Henri Lefebvre, Metaphilosophy, translated by David Fernbach and edited and introduced by Stuart Elden, is forthcoming in
February July 2016. Verso’s page for the book is now live and it is available to pre-order.
In Metaphilosophy, Henri Lefebvre works through the implications of Marx’s revolutionary thought for philosophy. Metaphilosophy is conceived of as a transformation of philosophy, developing it into a programme of radical worldwide change. The book demonstrates Lefebvre’s debt to Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche, but it also brings a number of other figures into the conversation including Sartre, Heidegger, and Axelos. Metaphilosophy stands as key text in Lefebvre’s wide-ranging oeuvre, the foundation for his work on everyday life, the city and the production of space. It is also a key moment in contemporary thinking about philosophy’s relation to the world.