Category Archives: Thinkers

Books received – Baxstrom & Meyers, Nietzsche, Bloch, Bataille, Quiring, Sjöholm, Morin

Richard Baxstrom & Todd Meyers, Violence’s Failed Experiment; Friedrich Nietzsche, Unpublished Fragments from the Period of Thus Spoke Zarathustra; Marc Bloch, Feudal Society; Mark Hewson and Marcus Coelen, Georges Bataille: Key Concepts; Björn Quiring, Shakespeare’s Curse; Cecilia Sjöholm, Kristeva and the Political; and Karin M. Morin, Carceral … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 27: Paris, Wales, Kant

Thankfully, this book manuscript has been the main focus again of work over the past month. I’ve been continuing to work on Foucault’s relation to Dumézil, on Foucault’s time in Warsaw and Hamburg, and other things in the later 1950s. … Continue reading

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Books received – Dumézil, Kant, Lichnerowicz et. al., Magazine littéraire

Some second-hand books bought recently, mainly by Georges Dumézil, but also the Akademie Textausgabe of Kant’s Anthropologie, and the proceedings of a Collège de France seminar. I can’t remember seeing a typo on a book’s spine before…  

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Henri Lefebvre’s former house in Navarrenx for sale

Henri Lefebvre’s former house in Navarrenx for sale Thanks to Andy Merrifield for the link – from May 2019, and not sure it is still for sale.

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Law and Humanities Summer School, University of Hong Kong, 8-13 June 2020

Law and Humanities Summer School, University of Hong Kong, 8-13 June 2020 The Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Hong Kong will hold its first law and humanities summer school, 8-13 June 2020. This … Continue reading

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A Revolutionary from the OECD – the Castoriadis/Poulantzas debate, translated and introduced at the Verso blog

A Revolutionary from the OECD – the Castoriadis/Poulantzas debate – at the Verso blog In 1977, an intense debate raged in the Greek press between Nicos Poulantzas and Cornelius Castoriadis, sparked by remarks made by Poulantzas in an article that questioned … Continue reading

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Martin Heidegger, The Question Concerning the Thing, Rowman & Littlefield, 2018 – reviewed at NDPR

Martin Heidegger, The Question Concerning the Thing, Rowman & Littlefield, 2018 – also reviewed at NDPR by Hakhamanesh Zangeneh. This is a new translation of material which had appeared in English in 1967 but had long been out of print. … Continue reading

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John Sallis, Elemental Discourses, Indiana University Press, 2018 – first volume of Collected Writings, reviewed at NDPR

John Sallis, Elemental Discourses, Indiana University Press, 2018 – reviewed by Jeffrey Powell at NDPR The publication of this book is an event for those familiar with the work of John Sallis, for it is the first volume to be … Continue reading

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Books received – Adorno et. al., Miller, Dumézil, Althusser

Ethan Miller, Reimagining Livelihoods: Life Beyond Economy, Society and Environment was sent by the press, The Authoritarian Personality has recently been reissued by Verso and is currently on sale, the rest were bought second-hand.

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Kathryn Medien, ‘Foucault in Tunisia: The encounter with intolerable power’, The Sociological Review 2019

Kathryn Medien, ‘Foucault in Tunisia: The encounter with intolerable power‘, The Sociological Review, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1177/0038026119870107 (requires subscription) In September 1966, 10 years after Tunisia officially gained independence from French colonial rule, Michel Foucault took up a three-year secondment, teaching philosophy … Continue reading

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