The Autonomy of the Aesthetic Process

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] […]

Figures of interpellation in Althusser and Fanon

Figures of interpellation in Althusser and Fanon Pierre macherey The text that Althusser published in 1970 under the title ‘Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses’, where he puts forward the thesis of the individual’s interpellation as subject, is no doubt one of his most innovative, but it is also particularly disconcerting: its exposition, in exploiting a […]

11 Reviews

pose jor the RPJ not so much problems bral philosophy of the university. of editoiship as such (it is always II can’t. say I blame anyone for inexcellent) but problems of basic decision on this point. Meanwhile, RPJ is carrying out theoretical leanings and purposes. As a reader I am nQt always sure Mary Warnock’s […]

Philosophy’s malaise

Philosophy’s malaise Philosophy and its history Pierre macherey For as long as philosophy has existed it has been intimately concerned with and profoundly perturbed by its history – a history from which it would very much like to unburden itself, without really knowing how. * In order to specify the character of this discomfiture we […]