Category Archives: Thinkers

‘Hellenistic Ethics from Nietzsche to Foucault’ – Warwick, 25-27 September 2014

Prospects for an Ethics of Self-Cultivation: Hellenistic Ethics from Nietzsche to Foucault, University of Warwick, 25-27 September 2014 – full details here Philosophical interest in the ethical ideal of self-cultivation has increased in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as philosophers have … Continue reading

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Généalogie des équipements de normalisation: Les équipements sanitaires – one of Foucault’s collaborative projects

I’ve been looking for a copy of this study for a while – Généalogie des équipements de normalisation: Les équipements sanitaires – and then a couple of copies turned up on-line in good condition and for a reasonable price. I … Continue reading

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Upcoming talks – Harvard, Groningen, Basel

I have three visiting lectures coming up over the next couple of months. In mid-September, I’ll be speaking at a conference on ‘Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad: From Revolution through the Gulf War and Beyond’ at … Continue reading

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Books received – Foucault’s collaborative projects, Essential Foucault and Dealing with Darwin

Apart from David N. Livingstone’s Dealing with Darwin, these are all for the Foucault’s Last Decade project – The Essential Foucault and some books/reports related to his work with CERFI. I’ll say more about these in a subsequent post.

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Reading guides to Lefebvre and Sloterdijk in English updated

I’ve made some minor updates to my reading guides: Where to start with reading Henri Lefebvre? Where to start with reading Peter Sloterdijk?

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Seminar with Eduardo Mendieta, Birkbeck 11 – 12 September 2014

Critical Legal Thinking has details of a two-day seminar with Eduardo Mendieta in September. He will be talking on ‘Decolonizing Epistemologies’ and then involved in two seminars, on the work of Cornel West and on Post-human rights.

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Adam Kotsko, Agamben translator, on ‘The experience of translating’

Adam Kotsko, one of the key recent Agamben translators, reflects on ‘The experience of translating‘. I particularly appreciated the work of filling in the references and notes to texts in English. Here’s the first paragraph – well-worth a read, and … Continue reading

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