Lost at sea

Reivew of Enzo Traverso, Revolution: An Intellectual History
Enzo Traverso, Revolution: An Intellectual History (London: Verso, 2021). 480 pp., £25.00 hb., 978 1 83976 333 5 The second volume of Peter Weiss’s epic historical novel The Aesthetics of Resistance opens in Paris in 1938. Recently defeated international brigade fighters in the Spanish Civil War, the unnamed narrator and his dejected comrades have taken […]
Painting of a ship in storm

Exhausting concepts

Reivew of Pascal Chabot, Global Burnout
Pascal Chabot, Global Burnout, trans. Aliza Krefetz (London: Bloomsbury, 2018). 144 pp., £96 hb., £23.99 pb., £25 eb., 978 1 50133 438 2 hb., 978 1 50133 447 4 pb., 9 781 501 33439 9 eb. Philosophers have often described society as being either physically sick or mentally ill, but the diagnoses differ. Metaphors proliferate […]

Revolutionary commemoration

Dossier: On the 1917 commemorations

No more anniversaries! Vsevolod Meyerhold 1 Fire and ice On 18th March 1921 the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the Paris Commune was marked in the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR). Newspapers were emblazoned with headlines decrying the brutal suppression of the heroic Communards by bourgeois reactionary forces just seventy-two days after its […]


Brainiacs Nikolas Rose and Joel e M. Abi-Rached, Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind, Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ, 2013. 352 pp., £48.95 hb., £16.95 pb., 978 0 69114 960 8 hb., 978 0 69114 961 5 pb. The title of Nikolas Rose and Joelle M. Abi-Rached’s new book on […]

187 Reviews

In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in questioning the distinction between analytic and continental philosophy. Although there are many different components to emerging post-analytical and post-continental philosophies, there are two dominant and overlapping themes that return time and again. On the one hand, there are investigations into what Livingstone, in The […]

177 Reviews: Books Reviewed: Tiqqun, Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl Bruno Bosteels, Marx and Freud in Latin America: Politics, Psychoanalysis and Religion in Times of Terror Eden Medina, Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende's Chile Catherine Malabou, The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage Catherine Malabou, Ontology of the Accident: An Essay on Destructive Plasticity Frank Ruda, Hegel's Rabble: An Investigation into Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right' Kari Weil, Thinking Animals: Why Animal Studies Now? Samantha Hum, Humans and Other Animals: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Human-Animal Interactions Albert Atkin, The Philosophy of Race George Yancy, Look, a White! Philosophical Essays on Whiteness Ash Amin, Land of Strangers Lisa Siraganian, Modernism's Other Work: The Art Object's Political Life Alex Loftus, Everyday Environmentalism: Creating an Urban Political Ecology

How best to describe the colonization of the body at this particular juncture of capitalist life? Much recent theorizing has focused on a kind of war of affects where depression, euphoria and other states of being are read not merely as signs or symptoms, but as directly produced by (and productive of) particular economic relations. […]