Category Archives: Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Books received – Benveniste, Dumézil, Merleau-Ponty, Piel (and a note on the political controversy around Dumézil)

A pile of second-hand books, all for the Foucault work and related projects. In particular I’m writing a piece on Foucault and Dumézil, which is mainly about their understandings of sovereignty. In that piece, which I think will largely focus … Continue reading

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Books received – Merleau-Ponty, Bataille, Dumézil, Arboleda, Khalili, Patron

Second-hand books by Merleau-Ponty, Bataille and Dumézil; Martin Arboleda, Planetary Mine and Laleh Khalili, Sinews of War and Trade from the Verso sale; and Sylvie Patron, Critique 1946-1996.

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Faut-il brûler… Sade, Dumézil, Heidegger, Kafka – a question on the use of a trope [updated]

I had previously thought that the use of the expression ‘Faut-il brûler… ?’ – ‘must we burn.. ?’ someone or something was due to Simone de Beauvoir. Her text Faut-il brûler Sade? first appeared in Les temps modernes in 1951 and 1952, and … Continue reading

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Books bought in Paris – Foucault, Merleau-Ponty, Mbembe, Poitevin, Sabot, Sforzini

I’ve tried to be fairly disciplined, given I’ve got to carry everything home, but a few books old and new that I’ve picked up over the past few weeks.

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Books received – Merleau-Ponty, Lacan, Althusser, Nicolaysen, Heidegger, Foucault, TCS, Lefebvre, Scammell, Avellaneda and Vega

A mixed pile of books to come back to in the office. They include – Maurice Merleau-Ponty, L’union de l’âme et du corps chez Malebranche, Biran et Bergson – a course Foucault attended Jacques Lacan, My Teaching Two recent translations of … Continue reading

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Books received – Fordham University Press and Steven Seegel, Map Men

A pile of books from Fordham University Press in recompense for review work, and Steven Seegel, Map Men: Transnational Lives and Deaths of Geographers in the Making of East Central Europe, sent by University of Chicago Press. The Fordham books are … Continue reading

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Books received – Merleau-Ponty, Lacan, Low, Amoore & Piotukh, de Bodt, TCS

Some recently received books, mainly in recompense for review work, along with Saskia de Bodt’s Children of Holland and the new issue of Theory, Culture and Society on ‘Geosocial Formations and the Anthropocene’.

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Writing a book on Georges Canguilhem for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series

As part of my research on the very early Foucault, I’ve been looking at the work of some of his teachers and other inspirations. One of those figures was Georges Canguilhem, who ended up being the rapporteur for Foucault’s doctoral … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 6: Foucault’s teachers, and returning to his work on Binswanger

I’ve largely been able to continue the focus of the last update, with a series of fairly uninterrupted days’ research and writing. Aside from continuing work on Lacan, I’ve also been looking at the people who taught Foucault. Merleau-Ponty is … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 5: Canguilhem, Merleau-Ponty, Politzer, Lacan…

Until about a week ago I was focusing on the terrain work, for the London Review of International Law lecture, the conference in Oslo, and the lecture in Maynooth. But in and around other things I was also doing a … Continue reading

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