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The ship sails on

Review of Badiou's Cinema
by / 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, …


Our contemporary impotence

Dossier: The Greek Symptom: Debt, Crisis and the Crisis of the Left
by / RP 181 (Sept/Oct 2013) / Article, Dossier, The Greek Symptom

We have, in this conference, discussed all of the crucial aspects of the situation in Europe and especially in Greece. We have, of course, analysed the great historical structures at stake: the particularly aggressive global politics of contemporary capitalism, the complicit weakness of the various states, and the reactive role played by Europe as it …


Politics in a Tragic Key

by / RP 180 (July/Aug 2013) / Article

In memory of Joel Olson (1967-2012)

In the quarter-century or so since the obscure disaster of the Soviet bloc’s collapse, two words have been pinned to that of ‘communism’ with liberal abandon: ‘tragedy’ and ‘transition’. Tragedy, to signify the magnitude of suffering, but not the greatness of the enterprise; the depth of the fall, …


The Autonomy of the Aesthetic Process

With introduction by Bruno Bosteels
by / RP 178 (Mar/Apr 2013) / Article

After achieving considerable critical acclaim with Almageste and Portulans – two avant-garde novels that promptly caught the attention of his long-time intellectual model Jean-Paul Sartre – Alain Badiou published ‘The Autonomy of the Aesthetic Process’, his first work as a philosopher.1 Written in 1965 as part of a seminar presented under the aegis of his …


An introduction to Alain Badiou’s ‘The autonomy of the aesthetic process’

by / RP 178 (Mar/Apr 2013) / Article

See Alain Badiou, ‘The Autonomy of the Aesthetic Process’ (in the same issue)


The Two Names of Communism

by / RP 177 (Jan/Feb 2013) / Article

Toujours avec l’espoir de rencontrer la mer, lis voyageaient sans pain, sans batons et sans urnes, Mordant au citron d’or de l’ideal amer. Stephane Mallarme, 18621

The recent explosion of writing on the communist idea, ideal and ‘communization’ recovers or expands a moment in the early to mid-1980s when French politi­cal theory and philosophy (in …


More than everything

Žižek's Badiouian Hegel
by / RP 177 (Jan/Feb 2013) / Article

There are philosophical books, minor classics even, which are widely known and referred to, although no one has actually read them page by page… a nice example of interpassivity, where some figure of the Other is supposed to do the reading for us. Slavoj Žižek1

Allow me to be that figure (for now anyway), …


Flickers

by / RP 177 (Jan/Feb 2013) / Individual Review

Bruno Bosteels, Marx and Freud in Latin America: Politics, Psychoanalysis and Religion in Times of Terror, Verso, London and New York, 2012. 326 pp., £19.99 pb., 978 1 84467 755 9.

Bruno Bosteels is probably best known to readers of Radical Philosophy as translator of and commentator on the work of Alain Badiou


176 Reviews

Books Reviewed:Benoît Peeters, Derrida: A BiographySimon Critchley, The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political TheologyClaudia Aradau and Rens Van Munster, Politics of Catastrophe: Genealogies of the UnknownStuart Price, Worst Case Scenario? Governance, Mediation and the Security RegimeMartin Breaugh, L’Expérience PlébéienneTina Chanter, Whose Antigone? The Tragic Marginalization of SlaveryStella Sandford, Plato and SexAlain Badiou, with Nicolas Truong, In Praise of LoveYehoshua Yakhot, The Suppression of Philosophy in the USSR: The 1920s & 1930sJay Lampert, Simultaneity and Delay: A Dialectical Theory of Staggered Time
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Reviewing Rancière. Or, the persistence of discrepancies

Dossier: The Althusser–Rancière Controversy
by / RP 170 (Nov/Dec 2011) / Article, Dossier, The Althusser–Rancière Controversy

In the nearly four decades since its original publication, Althusser’s Lesson has acquired a certain mythical aura as the dark precursor of things to come. Even with the wealth of translations of Jacques Rancière’s work that have been published at an increasingly feverish pace over the past few years in the wake of the …


Flaubert’s parrot

by / RP 170 (Nov/Dec 2011) / Individual Review

Jacques Rancière, The Politics of Literature, trans. Julie Rose, Polity Press, Cambridge and Malden MA, 2011. 215 pp., £55.00 hb., £17.99 pb., 978 0 74564 531 5 hb., 978 0 74564 530 8 pb.

David Cunningham

The ongoing role played by French philosophy in underwriting the contemporaneity of anglophone theory has entailed, since …


Theatre and the public

Badiou, Rancière, Virno
by / RP 157 (Sep/Oct 2009) / Article


156 Reviews

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Stefan Jonsson, A Brief History of the Masses: Three Revolutions Alberto Toscano

Alexander R. Galloway and Eugene Thacker, The Exploit: A Theory of Networks Tiziana Terranova

Catherine Malabou, What Should We Do with Our Brain? Andrew Goffey

Lisa Baraitser, Maternal Encounters: The Ethics of Interruption Alison Stone

Damian F. White, Bookchin: A Critical Appraisal Mick …


The jargon of finitude

Or, materialism today
by / RP 155 (May/Jun 2009) / Article


‘On the Idea of Communism’, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, London, 13–15 March 2009

by / RP 155 (May/Jun 2009) / Conference Report


Gramsci and the political

From the state as ‘metaphysical event’ to hegemony as ‘philosophical fact’
by / RP 153 (Jan/Feb 2009) / Article


The Substance of Thought, Cornell University, NY, 10–12 April 2008

by / RP 150 (Jul/Aug 2008) / Conference Report


149 Reviews

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Julian Bourg, From Revolution to Ethics: May ’68 and Contemporary French Thought Knox Peden

Alain Badiou, De Quoi Sarkozy est-il le nom? Circonstances Peter Hallward

Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism Robert Spencer

John Roberts, The Intangibilities of Form: Skill and Deskilling in Art after the Readymade Steve Edwards

Matthew Beaumont, …


Neo-classic

Alain Badiou’s Being and Event
by / RP 142 (Mar/Apr 2007) / Article


131 Reviews

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Jacques Rancière, The Politics of Aesthetics: The Distribution of the Sensible Alain Badiou, Handbook of Inaesthetics Stewart Martin

Jacques Rancière, The Philosopher and His Poor Mark Neocleous

Andrew Feenberg, Heidegger and Marcuse: The Catastrophe and Redemption of History Drew Milne

Eli Zaretsky, Secrets of the Soul: A Social and Cultural History of Psychoanalysis Stephen Frosh