Author Archives: non ideal theory

Check out the March 2011 issue of Philosophy & Social Criticism

The new Philosophy & Social Criticism features three particularly interesting articles: Community and resistance in Heidegger, Nancy and Agamben Brian Elliott Over the last two decades the work of Jean-Luc Nancy and Giorgio Agamben has attracted widespread attention both within … Continue reading

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NDPR Timothy O’Leary, Christopher Falzon (eds.), Foucault and Philosophy

“Philosopher” was a label that Michel Foucault sometimes resisted, especially in the earlier decades of his career, but Timothy O’Leary and Christopher Falzon have assembled an excellent anthology of articles demonstrating Foucault’s engagement with and contributions to contemporary philosophical practice … Continue reading

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WLs: Dreyfus and Kelly, TA in Facebook Trouble, Internet = Democracy?, Libya, Conan

1. A tough review of Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Kelly’s new book. 2. From over in my neck of the woods, a story on the dangers of TAs posting disparaging remarks about their students on Facebook.  Should have posted on … Continue reading

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NDPR Fred Dallmayr, The Promise of Democracy: Political Agency and Transformation

Fred Dallmayr’s project is to develop theoretic resources adequate to correct minimalist conceptions of democracy that he thinks are undermining political association in our time. He finds help in the work of John Dewey, various strands of postmodernism, and the … Continue reading

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WLs: Help Japan, Balkan Wars Novel, King’s Islamophobia, Conservatism and Marx, Decline of Band Names

1. Help Japan. 2. NY Time review of Téa Obreht’s “mythic novel of the Balkan Wars,” The Tiger’s Wife. 3. Mark Potok, director of Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, discusses Peter King’s hearings on Muslims.  Personally, I … Continue reading

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Slate magazine embarrases itself…

Given the context, this is a pretty awful blog post featured on the main page of Slate magazine. Despite the horrible tragedy in Japan, Slate’s ‘cultural blogger’ couldn’t help but ponder this gnarly question: As Japan reels from Friday’s devastating … Continue reading

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Weekend Links: Foucauldian Concepts, Turkish Authoritarianism, Italian Unification, Blogging Ethics, Koch Brothers’ Quiet War

1. A somewhat helpful compilation of terms as used or defined by Foucault. 2. Perhaps a story lost in the whirlwind of North Africa, Turkey has been cracking down on critical journalism. 3. 150 years on, the Italian nation-state still … Continue reading

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