Don’t read the publisher’s blurb (“fills a gap in the market”–the worst reason to buy a book, which means it just fills a gap in your bookcase forever) but the blurbs from the referees. With Stuart Elden’s book also out , this is the summer when Canguilhem finally gets some overdue love in English. (He was a major influence on Foucault and Derrida, among others, but of course a force in his own right.)
Month: June 2019
The 2019 Holberg Lecture by Laureate Paul Gilroy
is available as text and video (scroll down) here. An important text on race, ecology, and the future of the human.
Michael Marder’s Heidegger: Phenomenology, Ecology, Politics reviewed…
by Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides at Phenomenological Reviews. Some interesting comments on classicists’ hesitance to take Heidegger’s work on the Greeks seriously.
Carl Schmitt books reviewed in LSE Review of Books
Joshua Smeltzer reviews Carl Schmitt, Perilous Futures: On Carl Schmitt’s Late Writings by Peter Uwe Hohendahl and Carl Schmitt’s State and Constitutional Theory: A Critical Analysis by Benjamin Schupmann here.
My Review of Michael Naas’s Plato and the Invention of Life
is live at Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy. If you wish to read my longer, article-length version, that is here. And if you wish to hear Michael deliver part of this project at Memorial University of Canada two years ago, that audio is here.
Rick Elmore reviews David Wood’s latest
…in Environmental Values. It’s a good review of Wood’s excellent and clear (despite the philosophers involved) Deep Time, Dark Times (Fordham, 2019).
Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics
No 1 (2018): Abolishing Carceral Society is now online open access.
Becoming Political: Spinoza’s Vital Republicanism and the Democratic Power of Judgment reviewed by Hasana Sharp
At Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews here. It’s an insightful review that provides also a nice summary of current debates around Spinoza’s politics (he is a man for all seasons, it seems).
New Foucault Studies is Out
Number 26, June 2019 (open access) contains articles ranging from race and empire in Foucault to parrhesia and so on. The review articles include reviews of the Cambridge Lexicon and P. Zurn and A. Dits’ Active Intolerance, Michel Foucault, the Prisons Information Group, and the Future of Abolition.