On Populist Reason

On Populist Reason

Ernesto Laclau


during this hugely unique paintings Ernesto Laclau maintains the philosophical and political exploration initiated in Hegemony and Socialist Strategy. the following he makes a speciality of the development of well known identities and the way “the humans” grow to be a collective actor. Skillfully combining theoretical research with a myriad of empirical references from various ancient and geographical contexts he deals a serious interpreting of the prevailing literature on populism, demonstrating its dependency at the theorists of “mass psychology” comparable to Taine and Freud. He demonstrates the relation of populism to democracy and to the good judgment of illustration, and differentiates his procedure from the paintings of Žižek, Hardt and Negri, and Ranciere. This publication is key examining for all these attracted to the query of political identities in present-day societies.

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