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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 […]


Disguised as a dog

Cynical Occupy?
by / RP 174 (Jul/Aug 2012) / Article

I take my title and my philosophical cue from a passage in Marx’s 1839 ‘Notebooks on Epicurean Philosophy’. I take my artistic cue from the early work of Valie Export. The passage from Marx reads as follows: As in the history of philosophy there are nodal points which raise philosophy in itself to concretion, apprehend abstract principle in a totality, and thus break off the rectilinear process, so also there […]


David Macey, 1949-2011

Biographer of the French intellectual Left
by and / RP 171 (Jan/Feb 2012) / Obituary

David Macey died from complications of lung cancer on 7 October. He embodied the paradox of being a fine public intellectual while remaining an intenselyprivate person. He was one of the best intellectual historians of his generation and added appreciably to scholarly knowledge, yet did his most significant work as a freelance writer outside the confines of the conventional academy. To an editor concerned with making serious work accessible to […]


Parallel Session 2: Temporalities of Crisis

by / 2011 / Web Content

Abstracts ‘On Not Knowing Greek’ Antonia Birnbaum (Philosophy, University of Paris 8 ) For the Greek tradition, crisis is associated with kairos; together they point to a decisive moment. Kairos is the difficult art of seizing a situation, its sum of uncertainty and unforeseeability, the moment where a decisive judgment will have the most impact. Thus the Greeks often refer kairos and crisis either to the image of the boy […]


A sudden topicality

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

Marx, Nietzsche and the politics of crisis


Enigma variation

Laplanchean psychoanalysis and the formation of the raced unconscious
by / RP 122 (Nov/Dec 2003) / Article


114 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 114 (Jul/Aug 2002) / Reviews

Julian Baggini and Jeremy Stangroom, eds, New British Philosophy: The Interviews Peter Osborne Stuart Elden, Mapping the Present: Heidegger, Foucault and the Project of a Spatial History David Harvey, Spaces of Capital: Towards a Critical Geography David Cunningham and Jon Goodbun Nancy Bauer, Simone de Beauvoir: Philosophy and Feminism Stella Sandford Wendy Brown, Politics Out of History Alessandra Tanesini Michael Richardson and Krzysztof Fijalkowski, eds, Surrealism Against the Current: Tracts […]


110 Reviews

by , , , , , , and / RP 110 (Nov/Dec 2001) / Reviews

Georg Lukács, A Defence of History and Class Consciousness: Tailism and the Dialectic Fredric Jameson Julia Kristeva, The Sense and Non-sense of Revolt: The Powers and Limits of Psychoanalysis Dominique Lecourt, The Mediocracy: French Philosophy since the Mid-1970s David Macey Christopher Norris, Minding the Gap: Epistemology and Philosophy of Science in the Two Traditions Roger Harris Jonathan Michael Kaplan, The Limits and Lies of Human Genetic Research: Dangers for Social […]


109 Reviews

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Ted Honderich, Philosopher: A Kind of Life David Macey Peter Osborne, Philosophy in Cultural Theory Jean-Jacques Lecercle Will Kymlicka, Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Alessandra Tanesini Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Neo-Avant-garde and Culture Industry: Essays on European and American Art from 1955 to 1975 Andrew Fisher Stella Sandford, The Metaphysics of Love: Gender and Transcendence in Levinas Robin Durie William Irwin, Mark T. Conard and Aeon J. Skoble, […]


Jean Laplanche

The other within - Rethinking psychoanalysis
by , and / RP 102 (Jul/Aug 2000) / Interview

Jean Laplanche is the most original and philosophically informed psychoanalytic theorist of his day. Setting out from a critical reconstruction of Freudʼs terminology, he has developed a systematic rethinking of psychoanalytic metapsychology under the heading of a ʻgeneral theory of seductionʼ. Still best known in Britain for his early joint work with Pontalis – ʻFantasy and the Origins of Sexualityʼ (1964; trans., International Journal of PsychoAnalysis, 1968) and The Language […]


Time and the working mother

Kristeva’s ‘Women’s Time’ revisited
by / RP 091 (Sep/Oct 1998) / Article

If there is one issue that occupies current debates in the media, and that is shaping British society in the last years of the century, it is the nature of time. This is arguably less to do with millennial fever than with the transformations in working practices which have, for the first time since the Second World War, brought women into the workforce in greater numbers than men.1 If the […]


Philosophizing beyond philosophy

Walter Benjamin reviewed
by / RP 088 (Mar/Apr 1998) / Article


85 Reviews

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Peter Osborne, The Politics of Time: Modernity and Avant-Garde Gordon Finlayson Michael Rosen, On Voluntary Servitude: False Consciousness and the Theory of Ideology Alex Callinicos Jacques Bouveresse, Wittgenstein Reads Freud: The Myth of the Unconscious Donald Levy, Freud Among the Philosophers: The Psychoanalytic Unconscious and its Philosophical Critics David Snelling Linda Martín Alcoff, Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory Gill Howie Michael Freeden, Ideologies and Political Theory: A […]


80 Reviews

by , , , , , , , , , , and / RP 080 (Nov/Dec 1996) / Reviews

Axel Honneth, The Struggle for Recognition Axel Honneth, The Fragmented World of the Social Peter Osborne David Miller, On Nationality Richard Bellamy Peter Dews, The Limits of Disenchantment Nick Smith Norberto Bobbio, The Age of Rights David Archard Peter Starr, Logics of Failed Revolt David Macey Red-Green Study Group, What on Earth is to be Done? Andrew Collier John Llewelyn, Emmanuel Levinas: The Genealogy of Ethics Stella Sandford Norman Geras, […]


67 Reviews

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Ted Benton, Natural Relations: Ecology, Animal Rights and Social Justice Bob Brecher Louis Althusser, The Future Lasts a Long Time and The Facts E. Ann Kaplan and Michael Sprinker, eds., The Althusserian Legacy David Macey Edward Said, Culture and Imperialism Aijaz Ahmad, In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures Alan Duiant Gregory Elliott, Labourism and the English Genius: The Strange Death of Labour England? Anthony Arblaster Theodor W. Adorno, Hegel: Three Studies […]


66 Reviews

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Didier Eribon, Michel Foucault David Macey, The Lives of Michel Foucault James Miller, The Passion of Michel Foucault Kate Soper John Rawls, Political Liberalism David Archard Jacques Derrida, Acts of Literature Jacques Derrida, Cinders Jacques Derrida, The Other Heading Willy Maley Gianni Vattimo, The Transparent Society Jügen Habermas, Postmetaphysical Thinking Anthony Elliott David Watson, Hannah Arendt Jeffrey Isaac, Arendt, Camus and Modern Rebellion Marcus Roberts Margaret Canovan, Hannah Arendt John […]


64 Reviews

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Jean-François Lyotard, The Inhuman: Reflections on Time Norbert Elias, Time: An Essay Peter Osborne Stephen Mulhall and Adam Swift, Liberals and Communitarians Richard Bellamy, Liberalism and Modern Society: an Historical Argument David Archard Simon Critchley, The Ethics of Deconstruction: Derrida and Levinas William Large Stephen Houlgate, Freedom, Truth and History: An Introduction to Hegel’s Philosophy Katerina Deligiorgi Didier Eribon, Michel Foucault Michel Foucault, Foucault Live: Interviews 1966-1984 Michel Foucault, Remarks […]


63 Reviews

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Reiner Grundmann, Marxism and Ecology Jonathan Hughes Theodor W. Adorno, Alban Berg, Master of the Smallest Link Lambert Zuidervaart, Adorno’ s Aesthetic Theory: The Redemption of Illusion Jonathan Rée Moira Gatens, Feminism and Philosophy: Perspectives on Difference and Equality Herta Nagl-Docekal and Herlinde Pauer-Studer, eds., Denken der Geschlechterdifferenz: Neue Fragen und Perspectiven der Feministischen Philosophie Kathleen Nutt Peter Laslett and James S. Fishkin, eds., Justice between Age Groups and Generations […]


60 Reviews

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Kate Soper, Troubled Pleasures: Writings on Politics, Gender and Hedonism Peter Osborne, ed., Socialism and the Limits of Liberalism Dave Archard Richard Rorty, Objectivity, Relativism and Truth and Essays on Heidegger and Others, Philosophical Papers, Vols. I and II Kate Soper Terry Eagleton, Ideology: An Introduction Richard Rorty Gary Saul Morson and Caryl Emerson, Mikhail Bakhtin: Creation of a Prosaics David Lodge, After Bakhtin: Essays on Fiction and Criticism Malcolm V. Jones, Dostoyevsky […]


Compulsive Communism

A Reply to the Reply by Gregory Elliott and Peter Osborne
by / RP 059 (Autumn 1991) / Commentary