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Posts tagged ‘Gilles Deleuze’

Submarine state

On secrets and leaks
by / RP 193 (Sept/Oct 2015) / Commentary

It’s not answerable to anyone, given it doesn’t exist in law; no minutes are kept; and it’s confidential. No citizen ever knows what is said within… These are decisions of almost life and death, and no member has to answer to anybody.

Yanis Varoufakis, description of the Eurozone

A Marxist heresy?

Accelerationism and its discontents
by / RP 191 (May/Jun 2015) / Article, Future Stasis

In his study of the semantics of historical time, Reinhart Koselleck proposes that ‘two specific determinants’ characterize modernity’s ‘new experience of transition: the expected otherness of the future and, associated with it, the alteration in the rhythm of temporal experience: acceleration, by means of which one’s own time is distinguished from what went before’. If …

The ship sails on

Review of Badiou's Cinema
by / RP 184 (Mar/Apr 2014) / 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, …

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 …

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), …

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. …

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), …

The map is the territory

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

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 philosophy of 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 …

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 …

Rhizome (With no return)

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

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 …

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, …

Body without image: Ernesto Neto’s Anti-Leviathan

Dossier: Undoing the Aesthetic Image
by / RP 156 (Jul/Aug 2009) / Article, Dossier, Undoing the Aesthetic Image

A very different context

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

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 …