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Claude Lefort

For English-speaking students of political philosophy, this is an eminently welcome book. Claude Lefort is one of the most innovative and insightful philosophers and political thinkers of the last half century -- but a thinker largely ignored or sidelined in America. Bernard Flynn is highly qualified to remedy this deficit. A long-term friend of the French thinker, he has attentively followed the evolution of Lefort's thought, devoting to it a series of probing articles. Flynn's own scholarly focus has been on Continental thought and especially on phenomenology after Husserl -- a focus prominently displayed in his earlier study Political Philosophy at the Closure of Metaphysics. In the Introduction to his new book, Flynn presents the French philosopher as preeminently concerned with the ambivalent character of modernity -- and also with the difficult linkage between theory and practice. In contrast to devotees of "pure" theory or abstract metaphysics, Lefort has allowed his theorizing to be informed by his own lived condition or his embeddedness in the "life-world".



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He was politically active by under the influence of his tutor, the phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty [7] whose posthumous publications Lefort later edited. Lefort was impressed by Cornelius Castoriadis when he first met him. They suggested that the USSR was dominated by a social layer of bureaucrats, and that it consisted of a new kind of society as aggressive as Western European societies. By , having tried to persuade other Trotskyists of their viewpoint, they broke away with about a dozen others and founded the libertarian socialist group Socialisme ou Barbarie. Lefort was for a long time uncomfortable with Socialisme ou Barbarie's "organisationalist" tendencies. Lefort studied at the Sorbonne.

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