Category Archives: Thinkers

Foucault, Subjectivity and Truth course now scheduled for June/July 2017

The long delayed translation of Foucault’s Subjectivity and Truth course is now scheduled for June/July 2017. Thanks to Chathan Vemuri for the update. The price has also come down to something comparable to previous volumes in the series. This is the … Continue reading

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Clarence Glacken, Traces on the Rhodian Shore fifty years on at the RGS-IBG meeting

There is an interesting session coming up at the RGS-IBG meeting in London later this year: Clarence Glacken’s ‘Traces on the Rhodian Shore’ at 50: Nature, Culture and ‘Western Thought’ (1 September, 2.40pm) Organised by Philip Conway, it will be a … Continue reading

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Farge and Foucault, Disorderly Families reviewed in the TLS (and discussed in podcast)

Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault, Disorderly Families: Infamous letters from the Bastille archives (edited by Nancy Luxon, translated by Thomas Scott-Railton) reviewed in the TLS: ‘Would you mind imprisoning my wife?‘ by Biancamaria Fontana. Update: it is also discussed in this TLS … Continue reading

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China Miéville, October: The Story of the Russian Revolution from Verso (currently 50% off with bundled e-book)

China Miéville, October: The Story of the Russian Revolution from Verso (currently 50% off with bundled e-book) On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, China Miéville tells the extraordinary story of this pivotal moment in history. In February of 1917 Russia was … Continue reading

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Foucault, Oeuvres I and II reviewed in the TLS by Duncan Kelly

Foucault, Oeuvres I and II reviewed in the TLS by Duncan Kelly In 1970, after various appointments in France, Germany, Poland, Sweden and Tunisia, the French philosopher and epistemologist Michel Foucault took a Chair at the Collège de France in … Continue reading

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Ivan Krastev and Luiza Bialasiewicz on the future of the EU

Ivan Krastev and Luiza Bialasiewicz on the future of the EU – a discussion last week in Amsterdam: Will the European Union survive 2017? What will the elections in countries crucial for Europe’s future bring? And why is it that … Continue reading

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The Canguilhem book project – Oeuvres complètes, initial work, aims and translation

I don’t plan to write detailed posts on the work I’m doing on Georges Canguilhem for the book for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series, unlike the ones which I’ve been writing on the work on Foucault. (More background on this … Continue reading

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Territory in Indeterminate and Changing Environments – Amsterdam, 12 May 2017

A reminder that the first workshop of the Territory sub-theme of the ICE-LAW Project, on Territory in Indeterminate and Changing Environments, will take place at the University of Amsterdam on Friday 12 May 2017. It will be held in the Bushuis, room … Continue reading

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‘The Rise of Forensic Architecture’ – profile of Eyal Weizman and the agency in Architect magazine

‘The Rise of Forensic Architecture‘ – a fascinating  profile of Eyal Weizman and the agency in Architect magazine. Eyal’s book Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability is now available from MIT Press.

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Giorgio Agamben, The Omnibus Homo Sacer – forthcoming in July from Stanford University Press

I’d seen a French translation of this, and so was wondering if there would be an English version, and here it is: Giorgio Agamben, The Omnibus Homo Sacer – forthcoming in July from Stanford University Press. 1336 pages, bringing together all … Continue reading

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