Roundup – St. Paul, Heidegger, Peter Gratton, Thinking Nature, Levi Bryant

Since I arrived in Nigeria on Wednesday evening, internet access has been a bit erratic. Will hopefully post something about being here soon. In the meantime, here’s a roundup of interesting stuff out there.

Adam Kotsko makes the suggestion of a collected writings of Paul here:

In the last ten years or so, there has been a growing interest both in liberation readings of Paul within the biblical studies and theological guilds and in secular reappropriations of Paul by radical philosophers. Hence, I think that the time is perhaps ripe for a new presentation of the works of Paul: a volume that includes only the undisputed Pauline corpus, in a fresh translation carried out by biblical scholars of a liberation bent.

The volume would first of all need to downplay that traditional
trappings of biblical texts: for instance, the chapter and verse breaks could be banished to the margins or even excluded altogether. It should obviously include introductions to each letter and an appropriate level of annotations, along with
a general introduction laying out the overall mission and self-understanding of Paul. Ideally these would all proceed as though the “traditional” reading of Paul simply did not exist, though that may be difficult to pull off in practice — at the very least, the apparatus should avoid getting bogged down in
“disproving” previous readings (continues).

In contrast, Tim Morton is critical of the turn to Paul, which he says no longer is simply Agamben, Badiou and Zizek, but also now includes Simon Critchley.

Speaking of Critchley, he is one of those whose Heidegger Colloquium talks at Stony Brook are now available on video. Also includes Eduardo Mendieta, Daniel Dahlstrom, Don Ihde and many others.

Peter Gratton is moving to Memorial University, but will be spending a bit of time in the next academic year at the Australian National University’s Humanities Research Centre, where I spent a very happy few months. They are lucky to have him; and I’ll sure he’ll enjoy it there.

The first issue of the new online, open access journal, Thinking Nature, is now available.

And finally, Levi Bryant’s book The Democracy of Objects is up on the Open Humanties Press site. The book will be out soon, available in a couple of open-access formats and in printed form. Levi offers some thoughts on the book and the publishing model here.

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