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Contributor Archive: Patrice Maniglier

A metaphysical turn?

Bruno Latour’s An Inquiry into Modes of Existence
by / RP 187 (Sept/Oct 2014) / Article

A book bearing the title An Inquiry into Modes of Existence, but with the subtitle An Anthropology of the Moderns,* will immediately prompt the question: is this a work of metaphysics, as suggested by the title (which was lifted from the philosopher Étienne Souriau’s 1943 work [1]), or a work of …


What is a problematic?

Dossier: Bachelard and the Concept of Problematic


by / RP 173 (May/Jun 2012) / Article, Bachelard and the Concept of Problematic, Dossier

Gaston Bachelard’s 1949 book, Le Rationalisme appliqué (RA; best translated as Reason Applied), is essential to an understanding of his work, and Bachelard is essential to an understanding of twentieth-century French philosophy. That this book has never been translated into English shows how little the anglophone world is yet acquainted with some key aspects of this corpus. …


DOSSIER: Bachelard and the Concept of Problematic

by , and / 2012 / Web Content

This dossier is the result of discussion following Patrice Maniglier’s contribution to ‘The Concept of Problem’, the second day of the first Workshop in the AHRC-funded research project, ‘Transdisciplinarity and the Humanities: Problems, Methods, Histories, Concepts’, organized by the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, at Dorich House, …


Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1908–2009

A Lévi-Straussian century
by / RP 160 (Mar/Apr 2010) / Obituary

Patrice Maniglier argues that if the next century might be one day be recognized as Deleuzian or Badiouian, it won’t be so without us first realizing that the one that has just ended was Lévi-Straussian.