The History of Continental Philosophy, vol. 7: After Poststructuralism - Transitions and Transformations

Rosi Braidotti (ed.)

Acumen Publishing and Chicago University Press have published 'The History of Continental Philosophy' in 8 volumes. Volume 7, 'After Poststructuralism: Transitions and Transformations' was edited by Prof. Rosi Braidotti.

After Poststructuralism analyses the main developments in continental philosophy between 1980 and 1995, a time of great upheaval and profound social change. The volume ranges across the birth of postmodernism, the differing traditions of France, Germany, and Italy, third generation critical theory, radical democracy, postcolonial philosophy, the turn to ethics, feminist philosophies, the increasing engagement with religion, and the rise of performativity and post- analytic philosophy.

After Poststructuralism reveals how continental philosophy – fuelled by an intense ethical and political desire to reflect changing social and political conditions – responded to the changing world and to the key issues of the time, notably globalization, technology, and ethnicity.

An indispensable companion to all those interested in the shifts, turns and transformations of continental European philosophy that marked the twilight of the second millennium.


Introduction, Rosi Braidotti

  1. Postmodernism, Simon Malpas
  2. German Philosophy after 1980: Themes Out of School, Dieter Thomä
  3. The Structuralist Legacy, Patrice Maniglier
  4. Italian Philosophy Between 1980 and 1995, Silvia Benso and Brian Schroeder
  5. Continental Philosophy in the Czech Republic, Josef Fulka, Jr.
  6. Third Generation Critical Theory: Benhabib, Fraser, and Honneth, Amy Allen
  7. French and Italian Spinozism, Simon Duffy
  8. Radical Democracy, Lasse Thomassen
  9. Cultural and Postcolonial Studies, Iain Chambers
  10. The "Ethical Turn" in Continental Philosophy in the 1980s, Robert Eaglestone
  11. Feminist Philosophy: Coming of Age, Rosi Braidotti
  12. Continental Philosophy of Religion, Bruce Ellis Benson
  13. The Performative Turn and the Emergence of Post-Analytic Philosophy, José Medina
  14. Out of Bounds: Philosophy in an Age of Transition, Judith Butler and Rosi Braidotti

Rosi Braidotti is Distinguished Professor of the Humanities of Utrecht University and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University since 2007. 

Title: After Poststructuralism - Transitions and Transformations (vol. 7 of The History of Continental Philosophy)
Author(s): Rosi Braidotti (ed.), Alan D. Schrift (general editor)
isbn: 978-1-84465-219-8 (hardback, 8 volume set)
Publisher:   2010, Acumen and Chicago University Press