Monthly Archives: January 2011

Weekend Links

1. History of Philosophy podcast series, where Peter Adamson, Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at King’s College London, tells the tale of the history of philosophy, “without any gaps.” 2. For those into deliberative democracy/public reason, CBC Radio has … Continue reading

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Reading Marx’s Capital with David Harvey

I just might have to return to these incredibly helpful lectures this summer.

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Richard Wolin – Ghosts of a Tortured Past: Europe’s Right Turn

In the Winter 2011 issue of Dissent, Richard Wolin reflects on the numerous right-wing victories in Europe the past decade, as well as the rather ambivalent role of the intellectual in combating the ethnocentric or “racial state”: The question of … Continue reading

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18 Disturbing Things We Wouldn’t Know Without WikiLeaks

A slide show at The Nation.

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Was Jared Loughner a Nietzschean?

Over at Slate, there’s a good discussion of Nietzsche’s supposed influence on Loughner and his actions.  Apparently, there has been a lot of knee-jerk reaction to the fact that Loughner read Nietzsche, with the great German thinker playing the scapegoat … Continue reading

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NDPR review of Postanalytic and Metacontinental: Crossing Philosophical Divides

There’s already a review at NDPR for the book I just mentioned.

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New Book – Postanalytic and Metacontinental: Crossing Philosophical Divides

From Continuum Studies in Philosophy I’m not much of a fan of the so-called “continental vs. analytic philosophy” – I think each category is quite fuzzy and often counterproductive, with the division itself being very political.  However, given all the … Continue reading

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