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145 Reviews

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Antonio Negri, The Political Descartes: Reason, Ideology and the Bourgeois Project Knox Peden

Pascale Casanova, Samuel Beckett: Anatomy of a Literary Revolution Andrew Gibson, Beckett and Badiou: The Pathos of Intermittency David Cunningham

Massimo Montanari, Food is Culture Ken Hirschkop

Dave Boothroyd, Culture on Drugs: Narco-cultural Studies of High Modernity Christian Kerslake

Noel Castree and …


144 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 144 (Jul/Aug 2007) / Reviews

Eugene Thacker, Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, ed., Code: Collaborative Ownership and the Digital Economy James Tobias

Iain Hamilton Grant, Philosophies of Nature after Schelling Dustin McWherter

Alberto Toscano, The Theatre of Production: Philosophy and Individuation between Kant and Deleuze Iain Hamilton Grant

David Cunningham and Nigel Mapp, eds, Adorno and …


143 Reviews

by , , , and / RP 143 (May/Jun 2007) / Reviews

Theodor W. Adorno, Current of Music: Elements of a Radio Theory Ben Watson

Sara Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology Kaye Mitchell

Jason Powell, Jacques Derrida: A Biography Sas Mays

Alasdair MacIntyre, The Tasks of Philosophy, Selected Essays Volume 1 Alasdair MacIntyre, Ethics and Politics: Selected Essays Volume 2 Sean Sayers

Benedict Anderson, Under Three Flags: Anarchism and …


142 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 142 (Mar/Apr 2007) / Reviews

Louis Althusser, Philosophy of the Encounter: Later Writings, 1978–1987 John Kraniauskas

Jean-Luc Nancy, Multiple Arts: The Muses II Nigel Mapp

Peter Hallward, Out of This World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation Paul Grimstad

Simon Glendinning, The Idea of Continental Philosophy: A Philosophical Chronicle Joanna Hodge

Marquard Smith and Joanne Morra, eds, The Prosthetic Impulse: …


141 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 141 (Jan/Feb 2007) / Reviews

Timothy Brennan, Wars of Position: The Cultural Politics of Left and Right Ken Hirschkop

Tony Smith, Globalisation: A Systematic Marxian Account Joseph McCarney

Boris Groys and Michael Hagemeister, eds, Die Neue Menschheit: Biopolitische Utopien in Russland zu Beginn des 20 Jahrhunderts Boris Groys and Aage Hansen-Löve, eds, Am Nullpunkt: Positionen derrussischen Avantgarde Boris Groys, Anne …


140 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 140 (Nov/Dec 2006) / Reviews

David Harvey, A Brief History of Neoliberalism Iain Boal and Michael Watts

Katerina Deligiorgi, Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment Elisabeth Ellis, Kantʼs Politics: Provisional Theory in an Uncertain World Paul Saurette, The Kantian Imperative: Humiliation, Common Sense, Politics Kimberly Hutchings

Esther Leslie, Synthetic Worlds: Nature, Art and the Chemical Industry Crystal Bartolovich

Michel Kail, …


‘Undercover Surrealism: Picasso, Miró, Masson and the Vision of Georges Bataille’, Hayward Gallery, London, 11 May–30 July 2006

War Machine
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139 Reviews

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Wendy Brown, Edgework: Critical Essays on Knowledge and Politics Alessandra Tanesini

Ian James, The Fragmentary Demand: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Jean-Luc Nancy Peter Hallward

Lars Tønder and Lasse Thomassen, eds, Radical Democracy: Politics between Abundance and Lack Darrow Schecter, Beyond Hegemony: Towards a New Philosophy of Political Legitimacy Jon Beasley-Murray

Werner Bonefeld and …


138 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 138 (Jul/Aug 2006) / Reviews

Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Art since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism Steve Edwards

Jacques Derrida, On Touching – Jean-Luc Nancy Ian James

Matthias Fritsch, The Promise of Memory: History and Politics in Marx, Benjamin, and Derrida Andrew McGettigan

Michael Scott Christofferson, French Intellectuals against the Left:The Antitotalitarian Moment of the …


137 Reviews

by , , , and / RP 137 (May/Jun 2006) / Reviews

Mark Neocleous, The Monstrous and the Dead: Burke, Marx, Fascism Terry Eagleton

Alexei Monroe, Interrogation Machine: Laibach and NSK Chris Thompson

Cecilia Sjöholm, The Antigone Complex: Ethics and the Invention of Feminine Desire Kaye Mitchell

Michael Löwy, Fire Alarm: Reading Walter Benjaminʼs ʻOn the Concept of Historyʼ Esther Leslie

Nikolai Bukharin, Philosophical Arabesques Craig Brandist


136 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 136 (Mar/Apr 2006) / Reviews

Sara Beardsworth, Julia Kristeva: Psychoanalysis and Modernity Tina Chanter and Ewa Plonowska Ziarek, eds, Revolt, Affect, Collectivity:The Unstable Boundaries of Kristevaʼs Polis Cecilia Sjöholm, Kristeva and the Political David Macey

Ernesto Laclau, On Populist Reason John Kraniauskas

Matthew Beaumont, Utopia Ltd: Ideologies of Social Dreaming in England 1870–1900 Fredric Jameson, Archaeologies of the Future: The …


Critique of pure politics

by / RP 136 (Mar/Apr 2006) / Review

Ernesto Laclau, On Populist Reason, Verso, London and New York, 2005. xii + 276 pp., £26.00 hb., 1 85984 651 3 hb.

On Populist Reason reveals a fundamental fact about Ernesto Laclauʼs research programme to which many, including the editors of the recently published Laclau: A Critical Reader (Routledge, 2004), remain blind: that populism, …


135 Reviews

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Ellie Ragland and Dragan Milovanovic, eds, Lacan: Topologically Speaking Philip Derbyshire

Theodor W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer, Briefweschsel, Band 2, 1938–1944 Roger Behrens

Jack Reynolds, Merleau-Ponty and Derrida: Intertwining Embodiment and Alterity Howard Feather

Chris Lawn, Wittgenstein and Gadamer: Towards a Post-Analytic Philosophy of Language Alessandra Tanesini

Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Collected Works, Volume …


134 Reviews

by , , , , , and / RP 134 (Nov/Dec 2005) / Reviews

Hent de Vries, Minimal Theologies: Critiques of Secular Reason in Adorno and Levinas Espen Hammer

Julian Bourg, ed., After the Deluge: New Perspectives on the Intellectual and Cultural History of Postwar France Patrick ffrench

Namascar Shaktini, ed., On Monique Wittig Joanne Winning

Didier Eribon, Insult and the Making of the Gay Self Lee Edelman, No …


133 Reviews

by , , , , and / RP 133 (Sep/Oct 2005) / Reviews

Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophical Writings, ed. Margaret A. Simons with Marybeth Timmerman and Mary Beth Mader Stella Sandford

Christoph Cox and Daniel Warner, eds, Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music Andrew McGettigan

Alison Stone, Petrified Intelligence: Nature in Hegelʼs Philosophy Katerina Deligiorgi

Arthur Schopenhauer, The Art of Always Being Right: Thirty-Eight Ways to Win When …


Wishful thinking

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

Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophical Writings, edited by Margaret A. Simons with Marybeth Timmerman and Mary Beth Mader, University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago, 2004.

For more than a decade much of the anglophone literature on Simone de Beauvoir has been preoccupied with the question of her intellectual status, attacking the still prevailing presumptions that …


Populism, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 8 April–4 June 2005; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, 15 April–2 September 2005; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 29 April–28 August 2005; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, 10 May–4 September 2005; START KAPITAL, STANDARD (OSLO), 14 April–22 May 2005; Be What You Wan But Stay Where You Are, Witte de Witte, Rotterdam, 28 April–19 June, 2005

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132 Reviews

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Jean-Jacques Lecercle and Denise Riley, The Force of Language Carol Sanders, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Saussure Ken Hirschkop

Catherine Malabou, The Future of Hegel: Plasticity, Temporality, Dialectic Kimberley Hutchings

Jean-Pierre Changeux, The Physiology of Truth: Neuroscience and HumanKnowledge Ray Brassier

Martin Jay, Songs of Experience: Modern American and European Variations on a Universal Theme


Walter Benjamin und die Künste, Haus Am Waldsee, Berlin, October 2004–January 2005

Crevices and footholds
by / RP 131 (May/Jun 2005) / Reviews


131 Reviews

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Jacques Rancière, The Politics of Aesthetics: The Distribution of the Sensible Alain Badiou, Handbook of Inaesthetics Stewart Martin

Jacques Rancière, The Philosopher and His Poor Mark Neocleous

Andrew Feenberg, Heidegger and Marcuse: The Catastrophe and Redemption of History Drew Milne

Eli Zaretsky, Secrets of the Soul: A Social and Cultural History of Psychoanalysis Stephen Frosh