Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Manifeste pour une philosophie sociale, Franck Fischbach, Paris: La Découverte, 2009

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Historical Materialism

AbstractIn this polemical intervention within the field of French and European social theory, Franck Fischbach proposes to revive and radicalise the tradition of social philosophy. The latter is understood, following Axel Honneth, in terms of the normatively-driven analysis of socio-economic processes that may be characterised as pathologies of the social. Fischbach contrasts the lessons of social philosophy from Rousseau to the Frankfurt School with the recent ascendance to intellectual hegemony of a formalistic, procedural liberalism which is oblivious to social negativity. The review questions the capacity of social philosophy to synthesise stances as politically and methodologically different as those of de Maistre, Nietzsche and Marx, as well as the very pertinence of the appellation ‘philosophy’. Fischbach’s more historically determinate definition of social philosophy as arising out of the critique of Jacobin revolutionary political thought, with its supposed abstraction and voluntarism, fails to contend with the claims of ruptural politics, as well as with those positions that would regard crisis and pathology not just as a menace, but also as an opportunity for liberation. In the end, in spite of its able historical and conceptual mapping, and its commendable demand for totalising critique, Fischbach fails to persuade in his claim that social philosophy is the name for emancipatory thought in the present.

Affiliations: 1: Goldsmiths, University of Londona.toscano@gold.ac.uk

Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/1569206x-12341286
Loading

Data & Media loading...

1. Badiou Alain Barker Jason "‘Against “Political Philosophy”’" Metapolitics 2005 [1998] London Verso
2. Berardi Franco ‘Bifo’ Cadel Francesca , Mecchia Giuseppina The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy 2009 Los Angeles Semiotext(e)
3. Cassidy John "‘Which Way for Obama?’" New York Review of Books 2008 12 June, available at: < >
4. Deleuze Gilles Lapoujade David "‘L’ascension du social’" Deux régimes de fous. Textes et entretiens, 1975–1995 2003 Paris Les Éditions de Minuit
5. Douzinas Costas , Žižek Slavoj The Idea of Communism 2010 London Verso
6. Fischbach Franck Du commencement en philosophie. Étude sur Hegel et Schelling 1999a Paris Vrin
7. Fischbach Franck La reconnaissance. Fichte et Hegel 1999b Paris Presses Universitaires de France
8. Fischbach Franck Fichte. Fondement du droit naturel 2000 Paris Ellipses
9. Fischbach Franck L’être et l’acte. Enquête sur les fondements de l’ontologie moderne de l’agir 2002 Paris Vrin
10. Fischbach Franck La production des hommes. Marx avec Spinoza 2005 Paris Presses Universitaires de France
11. Fischbach Franck Sans objet. Capitalisme, subjectivité, aliénation 2009a Paris Vrin
12. Fischbach Franck Marx. Relire ‘Le Capital’ 2009b Paris Presses Universitaires de France
13. Fischbach Franck Manifeste pour une philosophie sociale 2009c Paris La Découverte
14. Fischbach Franck "‘Le déni du social. Deux exemples contemporains: Abensour & Rancière’" 2010 available at: < >
15. Fischbach Franck La privation de monde. Temps, espace et capital 2011a Paris Vrin
16. Fischbach Franck Hartley Daniel "‘Marx and Communism’" Krisis: Journal for Contemporary Philosophy 2011b [2010] Vol 1 14 21 available at: < >
17. Fischbach Franck La critique sociale au cinéma 2012 Paris Vrin
18. Honneth Axel "‘Pathologies of the Social: The Past and Present of Social Philosophy’" Disrespect: The Normative Foundations of Critical Theory 2007 [2000] Cambridge Polity
19. Latour Bruno Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory 2005 Oxford Oxford University Press
20. Noys Benjamin The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory 2010 Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638635.001.0001
21. Schelling Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Fischbach Franck , Renault Emmanuel Introduction à l’Esquisse d’un système de philosophie de la nature 2000 [1799] Paris Le Livre de Poche
22. Toscano Alberto Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea 2010 London Verso
23. Toscano Alberto Bowman Paul , Stamp Richard "‘Anti-Sociology and Its Limits’" Reading Rancière: Critical Dissensus 2011 London Continuum
http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/1569206x-12341286
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/1569206x-12341286
2013-01-01
2016-12-08

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Historical Materialism — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation