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REVIEW ARTICLES © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/156916407X227910 Research in Phenomenology 37 (2007) 443–463 www.brill.nl/rp R e s e a r c h i n P h e n o m e n o l o g y Contingency and Universality? Lefort’s Ambiguous Justification of Democracy Bernard Flynn. Th e Philosophy of Claude Lefort: Interpreting the Political. Evan- ston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2005. 289 pp. Index. Th e work of the French thinker Claude Lefort is rapidly winning the approval of a growing number of political philosophers. However, a good point of entry into Lefort’s political thought in English has thus far been lacking. 1 Th e news that Bernard Flynn, author of a number of very fine articles on Lefort, was preparing a broad treatise of Lefort’s philosophy was therefore received with great enthusiasm by many Lefort readers. Th e actual book, Th e Philosophy of Claude Lefort: Interpreting the Political , certainly lives up to these expectations and presents a formidable attempt to introduce Lefort’s ideas to a wide range of audiences across the globe, while representing an exemplary and original work of philosophy in itself. Flynn’s profound understanding of the Merleau- Pontyan origins of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

REVIEW ARTICLES

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 37 (3): 443 – Jan 1, 2007

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/156916407X227910 Research in Phenomenology 37 (2007) 443–463 www.brill.nl/rp R e s e a r c h i n P h e n o m e n o l o g y Contingency and Universality? Lefort’s Ambiguous Justification of Democracy Bernard Flynn. Th e Philosophy of Claude Lefort: Interpreting the Political. Evan- ston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2005. 289 pp. Index. Th e work of the French thinker Claude Lefort is rapidly winning the approval of a growing number of political philosophers. However, a good point of entry into Lefort’s political thought in English has thus far been lacking. 1 Th e news that Bernard Flynn, author of a number of very fine articles on Lefort, was preparing a broad treatise of Lefort’s philosophy was therefore received with great enthusiasm by many Lefort readers. Th e actual book, Th e Philosophy of Claude Lefort: Interpreting the Political , certainly lives up to these expectations and presents a formidable attempt to introduce Lefort’s ideas to a wide range of audiences across the globe, while representing an exemplary and original work of philosophy in itself. Flynn’s profound understanding of the Merleau- Pontyan origins of

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