Category Archives: Thinkers

Neoliberalism + Biopolitics – Conference at Berkeley, 27-28 Feb 2015 – with Balibar, Brown, Harcourt, Mbembe…

Neoliberalism + Biopolitics – Conference at Berkeley, 27-28 Feb 2015. Speakers include Étienne Balibar, Wendy Brown, Bernard Harcourt, and Achille Mbembe… Over the past two decades neoliberalism and biopolitics have emerged as essential terms for critical theorists of all stripes attempting to analyze ongoing … Continue reading

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Franco Moretti on Lukács’s Theory of the Novel – Centenary Reflections

Franco Moretti on Lukács’s Theory of the Novel – Centenary Reflections, in New Left Review (open access).

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Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 19: a nearly complete first draft

Since the last update I’ve spent two long days working on the individual chapter files, checking and rechecking things, filling in references, and reorganising some things. In particular I reworked all the parts on the lettres de cachet. I’ve decided … Continue reading

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Books received – more for the Foucault project

A few books for the Foucault project, including two by Pierre Hadot.

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Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 18

The last major task of the first draft was a discussion of the final two Paris lecture courses, The Government of Self and Others and The Courage of Truth. The first of these courses provides the basis for the October-November … Continue reading

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Books received – Rancière Now, Badiou, Burke, Bourdieu, TCS and An Introduction to Political Geography

Four books from Polity in recompense for review work; the new issue of TCS; and the second edition of An Introduction to Political Geography, which I endorsed.

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Todd May reviews Michel Foucault, Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling at NDPR

Todd May reviews Michel Foucault’s 1981 Louvain lectures, Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling: The Function of Avowal in Justice, at NDPR. You can read my take on those lectures, and On the Government of the Living, at Berfrois.

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