Monthly Archives: July 2021

The Archaeology of Foucault update 8: a nearly complete draft of the chapter on art, and progress with literature and linguistics

One excellent piece of advice I picked up sometime in June was that while it might make sense to think of the autumn term as the beginning of the academic year, for research it makes sense to think of the … Continue reading

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Simon Glendinning, Europe: A Philosophical History – 2 volumes, Routledge, July 2021

Simon Glendinning, Europe: A Philosophical History – 2 volumes, Routledge, July 2021 Part 1: The Promise of Modernity and Part 2: Beyond Modernity Europe is inseparable from its history. That history has been extensively studied in terms of its political … Continue reading

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Territory, State and Nation: The Geopolitics of Rudolf Kjellén, edited by Ragnar Björk and Thomas Lundén – Berghahn, August 2021

Territory, State and Nation: The Geopolitics of Rudolf Kjellén, edited by Ragnar Björk and Thomas Lundén – Berghahn, August 2021 Looks interesting, but a shame about the prohibitive price. Rudolf Kjellén, regularly referred to as “the father of geopolitics,” developed … Continue reading

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Panagiotis Sotiris, A Philosophy for Communism: Rethinking Althusser – Haymarket, July 2021

Panagiotis Sotiris, A Philosophy for Communism: Rethinking Althusser – Haymarket, July 2021 In A Philosophy for Communism: Rethinking Althusser, Panagiotis Sotiris undertakes a reading of the work of the French philosopher centered upon his deeply political conception of philosophy. Althusser’s endeavour is … Continue reading

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Martin Paul Eve and Benjamin Bratton on the problem with Agamben

Martin Paul Eve, It’s Time we Dropped Agamben (personal blog) Benjamin Bratton, Agamben WTF, or How Philosophy Failed the Pandemic (Verso blog)

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Barney Warf, Geographies of Cosmopolitanism – Edward Elgar, July 2021

Barney Warf, Geographies of Cosmopolitanism – Edward Elgar, July 2021 Invigorating and timely, this book provides a thorough overview of the geographies of cosmopolitanism, an ethical and political philosophy that views humanity as one community. Barney Warf charts the origins … Continue reading

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Books received – Klossowski, Borges, Rancière, Lukács

A few books picked up second-hand, and three by Lukács from Verso.

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Antonio Gramsci, Subaltern Social Groups: A Critical Edition of Prison Notebook 25 – Columbia University Press, August 2021

Antonio Gramsci, Subaltern Social Groups: A Critical Edition of Prison Notebook 25 – edited and translated by Joseph A. Buttigieg and Marcus E. Green, Columbia University Press, 2021 Antonio Gramsci is widely celebrated as the most original political thinker in … Continue reading

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Jerry Z. Muller, Professor of Apocalypse: The Many Lives of Jacob Taubes – Princeton University Press, April 2022

Jerry Z. Muller, Professor of Apocalypse: The Many Lives of Jacob Taubes – Princeton University Press, April 2022 Scion of a distinguished line of Talmudic scholars, Jacob Taubes (1923–1987) was an intellectual impresario whose inner restlessness led him from prewar … Continue reading

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A minor note on the two versions of Foucault’s ‘This is Not a Pipe’, and the problems of the translation in Essential Works

Foucault’s text on René Magritte, “Ceci n’est pas une pipe”, was published first in French in 1968 (reprinted in Dits et écrits as text 53), and then in a revised and expanded form as a book in 1973. The 1973 book was … Continue reading

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