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Pre-emptive strike

by and / RP 179 (May/Jun 2013) / Extras

A response to ‘Resisting resilience’ As the editor of the new journal Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses, published by Taylor & Francis, I am pleased to have a chance to respond to the ‘pre-emptive strike’ launched against the journal as a neoliberal ‘corporate-cum-academic dream’ in Mark Neocleous’s piece ‘Resisting Resilience’ (RP 178). First, it seems to be self-defeating to argue that the primacy of resilience in policy understandings means […]


On theoretical foundations: Theses on Brecht

With an Introduction by Andrew McGettigan
by and / RP 179 (May/Jun 2013) / Extras

Introduction to Walter Benjamin’s ‘Theses on Brecht’ Andrew McGettigan These four short paragraphs, translated here into English for the first time, were sketched out in Walter Benjamin’s hand on a sheet filed alongside a transcript for his radio talk ‘Bert Brecht’, broadcast on Frankfurter Rundfunk in June 1930.1 In content, they resemble ideas developed in other texts from this period – ‘Destructive Character’, ‘Karl Kraus’ (both 1931) and ‘Experience and Poverty’ […]


De-definition of media: A telegraphic postscript

Dossier: What is German Media Philosophy?
by / RP 169 (Sep/Oct 2011) / Extras

A “telegraphic postscript” by Éric Alliez to the dossier of articles on “What is German Media Philosophy?”


Who Was Oscar Masotta? Response to Derbyshire

Letter
by / RP 164 (Nov/Dec 2010) / Extras

Philip Derbyshire (‘Who Was Oscar Masotta? Psychoanalysisin Argentina’, RP 158) should be commended for his insightful consideration of the literary and psychoanalytic writings of Oscar Masotta, one of the most important Argentine intellectuals of the 1960s and 1970s. I would like to make a case for juxtaposing these texts with Masotta’s idiosyncratic and interdisciplinary explorations of aesthetics, which included actual artistic production between 1965 and1967 – years omitted from Derbyshire’s […]


It was better not to know

Chess News
by / RP 163 (Sep/Oct 2010) / Extras

What have we learnt from Andrew McGettigan’s reconstruction (in RP 161) of the photographedSvendborg chess match? In a nutshell, that Brecht played bad moves and Benjaminfailed to take advantage. For those of us who have long cherished the idea of these two playingmatches of the highest standard to match their contributions outside the chess board, the twelvemoves shown to us in Radical Philosophy are a great disappointment. McGettigan looks on […]


Benjamin and Brecht

Attrition in friendship
by / RP 161 (May/Jun 2010) / Extras

Andrew McGettigen on Benjamin and Brecht’s games of chess.


Critical views of South Africa & Reply

by and / RP 152 (Nov/Dec 2008) / Extras


Exchange on DJ Rottweiler

by and / RP 145 (Sep/Oct 2007) / Extras


Exchange on ‘Fixing meaning’

Where does meaning get its fix? A response to Rachel Malik’s ‘Fixing meaning’ & Reply
by and / RP 128 (Nov/Dec 2004) / Extras


Exchange on Hegel’s racism

by and / RP 119 (May/Jun 2003) / Extras


Institutional critique-by-numbers

A reply to Esther Leslie
by / RP 111 (Jan/Feb 2002) / Extras


Levinas and the Right

With Reply to Stone
by and / RP 106 (Mar/Apr 2001) / Extras


On Humanitarian Bombing

by / RP 097 (Sep/Oct 1999) / Extras


Ideology is everyday; Fractured community

by and / RP 092 (Nov/Dec 1998) / Extras


Blindspot on race

by / RP 091 (Sep/Oct 1998) / Extras


Critical social science and psychological explanation

by / RP 089 (May/Jun 1998) / Extras


Dearing revalued

by / RP 088 (Mar/Apr 1998) / Extras


Lesbians, gays and mainstream politics; Guy Hocquenghem

by and / RP 084 (Jul/Aug 1997) / Extras


The task of the translator

by / RP 082 (Mar/Apr 1997) / Extras


Architecture or art? (Response to Leslie); War between philosophy and art (Response to Bernstein); Frank significance (Response to Orozco)

by , , and / RP 080 (Nov/Dec 1996) / Extras