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David Harvey, A Companion to Marx’s Grundrisse – Verso, February 2023

David Harvey, A Companion to Marx’s Grundrisse – Verso, February 2023

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Jeff Malpas, In the Brightness of Place: Topological Thinking In and After Heidegger – SUNY Press, September 2022

Jeff Malpas, In the Brightness of Place: Topological Thinking In and After Heidegger – SUNY Press, September 2022 The work of Jeff Malpas is well-known for its contribution to contemporary thinking about place and space. In the Brightness of Place takes that … Continue reading

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Nicholas Blomley, Territory: New Trajectories in Law – Routledge, September 2022

Nicholas Blomley, Territory: New Trajectories in Law – Routledge, September 2022 This book introduces readers to the concept of territory as it applies to law while demonstrating the particular work that territory does in organizing property relations.  Territories can be … Continue reading

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William M. Hawley, Shakespeare’s Theory of International Relations: Diplomacy, Romance, and Aesthetics – Cambridge Scholars, August 2022

William M. Hawley, Shakespeare’s Theory of International Relations: Diplomacy, Romance, and Aesthetics – Cambridge Scholars, August 2022 This book treats William Shakespeare’s romances as international relations (IR) theory plays depicting paths to peace abroad, showing that the playwright sounds the … Continue reading

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Jacques Derrida, Perjury and Pardon Volume 1, translated by David Wills – University of Chicago Press, September 2022

Jacques Derrida, Perjury and Pardon Volume 1, translated by David Wills – University of Chicago Press, September 2022 An inquiry into the problematic of perjury, or lying, and forgiveness from one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. … Continue reading

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Professors at the Collège de France 1985 – Bourdieu, Duby, Dumézil, Hadot, Veyne, et. al.

This photograph of professors at the Collège de France is interesting, and I’m curious about who else is in here. It was posted on Twitter by Jorge Galindo, who indicates some of the people – a. Pierre Bourdieu b. Georges … Continue reading

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Indo-European Thought project update 5: Reading Saussure

With the proofs and index of The Archaeology of Foucault complete, the next thing will hopefully be receiving an advance copy toward the end of the year. The new edition of Dumézil’s Mitra-Varuna is now in production with HAU books, and should be out … Continue reading

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Foucault’s 1983 seminar at Berkeley – the two cowboy hat photographs

Back in 2015, when I was doing the research for Foucault’s Last Decade, I tried to identify and contact the people who had been part of Foucault’s 1983 seminar at Berkeley. The famous photograph appeared in Didier Eribon’s biography, with … Continue reading

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Books received – Kuper, Ojakangas, Drews, Glendinning, Cassirer

Books in recompense for review work, including the new translation of Ernst Cassirer’s The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, and Simon Glendinning’s Europe: A Philosophical History.

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Books received – Detienne, Benveniste, Olender, Dumézil, Rampling, Katz

Some second-hand books for the Indo-European thought project, along with Jennifer M. Rampling, The Experimental Fire: Inventing English Alchemy, 1300-1700, in recompense for review work, and Irit Katz, The Common Camp: Architecture of Power and Resistance in Israel-Palestine, which I … Continue reading

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