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Radical Philosophy is a UK-based journal of socialist and feminist philosophy. The journal appears 6 times a year and features major academic articles, commentaries, news and a large & diverse reviews section.
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John Mepham, one of the founding editors of Radical Philosophy, died in London, in September, aged 73. He was a fine thinker and much valued teacher, whose expertise ranged across science, philosophy and literature. During his period as a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sussex (1965-76) he played an important part in the promotion of Marxist philosophical studies in the British academy. His final post before retirement was […]
Considering a subscription to Radical Philosophy? As a final celebration of our 40th anniversary year, we are offering a special discount of 25% off One-Year Mobile Subscriptions. An Ideal Gift! For the next two months, we are offering a 25% discount on a One-Year Mobile subscription, meaning you can enjoy a year’s worth (6 issues) of Radical Philosophy available directly on your mobile for just £15. To redeem this offer, […]
Pirate … from the Latin pirata (-ae; pirate)… transliteration of the Greek piratis (pirate; πειρατής) from the verb pirao (make an attempt, try, test, get experience, endeavour, attack; πειράω). … In modern Greek… piragma: teasing [πείραγμα] …pirazo: tease, give trouble [πειράζω].1 Much has been written about the ‘crisis of capitalism’ and the associated events known, for short, as the ‘Arab Spring’, ‘student protests’, ‘Occupy’ and ‘August riots’. Yet to what extent does our contemporary […]
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 […]
A well-orchestrated public relations campaign led primarily by educational charity The Philosophy Shop has helped raise the profile of the philosophy for children movement in the UK significantly over the last few years. Whilst The Philosophy Shop has been promoting its ‘Four Rs’ campaign to make ‘Reasoning’ a central feature of the National Curriculum since 2009, the publication of founder Peter Worley’s teaching guide The If Machine this March and […]
In the nearly four decades since its original publication, Althusser’s Lesson has acquired a certain mythical aura as the dark precursor of things to come. Even with the wealth of translations of Jacques Rancière’s work that have been published at an increasingly feverish pace over the past few years in the wake of the author’s worldwide success as a bestselling thinker of politics and aesthetics, this book – in my eyes […]
Since its first issue in January 1972, Radical Philosophy has been edited and published without outside support by an Editorial Collective. In 2012 we will be celebrating 40 years of collective self-publishing, and there has never been a better time to support the journal by taking out an annual subscription. Full details of subscription rates for 2012 are available here (these apply from issue 171 (Jan/Feb 2012) onwards, and therefore to all new or […]
Radical Philosophy will have a stall this Saturday selling the latest issue and discounted back issues of the journal in the Artists’ Books and Zine Fair at Spike Island, Bristol: “Again, A Time Machine is a fluid tour of new commissions and archival presentations drawn from the 27 year history of Book Works, a London based contemporary visual art publisher. The installation ends with a bang as the galleries are taken over by […]
Friday 21st October 2011, 9am – 7.30pm. Venue: Room 311 School of Social Work Columbia University 1255 Amsterdam Avenue & 121 Street Map Sessions: Postcolonial Worlds ∙ Representing Capitalism ∙ Biocapital and Security ∙ Temporalities of Crisis ∙ Politics of Information ∙ Speakers: Claudia Aradau – RP/International Relations, King’s College London Souleymane Bachir Daigne – Philosophy, Columbia University Tim Bewes – English, Brown University Antonia Birnbaum – Philosophy, University of […]
Friday 21 October 2011 Columbia University, New York (Note: Click on session titles for abstracts) 9.00–9.30 – Registration 9.30–9.45 – Introductions: Gayatri Spivak, Peter Osborne, Etienne Balibar 9.45–11.15 – Opening Plenary: Postcolonial Worlds 1 Chair: Gayatri Spivak ‘Bilingual Thoughts on Knowledge and Action’ Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui (Workshop on Andean Oral History, Bolivia) ‘On the Question of “Political Violence” Today’ Rosalind C. Morris (Anthropology, Columbia University) 11.40–13.10 – Parallel Sessions 1 […]