[Review] Lois McNay (2014) The misguided search for the political

di Bernardo, Francesco (2014) [Review] Lois McNay (2014) The misguided search for the political. LSE Review of Books.

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Abstract

In The Misguided Search for the Political, Lois McNay argues that some theories of radical democracy tend to rely on troubling abstractions – or what she terms ‘socially weightless’ thinking. They often propose ideas of the political that are so far removed from the logic of everyday practice that, ultimately, their supposed emancipatory potential is thrown into question. Radical democratic theory should instead attend more closely to a phenomenology of negative social experience. Francesco di Bernardo recommends the book to students of politics and philosophy, after finding some fresh and insightful perspectives on radical democracy.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science
Depositing User: Francesco DiBernardo
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2014 10:38
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2014 12:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49464
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