Category Archives: Thinkers

Althusser’s 1963 Presentation of Bourdieu and Passeron – translated and introduced in Theory, Culture & Society

On 6 December 1963 Pierre Bourdieu and Passeron gave a seminar at the Ecole Normale Supérieure. They were introduced by Louis Althusser, and his introduction, translated by Rachel Gomme, along with a commentary by Charlotte Branchu and Derek Robbins has been published in Theory, … Continue reading

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Books received – Kuhn, Bradley, Mbembe, Fisher and Gotman (eds.), Derrida, Delay and Verdeaux

The books by Kuhn and Delay and Verdeaux are for the work on the early Foucault; Arthur Bradley, Unbearable Life: A Genealogy of Political Erasure was sent by the publishers; and the Derrida and Mbembe books are newly out. Mbembe’s Necropolitics contains … Continue reading

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Henri Lefebvre, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche Or the Realm of Shadows – translated by David Fernbach, Verso, February 2020

Henri Lefebvre, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche Or the Realm of Shadows – translated by David Fernbach, Verso, February 2020 I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s now up on the Verso site and online bookstores. I wrote an Introduction to this. A … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 28 – second half of the manuscript, Swiss archives and asylums

Term 1 is when I do most of my teaching, but I’ve been doing a little bit of work on my The Early Foucault manuscript most days. I’ve mainly been reworking the organisation of the second half of the text. Chapter 6 … Continue reading

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Books received – Sartre, Mbembe, Guedez, Lefebvre, Gil, Eiland and Jennings

Sartre’s Search for a Method and two books by Achille Mbembe for teaching; Annie Guédez’s early study of Foucault, which relates him to psychology; the new edition of Lefebvre’s Rhythmanlaysis; and two biographies – Marie Gil on Roland Barthes and Howard Eiland … Continue reading

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Christiansen and Gebauer (eds.), Rhythms Now: Henri Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis Revisited – Aaborg University Press, 2019 (open access)

Steen Ledet Christiansen and Mirjam Gebauer (eds.), Henri Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis Revisited – Aaborg University Press, 2019 (open access) Rhythms abound today, in a time where all manner of rhythms intersect and amplify each other. Rhythmanalysis enables us to discuss lived … Continue reading

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Foucault audio and video recordings online – updated and links fixed

I’ve updated the chronology of audio and video recordings of Foucault online. There are some additional ones here, and I’ve tried to fix any broken links. Please let me know if any are broken – videos seem to disappear, especially … Continue reading

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Georges Canguilhem, Œuvres complètes Tome III – Vrin, November 2019

Georges Canguilhem, Œuvres complètes Tome III: Écrits d’histoire des sciences et d’épistémologie – Vrin, November 2019 This looks interesting, especially the variant texts alongside the published works, though given previous experience with these volumes, I’ll take the November date a little skeptically… … Continue reading

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Ian James, The Technique of Thought: Nancy, Laruelle, Malabou, and Stiegler after Naturalism, University of Minnesota Press, 2019 – reviewed at NDPR by Samuel Talcott

Ian James, The Technique of Thought: Nancy, Laruelle, Malabou, and Stiegler after Naturalism, University of Minnesota Press, 2019 – reviewed at NDPR by Samuel Talcott Here’s the publisher description: The Technique of Thought explores the relationship between philosophy and science … Continue reading

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Christopher Law on Judith Butler, Anti-Semitism and the force of discourse

Christopher Law on Judith Butler, Anti-Semitism and the force of discourse at the Verso blog. Butler’s book The Force of Nonviolence: The Ethical in the Political is forthcoming from Verso in 2020: Here’s the book’s description: Judith Butler’s new book … Continue reading

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