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Posts tagged ‘Maurice Merleau-Ponty’

Anti-Revolutionary Republicanism

Claude Lefort’s Machiavelli
by / RP 182 (Nov/Dec 2013) / Article

Amidst the enthusiasm marking the five hundredth anniversary of Machiavelli’s composition of The Prince in 1513, there is one recent publication that risks being overlooked. Last year saw the belated appearance in English of the French political philosopher Claude Lefort’s most substantial work, his 1972 doctoral thesis: Le travail de l’œuvre Machiavel. This volume, abridged …


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 …


Who was Oscar Masotta?

Psychoanalysis in Argentina
by / RP 158 (Nov/Dec 2009) / Article

As Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s sardonic detective Pepe Carvalho ruefully observed, in a dictionary of Argentine clichés, psychoanalysis would have a crucial place, along with ‘tango and the disappeared’.1 ‘One’ knows that along with Paris, Buenos Aires is one of the centres of psychoanalytic practice, and one of the leading training centres …


The philosopher’s fear of alterity

Levinas, Europe and humanities ‘without Sacred History’
by / RP 140 (Nov/Dec 2006) / Article


Late Merleau-Ponty, revived

by / RP 132 (Jul/Aug 2005) / Article


Thinking politically with Merleau-Ponty

by / RP 108 (Jul/Aug 2001) / Article


Fanon, phenomenology, race

by / RP 095 (May/Jun 1999) / Article

ʻThe black man is not. Nor the white.ʼ1 Thus Fanon in the concluding section of Peau noire, masques blancs (1952), in my translation. It is quite impossible to work with the existing versions, the most obvious index of that impossibility being the unfortunate decision to translate the title of Chapter 5 as ʻThe Fact of …


Towards a phenomenology of racial embodiment

by / RP 095 (May/Jun 1999) / Article

When one realizes the indeterminacy of racial categories, their fluid borders and cultural variety, it is often tempting to adopt a nominalism about race: that race is no more real than phlogiston or witchcraft. In this essay, I resist this conclusion primarily on phenomenological grounds. Race is real, certainly more real than phlogiston, though like …


Ideology is everyday; Fractured community

by and / RP 092 (Nov/Dec 1998) / Extras


62 Reviews

by , , , , , , , , , , , , and / RP 062 (Autumn 1992) / Reviews

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 …


Lukács and the Marxist Criticism of Sociology

by / RP 017 (Summer 1977) / Article


Discussion: Merleau-Ponty’s Rejection of Marxism

by / RP 012 (Winter 1975) / Extras


11 Reviews

by , , and / RP 011 (Summer 1975) / Reviews

Pierre Macherey, Pour une Théorie de la Production Littéraire Louis McTurk

I. I. Rubin, Essays on Marx’s Theory of Value Chris Arthur

Michael Raptis, Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Chile John Krige

Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Prose of the World Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Adventures of the Dialectic Christopher Norris


The Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty

by / RP 011 (Summer 1975) / Article