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Contributor Archive: Étienne Balibar

Critique in the 21st century

Political economy still, and religion again


by / RP 200 (Nov/Dec 2016) / Article

We gather once again to examine the question of ‘critique’. [1] We do so not just after Kant, Marx, Nietzsche and their respective descendants, but also after the innovations of the Frankfurt School (which only came to receive serious attention in France after some delay) and the critique of the foundations …


How can the aporia of the ‘European people’ be resolved?

Dossier: The Greek Symptom: Debt, Crisis and the Crisis of the Left


by / RP 181 (Sept/Oct 2013) / Article, Dossier, The Greek Symptom

The question that I deal with here is by no means a purely speculative one. It certainly evokes theoretical notions from different disciplines and from philosophy, but it does so because of a specific economy of circumstances, a crisis of economics, in a particular place (Greece), which happens to be at the origin of the …


Lenin and Gandhi

A missed encounter?
by / RP 172 (Mar/Apr 2012) / Article

The theme I shall address today has all the trappings of an academic exercise.* Still, I would like to attempt to show how it intersects with several major historical, epistemological and ultimately political questions. As a basis for the discussion, I will posit that Lenin and Gandhi are the two greatest figures among revolutionary theorist–practitioners …


Structure: method or subversion of the social sciences?

From structure to rhizome: transdisciplinarity in French thought (1)


by / RP 165 (Jan/Feb 2011) / Article, Dossier, From structure to rhizome: transdisciplinarity in French thought

It seems there’s no longer any real doubt as to the answer to this question, and that it is doubly negative. ‘Structuralism’, or what was designated as such mainly in France in the 1960s and 1970s (setting aside the question of other uses), is no longer regarded as a truly fertile method in the domains …


Marxism and war

by / RP 160 (Mar/Apr 2010) / Article

War for Marxism is not exactly a concept, but it is certainly a problem.* While Marxism could not invent a concept of war, it could re-create it, so to speak – that is, introduce the question of war into its own problematic, and produce a Marxist critiqueof war, or a critical theory of warfare, war …


A Mediterranean way for peace in Israel–Palestine?

by and / RP 140 (Nov/Dec 2006) / Commentary


Vocabulary of European Philosophies, Part 1 (Subject)

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

Étienne Balibar, Barbara Cassin, Alain de Libera

Introduction by Peter Osborne.


‘The history of truth’

Alain Badiou in French philosophy
by / RP 115 (Sep/Oct 2002) / Article


Étienne Balibar

Conjectures and conjunctures
by and / RP 097 (Sep/Oct 1999) / Interview