Community and Identity in Post-War European Philosophy

Project Status: Current
People Involved: James Phillips

This project will evaluate the political notions of community and identity in post-war European philosophy.

Recent developments in international political relations have challenged accepted Western understandings of politics as the business of nation states. This project contends that there is much to be learnt in this regard from post-war European political philosophy.

A notion of community has been developed that is irreducible to a politics of identity and the anonymity of the global. In exploring this notion, the project aims to expand the intellectual instruments available to academic and public discussion in Australia.