Free download of Henri Lefebvre, Metaphilosophy, Verso until September 7, 2019

Meta-Philosophy.jpgDownload Metaphilosophy by Henri Lefebvre – for free! – until Saturday, September 7th!

Until September 7th, we’re giving away the ebook edition of Henri Lefebvre’s Metaphilosophy. An essential book on our Philosophy: Verso Student Reading list, and a key text in Lefebvre’s oeuvre, Metaphilosophy is a milestone in contemporary thinking about philosophy’s relation to the world.

Ends Saturday, September 7th at 10.00 BST – if you have clicked through to this page after that time then you have missed this free ebook download.

Metaphilosophy
by Henri Lefebvre Edited by Stuart Elden Translated by David Fernbach

 

In Metaphilosophy, Henri Lefebvre works through the implications of Marx’s revolutionary thought to consider philosophy’s engagement with the world. Lefebvre takes Marx’s notion of the “world becoming philosophical and philosophy becoming worldly” as a leitmotif, examining the relation between Hegelian–Marxist supersession and Nietzschean overcoming. Metaphilosophy is conceived of as a transformation of philosophy, developing it into a programme of radical worldwide change. The book demonstrates Lefebvre’s threefold debt to Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche, but it also brings a number of other figures into the conversation, including Sartre, Heidegger and Axelos. A key text in Lefebvre’s oeuvre, Metaphilosophy is also a milestone in contemporary thinking about philosophy’s relation to the world.

Reviews

Metaphilosophy establishes Lefebvre’s place among the twentieth century’s very greatest Marxist thinkers. Arguing that the idea of philosophy can only be realized by going beyond philosophy itself, Lefebvre opens philosophy up to the concerns of everyday life and love, mass media and synthetics, consumerism and nuclear apocalypse, in a breathtakingly original vision of what truly radical thought might be. First written in French half a century ago, the remarkable challenges that it poses remain as significant as ever. There will not be a more important work of philosophy published this decade.”

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3 Responses to Free download of Henri Lefebvre, Metaphilosophy, Verso until September 7, 2019

  1. dmf says:

    lovely thanks Stuart!

  2. stuartelden says:

    Reblogged this on Progressive Geographies and commented:

    Free download link expires Saturday morning, UK time.

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