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Subject (Re-/decentred)

From structure to rhizome: transdisciplinarity in French thought (2)
by / RP 167 (May/Jun 2011) / Article, Dossier, From structure to rhizome: transdisciplinarity in French thought

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Modern French thought, ‘structuralism’, ‘poststructuralism’, ‘postmodernism’, Marxism as well, are currently associated with the so-called ‘death of the subject’. Foucault’s ‘anti-humanism’, the celebrated ‘death of Man’, the declining popularity of the rational, Kantian, transcendantal subject, reigning over what Lyotard called ‘metanarratives’,1 are all parts of the process. Foucault’s rejection of the subject …


Theory (Madness of)

From structure to rhizome: transdisciplinarity in French thought (2)
by / RP 167 (May/Jun 2011) / Article, Dossier, From structure to rhizome: transdisciplinarity in French thought

Forty years or so after it initially rose as a rather new name for a rather new thing, theory is still an obtruse signifier, troubling and floating, requiring we go back to basics. Theory as we most often understand it today is the name given by the English-speaking intellectual community to a certain …


What is – or what is not – contemporary French philosophy, today?

by / RP 161 (May/Jun 2010) / Article

The question that serves as the title of my lecture,* the question that motivates this lecture, is sustained by a negation that is absolutely necessary to the construction of the problematic I aim here to open. For I have found no other means than the ‘labour of the negative’, in the …


Neo-classic

Alain Badiou’s Being and Event
by / RP 142 (Mar/Apr 2007) / Article


‘The history of truth’

Alain Badiou in French philosophy
by / RP 115 (Sep/Oct 2002) / Article


The singular and the specific

Recent French philosophy
by / RP 099 (Jan/Feb 2000) / Article


Philosophy in Germany

by and / RP 089 (May/Jun 1998) / Article


Jacques Derrida

The Deconstruction of Actuality
by , , , and / RP 068 (Autumn 1994) / Interview


Return of the Translator

by / RP 067 (Summer 1994) / Commentary


Svelte Discourse’ and the Philosophy of Caution

by / RP 049 (Summer 1988) / Article


Luce Irigaray and the Female Imaginary

Speaking as a Woman
by / RP 043 (Summer 1986) / Article

Although Luce Irigaray’s name is beginning to be come more familiar in England, her work has not, for the most part, been translated, so that non-French- speaking readers have had to confine themselves to the odd bits and pieces – the translation of an interview in Ideology and Consciousness (1977), a few excerpts …


American Philosophy: R.I.P.; Crossing the Channel; The Astrological Scene

by / RP 040 (Summer 1985) / News


The ‘New Philosophers’ and the End of Leftism

by / RP 024 (Spring 1980) / Article

Fashion move s  fast in Parisian salons, and the taste for intellectual scandal demands the constant breaking of fresh taboos. Three years ago, in the spring of 1977, a group of young authors styling themselves the ‘New Philosophers’ moved rapidly to the centre of attention, making headlines not only in France but around the globe. The  shocking …