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    Agamben, Arendt and human rights: Bearing witness to the human.Saul Newman & John Lechte - 2012 - European Journal of Social Theory 15 (4):522-536.
    The key theme in this essay is the rethinking of the human, as inspired by the work of Giorgio Agamben and Hannah Arendt. The human here is not a model or concept to be realised, just as community to which the human is linked is not an ideal, but a ‘community to come’. This is revealed only by paying close attention to modes of bearing witness to the human, as instanced, for example, by Agamben’s text, Remnants of Auschwitz. Current notions (...)
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    Fifty key contemporary thinkers: from structuralism to postmodernity.John Lechte (ed.) - 1994 - New York: Routledge.
    Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers surveys the most important figures who have influenced post-war thought. The reader is guided through structuralism, semiotics, post-Marxism and Annales history, on to modernity and postmodernity. With its comprehensive biographical and bibliographical information, this book provides a vital reference work of the last fifty years.
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    Bataille: Image and Victim.John Lechte - forthcoming - Theory, Culture and Society:026327642098661.
    This article aims to reveal aspects of the relation between the image and the victim in Georges Bataille’s writing, certainly as this applies to writings on art, but more particularly as it applies to Bataille’s relation to the victim of torture in the photographs of Chinese lingchi punishment, which entails physical dismemberment. It will be shown that Bataille does not have a ‘media specific’ approach to the image but reflects Sartre’s notion of the image. Critiques of Bataille’s relation to the (...)
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  4. Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers: From Structuralism to Postmodernity.John Lechte (ed.) - 1994 - New York: Routledge.
    _Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers_ surveys the most important figures who have influenced post-war thought. The reader is guided through structuralism, semiotics, post-Marxism and Annales history, on to modernity and postmodernity. With its comprehensive biographical and bibliographical information, this book provides a vital reference work of the last fifty years.
     
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    Heterology, Transcendence and the Sacred: On Bataille and Levinas.John Lechte - 2018 - Theory, Culture and Society 35 (4-5):93-113.
    This article examines the issues surrounding transcendence, the Other and base materialism in relation to Georges Bataille’s heterology and Emmanuel Levinas’s notion of the face of the Other as infinity and transcendence. The article concludes that there is no facet of human existence – including work and the economy – which is not touched by transcendence, and that the idea that there are societies based in subsistence and in nothing but a ‘struggle for existence’ is a prejudice of modernity.
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    Julia Kristeva: live theory.John Lechte - 2004 - New York: Continuum. Edited by Maria Margaroni.
    This innovative introductory text not only clearly explains Kristeva's most difficult ideas, but also provides new insights into her work.
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  7. Obituary: Michel Foucault: Thinker, Historian, Scholar.John Lechte - 1984 - Thesis Eleven 9 (1):176-176.
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  8. Complexity and Exchange Relations.John Lechte - 2002 - Thesis Eleven 71 (1):93-105.
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  9. Review Essay : Encountering French Philosophy.John Lechte - 1982 - Thesis Eleven 5 (1):298-310.
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    Agamben and the Politics of Human Rights: Statelessness, Images, Violence.John Lechte & Saul Newman - 2013 - Edinburgh University Press.
    Human rights are in crisis today. Everywhere one looks, there is violence, deprivation, and oppression, which human rights norms seem powerless to prevent. This book investigates the roots of the current crisis through the thought of Italian philosopher, Giorgio Agamben. Human rights theory and practice must come to grips with key problems identified by Agamben "e; the violence of the sovereign state of exception and the reduction of humanity to 'bare' life. Any renewal of human rights today must involve breaking (...)
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  11. Conference Report: The Spirit of Postmodernism ; Rethinking Critical Theory ; Maurice Blanchot.Gordon Finlayson, Michael Reid & John Lechte - 1993 - Radical Philosophy 64.
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    Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers: From Structuralism to Post-Humanism.John Lechte - 2005 - New York: Routledge.
    This revised second edition from our bestselling _Key Guides_ includes brand new entries on some of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth- and twenty-first century: Zizek, Bergson, Husserl, Heidegger, Butler and Haraway. With a new introduction by the author, sections on phenomenology and the post-human, full cross-referencing and up-to-date guides to major primary and secondary texts, this is an essential resource to contemporary critical thought for undergraduates and the interested reader.
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    Genealogy and ontology of the Western image and its digital future.John Lechte - 2012 - New York: Routledge.
    Genealogy and ontology (paradigms) -- The image in photography and cinema and its digital future.
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    Humans and Animals.John Lechte - 2017 - Philosophy Today 61 (3):655-678.
    This article is a further philosophical engagement with the human-animal relation. The argument presented is that neither animals nor humans can be reduced to a biological essence characterised as ‘bare life,’ but live according to the call of a way of life. Heidegger’s thinking on the polis in terms of the animal-human relation is addressed in order to show how he reduces animality to a biological sub-stratum, while the human becomes the privileged bearer of the word. Heidegger’s deep-seated humanism is (...)
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    Humans and Animals.John Lechte - 2017 - Philosophy Today 61 (3):655-678.
    This article is a further philosophical engagement with the human-animal relation. The argument presented is that neither animals nor humans can be reduced to a biological essence characterised as ‘bare life,’ but live according to the call of a way of life. Heidegger’s thinking on the polis in terms of the animal-human relation is addressed in order to show how he reduces animality to a biological sub-stratum, while the human becomes the privileged bearer of the word. Heidegger’s deep-seated humanism is (...)
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    How Photography Changed Philosophy, Daniel Rubinstein (2023).John Lechte - 2023 - Philosophy of Photography 14 (1):119-123.
    Review of: How Photography Changed Philosophy, Daniel Rubinstein (2023) New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 122 pp., ISBN 978-0-36769-422-7, h/bk, GBP 130.00.
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    Justice, Injustice and the Work of Julia Kristeva.John Lechte - 2023 - Theory, Culture and Society 40 (6):51-68.
    Taking a largely thematic approach, this reflection aims to demonstrate the richness of Julia Kristeva’s theoretical work in relation to questions of justice and injustice. Injustice becomes primary because a definition of justice continues to be open to debate, whereas injustice as incarnate in the scapegoat as depicted by René Girard is far less so, if at all. Through her analyses of the work of Mallarmé and the Paris of the Dreyfus affair, Céline and abjection and anti-Semitism, the ‘need to (...)
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  18. Kristeva and holbein, artist of melancholy.John Lechte - 1990 - British Journal of Aesthetics 30 (4):342-350.
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    Obituary: Michel Foucault: Thinker, Historian, Scholar.John Lechte - 1984 - Thesis Eleven 9 (1):176-176.
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    Photography from the Turin Shroud to the Turing Machine, Yanai Toister (2020).John Lechte - 2020 - Philosophy of Photography 11 (1):137-141.
    Review of: Photography from the Turin Shroud to the Turing Machine, Yanai Toister (2020)Bristol and Chicago, IL: Intellect, p/bk, 215 pp.,ISBN 978-1-78938-156-6, p/bk, £37.
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    Rethinking Arendt’s Theory of Necessity: Humanness as ‘Way of Life’, or: the Ordinary as Extraordinary.John Lechte - 2018 - Theory, Culture and Society 35 (1):3-22.
    If genuine political activity can only be undertaken by citizens in the public sphere in a nation-state, what of stateless people today – asylum seekers and refugees cut adrift on the high seas? This is what is at stake in Hannah Arendt’s political theory of necessity. This article reconsiders Arendt’s notion of the Greek oikos as the sphere of necessity with the aim of challenging the idea that there is a condition of necessity or mere subsistence, where life is reduced (...)
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    Time after theory : the cinema image and subjectivity.John Lechte - unknown
    Examines the concept of analytical and synthetic processes in cinema. Distinction between analytic and synthetic processes; Implications of analytic and synthetic processes for cinema; Doubts about cinema being analytical or synthetic.
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    The Beauty of Bourdieu'.John Lechte - 2004 - In Jeff Browitt & Brian Nelson (eds.), Practising Theory: Pierre Bourdieu and the Field of Cultural Production. University of Delaware Press. pp. 65--73.
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    `To Gaze, To See; To See: Perchance To Look...': On Vision, Surrealism and Other French Insights.John Lechte - 1999 - Thesis Eleven 58 (1):106-118.
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  25. The human: bare life and ways of life.John Lechte - 2018 - London: Bloomsbury Academic.
     
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    The photographic image: The Face of Sydney and August Sander’s typologies.John Lechte - 2013 - Philosophy of Photography 4 (2):191-204.
    Taking the Face of Sydney – which is a digital composite image – as its point of departure this article begins an investigation into the relation between August Sander’s Weimar facial typologies and the digital Face of Sydney. This leads on to a reflection on the nature of the photographic image in relation to knowledge, technology and time. The conclusion proposed is that the photographic image has to be understood as an entity that is quite distinct from the forms of (...)
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    Thinking the (Ecstatic) Essential: Heidegger after Bataille.John Lechte - 1998 - Thesis Eleven 52 (1):35-52.
    The thought of Heidegger and Bataille has rarely been placed in proximity. However, the notion of the `ecstatic' unconsciously draws them together. Its fundamental ramifications in each thinker's oeuvre should prompt serious reflection, particularly in the age of calculation and cybernetics. The non-utilitarian aspects of the gift, exchange, sacrifice and the sacred also bring the two thinkers closer to each other in a challenge to the dominance of what Bataille calls the `restricted economy' of balanced accounts and equilibrium at all (...)
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    The Vicissitudes of 'Democracy to Come': Political Community, Khôra, the Human.John Lechte - 2011 - Derrida Today 4 (2):215-232.
    After beginning by situating the author's (possible) relation to Derrida's expression, ‘democracy to come’, the article proceeds from the position that Derrida's phrase is to be understood as part of a political intervention. Indeed, the inseparability of democracy and deconstruction confirms this. After setting out some of the pertinent features of ‘democracy to come’ – seen, in part, in the General Will – the notion of political community in the thought of Hannah Arendt is brought into question, if not deconstructed. (...)
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    Violence, Image and Victim in Bataille, Agamben and Girard.John Lechte - 2023 - Edinburgh University Press.
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    Book review: Montesquieu and the Discovery of the Social. [REVIEW]John Lechte - 2016 - Thesis Eleven 133 (1):133-136.
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  31. Reviews : Slavoj Žižek, The Sublime Object of Ideology (Verso, 1989); Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan Through Popular Culture (MIT Press, 1991). [REVIEW]John Lechte - 1993 - Thesis Eleven 34 (1):191-196.
    Reviews : Slavoj Žižek, The Sublime Object of Ideology ; Looking Awry: An Introduction to Jacques Lacan Through Popular Culture.
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  32. Book Review: Bataille and Caillois: Communication and Chance. [REVIEW]John Lechte - 2005 - Thesis Eleven 83 (1):90-103.
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  33. Review Articles : And Is This All There Is? — Postmodern Melancholia? [REVIEW]John Lechte - 1991 - Thesis Eleven 29 (1):105-110.
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    Review Articles : Paris or the Beach: On Components of Australian Intellectual Culture. [REVIEW]John Lechte - 1993 - Thesis Eleven 35 (1):101-111.
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    Book review: Alain Badiou: Key Concepts, Jacques Rancière: Key Concepts. [REVIEW]John Lechte - 2014 - Thesis Eleven 122 (1):116-119.
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    Book Review: At the Risk of Thinking: An Intellectual Biography of Julia Kristeva. [REVIEW]John Lechte - 2021 - Thesis Eleven 166 (1):162-164.
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    Book review: Montesquieu and the Discovery of the SocialSingerBrian C.J.Montesquieu and the Discovery of the Social. [REVIEW]John Lechte - 2016 - Thesis Eleven 133 (1):133-136.
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    Book reviews: Rethinking Dwelling: Heidegger, Place, Architecture. [REVIEW]John Lechte - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 172 (1):189-193.
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    Book review: The Sociological Interpretation of Dreams. [REVIEW]John Lechte - 2023 - Thesis Eleven 176 (1):121-124.
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