Product description A Critical Sense brings together in a single volume the leading figures of contemporary radical theory. Moving freely between philosophy, politics and cultural studies, it offers a fascinating overview of the lines of thought of today's intellectual left. Marxism, feminism, psychoanalysis and critical theory, literary studies, deconstruction, pragmatism, postcolonial and queer theory are discussed in a series of interviews from the journal Radical Philosophy. Those interviewed are: Judith Butler Cornelius Castoriadis Drucilla Cornell Axel Honneth Istvan Meszaros Edward Said Renata Salecl Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Cornel West Slavoj Zizek For those unfamiliar with the often daunting work of some of today's most important thinkers, ACritical Sense will offer an ideal introduction; for those already acquainted with the writings of the theorists interviewed here, the collection will throw new - and often surprising - light on familiar ground. Amazon.com Review When Francis Fukuyama declared that the fall of the Berlin Wall meant the end of history, what he really seemed to mean was that it was the end of the radical intellectual--what is there to protest if the world is a benign democracy of green lawns and barbecues? Through interviews with some of America's and Europe's leading, and most radical, left-leaning intellectuals, Peter Osborne demonstrates that as long as there are institutionalized inequities, the place of the radical intellectual is assured. These men and women are astute thinkers, and their insights into the underlying problems that plague modern society are insightful and edifying, regardless of one's own political leanings. Review "Rigorous almost to the point of impertinence, these interviews hold fashionable thought to the highest standard. We watch as these thinkers earn their celebrity, and thus we can see that they are sexier as thinkers, finally, than they are as celebrities." -Bruce Robbins, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Rutgers University From the Back Cover A Critical Sense brings together in a single volume the leading figures of contemporary radical theory. Moving freely between philosophy, politics and cultural studies, it offers a fascinating overview of the lines of thought of today's intellectual left. About the Author Peter Osborne is Reader in Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University. He is a member of the editorial collective of Radical Philosophy.