Hilary Lawson

Hilary Lawson

Cover of Hilary Lawson's book Reflexivity

Nietzsche, Heidegger and Derrida are all examples of self-reference as crucial to contemporary philosophy – and reflexivity was the central driving force of their work.

In a book that formed Lawson’s contribution to the Problems of Modern European Thought series, he defines self-awareness as a ‘turning back on oneself’. As well as scrutinising in detail the work of the three aforementioned philsopher, Lawson also turns to Wittgenstein, pragmatism and the analytic tradition to argue for the presence of reflexivity, without its paradoxes.

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ISBN: 0-8126-9011-7