Monthly Archives: May 2021

Books received – Cavaillès, Eliade, Foucault, Hoffman, Derrida (with a note on the new Foucault editions)

The new translation of Jean Cavaillès, On Logic and the Theory of Science, some second-hand books by Eliade, a collective volume on Vincennes, the reedition of Foucault’s first two Collège de France courses, a special issue of the Carceral Notebooks on … Continue reading

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Books received – Hegel, Skinner, Pereltsvaig and Lewis, Kant (with a grumble about books in a series)

Some books received in recompense for review work for Cambridge University Press: The first four volumes of the Cambridge Hegel Translations, Quentin Skinner’s From Humanism to Hobbes: Studies in Rhetoric and Politics, The Indo-European Controversy, and Kant’s Lectures and Drafts … Continue reading

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Gregg Lambert, Towards a Geopolitical Image of Thought – Edinburgh University Press, February 2021

Gregg Lambert, Towards a Geopolitical Image of Thought – Edinburgh University Press, February 2021

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Abram Foley, The Editor Function: Literary Publishing in Postwar America – University of Minnesota Press, August 2021

Abram Foley, The Editor Function: Literary Publishing in Postwar America – University of Minnesota Press, August 2021 Michel Foucault famously theorized “the author function” in his 1969 essay “What Is an Author?” proposing that the existence of the author limits … Continue reading

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Jacques Derrida, Donner le temps II – Seuil, April 2021

Jacques Derrida, Donner le temps II – Seuil, April 2021 « Donner, est-ce possible ? » C’est la question que pose Jacques Derrida dans Donner le temps. 1. La fausse monnaie (1991). Un don ne peut jamais s’annoncer comme tel. … Continue reading

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Meredith Farmer and Jonathan D. S. Schroeder (eds.), Ahab Unbound: Melville and the Materialist Turn – University of Minnesota Press, December 2021

Meredith Farmer and Jonathan D. S. Schroeder (eds.), Ahab Unbound: Melville and the Materialist Turn – University of Minnesota Press, December 2021 Herman Melville’s Captain Ahab is perennially seen as the paradigm of a controlling, tyrannical agent. Ahab Unbound leaves his position … Continue reading

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