Philosophy in Cultural Theory
Routledge – 2000 – 160 pages
Philosophy in Cultural Theory boldly crosses disciplinary boundaries to offer a philosophical critique of cultural theory today. Drawing on the legacy of Walter Benjamin, Peter Osborne looks critically at central philosophical debates in cultural theory, such as:
* the relationship between sign and image
* the technological basis of cultural form
* the conceptuality of art
* the place of fantasy in human affairs.
It will appeal to those in philosophy, cultural studies and art theory.
'Peter Osbourne's book breaks new ground … [he is] an original thinker.' - Radical Philosophy
Peter Osborne is Professor of Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University, London. He is an editor of the journal Radical Philosophy and author of The Politics of Time (1995).