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Adorno and the Weather

Critical Theory in an Era of Climate Change
by / RP 174 (Jul/Aug 2012) / Article

In Beckett’s Endgame – about which Adorno wrote an important essay – nature is in ruins (‘corpsed’, as Clov describes it), yet the weather is still important.* The pathetic story that Hamm tells (and he has to bribe Nagg to listen) about a man crawling to him on his belly to ask for help on …


An immanent transcendental

Foucault, Kant and critical philosophy
by / RP 141 (Jan/Feb 2007) / Article


On Bergson’s metaphysics of time

by / RP 131 (May/Jun 2005) / Article


Democratic materialism and the materialist dialectic

by / RP 130 (Mar/Apr 2005) / Article


The reproach of abstraction

by / RP 127 (Sep/Oct 2004) / Article

This is a paper about abstraction, in particular, but by no means exclusively – and this ʻby no means exclusivelyʼ is a large part of its point – philosophical abstraction.* It is concerned at the outset with what might be called the reproach of abstraction: the com- monly held view, across a wide variety of …


Surplus consciousness

Houellebecq’s novels of ideas
by / RP 126 (Jul/Aug 2004) / Article


Justification or affirmation?

by and / RP 114 (Jul/Aug 2002) / Article

To Have Done with Justification: A Reply to Christian Kerslake Peter Hallward

Copernican Deleuzeanism: A Justification Christian Kerslake


Gillian Rose and the project of a Critical Marxism

by / RP 105 (Jan/Feb 2001) / Article

The work of Gillian Rose (1947–1995) displays a prodigious range equal to that of any British intellectual of her generation. Her output consists of eight books produced over a seventeen-year period between 1978 and her early death in 1995. The authorship falls into two distinct periods: a first phase, from 1978 to 1984, which includes …


The Spirit of Modernity and its Fate: Jürgen Habermas

by / RP 060 (Spring 1992) / Article


The Politics of Fulfilment and Transfiguration

by / RP 047 (Autumn 1987) / Article


The Frankfurt School and the Problem of Critique

A Reply to McCarney
by and / RP 045 (Spring 1987) / Article


Socialism and Democracy

Beyond State and Civil Society
by / RP 045 (Spring 1987) / Article


What Makes Critical Theory Critical?

by / RP 042 (Winter/Spring 1986) / Article


Hegelian Phenomenology and the Critique of Reason and Society

by / RP 032 (Autumn 1982) / Article

Abbot Terrasson has remarked that if the size of a volume be measured not by the number of its pages but by the time required for mastering it, it can be said of many a book, that it would be much shorter if it were not so short.

(Kant, Preface to First Edition, Critique of …


The Trouble with Contradictions

by / RP 023 (Winter 1979) / Commentary


Science, Social Science and Socialist Science

Reason as Dialectic
by / RP 015 (Autumn 1976) / Article


The Social Function of Philosophy

by / RP 003 (Winter 1972) / Article