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Contributor Archive: Kate Soper

John Mepham, 1938–2012

An English Marxist
by / RP 177 (Jan/Feb 2013) / Obituary

John Mepham, one of the founding editors of Radical Philosophy, died in London, in September, aged 73. He was a fine thinker and much valued teacher, whose expertise ranged across science, philosophy and literature. During his period as a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sussex (1965-76) he played an important part in the promotion of Marxist philosophical studies in the British academy. His final post before retirement was […]


172 Reviews

Books Reviewed:

Fredric Jameson, Representing ‘Capital’: A Reading of Volume One

Melissa Gregg and Gregory J. Seigworth, eds, The Affect Theory Reader

Michael Bailey and Des Freedman, eds, The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for Resistance

University for Strategic Optimism, Undressing the Academy, or The Student Handjob

Deborah Cook, Adorno on Nature

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel, The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-Reference in Contemporary Thought

Peter E. Gordon, Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos

Sean Sayers, Marx and Alienation: Essays on Hegelian Themes


by , , , , , , and / RP 172 (Mar/Apr 2012) / Reviews


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 of Another Future Jon Goodbun Richard Menary, ed., The Extended Mind Benjamin James Lozano Tim […]


The awfulness of the actual

Counter-consumerism in a new age of war
by / RP 135 (Jan/Feb 2006) / Article


120 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 120 (Jul/Aug 2003) / Reviews

Beatrice Hanssen and Andrew Benjamin, eds, Walter Benjamin and Romanticism Helga Geyer-Ryan et al., eds, Benjamin Studies, Volume 1: Perception and Experience in Modernity Michael Löwy and Robert Sayre, Romanticism against the Tide of Modernity Walter Benjamin, Selected Writings, Volume 3: 1935–1938 Nickolas Lambrianou Fredric Jameson, A Singular Modernity: Essay on the Ontology of the Present David Cunningham Andreas Huyssen, Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory Joe […]


War and democracy

by / RP 120 (Jul/Aug 2003) / Commentary


117 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 117 (Jan/Feb 2003) / Reviews

Alexander García Düttmann, The Memory of Thought: An Essay on Heideggerand Adorno Simon Jarvis Nathan Widder, Genealogies of Difference Christian Kerslake Michel Surya, Georges Bataille: An Intellectual Biography Benjamin Noys Sherry Weber Nicholsen, The Love of Nature and the End of the World: The Unspoken Dimensions of Environmental Concern Kate Soper William Rehg and James Bohman, eds, Pluralism and the Pragmatic Turn: The Transformation of Critical Theory. Essays in Honor […]


105 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 105 (Jan/Feb 2001) / Reviews

Adriana Cavarero, Relating Narratives: Storytelling and Selfhood Carolyn Steedman Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Žižek, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left John Roberts Giorgio Agamben, Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive Victor Jeleniewski Seidler, Shadows of the Shoah: Jewish Identity and Belonging Esther Leslie Rebecca L. Spang, The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture J.M. Coetzee, The Lives of Animals Kate Soper […]


Future culture

Realism, humanism and the politics of nature
by / RP 102 (Jul/Aug 2000) / Article


98 Reviews

by , , , , , , , , and / RP 098 (Nov/Dec 1999) / Reviews

Peter Coates, Nature: Western Attitudes since Ancient Times Tim Hayward, Political Theory and Ecological Values Kate Soper Jan Golinski, Making Knowledge Natural: Constructivism and the History of Science Roger Harris Morris Dickstein, ed., The Revival of Pragmatism: New Essays on Social Thought, Law and Culture Stephen Mulhall Perry Anderson, The Origins of Postmodernity Harry Harootunian Fredric Jameson, Brecht and Method Steve Giles Jed Rasula and Steve McCaffery, Imagining Language: An […]


Kate Soper

An alternative hedonism
by and / RP 093 (Jan/Feb 1999) / Interview


The limits of hauntology

Spectres of Derrida Symposium
by / RP 075 (Jan/Feb 1996) / Article


72 Reviews

by , , , , , , , , , , , and / RP 072 (Jul/Aug 1995) / Reviews

David Schweickart, Against Capitalism Marcus Roberts Stanley Cavell, A Pitch of Philosophy Stephen Mulhall Cornell West, Keeping Faith: Philosophy and Race in America Homi K. Bhabha, The Location of Culture Rod Edmund Malcolm Bowie, Psychoanalysis and the Future of Theory Teresa Brennan, History After Lacan Stephen Frosh Toril Moi, Simone de Beauvoir Kate Soper Andrew Bowie, Schelling and Modern European Philosophy Gordon Finlayson Dan W. Brock, Life and Death: Philosophical […]


Heterosexual Utopianism

by / RP 069 (Jan/Feb 1995) / Article

‘When people of a later age look back upon the barbarous customs and superstitions of the times we have the unhappiness to live in, what will they say?’ Sue Bridehead’s question – or rather exclamation – in Jude the Obscure – is, of course, rhetorical; and Hardy has surely been vindicated in this appeal to the enlightenment of  later times to put to shame the mores of  his own. We who are in a position to do the […]


E. P. Thompson, 1924-1993; Madan Sarup, 1930-1993

by and / RP 066 (Spring 1994) / Obituary


66 Reviews

by , , , , , , , , , , , , , and / RP 066 (Spring 1994) / Reviews

Didier Eribon, Michel Foucault David Macey, The Lives of Michel Foucault James Miller, The Passion of Michel Foucault Kate Soper John Rawls, Political Liberalism David Archard Jacques Derrida, Acts of Literature Jacques Derrida, Cinders Jacques Derrida, The Other Heading Willy Maley Gianni Vattimo, The Transparent Society Jügen Habermas, Postmetaphysical Thinking Anthony Elliott David Watson, Hannah Arendt Jeffrey Isaac, Arendt, Camus and Modern Rebellion Marcus Roberts Margaret Canovan, Hannah Arendt John […]


60 Reviews

by , , , , , , , , , , , , , and / RP 060 (Spring 1992) / Reviews

Kate Soper, Troubled Pleasures: Writings on Politics, Gender and Hedonism Peter Osborne, ed., Socialism and the Limits of Liberalism Dave Archard Richard Rorty, Objectivity, Relativism and Truth and Essays on Heidegger and Others, Philosophical Papers, Vols. I and II Kate Soper Terry Eagleton, Ideology: An Introduction Richard Rorty Gary Saul Morson and Caryl Emerson, Mikhail Bakhtin: Creation of a Prosaics David Lodge, After Bakhtin: Essays on Fiction and Criticism Malcolm V. Jones, Dostoyevsky […]


Response to Soper; Response to Plant

by , and / RP 057 (Spring 1991) / Extras


Feminism, Humanism and Postmodernism

by / RP 055 (Summer 1990) / Article


Greenham Common: an Exchange

by and / RP 034 (Summer 1983) / Article