Monthly Archives: October 2020

Peter Brooks, Balzac’s Lives – NYRB, October 2020

Peter Brooks, Balzac’s Lives – NYRB, October 2020 Balzac, more than anyone, invented the nineteenth-century novel, and Oscar Wilde went so far as to say that Balzac had invented the nineteenth century. But it was above all through the wonderful, … Continue reading

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Penser/Panser avec Bernard Stiegler – tribute organised by Peter Szendy and Emily Apter

Penser/Panser avec Bernard Stiegler – tribute organised by Peter Szendy and Emily Apter – with Achille Mbembe, Shaj Mohan, Michel Deguy, Divya Dwivedi, Martin Crowley, Katie Chenoweth, Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz, Alexander Galloway, Claire Colebrook, Jean-Luc Nancy. Thanks to dmf for the … Continue reading

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Global book talk – Zygmunt Bauman: Life and Biography

Originally posted on thesis eleven:
Zygmunt Bauman CC BY-SA 2.0 Photo: M. Oliva Soto The virtual platform HPS.CESEE and Thesis Eleven warmly invite you to a public global book talk on the biography of Zygmunt Bauman. Natalia Aleksiun (Jena/New York)…

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Juliet J. Fall, “Dear Carl”: thinking visually and geographically about public figures – Geographica Helvetica (open access)

I don’t often share journal articles, but this is an interesting and innovative piece which is also available open access, on the contested legacy of Carl Vogt. Juliet J. Fall, “Dear Carl”: thinking visually and geographically about public figures – … Continue reading

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Bernard E. Harcourt interview on Critique and Praxis

Bernard E. Harcourt is interviewed about his new book Critique and Praxis (Columbia University Press, 2020) here. Q. How did you come up with the idea for this book? A. The times of crisis that we live in, to be frank—that’s what … Continue reading

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Lewis Coyne, Hans Jonas: Life, Technology and the Horizons of Responsibility – Bloomsbury, October 2020

Lewis Coyne, Hans Jonas: Life, Technology and the Horizons of Responsibility – Bloomsbury, October 2020 Hans Jonas (1903–1993) was one of the most important German-Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. A student of Martin Heidegger and close friend of Hannah … Continue reading

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Books received – Montinari, Dumézil, Othmani, Lazreg, Deleuze, Watkin, BNF

All bought this time, mainly for the ongoing Foucault work. Marnia Lazreg’s Foucault’s Orient is now in paperback, and finally got a copy of Christopher Watkin’s Michel Serres: Figures of Thought. Ahmed Othmani was one of Foucault’s students in Tunisia, … Continue reading

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Foucault, Political Spirituality as the Will for Alterity: An Interview with the Nouvel Observateur (2020)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Michel Foucault, Political Spirituality as the Will for Alterity: An Interview with the Nouvel Observateur. Critical Inquiry Volume 47, Number 1, 2020. Translated and introduced by Sabina Vaccarino Bremner. Abstract An interview with Michel Foucault…

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Veronica della Dora, The Mantle of the Earth: Genealogies of a Geographical Metaphor – University of Chicago Press, December 2020

Veronica della Dora, The Mantle of the Earth: Genealogies of a Geographical Metaphor – University of Chicago Press, December 2020 The term mantle has inspired philosophers, geographers, and theologians and shaped artists’ and mapmakers’ visual vocabularies for thousands of years. According to … Continue reading

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Hans Blumenberg seminar series, University College Oxford (online)

Hans Blumenberg seminar series, University College Oxford (online) The Hans Blumenberg Seminars (Convener: Audrey Borowski) mark the centenary of Hans Blumenberg’s (1920–1996) birth and provide an occasion to revisit some aspects of his life and thought. Univ’s Nicholas Halmi, Margaret … Continue reading

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