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Always historicize?

by / RP 180 (July/Aug 2013) / Individual Review

Sally Alexander and Barbara Taylor, eds, History and Psyche: Culture, Psychoanalysis, and the Past, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke and New York, 2013. 347 pp., £57.50 hb, 978 0 23011 336 7

‘Always historicize!’ has been a fashionable rallying call in recent times. Yet only a minority of those who scrutinize the workings of mind or body …


Faust on film

Walter Benjamin and the cinematic ontology of Goethe’s Faust 2
by / RP 172 (Mar/Apr 2012) / Article

Isn’t it an affront to Goethe to make a film of Faust, and isn’t there a world of difference between the poem Faust and the film Faust? Yes, certainly. But, again, isn’t there a whole world of difference between a bad film of Faust and a good one? (Walter Benjamin, Arcades Project, N1a, 4)

Whilst the …


History (Problem with)

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

If the philosopher’s role is to forge concepts, the historian’s function is to provide proof of their pertinence. However, this presupposes that the historian uses the concept correctly, taking into consideration the conditions that formed it. A truly transdisciplinary approach makes this possible, thanks to its rigorous method, whereas an interdisciplinary approach is merely …


Imaginative mislocation

Hiroshima’s Genbaku Dome, ground zero of the twentieth century
by / RP 162 (Jul/Aug 2010) / Article

The average Westerner … was wont to regard Japan as barbarous while she indulged in the gentle arts of peace: he calls her civilized since she began to commit wholesale slaughter on Manchurian battlefields. Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea, 1906

The controversy that erupted in March over the publication of Charles Pellegrino’s account of …


A sudden topicality

Marx, Nietzsche and the politics of crisis
by / RP 160 (Mar/Apr 2010) / Article

Marx, Nietzsche and the politics of crisis


The jargon of finitude

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


Marx and the philosophy of time

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


The Dreambird of Experience

Utopia, Possibility, Boredom
by / RP 137 (May/Jun 2006) / Article


Orgreave revisited

David Peace’s GB84 and the return to the 1980s
by / RP 133 (Sep/Oct 2005) / Article


Paul Ricoeur, 1913–2005

by / RP 133 (Sep/Oct 2005) / Obituary


History and the process of mourning in Hegel and Freud

by / RP 106 (Mar/Apr 2001) / Article


Marx the uncanny? Ghosts and their relation to the mode of production

Spectres of Derrida Symposium
by / RP 075 (Jan/Feb 1996) / Article


Naming, myth and history

Berlin after the Wall
by / RP 074 (Nov/Dec 1995) / Article


The Politics of Time

by / RP 068 (Autumn 1994) / Article


Fashion in Ruins

History after the Cold War
by / RP 068 (Autumn 1994) / Article


Nietzsche: The Subject of Morality

by / RP 054 (Spring 1990) / Article


The Weight of History

by / RP 052 (Summer 1989) / Editorial


Who Made the French Revolution?

An Essay on Current Historiography
by / RP 052 (Summer 1989) / Article


Lyotard and the Politics of Antifoundationalism

by / RP 044 (Autumn 1986) / Article


Forces of Production and Relations of Production in Socialist Society

by / RP 024 (Spring 1980) / Article