By Ranjan Ghosh

Edward stated is widely known for his paintings as a critic and theorist of Orientalism and the Palestine main issue, yet a ways much less recognition has been dedicated to his substantial physique of literary and cultural feedback. during this edited assortment, the participants - many one of the top-rated acknowledged students on this planet - learn stated because the literary critic; his courting to different significant modern thinkers (including Derrida, Ricoeur, Barthes and Bloom); and his involvement with significant activities and issues of his time (such as song, Feminism, New Humanism, and Marxism). that includes freshly carved out essays on new parts of intervention, the quantity is an integral addition for these attracted to Edward acknowledged and the various parts during which his legacy looms.

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R. Ossewaarde Page iii 42. Adam Smith’s Political Philosophy The Invisible Hand and Spontaneous Order Craig Smith 43. Social and Political Ideas of Mahatma Gandi Bidyut Chakrabarty 44. Counter-Enlightenments From the Eighteenth Century to the Present Graeme Garrard 45. The Social and Political Thought of George Orwell A Reassessment Stephen Ingle 46. Habermas Rescuing the Public Sphere Pauline Johnson 47. The Politics and Philosophy of Michael Oakeshott Stuart Isaacs 48. Pareto and Political Theory Joseph Femia 49.

Original date of interview: 28 February 2003] 31. , Aesthetic Theory, trans. and ed. Robert Hullot-Kentor (London: Athlone Press, 1997), 5. 32. See ‘An Interview with Edward Said,’ 300; also see Humanism and Democratic Criticism, 63. 33. ‘Traveling with Conrad: An Interview with Edward Said’. One critic attentive to this shift towards aesthetics is Tim Lawrence, ‘Edward Said, Late Style and the Aesthetic of Exile,’ Third Text, Spring (1997): 15–24. 34. See ‘An Interview with Edward Said,’ 286.

It was not my intention with this book to produce a text designed to clarify whose side Said was on. I did not wish to assemble a moral tract either condemning Said an offender, the scholarly charlatan that he is accused of, or praising him as one of our greatest cultural critics, a fact many would find difficult to deny. Rather, it is at a roundtable, as it were, that I assembled a wonderful conglomerate of critical minds to debate the ‘critical consciousness’ for this book: perceptive minds, who, in their dialogics and in non-normative inquiries, have fulfilled their obligation to dissent and vindicated their skills in Page xxiv exploring varied structures of meaning.

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