Monthly Archives: April 2010

Middlesex Philosophy Department Downsized

Many of you will have now heard about the despicable conduct of Middlesex University, and specifically the Dean of Arts and Education Ed Esche, in having cut the entirety of their philosophy department. Information is abounding, so here are just … Continue reading

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Politics of Survival

Anthony Paul Smith has written a post on a debate that has cropped up within his forthcoming edited volume, After the Postsecular and the Postmodern: New Essays in Continental Philosophy of Religion. The debate, therein represented by Michael Burns and Alex … Continue reading

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Appeal for Travel Funds – One more time…

First of all, I want to thank everyone who donated money for the last Warwick event, as we couldn’t have made it happen without you. Continental philosophy is obviously not the most lucrative field, so your support was crucial. Thank … Continue reading

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Warwick Transcendental Realism Workshop, Laruelle Presentations

You may have already seen it elsewhere, but I’m glad to announce that I’ll be presenting at the Warwick Transcendental Realism Workshop alongside Pete Wolfendale (Deontologistics), Nick Srnicek (The Accursed Share), Tom O’Shea (Grundlegung), James Trafford, and Ray Brassier. I’ll … Continue reading

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Counter-Institutional Politics

The goal of an egalitarian politics is, in every instance, to foster, support, and sustain a maximal degree of collective self-determination. This is a piecemeal, painstaking task. It by definition cannot be accomplished all at once, as this self-determination must … Continue reading

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Notes on the Ideal University

Why would you want to live anywhere other than a university? Why should a community be anything other than a school, whose overriding collective purpose is to contribute as far as possible in every activity to the continuing enrichment of … Continue reading

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Material Conditions of Philosophical Practice

The conference was an absolute success. The quality of the papers and discussions, the broad range of topics which nonetheless converge in so many productive ways, the enthusiasm, the camaraderie, the tone and atmosphere,  all simply astounding. I might do a recap … Continue reading

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