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RA d i c a l p h i l o s o p h y

a j o u r n a l o f s o c i a l i s t a n d f e m i n i s t p h i l o s o p h y

MARCH/APRIL 2003118

© Radical Philosophy Ltd

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Caroline Bassett, Andrew Chitty, Howard Feather, Peter Hallward, Esther Leslie,

Kevin Magill, Stewart Martin, Mark Neocleous, Peter Osborne, Stella Sandford,

Alessandra Tanesini

Contributors megan stern

teaches English literature and critical theory at the London Metropolitan University. She has written on science fiction, popular science and anatonomy in Science as Culture, New Formations and Utopian Studies..

Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe

has held chairs in philosophy at the University of Strasburg and the University of California,

Berkeley. His books in English include Typography (Harvard University Press, 1989) and The Subject of Philosophy (University of Minnesota Press, 1993).

Martin seel

is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Giessen, Germany.

His book Aesthetics of Appearing is forthcoming from Stanford University Press.

David chandler

is Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster. His recent books include Bosnia (Pluto, 1999), From Kosovo to Kabul (Pluto, 2002), and (editor) Rethinking Human Right (Palgrave, 2002).

Bruce robbins

is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, New York.

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Commentary

Shiny, Happy People: ‘Body Worlds’ and the Commodification of Health

Megan Stern ……………………………………………………………………………………. 2ARTICLES

Oedipus as Figure

Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe …………………………………………………………………. 7

The Aesthetics of Appearing

Martin Seel ……………………………………………………………………………………. 18

The Cosmopolitan Paradox: Response to Robbins

David Chandler ………………………………………………………………………………. 25

Reply to Chandler

Bruce Robbins ……………………………………………………………………………….. 31REVIEWS

Daniel Bensaïd, Marx for Our Times: Adventures and Misadventures of a Critique

Stewart Martin ………………………………………………………………………………. 33

Wendy Cealey Harrison and John Hood-Williams, Beyond Sex and Gender

Stella Sandford ………………………………………………………………………………. 36

Val Plumwood, Environmental Culture: The Ecological Crisis of Reason

Ted Benton …………………………………………………………………………………….. 38

Conor Cunningham, Genealogy of Nihilism: Philosophies of Nothing and the Difference of Theology

Ray Brassier …………………………………………………………………………………… 41

Howard Caygill, Levinas and the Political

Chris Thompson ……………………………………………………………………………… 44

Esther Leslie, Hollywood Flatlands: Animation, Critical Theory and the Avant-Garde

Nitin Govil ……………………………………………………………………………………… 46

Craig Brandist, The Bakhtin Circle: Philosophy, Culture, Politics

Rachel Malik ………………………………………………………………………………….. 48OBITUARY

Norman O. Brown, 1913–2002

Eli Zaretsky ……………………………………………………………………………………. 50Kristin Ross ……………………………………………………………………………………. 52CONFERENCE REPORT

‘Philosophy As…’, London, 28–30 November 2002

Nickolas Lambrianou ……………………………………………………………………… 55

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