Category Archives: David N. Livingstone

Gerry Kearns reviews The Birth of Territory – and a minor note on ‘land’

Gerry Kearns has written a review of The Birth of Territory for Society and Space. My sincere thanks to Gerry, and Veronica della Dora, who commissioned the review. The review is available open access, so I won’t quote from it here. It’s a … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory endorsements

As The Birth of Territory inches towards publication, the University of Chicago Press page now has three endorsements for the book. Neil Brenner, Harvard University “Stuart Elden has written a pathbreaking book on a foundational concept in modern political and … Continue reading

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Geographers on Leibniz – a question

Posted in Clarence J. Glacken, David Harvey, David N. Livingstone, Doreen Massey, Gilles Deleuze, Gottfried Leibniz | 9 Comments

Elden, Gregory, Sevilla-Buitrago in ACME

ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, Vol 10 No 2 is now available. It includes the English version of a discussion between me, Derek Gregory and Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago that was originally published earlier this year in a Spanish translation: … Continue reading

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Reading Kant’s Geography out

Finally! Reading Kant’s Geography, the collection I co-edited with Eduardo Mendieta is out. I’ve not yet seen a copy, but Eduardo has. You can download my introduction for free here. Contributors include Robert Bernasconi, Jeff Malpas, Onora O’Neill, Charles Withers, … Continue reading

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History of Philosophy, History of Ideas, History of Geography

Brian Leiter links to an interesting open letter on why graduate students should seriously consider studying the history of philosophy. The Leiter page also has some interesting discussion. The discussion appears, largely, to be framed within a more ‘analytic’ discourse, … Continue reading

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Adam’s Ancestors

Jeremy Crampton comments on David Livingstone’s book Adam’s Ancestors, here; a book I mentioned in my ‘reading list’ post yesterday. Jeremy provides a brief outline of what the book is about, and notes the part he paid in Livingstone’s argument. He suggests … Continue reading

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Reading at ANU

Since I arrived here I’ve been doing quite a lot of reading, as I am at that interesting stage of a new project where you have a few ideas and begin following promising leads. Some of them, of course, turn … Continue reading

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David Livingstone on Reading Kant’s Geography

A moment of Kantian enlightenment! In a splendid, interdisciplinary set of interrogations, the nature and significance of Immanuel Kant’s geography is brought into full light for the very first time. This remarkable work of retrieval thus enlightens, at once, Kant’s … Continue reading

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Ambitious Geography Books

I was thinking today about books by geographers, written in the last thirty years or so, that would stand as real testaments to what the discipline is about or what it can do. By this I’m meaning something other than … Continue reading

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