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Prêt-à-manger

by / RP 197 (May/June 2016) / Review

Boris Groys, In the Flow, Verso, London and New York, 2016. 208 pp., £14.99 hb., 978 1 78478 350 1 hb.

In Ecce Homo, Friedrich Nietzsche famously diagnoses European culture as suffering from chronic dyspepsia. Nietzsche will offer no antacids or laxatives for ‘the most constipated bowels and temperaments’. Rather, he presents himself as dynamite. …


182 Reviews

Béatrice Hibou, La bureaucratisation du monde à l’ère néolibérale Ben Kafka, The Demon of Writing: Powers and Failures of Paperwork Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift, Arts of the Political: New Openings for the Left Boris Groys, Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media Eugene Gogol, Toward a Dialectic of Philosophy and Organization Tom Eyers, Post-Rationalism: Psychoanalysis, Epistemology, and Marxism in Post-War France Alison Assiter and Margherita Tonon, eds, Kierkegaard and the Political André Béteille, Democracy and Its Institutions Shereen El Feki, Sex in the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World
by , , , , , , and / RP 182 (Nov/Dec 2013) / Reviews


Voyage au bout de l’ennui

by / RP 178 (Mar/Apr 2013) / Review

After History: Alexandre Kojève as a Photographer, BAK, Utrecht, 20 May–15 July 2012; OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, 21 September–16 November 2012; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 17 October 2012–7 January 2013.

In a darkened room stand seven podiums, like black treadmills at a standstill. Each faces a digitized photo­graph projected onto a bare wall. The …


Subjectivity as medium of the media

Dossier: What is German Media Philosophy?
by / RP 169 (Sep/Oct 2011) / Article, Dossier, What is German Media Philosophy?

Contemporary, let us say ‘post-modern’, discourses on media, communication, information and so on are functioning in our society in at least two different – if interconnected – ways.* First, they describe scientifically the functioning of contemporary media and their growing role in our society. But the development of media theory during recent decades was, in …


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 …


Answering the question: What is to be done?

Dossier: documenta 12 magazines project
by / RP 141 (Jan/Feb 2007) / Article, documenta 12 magazines project, Dossier

The question ʻWhat is to be done?ʼ, Adorno remarked, frequently ʻsabotages the logical progress of knowledge that alone allows for changeʼ . However, despite being always-already-inscribed within the imperatives of instrumental rationality, it is, he acknowledged, nonetheless ʻunavoidableʼ.1 This is especially so for the Left, and for a radical philosophy that is obliged to consider …


The politics of equal aesthetic rights

Dossier: Spheres of action - Art and politics
by / RP 137 (May/Jun 2006) / Article, Dossier, Spheres of action - Art and politics

Art and politics are connected in one fundamental respect: both are realms in which a struggle for recognition is being waged. As defined by Alexandre Kojève in his commentary on Hegel, this struggle for recognition surpasses the usual struggle for the distribution of material goods, which in modernity is generally regulated by market forces. What …