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From Violence to Speaking Out: Apocalypse and Expression in Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze

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2019.07.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Leonard Lawlor, From Violence to Speaking Out: Apocalypse and Expression in Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze, Edinburgh University Press, 2016, 320pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781474418256. Reviewed by Jeffrey A. Bell, Southeastern Louisiana University Leonard Lawlor has continued in this book to do what he has done in his previous one: he applies his perceptive, critical eye to the philosophers and issues that most interest continental philosophers, and in the process provides a unique, helpful way to rethink these philosophers and issues. In the case at hand, Lawlor addresses three of the most significant French philosophers of the latter half of the twentieth century -- Derrida, Foucault, and Deleuze. Despite widespread recognition that these philosophers often overlap in their philosophical approaches (e.g., both Derrida and Deleuze emphasize difference, and Foucault and Deleuze stress a thought of the outside), to date the three have not been brought together as methodically and consistently as they have been here. More... Read More

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