Étienne Balibar, Identity and Difference: John Locke and the Invention of Consciousness
Étienne Balibar, Equaliberty: Political Essays
Jennifer Mensch, Kant’s Organicism: Epigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy
Adrian Johnston, Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism, Volume 1: The Outcome of Contemporary French Philosophy
Simon Morgan Wortham
Nikolas Rose and …
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Étienne Balibar, Identity and Difference: John Locke and the Invention of Consciousness, trans. Warren Montag, edited and introduced by Stella Sandford, Verso, London and New York, 2013. xlvi + 158 pp., £51.98 hb., £14.99 pb., 978 1 78168 135 0 hb., 978 1 78168 134 3 pb.
In recent years there …
Adrian Johnston, Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism, Volume 1: The Outcome of Contemporary French Philosophy, Northwestern University Press, Evanston IL, 2013. 257 pp., £26.67 pb., 978 0 81012 912 2.
Prologomena to Any Future Materialism is the first volume in a proposed trilogy. As such it seeks to clear the ground …
Howard Eiland and Michael Jennings, Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life
- Esther Leslie
Warren Montag, Althusser and His Contemporaries: Philosophy’s Perpetual War
- Stefano Pippa Justin Clemens, Psychoanalysis is an Anti-Philosophy - Tom Eyers Marcelo Hoffman, Foucault and Power: The Influence of Political Engagement on Theories of Power - Mark Kelly …
by Victoria Horne / RP 186 (Jul/Aug 2014) / Reviews
Dave Beech’s review of Tate Liverpool’s exhibition Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making 1789–2013 (‘A Blockbuster for the Left’, RP 184) assessed the usefulness of the exhibition form for presenting the complex histories of left-wing politics and their intersections within art practice. Two concurrent exhibitions at Tate Britain (16 September 2013–6 April 2014) raised …
by Daniel Nemenyi / RP 186 (Jul/Aug 2014) / Reviews
Standing before a firing squad, in Margarethe von Trotta’s 1986 biopic Rosa Luxemburg, Luxemburg is taken in flashback to an image of herself as a child refusing to go to bed, intent on seeing the petals of a rose unfurl before her. A gun cracks, but no bullets are fired. It is when death is …
Review | RP185
Étienne Balibar, Saeculum. Culture, religion, idéologie, Éditions Galilée, Paris, 2012. 118 pp., €22.00, 978 2 71860 874 7.
The new millennium has not been kind to the partisans of a radical Enlightenment. The sundering of temporal and spiritual authority, the suspicion of piety, the virtues of profanation, not to mention atheism …
Étienne Balibar, Saeculum Culture, religion, idéologie
- Alberto Toscano
David McNally, Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism
- Alexandra Warwick
Lisa Guenther, Solitary Confinement: Social Death and Its Afterlives
- Victoria Browne
Alexander Galloway, Eugene Thacker and McKenzie Wark, Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation
- Jussi Parikka
Andrew Bowie, Adorno …
George Henderson, Value in Marx: The Persistence of Value in a More-than-Capitalist World, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis and London, 2013. xxv + 171 pp., £50.50 hb., £17.00 pb., 978 0 81668 095 5 hb., 978 0 81668 096 2 pb.
Henderson’s intention in this book is ‘to explore what can be thought of as …
by John Kraniauskas, Garin V. Dowd, Stewart Martin, Eva Giraud, Mark Neocleous, Dylan Evans, Daniel Whittall, Nardina Kaur, Carrie Giunta and Michael Löwy / RP 184 (Mar/Apr 2014) / Reviews
by Garin V. Dowd / RP 184 (Mar/Apr 2014) / Individual Review
Review | RP184 (Mar/Apr 2014)
Alain Badiou, Cinema, Polity, Cambridge, 2013. 320 pp., £55.00 hb., £17.99 pb., 978 0 74565 567 3 hb., 978 0 74565 568 0 pb.
To call a book simply Cinema is to frame its contents as a contribution to the theorization of cinema, and thus, for a certain readership, …
by Dave Beech / RP 184 (Mar/Apr 2014) / Reviews
Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making 1789–2013 is a thematic exhibition curated by Eleanor Clayton and Francesco Manacorda of Tate Liverpool in collaboration with Lynn Wray, whose doctoral research provides the rationale for the curatorial project and the bulk of the research on which it depends. At every opportunity the curators have pointed out …
by John Kraniauskas / RP 184 (Mar/Apr 2014) / Individual Review
In ‘The Notion of Bourgeois Revolution’ (1976) Perry Anderson wrote: ‘Among the concepts traditionally associated with historical materialism, few have been so problematic and contested as that of bourgeois revolution.’ Neil Davidson’s book may be considered a long and exhaustive response to Anderson’s more punctual reflection, in which …
by Dominiek Hoens, Nina Power, Nicolas Mendoza, Allan Stoekl, Andy Merrifield, Matthew Charles and Marieke de Goede / RP 183 (Jan/Feb 2014) / Reviews
Peter Sloterdijk, You Must Change Your Life, Polity Press, Cambridge and Malden MA, 2013. 503 pp., £35.00 hb., 978 0 74564 921 4. Peter Sloterdijk, The Art of Philosophy, Columbia University Press, New York and Chichester, 2012. 146 pp., £41.50 hb., £13.95 pb., 978 0 23115 870 1 hb., 978 0 23115 871 8 pb.
Peter Hallward and Knox Peden, eds, Concept and Form, Volume 1: Key Texts from the ‘Cahiers pour l’analyse’, Verso, London and New York, 2012. 272 pp., £16.99 pb., 978 1 84467 872 3. Peter Hallward and Knox Peden, eds, Concept and Form, Volume 2: Interviews and Essays on the ‘Cahiers pour l’analyse’, Verso, London and …
Béatrice Hibou, La bureaucratisation du monde à l’ère néolibérale, La Découverte, Paris, 2012. 223 pp., €17.00 pb., 978 2 70717 439 0.
Ben Kafka, The Demon of Writing: Powers and Failures of Paperwork, Zone Books, New York, 2012. 182 pp., £19.95 hb., 978 1 93540 826 0.
The ascendancy of neoliberalism was accompanied by …
by Alberto Toscano, Jessica Schmidt, Andrew Goffey, Ben Watson, David Winters, Daniel Whistler, Guy Callan-Nardina Kaur and Devan Hawkins / RP 182 (Nov/Dec 2013) / Reviews
Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift, Arts of the Political: New Openings for the Left, Duke University Press, Durham NC, 2013. 240 pp., £62.00 hb., £15.99 pb., 978 0 82235 387 4 hb., 978 0 82235 401 7 pb.
This book makes a much-needed attempt to revamp the Left’s struggle to ‘voice a politics of social …
Andrew McGettigan, The Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and the Future of Education, Pluto Press, London, 2013. 232 pp., £54.00 hb., £15.00 pb., 978 0 74533 294 9 hb., 978 0 74533 293 2 pb.
In an interview with Giovanna Borradori given after 9/11, Jacques Derrida said: ‘I am incapable of knowing who today …