RSS Feed

Contributor Archive: Andrew McGettigan

186 Reviews

by , , , , , , , and / RP 186 (Jul/Aug 2014) / Reviews

 

Howard Eiland and Michael Jennings, Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life

– Esther Leslie

Warren Montag, Althusser and His Contemporaries: Philosophy’s Perpetual War

– Stefano Pippa   Justin Clemens, Psychoanalysis is an Anti-Philosophy   – Tom Eyers   Marcelo Hoffman, Foucault and Power: The Influence of Political Engagement on Theories of Power   – Mark Kelly


University finances

Update


by / RP 181 (Sept/Oct 2013) / News

On 11 July, David Willetts, minister for universities and science, confirmed a new ‘operating framework’ for higher education in England. This pulled together the results of various consultations and the work done by the ‘Regulatory Partnership Group’ to set out regulatory arrangements through to 2015.1 A week earlier, Willetts had written to the Higher Education …


On theoretical foundations: Theses on Brecht

With an Introduction by Andrew McGettigan
by and / RP 179 (May/Jun 2013) / Extras

Introduction to Walter Benjamin’s ‘Theses on Brecht’

Andrew McGettigan

These four short paragraphs, translated here into English for the first time, were sketched out in Walter Benjamin’s hand on a sheet filed alongside a transcript for his radio talk ‘Bert Brecht’, broadcast on Frankfurter Rundfunk in June 1930.1 In content, they resemble …


178 Reviews

Books Reviewed:
Massimilliano Tomba, Marx’s Temporalities
Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance
Edward Baring, The Young Derrida and French Philosophy, 1945–1968
Eyal Weizman, The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza Kevin B. Anderson and Russell Rockwell, eds, The Dunayevskaya–Marcuse–Fromm Correspondence Louis Althusser, Cours sur Rousseau
McKenzie Wark, The Beach Beneath the Street: The Curious Times and Everyday Life of the Situationist International
Richard Gilman-Opalsky, Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy
Julie Stephens, Confronting Postmaternal Thinking: Feminism, Memory and Care
Routledge, Security Studies: New Titles and Key Backlist, 2012
After History: Alexandre Kojève as a Photographer, BAK, Utrecht, 20 May-15 July 2012
by , , , , , , , , and / RP 178 (Mar/Apr 2013) / Reviews


Fabrication defect

Fabrication defect: François Laruelle’s philosophical materials
by / RP 175 (Sep/Oct 2012) / Article

François Laruelle, professor of philosophy at Paris X, Nanterre, has been publishing since the early 1970s and now has around twenty book-length titles to his name. English-language reception of his work owes most to the efforts of Ray Brassier, who published an account of Laruelle’s ‘non-philosophy’ in Radical Philosophy in 2003 and critically incorporated aspects …


Who let the dogs out?

The privatization of higher education
by / RP 174 (Jul/Aug 2012) / Commentary

In April last year, I framed my article on ‘New Providers’ in relation to the delay surrounding the publication of the government’s White Paper for Higher Education (HE). That was caused by a combination of factors, but chiefly the need to fix a hole in the proposals for student loan financing; and additional …


168 Reviews

Books Reviewed:
Isabelle Stengers, Cosmopolitics I
Benjamin Noys, The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory
Peter Fenves, The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time
Andrea Cavalletti, Classe
Gail Day, Dialectical Passions: Negation in Postwar Art Theory
David Toop, Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener
Andrew Finlay, Governing Ethnic Conflict: Consociation, Identity and the Price of Peace
Manuel De Landa, Philosophy and Simulation: The Emergence of Synthetic Reason
Bill Griffiths, Collected Earlier Poems (1966–1980)
by , , , , , , , and / RP 168 (Jul/Aug 2011) / Reviews


‘New Providers’

The Creation of a Market in Higher Education


by / RP 167 (May/Jun 2011) / Commentary

At the end of 2009, the Labour government commissioned a review panel, led by John Browne, formerly chief executive of the London-based oil and gas multinational BP, to report on the financing of higher education in England. Its basic remit was to devise a funding scheme that would open up more undergraduate degree …


165 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 165 (Jan/Feb 2011) / Reviews

Rob Chapman, Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head Julian Palacios, Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd: Dark Globe Michele Mari, Rosso Floyd Howard Caygill

Martin Heidegger, The Phenomenology of Religious Life Andrew McGettigan

Bruce C. Clarke and Mark B.N. Hansen, eds, Emergence and Embodiment: New Essays in Second-Order Systems Theory Andrew Pickering, The Cybernetic Brain: Sketches …


Benjamin and Brecht

Attrition in friendship
by / RP 161 (May/Jun 2010) / Extras

Andrew McGettigen on Benjamin and Brecht’s games of chess.


160 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 160 (Mar/Apr 2010) / Reviews

Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Commonwealth John Kraniauskas

Adrian Parr, Hijacking Sustainability Jon Goodbun

Gary Peters, The Philosophy of Improvisation, Mattin and Anthony Iles, eds, Noise & Capitalism Andrew McGettigan

Daniel Heller-Roazen, The Enemy of All: Piracy and the Law of Nations Benjamin Noys

Michael Dillon and Julian Reid, The Liberal Way of War: Killing …


158 Reviews

by , , , , , , , , and / RP 158 (Nov/Dec 2009) / Reviews

Graham Harman, Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics Andrew Goffey

Bernard Stiegler, Technics and Time 2: Disorientation Bernard Stiegler, Acting Out Brian Rajski

Judith Butler, Frames of War: When is Life Grievable? Tarik Kochi, The Other’s War: Recognition and the Violence of Ethics Mark Neocleous

Peter Sloterdijk, Terror from the Air Mark Dorrian

Jeremy …


As flowers turn towards the sun

Walter Benjamin’s Bergsonian image of the past
by / RP 158 (Nov/Dec 2009) / Article

Benjamin’s theses ‘On the Concept of History’, the final precipitate of the unfinished Arcades Project, was intended to strike at the fundamental pillars of a thought complicit in its times.1 On the seventieth anniversary of the Ribbentrop–Molotov pact, which prompted its drafting, it is tempting to question the attraction of this …


153 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 153 (Jan/Feb 2009) / Reviews

Michel Foucault, The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1978–1979 Mark Kelly

Lin Ma, Heidegger on East–West Dialogue: Anticipating the Event Andrew McGettigan

Samuel Weber, Benjamin’s -abilities Matthew Charles

Pier Vittorio Aureli, The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture within and against Capitalism Douglas Spencer

Mastaneh Shah-Shuja, Zones of Proletarian Development John …


150 Reviews

by , , and / RP 150 (Jul/Aug 2008) / Reviews

Giovanni Arrighi, Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century John Kraniauskas

Andy Hamilton, Aesthetics and Music Paul Hegarty, Noise/Music: A History Andrew McGettigan

Amber Jacobs, On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis and the Law of the Mother Alison Stone

Claudia Aradau, Rethinking Trafficking in Women: Politics Out of Security Guillermina Seri

Christopher Goto-Jones, ed., Re-politicising …


The philosopher’s fear of alterity

Levinas, Europe and humanities ‘without Sacred History’
by / RP 140 (Nov/Dec 2006) / Article


138 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 138 (Jul/Aug 2006) / Reviews

Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Art since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism Steve Edwards

Jacques Derrida, On Touching – Jean-Luc Nancy Ian James

Matthias Fritsch, The Promise of Memory: History and Politics in Marx, Benjamin, and Derrida Andrew McGettigan

Michael Scott Christofferson, French Intellectuals against the Left:The Antitotalitarian Moment of the …


133 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 133 (Sep/Oct 2005) / Reviews

Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophical Writings, ed. Margaret A. Simons with Marybeth Timmerman and Mary Beth Mader Stella Sandford

Christoph Cox and Daniel Warner, eds, Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music Andrew McGettigan

Alison Stone, Petrified Intelligence: Nature in Hegelʼs Philosophy Katerina Deligiorgi

Arthur Schopenhauer, The Art of Always Being Right: Thirty-Eight Ways to Win When …


126 Reviews

by , , , , , , and / RP 126 (Jul/Aug 2004) / Reviews

Charles Taylor, Modern Social Imaginaries Ted Honderich, Terrorism for Humanity: Inquiries in Political Philosophy Monica Mookherjee

Masao Miyoshi and H.D. Harootunian, eds, Learning Places:The Afterlives of Area Studies Françoise Vergès

Alain Badiou, On Beckett David Cunningham

Henri Lefebvre, Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life Stuart Elden, Understanding Henri Lefebvre: Theory and the Possible Andrew Aitken


‘Questioning Religion’, British Society for Phenomenology, University of Greenwich, 11–13 July 2003

by / RP 122 (Nov/Dec 2003) / Conference Report