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    History of Political Thought at a Standstill: Abensour, Constellations and Textual Alterity.Christopher Holman - forthcoming - Sage Publications Ltd: Philosophy and Social Criticism.
    Philosophy & Social Criticism, Ahead of Print. This article suggests that the philosophical contributions of the French democratic theorist Miguel Abensour offer a unique model for the practice of the history of political thought. Under the influence of the first generation of Frankfurt School critical theory, Abensour can be seen as applying a method of thinking in constellations to the study of historical texts, the critical rearrangement of conceptual elements drawn from the latter generating new dialectical images that reveal something (...)
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    History of Political Thought at a Standstill: Abensour, Constellations and Textual Alterity.Christopher Holman - forthcoming - Philosophy and Social Criticism:019145372210883.
    This article suggests that the philosophical contributions of the French democratic theorist Miguel Abensour offer a unique model for the practice of the history of political thought. Under the influence of the first generation of Frankfurt School critical theory, Abensour can be seen as applying a method of thinking in constellations to the study of historical texts, the critical rearrangement of conceptual elements drawn from the latter generating new dialectical images that reveal something previously obscured about the object of investigation. (...)
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    History of Political Thought at a Standstill: Abensour, Constellations and Textual Alterity.Christopher Holman - forthcoming - Sage Journals.
    Philosophy & Social Criticism, Ahead of Print. This article suggests that the philosophical contributions of the French democratic theorist Miguel Abensour offer a unique model for the practice of the history of political thought. Under the influence of the first generation of Frankfurt School critical theory, Abensour can be seen as applying a method of thinking in constellations to the study of historical texts, the critical rearrangement of conceptual elements drawn from the latter generating new dialectical images that reveal something (...)
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    Dialectics and Distinction: Reconsidering Hannah Arendt's Critique of Marx.Christopher Holman - 2011 - Contemporary Political Theory 10 (3):332-353.
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    Machiavelli’s Philosophical Anthropology.Christopher Holman - 2016 - The European Legacy 21 (8):769-790.
    This article seeks to address a tension in contemporary scholarship regarding Machiavelli’s view of human nature. While it is common for readers to identify Machiavelli’s rejection of any foundational law that determines the structure of the world, it is just as common for them to abstract human nature from this world and thereby to posit a fixed human essence. Machiavelli is thus seen as an anti-essentialist when it comes to external nature and as an essentialist when it comes to internal (...)
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    Machiavelli's Two Utopias.Christopher Holman - 2018 - Utopian Studies 29 (1):88-108.
    ABSTRACT This article interrogates the form of the relationship between political theory and utopia through a consideration of the thought of Niccolò Machiavelli. This article argues that Machiavelli can be read as an exemplary theorist of utopia who gives expression to the antinomies internal to the tradition. It identifies in Machiavelli's thought two distinct models of utopia that exist in uneasy tension with one another: the thought of utopia as a critical expression of the inexhaustible human desire to be otherwise (...)
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  7. Acknowledgments.Christopher Holman - 2013 - In Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity. University of Toronto Press.
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  8. Contents.Christopher Holman - 2013 - In Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity. University of Toronto Press.
     
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  9. Conclusion: From the New Left to Global Justice and From the Councils to Cochabamba.Christopher Holman - 2013 - In Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity. University of Toronto Press. pp. 178-186.
     
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  10. Frontmatter.Christopher Holman - 2013 - In Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity. University of Toronto Press.
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  11. Index.Christopher Holman - 2013 - In Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity. University of Toronto Press. pp. 251-262.
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  12. 1. Marcuse’s Critique and Reformulation of the Philosophical Concept of Essence.Christopher Holman - 2013 - In Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity. University of Toronto Press. pp. 11-34.
     
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  13. 5. Marcuse Contra Arendt: Dialectics, Destiny, Distinction.Christopher Holman - 2013 - In Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity. University of Toronto Press. pp. 127-147.
     
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  14. 6. Marcuse: Reconsidering the Political.Christopher Holman - 2013 - In Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity. University of Toronto Press. pp. 148-177.
     
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  15. Notes.Christopher Holman - 2013 - In Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity. University of Toronto Press. pp. 187-226.
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    Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity.Christopher Holman - 2013 - University of Toronto Press.
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  17. References.Christopher Holman - 2013 - In Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity. University of Toronto Press. pp. 227-250.
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  18. 2. The Dialectic of Instinctual Liberation: Essence and Nonrepressive Sublimation.Christopher Holman - 2013 - In Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity. University of Toronto Press. pp. 35-59.
     
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  19. 3. The Problem of Politics.Christopher Holman - 2013 - In Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity. University of Toronto Press. pp. 60-86.
     
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    Pierre Clastres as Comparative Political Theorist: The Democratic Potential of the New Political Anthropology.Christopher Holman - 2017 - European Journal of Political Theory 20 (1).
    This article examines the political anthropological work of Pierre Clastres in light of the emergence of the subfield of comparative political theory. In particular, it argues that Clastres’ recons...
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  21. 4. Hannah Arendt’s Theory of Public Freedom.Christopher Holman - 2013 - In Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity. University of Toronto Press. pp. 87-126.
     
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  22. Introduction: Marcuse, Arendt, and the Idea of Politics.Christopher Holman - 2013 - In Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity. University of Toronto Press. pp. 1-10.
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    “Gli Umori Delle Parti”: Humoral Dynamics and Democratic Potential in the Florentine Histories.Christopher Holman - 2020 - Political Theory 48 (6):723-750.
    In this essay I consider the potential of Machiavelli’s Florentine Histories to contribute to the enrichment of contemporary democratic theory. In opposition to both of the major groups of current interpreters of this text—those who see it as representative of a conservative turn in Machiavelli’s thought grounded in a newfound skepticism regarding popular political competencies, and those who see it as merely a re-presentation of the republican commitments of the Discourses on Livy—I argue that it reveals to us a unique (...)
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    Autonomy and Psychic Socialization: From Non-Alienated Labour to Non Surplus Repressive Sublimation.Christopher Holman - 2011 - Critical Horizons 12 (2):136-162.
    The work of Herbert Marcuse, unlike that of certain of his colleagues at the Institut für Sozialforschung, is most often maligned as being excessively positive and identitarian. His work on Freud, for example, is criticized for being grounded in a crude biological determinism which points towards an ultimate reconciliation of both psychic and social conflict. This essay will attempt to counter such readings by critically juxtaposing Marcuse’s concept of non-repressive sublimation with Cornelius Castoriadis’s understanding of psychic socialization. It will be (...)
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    Toward a Politics of Nonidentity: Rethinking the Political Philosophy of Herbert Marcuse.Christopher Holman - 2013 - Radical Philosophy Review 16 (2):625-647.
    This paper will provide an immanent critique of the political theory of Herbert Marcuse. I argue that Marcuse’s politics are often inadequate when considered from the standpoint of his theory of socialism, the latter being understood as the realization of the negative human capacity for creation in all those fields within which the human being is active. Although Marcuse’s politics often reveals itself as instrumental and managerialist in orientation, I will argue that there nevertheless remains a certain countertendency in his (...)
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