Thursday, July 31, 2008
Menkiti, Ifeanyi. "On Rationality and the Burden of the Ijele Masquerade: a Note on Emmanuel Eze's Work." Special Issue on Eze. SYMPOSIA (2009).
CFP: "Rhetoric and the Study of Public Memory," NCA Pre-Conference Seminar, San Diego, November 20, 2008.
CFP: Fifth International Symposium on Text Genre Studies, Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil, August 11-14, 2009.
CFP: "Sexual Knowledge: Uses of the Past," Department of Classics, University of Exeter, July 27-29, 2009.
CFP: "Transcendental Philosophy: its History and Nature," BSHP, Manchester Metropolitan University, April 14-17, 2009.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Radford, Gary P., and Marie L. Radford. "Structuralism, Post-Structuralism and the Library: Saussure and Foucault." JDOC 61.1 (2004).
Monday, July 28, 2008
Majavu, Mandisi. "The Wretched of the Earth: Critical Psychology in the Colonial Context." PAMBAZUKA NEWS May 22, 2007.
Read the rest here: http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/41566).
PUB: Devadas, Vijay, and Jane Mummery, eds. PROTEAN BORDERS AND UNSETTLED INTERSTICES. BORDERLANDS 7.1 (2008).
CFP: "Pragmatism and the Ethics of War," Society for Classical Pragmatism Studies, University of South Florida, March 5-7, 2009.
Friday, July 25, 2008
- Dr. Melanie Chan. Virtually Real and Really Virtual: Baudrillard’s Procession of Simulacrum and The Matrix.
- Dr. Paula Murphy. The Simulacra of Global Conflict
Theory As Challenge
- Jesse Owen Hearns-Branaman. “Must we ourselves not become gods?” The Visual Theories of Foucault, Debord and Baudrillard in Explaining Contemporary Power Structures
- Maximilien Nayaradou. Terrorism As A Violent Way of Sharing Death in Baudrillard’s Theory
Too Much Is Too Much
- Jean Baudrillard. The Racing Driver and his Double
- Jean Baudrillard. Simulation and Transaesthetics: Towards the Vanishing Point of Art
- Marc J. LaFountain. Obscene Ethics: A Baudrillardian View of Spurlock’s Super Size Me
- Ryland Johnson. Baudrillard’s Butterfly Athleticism
- Jeff Roberts and Alex McVey. Affirmation – Being Resolved in Becoming Resolution
- Archaeology is part of the hugely successful, rationalist, empirical, scientific Enlightenment project to find out what the world really is and has been like.
- Archaeology is one of the disciplines within this project responsible (in close interdisciplinary cooperation) for finding out what life was like for people in the past.
- Archaeology alone takes care of the study of material remains of past societies.
- All enquiry that does not concern the life-ways of people in the past and/or does not study material remains is non-archaeology.
- All non-rationalist enquiry is non-science and thus non-archaeology.
- All impressionist-aesthetic commentary is non-science and thus non-archaeology.
- Politics are about values and thus non-science. Archaeology should therefore resist all attempts from inside and outside the discipline to ascribe political relevance to it.. . .
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Read the whole review here: http://www.nysun.com/arts/hugh-trevor-ropers-the-invention-of-scotland/82417/.
Hu, Winnie. "In a New Generation of College Students, Many Opt for the Life Examined." NEW YORK TIMES April 6, 2008.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Liberty, or freedome, signifieth (properly) the absence of Opposition; (by Opposition, I mean externall Impediments of motion;) and may be applyed no lesse to Irrationall and Inanimate creatures, than to Rationall. For whatsoever is so tyed, or environed, as it cannot move, but within a certain space, which space is determined by the opposition of some externall body, we say it hath not Liberty to go further.According to Skinner, Hobbes holds that citizens have liberty insofar as they are not physically prevented from acting as they would like. Reading this book made clear to me how different the fields of history, even intellectual history, and philosophy, especially analytic philosophy, are. . . . Read the rest here: http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=13687.
Friday, July 18, 2008
- The transmission of psychoanalytic discourse into film theory (re-visiting and re-assessing 1970s theory, Screen group, Metz, Mulvey etc., evaluating current relations between psychoanalysis and film theory)
- The transmission of psychoanalytic scenarios into filmmaking (e.g. Hitchcock, Lang; can we uncover what was lost in translation? what is the cultural/historical significance of such transmission?)
- Cinema as psychoanalysis: image, scene, time, speech, body, sound (how might cinema transmit psychoanalytically? Can cinema be conceived as a psychoanalytic mode of thought?)
In exploring these forms of transmission, the conference will seek to revisit the history of film theory and look forward to its future, asking whether psychoanalysis still has something to offer film theorists. In addition, the parallel histories (to use the term from the title of Janet Bergstrom's edited volume Endless Night) of cinema and psychoanalysis will be re-examined to shed new light on their past entanglement and possible future collaboration. Finally, through the investigation of scenarios and film form and their (mis)translations and mirrorings of psychoanalytic discourse and thought, approaches to film analysis will be explored.
- Professor Mieke Bal (University van Amsterdam)
- Professor Kaja Silverman (University of California Berkeley)
- As the first major statement on evolution and how it works, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species not only transformed the way we humans see ourselves. It marks the beginning of modern biology. But reading it is evidently not a prerequisite for a successful career in biology — not even for those studying evolution. ) . . . An Original Confession July 8, 2008
- Darwin did more in one lifetime than most of us could hope to accomplish in two. But his giantism has had an odd and problematic consequence. It’s a tendency for everyone to refer back to him. “Why Darwin was wrong about X”; “Was Darwin wrong about Y?”; “What Darwin didn’t know about Z” — these are common headlines in newspapers and magazines, in both the biological and the general literature. Then there are the words: Darwinism (sometimes used with the prefix “neo”), Darwinist (ditto), Darwinian. Why is this a problem? Because it’s all grossly misleading. It suggests that Darwin was the beginning and the end, the alpha and omega, of evolutionary biology, and that the subject hasn’t changed much in the 149 years since the publication of the Origin. . . . Let's Get Rid of Darwinism July 15, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Costelloe, Timothy. "Giambattista Vico." STANFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY (Updated July 15, 2008.)
Read the whole entry here: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/vico/.
CFP: "Double Edges: Rhetorics / Rhizomes / Regions," International Association of Philosophy and Literature, Brunel University, June 1-7, 2009.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Fyffe, Richard. "Conversational Constraints: Richard Rorty and Contemporary Critical Theory." ACRL (January 1996).
"Derrida Today," Department of Critical and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University, July 10-12, 2008.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Fearn, Nicholas. "Review of Simon Critchley's THE BOOK OF DEAD PHILOSOPHERS." INDEPENDENT July 13, 2008.
Thompson, Simon. "Richard Rorty: the Making of an American Philosopher." TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION July 10, 2008.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
"Herder and his Impact," International Herder Society, Friedrich Schiller Universitat Jena, August 18-21, 2008.
Kim, Alan. "Review of Andrea W. Nightingale's SPECTACLES OF TRUTH IN CLASSICAL GREEK PHILOSOPHY." NDPR (May 2005).
Dentsoras, Dimitrios. "Review of Terence Irwin's THE DEVELOPMENT OF ETHICS, Vol. 1." NDPR (July 2008).
"Neuroeconomics: Hype or Hope?," Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, November 20–22, 2008.
Feeney, Dennis. "Review of I. J. F. de Jong, et al., eds. TIME IN ANCIENT GREEK LITERATURE." BMCR (July 2008).
Feminist Activism and Rhetoric:
- How can we evaluate and understand the influence of women’s historical, geographic, economic, social, and political locations on rhetorical tactics and strategies for feminist activism?
- How can we understand the roles that individuals or groups take in maintaining or dismantling gender-based inequalities at local, national, and transnational levels?
- How can we address the presumed division between scholarly theorizing and activist work, and how can rhetoric be a tool for bridging that presumed divide?
- Which rhetorical histories have been recovered, and which have been omitted? What generational and social movement tensions are present in these feminist rhetorical histories?
- What role has public memory played in feminist rhetorical histories? How have feminist rhetorical histories accounted for the histories and experiences of aging women, women with disabilities, working class women, women of color, lesbian and transgendered people, women living beyond the borders of the U.S. and Europe?
- How have rhetorical histories challenged the primary focus on the Anglo-American context as scholars have begun to engage transnational feminist rhetorical histories and contemporary practices?