Peter Hallward

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Peter Hallward
Alma mater Oxford University (BA) and Yale University (PhD)
Era Contemporary philosophy
Region European philosophy
School Critical theory
European philosophy
Continental philosophy
French philosophy
Institutions Kingston University
King's College London
Middlesex University
Main interests
political philosophy, French philosophy, Political freedom, Post-Colonialism, Existentialism, Globalisation

Peter Hallward is a political philosopher, best known for his work on Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze.[1] He has also published works on post-colonialism and contemporary Haiti. Hallward is a member of the editorial collective of the journal Radical Philosophy and a contributing editor to Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities.

After completing his PhD at Yale University in French and African-American studies, Hallward became a lecturer, and then reader, of French philosophy and literature at King's College London from 1999-2004, and then joined the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, originally located at Middlesex University. He is now a professor of Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University.[2]


Hallward is currently working on a three part project on key philosophers of the political will, Rousseau, Marx, and Auguste Blanqui. He is simultaneously working on a larger book entitled 'The Will of the People,' which will "develop and defend a notion of democratic political will, understood as a rational, deliberate, and autonomous capacity for collective self-determination."[3]



Edited volumes[edit]

  • Hallward, Peter, ed. (2004), Think Again: Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy, London: Continuum, ISBN 0-8264-5907-2 
  • Hallward, Peter, and Knox Peden, eds.(2012) Concept and Form Volume 1: Selections from the Cahiers Pour L'Analyse. Vol. 1. London: Verso, ISBN 1-84467-872-5
  • Hallward, Peter, and Knox Peden, eds. (2012) Concept and Form Volume 2: Interviews and essays on the Cahiers pour l'Analyse. Vol. 2. London: Verso, ISBN 1-84467-873-3

Journal articles[edit]

  • Hallward, Peter (August 2003). "The one or the other?". Angelaki, special issue: French Philosophy Today. 8 (2). 
  • Hallward, Peter (May–June 2004). "Option zero in Haiti". New Left Review. New Left Review. II (27). 



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