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The contingency of cheese

On Fredric Jameson’s The Antinomies of Realism
by / RP 187 (Sept/Oct 2014) / Article

Fredric Jameson has been a busy man over the last decade. As well as two massive tomes on science fiction and modernism, combining republished essays with extensive new material, there has been a trilogy of books on Hegel and Marx which have sought to defend dialectical thinking from its discontents both internal and external to …

Neoliberal Art History

by / RP 180 (July/Aug 2013) / Review

David Joselit, After Art, Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ and Oxford, 2012. 136 pp., £13.95 pb., 978 0 69115 044 4

In his new book David Joselit makes a clear case for a progressive art-politics of the future. He asks us to ‘take image diplomacy seriously and attempt to imagine how art can function as …

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


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 …

On Rem Koolhaas

by / RP 154 (Mar/Apr 2009) / Article

Orientalism in reverse

by / RP 151 (Sep/Oct 2008) / Article

On autonomy and the avant-garde

by / RP 103 (Sep/Oct 2000) / Article

Surveying the current state of Anglophone art criticism, cultural theory and philosophical aesthetics, I am repeatedly struck by how disoriented or effervescently celebratory this writing is in the face of the art of the last thirty years. Indeed, the problem of how the last thirty years of art might be assessed and periodized after the …

The singular and the specific

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

93 Reviews

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Judith Butler, The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection Fiona Jenkins

Theodor W. Adorno, Critical Models: Interventions and Catchwords Simon Jarvis, Adorno: A Critical Introduction Shierry Weber Nicholsen, Exact Imagination, Late Work David Ayers

Gianni Vattimo, Beyond Interpretation David Macey

Sean Homer, Fredric Jameson: Marxism, Hermeneutics, Postmodernism Stephen Regan, ed., The Eagleton Reader Willy …

Globalization and Exceptional Powers

The Erosion of Liberal Democracy
by / RP 093 (Jan/Feb 1999) / Article

A growing number of progressive intellectuals now claim that the transnational character of many present-day political tasks overwhelms the existing capacities of liberal democracy. The ongoing internationalization of capitalist production and financial markets, unparalleled movements of immigrants and refugees across borders, the spectre of ecological disaster: the global character of each of these problems allegedly …

Time and the working mother

Kristeva’s ‘Women’s Time’ revisited
by / RP 091 (Sep/Oct 1998) / Article

If there is one issue that occupies current debates in the media, and that is shaping British society in the last years of the century, it is the nature of time. This is arguably less to do with millennial fever than with the transformations in working practices which have, for the first time since the …

Jean-François Lyotard, 1924–1998

by / RP 091 (Sep/Oct 1998) / Obituary


Sokal, science and the police
by / RP 088 (Mar/Apr 1998) / Commentary

Philosophy and racial identity

by / RP 075 (Jan/Feb 1996) / Article

Charles Taylor, Strong Hermeneutics and the Politics of Difference

by / RP 068 (Autumn 1994) / Article

Incomplete Modernity

Ulrich Beck's Risk Society
by / RP 067 (Summer 1994) / Article

The Spirit of Postmodernism (Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 27 February); Rethinking Critical Theory (University of Essex, 27 February 1993); Maurice Blanchot (London, 6-8 January 1993)

by , and / RP 064 (Summer 1993) / Conference Report

The Cards of Confusion

Reflections on Historical Communism and the 'End of History'
by / RP 064 (Summer 1993) / Article

63 Reviews

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Reiner Grundmann, Marxism and Ecology Jonathan Hughes

Theodor W. Adorno, Alban Berg, Master of the Smallest Link Lambert Zuidervaart, Adorno’ s Aesthetic Theory: The Redemption of Illusion Jonathan Rée

Moira Gatens, Feminism and Philosophy: Perspectives on Difference and Equality Herta Nagl-Docekal and Herlinde Pauer-Studer, eds., Denken der Geschlechterdifferenz: Neue Fragen und Perspectiven der Feministischen Philosophie

63 Editorial

by / RP 063 (Spring 1993) / Editorial

Feminism and the Enlightenment

by / RP 063 (Spring 1993) / Article