-786-3

METAPOLITICS BADIOU 978-1-84467-781-8

POLITICS AND THE OTHER SCENE Balibar 978-1-84467-785-6

IMPOSSIBLE EXCHANGE Baudrillard 978-1-84467-791-7

THE MENTAL AND THE MATERIAL Godelier 978-1-84467-790-0

IMMANUEL KANT Goldmann 978-1-84467-782-5

POLITICS AND IDEOLOGY IN MARXIST THEORY-CAPITALISM, FASCISM, POPULISM Laclau 978-1-84467-788-7

INTRODUCTION TO MODERNITY Lefebrve 978-1-84467-783-2

WAR DIARIES- NOTES FROM A PHONEY WAR 1939-40 Sartre 978-1-84467-784-9

ETHICS OF THE REAL: KANT AND LACAN Zupanèiè 978-1-84467-787-0

 

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