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186 Reviews

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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


University finances

Update
by / RP 181 (Sept/Oct 2013) / News

On 11 July, David Willetts, minister for universities and science, confirmed a new ‘operating framework’ for higher education in England. This pulled together the results of various consultations and the work done by the ‘Regulatory Partnership Group’ to set out regulatory arrangements through to 2015.1 A week earlier, Willetts had written to the Higher Education …


181 Reviews

Andrew McGettigan, The Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education Frederick Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human I, Frederich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human II and Unpublished Fragments Henriette Gunkel, Chrysanthi Nigianni and Fanny Söderbäck, eds, Unditiful Daughters: New Directions in Feminist Thought and Practice Douglas Murphy, The Architecture of Failure Sally Anne Haslanger, Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique Oxana Timofeeva, History of Animals: An Essay on Negativity, Immanence and Freedom James McFarland, Constellation: Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-time of History
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Conditions of the university

by / RP 181 (Sept/Oct 2013) / Review

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 …


Subscriber Offer on The Great University Gamble

by / 2013 / Web Content

Radical Philosophy and independent progressive publisher Pluto Press are happy to offer a promotional discount to all our Full subscribers for The Great University Gamble by Andrew McGettigan.

Andrew has been a regular contributor to Radical Philosophy, writing in recent issues on the changes to Higher Education in England and Wales. To celebrate the launch …


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 …


Lines in class

The ongoing attack on mass education in England
by / RP 176 (Nov/Dec 2012) / Commentary

Andrew McGettigan’s analysis of the financial transformations of higher education (‘Who Let the Dogs Out? The Privatization of Higher Education’, RP 174) is important for comprehending the complexity of the changes universities are undergoing and their implications. As he argues, ‘it is mass higher education in England’ that is now under attack and …


Fabrication defect

Fabrication defect: François Laruelle’s philosophical materials
by / RP 175 (Sep/Oct 2012) / Article

François Laruelle, professor of philosophy at Paris X, Nanterre, has been publishing since the early 1970s and now has around twenty book-length titles to his name. English-language reception of his work owes most to the efforts of Ray Brassier, who published an account of Laruelle’s ‘non-philosophy’ in Radical Philosophy in 2003 and critically incorporated aspects …


Who let the dogs out?

The privatization of higher education
by / RP 174 (Jul/Aug 2012) / Commentary

In April last year, I framed my article on ‘New Providers’ in relation to the delay surrounding the publication of the government’s White Paper for Higher Education (HE). That was caused by a combination of factors, but chiefly the need to fix a hole in the proposals for student loan financing; and additional …


168 Reviews

Books Reviewed:Isabelle Stengers, Cosmopolitics I Benjamin Noys, The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental TheoryPeter Fenves, The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of TimeAndrea Cavalletti, ClasseGail Day, Dialectical Passions: Negation in Postwar Art TheoryDavid Toop, Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the ListenerAndrew Finlay, Governing Ethnic Conflict: Consociation, Identity and the Price of PeaceManuel De Landa, Philosophy and Simulation: The Emergence of Synthetic ReasonBill Griffiths, Collected Earlier Poems (1966–1980)
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‘New Providers’

The Creation of a Market in Higher Education
by / RP 167 (May/Jun 2011) / Commentary

At the end of 2009, the Labour government commissioned a review panel, led by John Browne, formerly chief executive of the London-based oil and gas multinational BP, to report on the financing of higher education in England. Its basic remit was to devise a funding scheme that would open up more undergraduate degree …


165 Reviews

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Rob Chapman, Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head Julian Palacios, Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd: Dark Globe Michele Mari, Rosso Floyd Howard Caygill

Martin Heidegger, The Phenomenology of Religious Life Andrew McGettigan

Bruce C. Clarke and Mark B.N. Hansen, eds, Emergence and Embodiment: New Essays in Second-Order Systems Theory Andrew Pickering, The Cybernetic Brain: Sketches …


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, …


Benjamin and Brecht

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

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


160 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 160 (Mar/Apr 2010) / Reviews

Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Commonwealth John Kraniauskas

Adrian Parr, Hijacking Sustainability Jon Goodbun

Gary Peters, The Philosophy of Improvisation, Mattin and Anthony Iles, eds, Noise & Capitalism Andrew McGettigan

Daniel Heller-Roazen, The Enemy of All: Piracy and the Law of Nations Benjamin Noys

Michael Dillon and Julian Reid, The Liberal Way of War: Killing …


As flowers turn towards the sun

Walter Benjamin’s Bergsonian image of the past
by / RP 158 (Nov/Dec 2009) / Article

Benjamin’s theses ‘On the Concept of History’, the final precipitate of the unfinished Arcades Project, was intended to strike at the fundamental pillars of a thought complicit in its times.1 On the seventieth anniversary of the Ribbentrop–Molotov pact, which prompted its drafting, it is tempting to question the attraction of this …


158 Reviews

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Graham Harman, Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics Andrew Goffey

Bernard Stiegler, Technics and Time 2: Disorientation Bernard Stiegler, Acting Out Brian Rajski

Judith Butler, Frames of War: When is Life Grievable? Tarik Kochi, The Other’s War: Recognition and the Violence of Ethics Mark Neocleous

Peter Sloterdijk, Terror from the Air Mark Dorrian

Jeremy …


153 Reviews

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Michel Foucault, The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1978–1979 Mark Kelly

Lin Ma, Heidegger on East–West Dialogue: Anticipating the Event Andrew McGettigan

Samuel Weber, Benjamin’s -abilities Matthew Charles

Pier Vittorio Aureli, The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture within and against Capitalism Douglas Spencer

Mastaneh Shah-Shuja, Zones of Proletarian Development John …


150 Reviews

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Giovanni Arrighi, Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-First Century John Kraniauskas

Andy Hamilton, Aesthetics and Music Paul Hegarty, Noise/Music: A History Andrew McGettigan

Amber Jacobs, On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis and the Law of the Mother Alison Stone

Claudia Aradau, Rethinking Trafficking in Women: Politics Out of Security Guillermina Seri

Christopher Goto-Jones, ed., Re-politicising …


138 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 138 (Jul/Aug 2006) / Reviews

Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Art since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism Steve Edwards

Jacques Derrida, On Touching – Jean-Luc Nancy Ian James

Matthias Fritsch, The Promise of Memory: History and Politics in Marx, Benjamin, and Derrida Andrew McGettigan

Michael Scott Christofferson, French Intellectuals against the Left:The Antitotalitarian Moment of the …