Category Archives: Thinkers

Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 12

After what has felt like a long break from working on this book, I’ve begun writing again. Some of this was during a recent trip to Ghana. The first part of Chapter Six looks at the collaborative projects Foucault was involved … Continue reading

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Peter Sloterdijk, You Must Change Your Life reviewed by Eduardo Mendieta

Peter Sloterdijk, You Must Change Your Life reviewed by Eduardo Mendieta at NDPR.

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Robert T. Tally Jr. – Fredric Jameson: The Project of Dialectical Criticism

Fredric Jameson: The Project of Dialectical Criticism by Robert Tally, newly published in the Marxism and Culture Series at Pluto Press: Fredric Jameson is the most important Marxist critic in the world today. While consistently operating at the cutting edge of literary and … Continue reading

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Foucault’s legacy: an interview with Frédéric Gros

Foucault’s legacy: an interview with Frédéric Gros at the Verso blog, a translation of an interview originally in Le Monde.

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Judith Butler reviews Jacques Derrida, The Death Penalty Volume I

In the London Review of Books, Judith Butler reviews Jacques Derrida, The Death Penalty Volume I.

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New issue of Radical Philosophy, including discussion of the politics of translation

A new issue of Radical Philosophy is out, including a very interesting discussion of the politics of translation. The specific case is Hegel, and the new Terry Pinkard translation of the Phenomenology of Spirit, but the issues raised go beyond this … Continue reading

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Foucault’s major works to appear in a Pléiade edition

Foucault’s major works – his sole-authored books, plus some articles – will appear in a two-volume collection in 2015 as a prestigious Pléiade edition. Thanks to Colin Gordon for alerting me to the news. Frédéric Gros is interviewed about this here (in French). Among … Continue reading

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Globe, Governmentality, Geometrics – poster for my Groningen lecture in September

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Completing other tasks – returning to the Foucault’s Last Decade project

Over the past few months I’ve taken a break from the Foucault work, due to other commitments. Some of these were related to The Birth of Territory. One was an author response to ‘critics’ from the session on the book at the Association of American … Continue reading

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Connolly and Grove – Extinction Events and the Human Sciences

William E Connolly and Jarius Victor Grove – Extinction Events and the Human Sciences at The Contemporary Condition. An interesting and challenging piece I am sure I will return to: “The frail heritage of gradualism and exceptionalism is not up to … Continue reading

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