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Posts tagged ‘Gilles Deleuze’

The ship sails on

Review of Badiou's Cinema
by / 2014 / Web Content

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, to identify it as something other than film criticism. It is, in other words, to announce […]


Extra, extra, read all about it!

Contemporary art is postconceptual art
by / RP 183 (Jan/Feb 2014) / Article

Peter Osborne, Anywhere or Not At All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art, Verso, London and New York, 2013. vi + 282 pp., £60.00 hb., £19.95 pb., 978 1 78168 113 8 hb., 978 1 78168 094 0 pb. Numbers in parentheses in the main text refer to page numbers of this book. ‘The coming together of different times that constitute the contemporary, and the relations between the social spaces in which […]


Cannibal metaphysics: Amerindian perspectivism

With an introduction by Peter Skafish
by and / RP 182 (Nov/Dec 2013) / Article

From anthropology to philosophy: Introduction to Eduardo Viveiros de Castro Peter Skafish Can anthropology be philosophy, and if so, how? For philosophers, the matter has been and often remains quite simple: anthropology’s concern with socio-cultural and historical differences might yield analyses that philosophy can put to use (provided that it condescends to examine them), but only rarely does anthropology conceive its material at a level of generality or in relation […]


Here comes the new

Deadwood and the historiography of capitalism
by / RP 180 (July/Aug 2013) / Article

We are swept up, are we not, by the large events and forces of our times? A.W. Merrick, Deadwood, Season 3 Shown across three twelve-episode series that began in 2004, Deadwood is one of several recent television programmes to develop long, serially formatted narratives of a complexity and scale hitherto unusual in its medium. Produced by HBO, the American subscription cable network also responsible for The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, […]


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), for Žižek has published a book which, while in no way unread­able – assuming one lives […]


The map is the territory

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

When I read the expression ‘The map is not theterritory’ for the first time, it occurred to me that it contained the quintessence of Anglo-American philosophyof common sense. The defiant insistence on a logic of representation, a common-sense belief in the evidence of an objective ‘reality’ that is prior to all mental representations or written marks, a normative concept of rigour and scientism – all that appeared to be condensed […]


Architectural Deleuzism

Neoliberal space, control and the ‘univer-city’
by / RP 168 (Jul/Aug 2011) / Article

For many thinkers of the spatiality of contemporary capitalism, the production of all social space tends now to converge upon a single organizational paradigm designed to generate and service mobility, connectivity and flexibility. Networked, landscaped, borderless and reprogrammable, this is a space that functions, within the built environments of business, shopping, education or the ‘creative industries’, to mobilize the subject as a communicative and enterprising social actant. Integrating once discrete […]


Rhizome (With no return)

From structure to rhizome: transdisciplinarity in French thought (2)
by / RP 167 (May/Jun 2011) / Article

In the invitation to speakers for the conference From Structure to Rhizome, we suggested that talks might set out by re-examining (and hence ‘re-founding’) texts that we qualified – in far too rapid and expeditious a fashion – as ‘founding’. But we did notmake this suggestion without being conscious of the difficulty involved in the very idea of a ‘foundation’ for transdisciplinarity. The difference induced by the (re-founding) repetition and […]


Everybody thinks

Deleuze, Descartes and rationalism
by / RP 162 (Jul/Aug 2010) / Article

In his 1968 book Difference and Repetition, Gilles Deleuze famously stresses the violent, unnatural and shocking character of thought, counterposing his own anti-representational philosophy of difference to what he depicts as a dogmatic, humanist ‘image of thought’. In his own words: ‘“Everybody” knows very well that in fact men think rarely, and more often under the impulse of a shock than in the excitement of a taste for thinking.’1 In […]


Body without image: Ernesto Neto’s Anti-Leviathan

Dossier: Undoing the Aesthetic Image, with an introduction by Peter Osborne)
by / RP 156 (Jul/Aug 2009) / Article


A very different context

Dossier: Art and Immaterial Labour (with an introduction by Peter Osborne)
by / RP 149 (May/Jun 2008) / Article


Grounding Deleuze

by / RP 148 (Mar/Apr 2008) / Article


Marx and the philosophy of time

by / RP 147 (Jan/Feb 2008) / Article


Becoming everyone

The politics of sympathy in Deleuze and Rorty
by / RP 147 (Jan/Feb 2008) / Article


Deleuze and cosmopolitanism

by / RP 142 (Mar/Apr 2007) / Article


An immanent transcendental

Foucault, Kant and critical philosophy
by / RP 141 (Jan/Feb 2007) / Article


Inside out

Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus Papers
by / RP 140 (Nov/Dec 2006) / Article


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 1970s Alberto Toscano Gary Peters, Irony and Singularity: Aesthetic Education from Kant to Levinas Robin Durie […]


Walking through walls

Soldiers as architects in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict
by / RP 136 (Mar/Apr 2006) / Article


Paolo Virno

Reading Gilbert Simondon: Transindividuality, technical activity and reification
by and / RP 136 (Mar/Apr 2006) / Interview