"Williams has produced one of the most thoughtful and lucid accounts of poststructuralism available in English. Understanding Poststructuralism is both an indispensable introduction to one of the most influential philosophical movements of recent decades, and a significant critical and intellectual achievement in its own right." - French Studies "An imaginative and bold account of one of the most influential intellectual movements of the late twentieth century. It seeks to rebut widespread misconceptions and respond to legitimate objections to poststructuralist positions, all in remarkably jargon-free prose. It will be a valuable resource for students throughout the humanities and social sciences." - Paul Patton, University of New South Wales "With this book, Williams establishes himself as one of the foremost English-language interpreters of French thought. It not only provides accessible analyses of key figures but also presents a judicious evaluation of the poststructuralist movement as a whole." - Daniel W. Smith, Purdue University
About the Author
James Williams is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dundee.