The volume I edited together with Gert-Jan van der Heiden as part of my VENI project will be published by Routledge later in 2019. It includes essays by Ian James, Joanna Hodge, Simon Glendinning, John Drabinski and Sonia Sikka.
Continental Perspectives on Community explores the issues at the center of many historical and contemporary reflections on community and sociality in Continental philosophy. The essays reflect on the thought of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Levinas, Arendt, Derrida, Badiou, Fanon, Baldwin, Nancy, Agamben and Laruelle.
The volume brings the different approaches of these thinkers into conversation with each other. It discusses the possibility of how the concept of community can extend beyond the one and beyond any sense of unity and totality. Additionally, the book shows how the notion of community in plurality is at the heart of ethical and political reflections on alterity and race, of political philosophical reflections on the exception, and of ontological reflections on what it means for humans to be social. In this way, it offers an important contribution to the examination of how a community can be thought today.
This book will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working on social, political, and cultural issues in Continental philosophy.