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‘The history of truth’

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


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 …


Out of Africa

Philosophy, ‘race’ and agency
by / RP 089 (May/Jun 1998) / Article


Cosmopolitanism and boredom

by / RP 085 (Sep/Oct 1997) / Article


Philosophy, feminism and universalism

by / RP 076 (Mar/Apr 1996) / Article

During the last ten years or so, when I have been asked what my particular ‘interests’ are, I have usually said that I have been working on ‘feminism and philosophy’, or ‘philosophy and feminism’ – or perhaps, though less often, ‘feminist philosophy’. I have become increasingly interested in how to think about this conjunction: ‘Feminism …


Feminism and Pragmatism

by / RP 059 (Autumn 1991) / Article

When two women ascended to the Supreme Court of Minnesota, Catherine MacKinnon asked: ‘Will they use the tools of law as women, for all women?’ She continued as follows:

I think that the real feminist issue is not whether biological males or biological females hold positions of power, although it is utterly essential that women …


Regis Debray in Prison

On his Class and his Commitment
by / RP 020 (Summer 1978) / Article