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What is a problematic?

Dossier: Bachelard and the Concept of Problematic
by / RP 173 (May/Jun 2012) / Article, Bachelard and the Concept of Problematic, Dossier

Gaston Bachelard’s 1949 book, Le Rationalisme appliqué (RA; best translated as Reason Applied), is essential to an understanding of his work, and Bachelard is essential to an understanding of twentieth-century French philosophy. That this book has never been translated into English shows how little the anglophone world is yet acquainted with some key aspects of this corpus. …


Neo-classic

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


The concept of money

by / RP 134 (Nov/Dec 2005) / Article


Late Merleau-Ponty, revived

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


Politics, Subjectivity, Event: A Workshop with Antonio Negri on his book Time for Revolution, Birkbeck College, University of London, 25 June; Antonio Negri in Conversation, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 26 June

by / RP 127 (Sep/Oct 2004) / Conference Report


The ethics of conviction

Marxism, ontology and religion
by / RP 121 (Sep/Oct 2003) / Article


Antonio Negri and Danilo Zolo

Empire and the multitude: A dialogue on the new order of globalization
by and / RP 120 (Jul/Aug 2003) / Interview

Danilo Zolo For a long time I resisted the calls, from many quarters, to publicly debate Empire, the book you co-authored with Michael Hardt, which has prompted a debate of exceptional scope and intensity on both sides of the Atlantic. I was inhibited by a sense of impotence before such a complex, ambitious and extensive …


‘The history of truth’

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


If ontology, then politics

The sophist effect
by / RP 107 (May/Jun 2001) / Article


New geographies, old ontologies

Optimism of the intellect
by / RP 106 (Mar/Apr 2001) / Article


Jean Laplanche

The other within - Rethinking psychoanalysis
by , and / RP 102 (Jul/Aug 2000) / Interview

Jean Laplanche is the most original and philosophically informed psychoanalytic theorist of his day. Setting out from a critical reconstruction of Freudʼs terminology, he has developed a systematic rethinking of psychoanalytic metapsychology under the heading of a ʻgeneral theory of seductionʼ. Still best known in Britain for his early joint work with Pontalis – ʻFantasy …


Demanding approval

On the ethics of Alain Badiou
by / RP 100 (Mar/Apr 2000) / Article


Primordial Being

Enlightenment, Schopenhauer and the Indian subject of postcolonial theory
by / RP 100 (Mar/Apr 2000) / Article


Contingent ontologies

Sex, gender and ‘woman’ in Simone de Beauvoir and Judith Butler
by / RP 097 (Sep/Oct 1999) / Article

The pre-eminent place of Simone de Beauvoirʼs The Second Sex in the development of gender theory and feminist philosophy is undeniable. References to The Second Sex in historical and theoretical work in gender theory appear as if obligatory, not only because of the immense debt which many feminist scholars feel they owe de …


Cantor, Lacan, Mao, Beckett, meme combat

The philosophy of Alain Badiou
by / RP 093 (Jan/Feb 1999) / Article


Reflections upon Roy Bhaskar’s ‘Critical Realism’

by / RP 061 (Summer 1992) / Article


Heidegger: an Assessment

by / RP 027 (Spring 1981) / Article


Heidegger’s ‘Being and Time’

by / RP 026 (Autumn 1980) / Article


Heidegger’s Early Development

by / RP 025 (Summer 1980) / Article