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The dream is a fragment

Freud, transdisciplinarity and early German Romanticism


by / RP 198 (Jul/Aug 2016) / Article, Romantic Transdisciplinarity 2

An appreciation and practice of the fragment is a feature of all European Romanticism, but it was in early German (or ‘Jena’) Romanticism, and most of all in the work of Friedrich Schlegel, that the concept of ‘the fragment’ was philosophically determined. Indeed, the fragment has been called ‘the central philosophical concept of early German …


193 reviews

by , , , , , , , and / RP 193 (Sept/Oct 2015) / Reviews

McKenzie Wark, Molecular Red: Theory for the Anthropocene

John Beck

Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark, I’m Very Into You: Correspondence 1995–1996

Agata Pyzik

Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Cannibal Metaphysics: For a Post-Structural Anthropology

Jason Read

John Fletcher and Nicholas Ray, eds, Seductions and Enigmas: Laplanche, Theory, Culture

Stella Sandford

Sara Ahmed, Willful Subjects

Victoria …


Spontaneous generation

The fantasy of the birth of concepts in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason


by / RP 179 (May/Jun 2013) / Article

In the second edition of the Critique of Pure Reason, at the end of the transcendental deduction of the categories, Kant distinguishes the doctrine of transcendental idealism from competing theories of knowledge – or, more specifically, theories of the relation between concepts and experience – by characterizing them in terms of various theories …


Shulamith Firestone, 1945–2012

by / RP 176 (Nov/Dec 2012) / Obituary

Shulamith Firestone was perhaps the most infamous radical feminist theorist of the twentieth century. As a student at the Art Institute of Chicago, she became an early activist in the women’s movement, founding (with Jo Freeman) the Westside Group in 1967, in large part in response to the patronizing sexism of left politics …


176 Reviews

Books Reviewed:

Benoît Peeters, Derrida: A Biography

Simon Critchley, The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology

Claudia Aradau and Rens Van Munster, Politics of Catastrophe: Genealogies of the Unknown
Stuart Price, Worst Case Scenario? Governance, Mediation and the Security Regime

Martin Breaugh, L’Expérience Plébéienne

Tina Chanter, Whose Antigone? The Tragic Marginalization of Slavery

Stella Sandford, Plato and Sex

Alain Badiou, with Nicolas Truong, In Praise of Love

Yehoshua Yakhot, The Suppression of Philosophy in the USSR: The 1920s & 1930s

Jay Lampert, Simultaneity and Delay: A Dialectical Theory of Staggered Time


by , , , , , , , and / RP 176 (Nov/Dec 2012) / Reviews


Sex: a transdisciplinary concept

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

What is sex? Some feminists have harboured suspicions about this form of question, given its philosophical (or ‘metaphysical’1) pedigree. But philosophy no longer has the disciplinary monopoly on it. Indeed, with regard to sex, the more interesting task today is to pose and to attempt to answer the question from within …


‘All human beings are pregnant’

The bisexual imaginary in Plato’s Symposium
by / RP 150 (Jul/Aug 2008) / Article


Sexmat, revisited

by / RP 145 (Sep/Oct 2007) / Article


140 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 140 (Nov/Dec 2006) / Reviews

David Harvey, A Brief History of Neoliberalism Iain Boal and Michael Watts

Katerina Deligiorgi, Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment Elisabeth Ellis, Kantʼs Politics: Provisional Theory in an Uncertain World Paul Saurette, The Kantian Imperative: Humiliation, Common Sense, Politics Kimberly Hutchings

Esther Leslie, Synthetic Worlds: Nature, Art and the Chemical Industry Crystal Bartolovich

Michel Kail, …


Women’s Philosophy Review, 1997–2005

by / RP 135 (Jan/Feb 2006) / News


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 …


Wishful thinking

by / RP 133 (Sep/Oct 2005) / Review

Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophical Writings, edited by Margaret A. Simons with Marybeth Timmerman and Mary Beth Mader, University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago, 2004.

For more than a decade much of the anglophone literature on Simone de Beauvoir has been preoccupied with the question of her intellectual status, attacking the still prevailing presumptions …


127 Reviews

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

Luciana Parisi, Abstract Sex: Philosophy, Bio-technology and the Mutations of Desire Mario Perniola, The Sex Appeal of the Inorganic: Philosophies of Desire in the Modern World Stella Sandford

Manfred Frank, The Philosophical Foundations of Early German Romanticism Frederick C. Beiser, The Romantic Imperative: The Concept of Early German Romanticism Stewart Martin

David M. Kaplan, ed., …


Going Back

Heidegger, East Asia and ‘the West’
by / RP 120 (Jul/Aug 2003) / Article


118 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 118 (Mar/Apr 2003) / Reviews

Daniel Bensaïd, Marx for Our Times: Adventures and Misadventures of a Critique Stewart Martin

Wendy Cealey Harrison and John Hood-Williams, Beyond Sex and Gender Stella Sandford

Val Plumwood, Environmental Culture: The Ecological Crisis of Reason Ted Benton

Conor Cunningham, Genealogy of Nihilism: Philosophies of Nothing and the Difference of Theology Ray Brassier

Howard Caygill, Levinas …


114 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 114 (Jul/Aug 2002) / Reviews

Julian Baggini and Jeremy Stangroom, eds, New British Philosophy: The Interviews Peter Osborne

Stuart Elden, Mapping the Present: Heidegger, Foucault and the Project of a Spatial History David Harvey, Spaces of Capital: Towards a Critical Geography David Cunningham and Jon Goodbun

Nancy Bauer, Simone de Beauvoir: Philosophy and Feminism Stella Sandford

Wendy Brown, Politics Out …


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 …


Feminism against ‘the feminine’

by / RP 105 (Jan/Feb 2001) / Article

Whilst the distinction between French and Anglo-American feminism was always rather dubious (failing to be accurate, consistent or inclusive at the level of either national origin, language of choice or theoretical commitment; seeming to parcel feminist theory – or at least the feminist theory that mattered – out into two Western blocks from which the …


103 Reviews

by , , , , , , and / RP 103 (Sep/Oct 2000) / Reviews

Joseph Schwartz, Cassandraʼs Daughter: A History of Pyschoanalysis in Europe and America Eli Zaretsky

Paul Redding, The Logic of Affect Christine Battersby

Terry Eagleton, The Idea of Culture Francis Mulhern, Culture/Metaculture Martin Ryle

Lynne Segal, Why Feminism? Gender, Psychology, Politics Jennifer Hornsby

Toril Moi, What is a Woman? And Other Essays Lynne Segal

Alain Badiou,


102 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 102 (Jul/Aug 2000) / Reviews

Simon Glendinning, ed., The Edinburgh Encyclopedia of Continental Philosophy Stella Sandford

Jean Laplanche, Essays on Otherness David Macey

Alasdair MacIntyre, Dependent Rational Animals: Why Human Beings Need the Virtues Stuart Hampshire, Justice is Conflict Sean Sayers

Penelope Deutscher and Kelly Oliver, eds, Enigmas: Essays on Sarah Kofman Jean-Jacques Lecercle

Max Blechman, ed., Revolutionary Romanticism Matthew …