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Posts tagged ‘Martin Heidegger’

Rose-tinted lens

Hannah Arendt, dir. Margarethe von Trotta, Zeitgeist Films, New York, 2012, 113 minutes.
by / RP 186 (Jul/Aug 2014) / Reviews

Standing before a firing squad, in Margarethe von Trotta’s 1986 biopic Rosa Luxemburg, Luxemburg is taken in flashback to an image of herself as a child refusing to go to bed, intent on seeing the petals of a rose unfurl before her. A gun cracks, but no bullets are fired. It is when death is …


Look at his marvellous hands!

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

Yvonne Sherratt, Hitler’s Philosophers, Yale University Press, New Haven CT and London, 2013. 336 pp., £25.00 hb., 978 0 30015 193 0.

Yvonne Sherratt’s book on the response of philosophers to the Third Reich is written in the style of a docudrama. There are colourful descriptions of foliage in Heidegger’s Todtnauberg and peasants in ‘folksy …


Name of the Father, ‘One’ of the Mother: From Beauvoir to Lacan

With introduction by Penelope Deutscher
by / RP 178 (Mar/Apr 2013) / Article

To Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragossa, perched on her column, ‘But there is something more, a puissance beyond the phallus.’

If I take a few aspects of the thought of Jacques Lacan, and investigate their relation to Simone de Beauvoir around one specific point, I have no intention of making him out – …


Theory (Madness of)

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

Forty years or so after it initially rose as a rather new name for a rather new thing, theory is still an obtruse signifier, troubling and floating, requiring we go back to basics. Theory as we most often understand it today is the name given by the English-speaking intellectual community to a certain …


165 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 165 (Jan/Feb 2011) / Reviews

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 …


Andeanizing philosophy

Rodolfo Kusch and indigenous thought
by / RP 163 (Sep/Oct 2010) / Article

The belated English translation of Rodolfo Kusch’s Indigenous and Popular Thinking in América (originally published in Spanish in 1970)* introduces this Argentine author to an English-speaking audience for the first time. What makes his work interesting is that it takes indigenous thinking seriously as philosophy – that is, as a contribution …


Levinas’s prison notebooks

by / RP 160 (Mar/Apr 2010) / Article

The philosophical importance of Levinas’ notebooks from his time as a prisoner of war.


After life

De anima and unhuman politics
by / RP 155 (May/Jun 2009) / Article


Grounding Deleuze

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


The inorganic open

Nanotechnology and physical being
by / RP 144 (Jul/Aug 2007) / Article


The promise of justice

by / RP 143 (May/Jun 2007) / Article


Neo-classic

Alain Badiou’s Being and Event
by / RP 142 (Mar/Apr 2007) / Article


Vocabulary of European Philosophies, Part 1 (Subject)

Subject
by , , and / RP 138 (Jul/Aug 2006) / Article

Étienne Balibar, Barbara Cassin, Alain de Libera

Introduction by Peter Osborne.


The Dreambird of Experience

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


Kostas Axelos

Mondialisation without the world
by and / RP 130 (Mar/Apr 2005) / Interview


Jacques Derrida, 1930–2004

by , , , , and / RP 129 (Jan/Feb 2005) / Obituary

In an interview with Le Monde published a couple of months before his death at the age of 74 from pancreatic cancer on Friday 9 October 2004, Jacques Derrida confirmed what many already knew, that he was ʻdangerously illʼ, ʻat war against myselfʼ. If questions of ʻsurvivalʼ had always ʻhauntedʼ him, this, he said, took …


Exchange on ‘Fixing meaning’

Where does meaning get its fix? A response to Rachel Malik’s ‘Fixing meaning’ & Reply
by and / RP 128 (Nov/Dec 2004) / Extras


Axiomatic heresy

The non-philosophy of François Laruelle
by / RP 121 (Sep/Oct 2003) / Article

There are at least two ways of evaluating philosophical originality. The most obvious is in terms of what a philosopher thinks. As well as proposing novel philosophical theses concerning the nature of being or truth or knowledge, a philosopher may produce new sorts of claim bearing on history, art, morality, politics, and so …


Going Back

Heidegger, East Asia and ‘the West’
by / RP 120 (Jul/Aug 2003) / Article


The exemplary exception

Philosophical and political decisions in Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer
by / RP 119 (May/Jun 2003) / Article