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Rock as minimal modernism

Lou Reed, 1942–2013
by / RP 183 (Jan/Feb 2014) / Obituary

I wouldn’t recommend me as entertainment. – Lou Reed, 1978

It has acquired the status of a primal scene. 1964. A party in New York’s Lower East Side, the mythical site of the period. Terry Phillips, an executive at Pickwick Records, meets two ‘long-haired’ young men. Thinking they look the part, he asks them if they …


Defiance or emancipation?

by / RP 183 (Jan/Feb 2014) / Article

On Howard Caygill, On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance, Bloomsbury, London, 2013. 264 pp., £20.00 hb., 978 1 472522 58 0. Numbers in parentheses in the main text refer to pages of this book.

What is resistance? Rather than offering a conceptual definition, Howard Caygill’s new book approaches resistance as a problematic and elusive practice …


Philosophy and the Black Panthers

by / RP 179 (May/Jun 2013) / Article

The vanguard party only teaches the correct methods of resistance.

Huey P. Newton, 1967

‘Hey Joe! How many of you motherfuckers are coming out here?’ ‘Here’ was Santa Rita Jail, California, early morning, Thursday 3 December 1964. ‘Joe’ was Joe Blum, a student radical, and the accompanying ‘motherfuckers’ were the 814 …


Also Sprach Zapata

Philosophy and resistance
by / RP 171 (Jan/Feb 2012) / Article

Each strives by physical force to compel the other to submit to his will: each endeavours to throw hisadversary, and thus render him incapable of further resistance. (Clausewitz, On War, 1832)

Receive our truth in your dancing heart. Zapatalives, also and for always in these lands. (Clandestine Indigenous Revolutionary Committee ZNLA, ‘Votan-Zapata or Five Hundred Years …


167 Reviews

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‘Never a fascist’?

Maurice Blanchot, Political Writings, 1953–1993, translated with an introduction by Zakir Paul, foreword by Kevin Hart, Fordham University Press, New York, 2010. 200 pp.

Howard Caygill

It is perhaps appropriate that this collection of political writings by Maurice Blanchot is marked by a troubling absence. Yet it …


165 Reviews

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Rob Chapman, Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head Julian Palacios, Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd: Dark Globe Michele Mari, Rosso Floyd Howard Caygill

Martin Heidegger, The Phenomenology of Religious Life Andrew McGettigan

Bruce C. Clarke and Mark B.N. Hansen, eds, Emergence and Embodiment: New Essays in Second-Order Systems Theory Andrew Pickering, The Cybernetic Brain: Sketches …


Levinas’s prison notebooks

by / RP 160 (Mar/Apr 2010) / Article

The philosophical importance of Levinas’ notebooks from his time as a prisoner of war.


From Abstraction to Wunsch

The Vocabulaire Européen des Philosophies
by / RP 138 (Jul/Aug 2006) / Article

DICTIONARY     Say of it: ʻItʼs only for ignoramuses!ʼ … ʻIʼd rather die than use one!ʼGustave Flaubert, Dictionary of Received Ideas

The Vocabulaire Européen des Philosophies* deserves a warm welcome from everyone interested in philosophy and its history. While connoisseurs of philosophical lexicography will take particular delight in many of the workʼs artful technical features and its often audacious …


126 Reviews

by , , , , , , and / RP 126 (Jul/Aug 2004) / Reviews

Charles Taylor, Modern Social Imaginaries Ted Honderich, Terrorism for Humanity: Inquiries in Political Philosophy Monica Mookherjee

Masao Miyoshi and H.D. Harootunian, eds, Learning Places:The Afterlives of Area Studies Françoise Vergès

Alain Badiou, On Beckett David Cunningham

Henri Lefebvre, Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life Stuart Elden, Understanding Henri Lefebvre: Theory and the Possible Andrew Aitken


118 Reviews

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Daniel Bensaïd, Marx for Our Times: Adventures and Misadventures of a Critique Stewart Martin

Wendy Cealey Harrison and John Hood-Williams, Beyond Sex and Gender Stella Sandford

Val Plumwood, Environmental Culture: The Ecological Crisis of Reason Ted Benton

Conor Cunningham, Genealogy of Nihilism: Philosophies of Nothing and the Difference of Theology Ray Brassier

Howard Caygill, Levinas …


Philosophizing beyond philosophy

Walter Benjamin reviewed
by / RP 088 (Mar/Apr 1998) / Article


62 Reviews

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Michele Le Doeuff, Hipparchia’s Choice Catherine Wilson

Jonathan Bate, Romantic Ecology: Wordsworth and the Environmental Tradition Martin Ryle

Axel Honneth, The Critique of Power: Reflective Stages in a Critical Social Theory Thomas McCarthy, Ideals and Illusions: On Reconstruction and Deconstruction in Contemporary Critical Theory Jane Braaten, Habermas’ s Critical Theory of Society Anthony Elliott

Hubert …