The Autonomy of the Aesthetic Process: With introduction by Bruno Bosteels

An introduction to Alain Badiou’s ‘The autonomy of the aesthetic process’ Bruno bosteels After achieving considerable critical acclaim with Almageste and Portulans – two avant-garde novels that promptly caught the attention of his long-time intellectual model Jean-Paul Sartre – Alain Badiou published ‘The Autonomy of the Aesthetic Process’, his first work as a philosopher. [1] […]

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Bruno Bosteels, Marx and Freud in Latin America: Politics, Psychoanalysis and Religion in Times of Terror, Verso, London and New York, 2012. 326 pp., £19.99 pb., 978 1 84467 755 9. Bruno Bosteels is probably best known to readers of Radical Philosophy as translator of and commentator on the work of Alain Badiou – most […]

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. […]

León Rozitchner, 1924–2011: Politics and subjectivity, head-to-head

Obituary Politics and subjectivity, head-to-head León Rozitchner, 1924–2011 When León Rozitchner passed away on 4 September 2011 after months in the hospital where he had been battling the complications of a cancer operation, his long-time friend and the current director of the National Library of Argentina, Horacio González, referred to him as ‘the philosopher the […]

171 Reviews: Books Reviewed:Timothy Bewes and Timothy Hall, eds, Georg Lukács: The Fundamental Dissonance of Existence: Aesthetics, Politics, LiteratureMichael J. Thompson, ed.,Georg Lukács Reconsidered: Critical EssaysHans-Jörg Rheinberger,On Historicising Epistemology: An EssayHans-Jörg Rheinberger, An Epistemology of the Concrete: Twentieth-Century Histories of LifeTerry Eagleton, Why Marx Was RightPaul Mattick, Business As Usual: The Economic Crisis and the Failure of CapitalismFrank Furedi, On Tolerance: A Defence of Moral IndependencePeter John et al., Nudge, Nudge, Think, ThinkGilles Saint-Paul, The Tyranny of UtilityMandy Merck and Stella Sandford, eds, Further Adventures of The Dialectic of SexBruno Bosteels, The Actuality of CommunismColin Cremin, Capitalism’s New ClothesGerhard Richter: Panorama

Reviews Hegelian Leninism today! Timothy Bewes and Timothy Hall, eds, Georg Lukács: The Fundamental Dissonance of Existence. Aesthetics, Politics, Literature, Continuum, London and New York, 2011. 256 pp., £60.00 hb., 978 1 44115 790 4. ^ Michael J. Thompson, ed., Georg Lukács Reconsidered: Critical Essays in Politics, Philosophy and Aesthetics, Continuum, London and New York, […]

Reviewing Rancière. Or, the persistence of discrepancies: Dossier: The Althusser–Rancière Controversy

Dossier: The Althusser–Rancière Controversy

Reviewing Rancière Or, the persistence of discrepancies Bruno bosteels 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 […]