Peter Dews

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Peter Kenneth Dews (born 22 April 1952) is a British philosopher, in the fields of critical theory and continental philosophy. He made his name with the Logics of Disintegration, on the limitations of post-structuralism.[1] He is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Essex.

His first degree was in English, at Queens' College, Cambridge. He has a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Southampton.


  • Logics of Disintegration: Post-Structuralist Thought and the Claims of Critical Theory (1987)
  • The Limits of Disenchantment: Essays on Contemporary European Philosophy (1995)
  • Deconstructive Subjectivities (Ed.) (1994)
  • The Idea Of Evil (2008)


  1. ^ Beaumont, Matthew; Hemingway, Andrew; Leslie, Esther (2007). As Radical as Reality Itself: Essays on Marxism and Art for the 21st Century. Peter Lang. p. 49. ISBN 978-3-03910-938-8. Retrieved 27 March 2011.