Category Archives: Immanuel Kant

Stuart Elden, ‘Editing Georges Dumézil’s Mitra-Varuna’, Berfrois, December 2022

I have a short piece at Berfrois, ‘Editing Georges Dumézil’s Mitra-Varuna‘. Sadly Berfrois is closing, so I want to thank Russell Bennetts and the team for their work, for being continually interesting, and for hosting several pieces of my writing … Continue reading

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Kristi Sweet, Kant on Freedom, Nature, and Judgment: The Territory of the Third Critique – Cambridge University Press, January 2023 [and open access Introduction]

Kristi Sweet, Kant on Freedom, Nature, and Judgment: The Territory of the Third Critique – Cambridge University Press, January 2023 Another expensive hardback, but looks interesting… [update: the Introduction is available open access]

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Two reviews of The Early Foucault (Polity, 2021) by Colin Koopman and Jasper Friedrich – and a note on Heidegger

There are two recent reviews of The Early Foucault by Colin Koopman at The Review of Politics (requires subscription) and Jasper Friedrich at Foucault Studies (open access). They are generous and appreciative, though not uncritical. I’m grateful to both for taking the time to … Continue reading

Posted in Canguilhem (book), Foucault's Last Decade, Foucault: The Birth of Power, Friedrich Nietzsche, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Georges Canguilhem, Gilles Deleuze, Immanuel Kant, Ludwig Binswanger, Mapping the Present, Martin Heidegger, Michel Foucault, The Archaeology of Foucault, The Early Foucault | 2 Comments

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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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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Jean Hyppolite’s teaching at the Collège de France – ‘the history of philosophical thought’

The chair Foucault held at the Collège de France was previously occupied by Jean Hyppolite. Hyppolite had been Foucault’s teacher, was supervisor of his diploma thesis on Hegel and rapporteur for his secondary doctoral thesis on Kant’s Anthropology. Hyppolite succeeded … Continue reading

Posted in Alain Badiou, Etienne Balibar, Gaston Bachelard, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Immanuel Kant, Jacques Derrida, Jean Hyppolite, Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault, Pierre Macherey | 1 Comment

Four more papers from the ‘Foucault before the Collège de France’ special issue of Theory, Culture & Society

Four more papers from the ‘Foucault before the Collège de France’ special issue of Theory, Culture & Society, which I’m co-editing with Orazio Irrera and Daniele Lorenzini, are available online first. These require subscription. Rainer Nicolaysen, Foucault in Hamburg. Notes … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault – Polity, June 2021

Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault – Polity, June 2021 Great to see the Polity page for this book is now up, and to be able to share the cover and description here. It was not until 1961 that Foucault published … Continue reading

Posted in Alberto Toscano, Books, Edmund Husserl, Friedrich Nietzsche, Georges Dumézil, Immanuel Kant, Jacques Lacan, Jean Hyppolite, Louis Althusser, Ludwig Binswanger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Michel Foucault, The Early Foucault | 1 Comment

Books received – Eribon & Lévi-Strauss, Heidegger, Dumézil, Bataille

A few things, some ordered before the lockdown began and some since, that will keep me busy for a while. While I have the Heidegger book in German and English, this was an early French translation, and important in terms … Continue reading

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Books received – Foucault, Althusser, Dumézil, Kant

Some older books by Althusser, Dumézil, and Kant, and the most recent collection of Foucault’s lectures and writings, Folie, language, littérature, sent by the publisher.

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