They are all concerned with radical politics. They reject neo-liberal capitalism and its political forms. They reject the notion of autonomous, rational, self-determining individual agency which is assumed by neo-liberalism and which is assumed in discussions about economic and individual freedom. ‘They reject also the ontological assumptions regarding worldly relationality implicit in any conception of the human as homo economicus.’ Yet they are not anti-democratic. They call on ‘better or more fully evolved democratic thinking and democratic agency or forms. So what’s the problem?
Richard Marshall goes all Holly Golightly with The New French Philosophers.