Sunday, November 30, 2008
Going Back to the Roots: Plain Persons asking Questions about the Human Good and the Nature of Things, School of Philosophy, UC Dublin, March 9, 2009.
Erlanger, Steven. "100th Birthday Tributes Pour in for Levi-Strauss." NEW YORK TIMES November 28, 2008.
- Banks, Eric. "100 Candles for Claude Levi-Strauss." Chronicle of Higher Education Brainstorm Blog November 25, 2008;
- "Bon anniversaire, M. Lévi-Strauss!" Le Monde November 25, 2008;
- Lichfield, John. "Grand Chieftain of Anthropology Lives to See his Centenary." Independent November 29, 2008;
- Ivry, Benjamin. "Claude of the Jungle." Forward November 6, 2008;
- Sperber, Dan. "Claude Lévi-Strauss at 100: Echo of the Future." Open Democracy November 28, 2008;
- Wilcken, Patrick. "The Century of Claude Levi-Strauss." Times Literary Supplement October 29, 2008.
Wieder, Laurance. "Happy Birthday Milton: the Poet-Prophet Turns 500." WEEKLY STANDARD December 1, 2008.
- "Introduction: Rethinking the One and the Many with Badiou" by ANTONIO CALCAGNO 3
- "Qui est Alain Badiou?" by ALAIN BEAULIEU 6
- Comments on Simon Critchley’s Infinitely Demanding by ALAIN BADIOU, with an introduction by SIMON CRITCHLEY 9
- "Emblems and Cuts: Philosophy in and against History" by ALBERTO TOSCANO 18
- "'Living with an Idea': Ethics and Politics in Badiou’s Logiques des mondes" by GABRIEL RIERA 36
- "From Universality to Inequality: Badiou’s Critique of Rancière" by JEFF LOVE AND TODD MAY 51
- "The Consistency of Inconsistency: Alain Badiou and the Limits of Mathematical Ontology" by TZUCHIEN THO 70
- "The Scintillation of the Event: On Badiou’s Phenomenology" by GERT-JAN VAN DER HEIDEN 93
- "What is to be Done? Alain Badiou and the Pre-Evental" by NICK SRNICEK 110
- "Paulitics" by DAN MELLAMPHY AND NANDITA BISWAS MELLAMPHY 127
- Jay Lampert’s Deleuze and Guattari’s Philosophy of History ALAIN BEAULIEU, FADI ABOU-RIHAN, EUGENE HOLLAND, JAY LAMPERT 147
- "The Body as Measurant of All: Dis-covering the World" by FLORENTIEN VERHAGE 166
- ‘You cannot make a living just being a theoretician': an Interview with Jean-Michel Rabaté with Jeroen Lauwers & Thomas Van Parys
- Michel Foucault, Philosopher? A Note on Genealogy and Archaeology by Rudi Visker
- Beyond Resistance: a Response to Žižek’s critique of Foucault’s subject of freedom by Aurelia Armstrong
- Alain Badiou: Problematics and the Different Senses of Being in Being and Event by Sean Bowden
- Eugen Fink and the Question of the World by Stuart Elden
- Between Rupture and Repetition: Intervention and Evental Recurrence in the Thought of Alain Badiou by Hollis Phelps
- Jeff Malpas, Heidegger's Topology by Miguel de Beistegui
- Steven Crowell and Jeff Malpas (eds.) Transcendental Heidegger by Ingo Farin
- Eric Paras, Foucault 2.0: Beyond Power and Knowledge by Sam Rocha
Sunday, November 23, 2008
"Problem-Spaces: the Work of David Scott," 3rd Workshop on Caribbean Theory, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, November 26, 2008.
- Public lecture entitled “Norms of Self-Determination”, Tuesday, November 25, from 8 pm (Room ALT)
- 3rd Workshop on Caribbean Theory devoted to his work, Wednesday, November 26, 2-5 pm (Dean’s Meeting Room)
Eagleton, Terry. "Palace of Pain: Review of THE HOUSE OF WITTGENSTEIN by Alexander Waugh." GUARDIAN November 8, 2008.
Cfp: Inaugural Meeting, Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists, Ramapo College of New Jersey, May 8-9, 2009.
Cfp: "Nietzsche on Mind and Nature," Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, September 11-13, 2009.
"Nietzsche's Transvaluation of Values," Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge University, November 21, 2008.
- Human Blindness (2007 Presidential Address) by John Lachs
- Blindness, Vision and the Good Life for All: Comment on John Lachs' "Human Blindness" by David E. Leary
- The 'Riven' Self as Remedy to "a Certain Blindness" by Frederick J. Ruf
- Flowers in the Desert: F. C. S. Schiller's [Unpublished] Pragmatism Lecture by Mark J. Porrovecchio
- The Concept of Truth that Matters by Laura E. Weed
- Investigations into the William James Collection at Harvard: an Interview with Eugene Taylor by Thibaud Trochu
- "The Many and the One" and the Problem of Two Minds Perceiving the Same Thing by Mark Moller
- Pragmatism in the 21st Century by Wesley Cooper
- The Drama of Possibility: Experience as Philosophy of Culture. By John J. McDermott by Erin McKenna
- The Dynamic Individualism of William James. By James Pawelski by Doug Anderson
- Brazil through the Eyes of William James: Diaries, Letters, and Drawings, 1865-1866. Edited by Maria Helena P.T. Machado by Douglas McDermid
- The Soul of Classical American Philosophy: The Ethical and Spiritual Insights of William James, Josiah Royce, and Charles Sanders Peirce. By Richard P. Mullin by Mathew A. Foust
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Cfp: "Science and Values: the Politicisation of Science," Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University, May 25-30, 2009.
CFP: 43rd Annual Meeting, Heidegger Circle, Department of Philosophy, Xavier University, Cincinnati, May 8-10, 2009.
Cfp: "Totalitarian Laughter: Cultures of the Comic under Socialism," Princeton University, May 8-9, 2009.
Cfp: "The Politics of Space and Place," Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, University of Brighton, September 16-18, 2009.
- What might an analysis of politics which focuses on the operation of power through space and place, and on the spatial structuring of inequality, tell us about the world we make for ourselves and others?
- How is power structured and brought to bear on people through spaceand place?
- How does power operate locally, nationally and globally and in both its soft and hard forms
- How does it operate through urban planning, architecture, housing policy, immigration policy and national borders?
- How does it work to discipline and exclude some, while insulating others from the excesses of inequality and degradation?
- How are space and place utilised as a means of dividing people into 'us' and 'them'?·
- How and in whose interests do these divisions function as they pit against each other not only people who live in different parts of the world but also those who live just a few metres apart?
- What might an analysis of politics through questions of space and place indicate about how power, injustice and inequality could be better understood and more effectively contested?
We anticipate that these and related issues will be of interest to people working in, among others, philosophy, ethics, political theory, politics, sociology, social policy, globalisation, international relations, cultural studies, history, architecture, photography, geography, planning, refugee studies, migration studies, urban studies and area studies. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be emailed to Nicola Clewer: email@example.com.
- Christopher Lloyd on William H. Sewell Jr., The Logics of History: Social Theory and Social Transformation
- Michael S. Roth on Richard Rorty, Philosophy as Cultural Politics: Philosophical Papers, Volume 4
- Jürgen Kocka on Geoff Eley, A Crooked Line: from Cultural History to the History of Society
- Richard H. King on Jerrold Siegel, The Idea of the Self: Thought and Experience in Western Europe since the Seventeenth Century
- William H. Krieger on Peter Kosso, Knowing the Past: Philosophical Issues of History and Archaeology
- José Carlos Bermejo-Barrera on Karl Ameriks, Kant and the Historical Turn: Philosophy as Critical Interpretation
- Lionel Gossman on Anthony Grafton, What Was History? The Art of History in Early Modern Europe
- Abdelmajid Hannoum on François Hartog, Régimes d'historicité: présentisme et expériences du temps
Sunday, November 16, 2008
"American Tropics: Towards a Literary Geography," Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex, July 4-7, 2009.
By 'American Tropics' we understand an extended Caribbean, or what Edouard Glissant calls “the estuary of the Americas,” or what earlier scholars sometimes called 'Plantation America': an area including the southern USA, the Caribbean littoral of Central America, the Caribbean islands, and northern South America. The American Tropics project at Essex seeks to understand the writing associated with this area through a study of particular places within it: cities, borders, regions, natural features. Each place is a zone of encounter, bringing together sets of writing in different languages and styles, from different literary and cultural backgrounds, all of which have in common that attention to the same place. The project therefore approaches literary history via literary geography.
We call for papers which engage with this project in a number of different ways:-
- through attention to particular places and the writing associated within them;
- through consideration of the cultural features of particular places or regions within the American Tropics;
- through engagement with ideas of tropicality more generally, in America or beyond;
- through theoretical engagement with the ideas of literary geography or area studies as they pertain to the American continent;
- through consideration of significant circuits (personal, commercial, cultural) within and beyond the area.
Confirmed speakers include: Barbara Ladd, Richard Price, Sally Price, Susan Castillo, Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Sharon Monteith, Gordon Brotherston, Neil Whitehead, Selwyn Cudjoe, Bill Schwarz, Luciana Martins, William Rowe, Margarita Zamora, María Cristina Rodríguez, Lowell Fiet, Ineke Phaf-Reinberger, Shalini Puri, Leah Rosenberg, Wendy Gaudin, Sue Thomas, Susan Gillman.
The final call for papers runs until 31 December 2008.
Colleagues are encouraged to look at the developing project at http://www.essex.ac.uk/literature/American_Tropics/index.htm; Informal enquiries to Peter Hulme at firstname.lastname@example.org; Formal offers of papers (title plus 300 word synopsis) to Lesley Wylie at email@example.com.
"Transcendental Philosophy: its History and Nature," Annual Conference, BSHP, Manchester Metropolitan University, April 14-17, 2009.
"Thought and Action in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition," Department of Philosophy, Marquette University, June 16-18, 2009.
Cfp: "Philosophical Futures: a Day of Φιλο-ΣοΦια (Philo-Sophia): Friendship and Philosophical Discussion," Murdoch University, December, 1 2008.
"Empires of Norms and Laws," Joint Sessions of the European Consortium for Political Research, Lisbon, April 14-19, 2009.
- Post Vietnam Syndrome: National Identity, War, and the Politics of Humiliation by Myra Mendible
- Community Participation in Developing Primary Prevention Programs to Enhance Community Well-Being by Jean-Marc Bélanger
- Madness or Illness? by Jason Bernard Claxton
- Psychiatric Slave No More: Parallels to a Black Liberation Psychology by Lauren J. Tenney
- The Psychotic Element in Everyday Group Thinking: Reflections on the Salem Witch Trials by Diana Semmelhack and Larry Ende
- Mere and Divine Madness: Bush, Schreber and the Contexts of Insanity by Mark S. Roberts
- Struggling Against Psychiatry’s Human Rights Violations: An Antipsychiatry perspective by Don Weitz
- “ ‘Are You Sure, Sweetheart, That You Want to Be Well?’ ”: An Exploration Of The Neurodiversity Movement by Kathyrn Boundy
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"Genre and Interpretation," Finnish Literary Society and Finnish Graduate School of Literary Studies, Helsinki, June 10–12, 2009.
Monokl-Cogito International Hegel Congress, Bahçeşehir University, Beşiktaş Campus, November 14-16, 2008.
Burrell, David. "Review of Michael Gillespie's THE THEOLOGICAL ORIGINS OF MODERNITY." NDPR (November 2008).
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Bottum, Joseph. "Sir Vidia's Dance: Can Life and Art be Separated?" WEEKLY STANDARD November 17, 2008.
Cfp: "Feminist Philosophy Made Simple," SWIP UK and International Association of Women in Philosophy, London, February 13, 2009.
"Human Rights Rhetoric: Controversies, Conundrums, & Community Actions," Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2010.
Cfp: "Music and Morality," Institute of Musical Research & Institute of Philosophy, University of London, June 16-17, 2009.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Carter, Jacoby Adeshei. "Review of Lewis R. Gordon's AN INTRODUCTION TO AFRICANA PHILOSOPHY." NDPR (November 2008).
Howard, Jennifer. "Google, Publishers, and Authors Settle Huge Lawsuit Over Book-Scanning Project." CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION October 28, 2008.
Griswold, Charles. "Plato on Rhetoric and Poetry." STANFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY Revised November 12, 2008.
Saturday, November 08, 2008
"Centering the Caribbean in Caribbean Studies," 34th Annual Conference, Caribbean Studies Association, Kingston, Jamaica, June 1-5, 2009.
- Who defines the Caribbean and who interprets the various definitions?
- What are the changing interests of scholars and practitioners who work in the field of Caribbean studies and who formulates “Caribbean” policies and programmes?
- Who are the beneficiaries from the knowledge that are produced in the name of Caribbean studies?
- Has the Caribbean’s unique history and geography produced ideas that serve a present global discourse on cultural exchange, ethnic dis/harmony, race, gender and class relations, economic development, political sovereignty and scientific research?