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978-1-78661-617-3 • Hardback • March 2022 • $110.00 • (£85.00)
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Sophie Wahnich is director of research in history and political science at the National Research Institute (Centre national de recherche scientiﬁque, CNRS) and director of the IIAC in the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France. A specialist of the French Revolution trained in discourse analysis and political theory, Sophie Wahnich examines disruptive historical events and their consequences for the political, social, and emotional fabric of society.
Owen Glyn-Williams is a PhD candidate and philosophy instructor at DePaul University. His research focuses on early modern philosophy and contemporary political thought.
Introduction – The French Revolution is Not a Myth: Sartre, Lévi-
Strauss, Foucault, Lacan and us
Chapter one – How did the French Revolution become a Sartrean object?
Chapter two – Working with historical details against the fetishizing of reality
Chapter three – Do not dissolve the real men of the French Revolution in a bath of sulfuric acid
Chapter four – Restoring the sacred to its place
Chapter five– Apocalypse and Fraternity-Terror
Chapter six – The question of dialectical time and the futility of the notion of rearguard
Chapter seven – Three humanities in one, Europeans, colonized, savages
Chapter eight – Conclude a book, conclude a discussion
Chapter nine – Michel Foucault and the French Revolution: a misunderstanding?
Chapter ten – The French Revolution in between archaeologies of knowledge, discourse formations, and social formations
Chapter eleven – Surrounding the Iranian revolution, retrieving the missed object with Foucault, in spite of Foucault
Chapter twelve – the French Revolution, matrix of totalitarianism, a strange enigma of a statement
Chapter thirteen – Sade and the folds of the ethics of the French Revolution
Conclusion – Dissipating layers of fog