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Contributor Archive: Esther Leslie

197 reviews

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Jason W. Moore, Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital

Kate Soper

J.M. Bernstein, Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury

Alastair Morgan

Kenneth Goldsmith, Capital: New York, Capital of the 20th Century

John Millar

Boris Groys, In the Flow

Hammam Aldouri

Peter Fleming, The Mythology of Work: …


Art, documentary and the essay film

by / RP 192 (July/Aug 2015) / Article, Philosophy of the Essay Film

Film as document

The moment when Siegfried Kracauer knew that he wanted to write of film as what he terms the ‘Discover of the Marvels of Everyday Life’ is relayed in his introduction to the Theory of Film from 1960. [1] Kracauer recalls watching a film long ago that shows a …


186 Reviews

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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


Look at his marvellous hands!

by / RP 180 (July/Aug 2013) / Review

Yvonne Sherratt, Hitler’s Philosophers, Yale University Press, New Haven CT and London, 2013. 336 pp., £25.00 hb., 978 0 30015 193 0.

Yvonne Sherratt’s book on the response of philosophers to the Third Reich is written in the style of a docudrama. There are colourful descriptions of foliage in Heidegger’s Todtnauberg and peasants in ‘folksy …


180 Reviews

Yvonne Sherratt, Hitler’s Philosophers

Sally Alexander and Barbara Taylor, eds., History and Psyche: Culture, Psychoanalysis, and the Past

David Joselit, After Art

Christoph Menke, Force: A Fundamental Concept of Aesthetic Anthropology

Robert Sinnerbrink, New Philosophies of Film: Thinking Images

David Webb, Foucault’s Archaeology: Science and Transformation

Michel Serres, Biogea & Variations on the Body

Laurence Paul Hemming, Heidegger and Marx: A Productive Dialogue over the Language of Humanism

Carl Cederström and Peter Fleming, Dead Man Working


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161 Reviews

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Sylvère Lotringer, ed., The German Issue Gudrun Ensslin and Bernward Vesper, ‘Notstandgesetze von Deiner Hand’: Briefe 1968/1969 Esther Leslie

G.A. Cohen, Why Not Socialism? Alex Callinicos

Brett Buchanan, Onto-Ethologies: The Animal Environments of Uexkull, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and Deleuze Chris Wilbert

Jim McGuigan, Cool Capitalism Mark Fisher

Joe Sacco, Footnotes in Gaza Antonio Venezia

Erdmut Wizisla, …


The Baader Meinhof Complex

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


Flux and flurry

Stillness and hypermovement in animated worlds
by / RP 152 (Nov/Dec 2008) / Article


Doing something and doing nothing

Dossier: documenta 12 magazines project


by / RP 141 (Jan/Feb 2007) / Article, documenta 12 magazines project, Dossier

Culture is put busily to work these days. In Europe, certainly, culture is made the bearer of promises – the promise of a better quality of life, of a more educated public, of a more efficient and value-added cultural sphere, and, not least, the promise of regenerated economies. These promises are expressed in cultural policy …


137 Reviews

by , , , and / RP 137 (May/Jun 2006) / Reviews

Mark Neocleous, The Monstrous and the Dead: Burke, Marx, Fascism Terry Eagleton

Alexei Monroe, Interrogation Machine: Laibach and NSK Chris Thompson

Cecilia Sjöholm, The Antigone Complex: Ethics and the Invention of Feminine Desire Kaye Mitchell

Michael Löwy, Fire Alarm: Reading Walter Benjaminʼs ʻOn the Concept of Historyʼ Esther Leslie

Nikolai Bukharin, Philosophical Arabesques Craig Brandist


From stillness to movement and back

Cartoon theory today
by / RP 137 (May/Jun 2006) / Commentary


Walter Benjamin und die Künste, Haus Am Waldsee, Berlin, October 2004–January 2005

Crevices and footholds
by / RP 131 (May/Jun 2005) / Reviews


Brian Ferneyhough/Charles Bernstein, Shadowtime, Prinzregententheater, Munich, 25 May 2004

by / RP 127 (Sep/Oct 2004) / Reviews


125 Reviews

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Gilbert Achcar, The Clash of Barbarisms: September 11 and the Making of the New World Disorder Verna V. Gehring, ed., War after September 11 Stanley Hauerwas and Frank Lentricchia, eds, Dissent from the Homeland: Essays after September 11 Alain Joxe, Empire of Disorder Martin Ryle

Peter Hallward, Badiou: A Subject to Truth Jean-Jacques Lecercle

Charity …


Indeterminate! Communism, Goethe University of Frankfurt, 7–9 November 2003

by / RP 124 (Mar/Apr 2004) / Conference Report


[Anti-]Globalica: Conceptual and Artistic Tensions in the New Global, Disorder, Wroclaw, Poland, 1 May 2003

by / RP 121 (Sep/Oct 2003) / Conference Report


‘Siegfried Kracauer’, University of Birmingham, 13–14 September 2002

by / RP 116 (Nov/Dec 2002) / Conference Report


113 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 113 (May/Jun 2002) / Reviews

Rudi Visker, Truth and Singularity: Taking Foucault into Phenomenology Stella Sandford

Gary Gutting, French Philosophy in the Twentieth Century Jason Barker, Alain Badiou: A Critical Introduction Alberto Toscano

Anselm Jappe, Guy Debord Andrew Hussey, The Game of War: The Life and Death of Guy Debord Esther Leslie

Sanford Kwinter, Architectures of Time: Towards a Theory …


Tate Modern

A year of sweet success


by / RP 109 (Sep/Oct 2001) / Commentary

One room in Tate Modern is often passed through very quickly. An installation by Zurich artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss re-creates a room where redecorators are at work. Each item – buckets, brushes, a can of fizzy drink, a video cassette, palettes, a saucer of cat food – is crafted by hand from polyurethane …


Towards a Politics of Truth: The Retrieval of Lenin, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut, Essen, 2–4 February 2001

by / RP 107 (May/Jun 2001) / Conference Report