Category Archives: Jacques Derrida

Indo-European thought project update 9: Dumézil’s courses; Benveniste’s teaching records; Barthes, Lacan, Deleuze and Guattari, Derrida; and a forthcoming article on “Foucault and Dumézil on Antiquity”

Over the last month I have made some progress on a few different aspects of this project.  The main task in Paris was continuing working through the boxes of Georges Dumézil’s courses, held at the Collège de France archives. I’ve now … Continue reading

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Books received – Lévi-Strauss, Althusser, Leroi-Gourhan, Person, Loyer, Soulier, Derrida

Mainly bought new and second-hand in Paris, but also A. Person, Directorship: Searching for Politics’ Copernican Moment, sent to me anonymously by the author.

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Books received – Sevilla-Buitrago, Saberi, TCS, Polity, Gaston,

Two excellent books I read in manuscript – Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago, Against the Commons: A Radical History of Planning and Parastou Saberi, Fearing the Immigrant: Racialization and Urban Policy in Toronto, the new special issue of Theory, Culture & Society, Richard Polt, … 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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Books received – Ginzburg, Kelly, Camelli, Massey, Trubetzkoy, Foucault, Derrida, Brighenti & Kärrholm

Older books by Ginzburg and Trubetzkoy, the new lecture courses from Foucault and Derrida, Mark Kelly, Normal Now: Individualism as Conformity (which I endorsed), Michele Camelli, Canguilhem philosophe, Doreen Massey, Selected Political Writings (sent by Lawrence & Wishart), and Territories, … Continue reading

Posted in Carlo Ginzburg, Doreen Massey, Georges Canguilhem, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, My Publications, Territory | 1 Comment

Jacques Derrida, Penser, c’est dire non – Seuil, June 2022

Jacques Derrida, Penser, c’est dire non – Seuil, June 2022 Durant l’année scolaire 1960-1961, Jacques Derrida, alors assistant en philosophie générale et logique à La Sorbonne, entreprend une lecture de la phrase d’Alain, « Penser, c’est dire non ». Ce … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 14: working on madness and medicine and a complete draft

Although I’ve been teaching this term, I have also been working hard on the manuscript of The Archaeology of Foucault, in particular completing one chapter for which I had some draft material before. It’s the first chapter of the book, … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 13: drafting the chapters on The Archaeology of Knowledge and sexuality; moving to work on madness and medicine

My optimistic idea of having a complete, even if very rough, draft of The Archaeology of Foucault before Christmas didn’t happen. I’d liked the idea of having a complete text, which I could then print and leave for a while … Continue reading

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Books received – Benveniste, Althusser, Eliade, Heidegger, Nail, Derrida, Miller, Dumézil

Mostly bought second-hand, but also Thomas Nail, Theory of the Object and Paul Allen Miller, Foucault’s Seminars on Antiquity, both sent by the publishers, and the most recent of Derrida’s seminars and Heidegger’s notebooks.

Posted in Emile Benveniste, Georges Dumézil, Jacques Derrida, Louis Althusser, Martin Heidegger, Michel Foucault, Mircea Eliade | 1 Comment

Books received – Patron, Kristeva, Eliade, Foucault et. al., Derrida, Lévi-Strauss

An edited collection on the Critique journal, Kristeva’s memoir, the final volume of Mircea Eliade’s journal, the long-awaited Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970–1980), the translation of Foucault’s 1982 seminar in Toronto, Speaking the Truth … Continue reading

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