Monthly Archives: May 2011

William Connolly workshop audio files

The audio files of the conference on A World of Becoming held last week are now available here, including Connolly’s own closing lecture. My own talk is here, along with the powerpoint slides of the full quotes from Connolly’s book.

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Lefebvre on the State

When we were putting together State, Space, World, Neil Brenner and I discussed many texts for inclusion. We couldn’t include everything, due to space considerations, and hopefully some of the texts that didn’t make that volume will be in a … Continue reading

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Australian ERA journal ranking scrapped

When I was out in Australia the journal rankings of their ERA system was regularly discussed. It had some strange category mistakes and extremely arbitrary elements, as well as being deeply problematic in general principle. But now the letter ranking … Continue reading

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Colin Gordon on Foucault’s 70-71 lectures

Colin Gordon, editor of Foucault’s Power/Knowledge and one of the editors of The Foucault Effect sent me these comments for posting: Stuart, Thanks for mentioning the event and agreeing to take part, and I agree with your comments on the new … Continue reading

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Bryan Magee’s TV interviews on philosophy are now available on You Tube here (via Leiter Reports). These interviews were collected as The Great Philosophers: An Introduction to Western Philosophy which was one of the first books on philosophy I read, but … Continue reading

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Justin Smith – Divine Machines: Leibniz and the Sciences of Life

I’ve been looking forward to Justin Smith’s Divine Machines book on Leibniz for a while. I previously mentioned it here in relation to Glenn Hartz’s book Leibniz’s Final System: Monads, Matter, Animals; and also provided a link when John Protevi interviewed Smith. … Continue reading

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Territorial Masquerades

Interesting newish blog called Territorial Masquerades by an anonymous political geographer . Mainly notes from reading so far. There are discussions of Lefebvre’s State, Space, World and the Space, Knowledge and Power: Foucault and Geography collection I co-edited, along with lots … Continue reading

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New Heidegger journal

Gatherings: The Heidegger Circle Annual – first issue now out. Pieces by Thomas Sheehan, Richard Polt and Andrew Mitchell, among others.

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Foucault – Leçons sur la volonté de savoir

As exciting as the English version of The Courage of Truth is, the real news in Foucault studies this year is surely the publication of Leçons sur la volonté de savoir. I gave this an initial, fairly fast, read on … Continue reading

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Connolly ‘A World of Becoming’ workshop

Very enjoyable workshop on William E. Connolly’s A World of Becoming yesterday. One of the striking things was how different the various papers were, picking on lots of aspects of the book and taking them in a range of directions. … Continue reading

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