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Radical Philosophy is a UK-based journal of socialist and feminist philosophy. The journal appears 6 times a year and features major academic articles, commentaries, news and a large & diverse reviews section.
Between 10 December 2011, the day of the first mass protest against fraud in the recently held Russian parliamentary elections, and 4 March 2012, the day of the presidential vote, Moscow was a transformed place. The suffocating atmosphere of Putin’s rule was disturbed as if by a sudden breath of fresh air. People came onto [...]
Freedom and power
Peter Hallward I’d like to start by asking you about some of your basic philosophical principles, starting with your understanding of human freedom and creativity. In the modern European tradition I’m most familiar with, freedom is a dominant philosophical theme from Descartes through Rousseau to Kant. With Kant we have an affirmation of absolute freedom [...]
Leibniz and the antinomy of modern power
The critical ethos that stands behind much of the most impressive and important work on modern forms of power seems to have constructed its own prison. A free and open concept of power – the concept that has guided so many enlightening histories of the present – has revealed itself as yet another technology of [...]
Foucault, Castoriadis and the Greeks
The delay involved in the publication of lectures or seminars has strange effects: what comes late and in a different time to its own is research and words which were caught up – more so than the books – in the historical circumstances of their elaboration; and the text that is finally published, with the [...]
The liberal theory of William E. Connolly
Cultural identity and European integration
With Reply to Chandler
Mouffe, Wittgenstein and Cavell
But can the poor tell the difference?
On Jürgen Habermas’s Between Facts and Norms