Articles by Peter Dews
The Idea of Hope
NLR 112, July-August 2018, pp. 99-129in
Reflections on continental philosophy from both sides of the Rhine, tracing complex inter-relations between post-structuralism and the Frankfurt School. Problems of subjectivity and nature, social determination and individual responsibility. Philosophical contexts of critical theory—and German Idealism as laboratory for system-building and experimentalist thought.Read this article or download a PDF file
Nietzsche for Losers?
NLR 86, March-April 2014, pp. 95-110in
Opening a symposium on Malcolm Bull’s Anti-Nietzsche, Dews retraces the logic of critical supersession in European philosophy before taking issue with the author’s account of Nietzschean will to power and the reading strategy to be pursued in the face of it.Read this article or download a PDF file
Also available in Spanish and Russian
Resituating the Postmodern?
NLR 25, January-February 2004, pp. 136-144in
Subjects: Philosophy, Social Theory
Peter Dews on Peter Bürger, Ursprung des postmodernen Denkens. The origins of postmodern thought relocated from the era of late capitalism to the civilizational collapse of the First World War, and its crisis for modernity.Read this article or download a PDF file
Also available in Spanish,
- The Limits of Disenchantment
- Adorno, Post-structuralism and the Critique of Identity
- Power and Subjectivity in Foucault