Post-Rationalism: Psychoanalysis, Epistemology, and Marxism in Post-War France (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy)

Post-Rationalism: Psychoanalysis, Epistemology, and Marxism in Post-War France (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy)

Tom Eyers


Post-Rationalism takes the experimental magazine of psychoanalysis and philosophy, Cahiers pour l'Analyse, as its major resource. proven by means of scholars of Louis Althusser in 1966, the magazine has hardly ever figured within the literature, even though it contained the 1st released paintings of authors now recognized in modern severe proposal, together with Alain Badiou, Jean-Claude Milner, Luce Irigaray, André eco-friendly and Jacques-Alain Miller. The Cahiers served as a trying out flooring for the combo of various highbrow resources indicative of the interval, together with the influential reinvention of Freud and Marx undertaken via Lacan and Althusser, and the sooner post-rationalist philosophy of technological know-how pioneered by means of Gaston Bachelard, Georges Canguilhem and Alexandre Koyré.

This booklet is a wide-ranging research of the highbrow foundations of structuralism, re-connecting the paintings of younger post-Lacanian and post-Althusserian theorists with their predecessors in French philosophy of technology. Tom Eyers presents an incredible corrective to straightforward histories of the interval, focussing at the ways that French epistemological writing of the Thirties and Nineteen Forties - in particular that of Bachelard and Canguilhem - laid the floor for the emergence of structuralism within the Fifties and Sixties, therefore wondering the normal ancient narrative that posits structuralism as rising mainly in response to phenomenology and existentialism.

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