Month: April 2014

An “Oh, Yes!” for Continental Philosophy

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Last month saw the opening of the Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy at the University of Dundee. At their inaugural workshop, James Williams (Dundee) delivered a brief address entitled “Continental Philosophy? Oh, Yes!” In it, he describes the areas and topics he thinks are especially fertile ground for future work in continental philosophy, including economic fairness, new ways of understanding matter and mind alongside specific sciences, the immanent value of the arts, existential guidance, transforming power in and between groups, and what he calls “real theory.”

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Data on Graduate Placement

There have two posts at APPS (here and here) commenting on this post by Marcus Arvan based on the listing of jobs at the philjobs site. Based on this, the summary goes, one should not go to a non Leiter Gourmet Report approved place to study. But much better data can be found for most graduate programs collected by the APA in its Graduate Student Guide. I can’t find the link, but someone crunched this data (if you know where this was done–please let me know) and found quite comparable data between ranked and not-so-ranked programs in philosophy. Hard as this might be to believe, it’s best not to put too much in self-reported, incomplete data for one year in an online wiki compared to data collected over five years by the APA. Just look at it yourself, look at particular schools, and hopefully (if someone finds the crunched data) you’ll conclude we don’t need to reify the position of the Gourmet Report in our discipline.

My Stiegler and Technics (Eds. G. Moore and C. Howells)

is up at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.Stiegler and Technics Critical of Stiegler, but admiring of the volume overall. This is the third review published this week: on Monday, Berfois posted my open access review article on Derrida’s The Death Penalty, Vol. 1 and yesterday Symposium posted my open Access review article on Adrian Johnston’s Prolegomena to Any Future Materialism.

Visualising The Birth of Territory – the animated movie by Juliet J Fall

This is a wonderful visual piece (Stuart Elden gets his own lego figure!) depicting Elden’s The Birth of Territory from the recent AAG.

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Visualising “The Birth of Territory” Juliet J Fall, Université de Genève from Juliet Fall on Vimeo.

This is the version of the animated presentation Juliet J Fall gave at the AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida, on 7th April 2014 as part of the “Author meets critics” session on the book The Birth of Territory, by Stuart Elden. Session organised by Claudio Minca and Jeremy Crampton. (No soundtrack)
If you liked this, you might consider joining our Masters programme in Political and Cultural Geography, at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Specialisations in Visual Studies, including documentary filmmaking (mostly about real people and places, not only toys!). Taught mostly in French.

Many thanks to Juliet for making this extraordinary piece of work.

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