‘The Sultan’s Court: European Fantasies of the East’ by Alain Grosrichard

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978) has justly attracted great respect and attention for its account of Western perceptions and representations of the Orient, but the English-speaking world has for too long been unaware of another classic in the same field which appeared in France only a year later. Alain Grosrichard’s The Sultan’s Court is a fascinating and careful deconstructionContinue reading “‘The Sultan’s Court: European Fantasies of the East’ by Alain Grosrichard”

‘Hegel and the Frankfurt School‘ edited by Paul Giladi

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) This collection of original essays discusses the relationship between Hegel and the Frankfurt School Critical Theory tradition. The book’s aim is to take stock of this fascinating, complex, and complicated relationship. The volume is divided into five parts: Part I focuses on dialectics and antagonisms. Part II is concerned with ethical life and intersubjectivity.Continue reading “‘Hegel and the Frankfurt School‘ edited by Paul Giladi”

‘Hegel’s Antiquity’ by Will D. Desmond

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Hegel’s Antiquity aims to summarize, contextualize, and criticize Hegel’s understanding and treatment of major aspects of the classical world, approaching each of the major areas of his historical thinking in turn: politics, art, religion, philosophy, and history itself. The discussion excerpts relevant details from a range of Hegel’s works, with an eye both toContinue reading “‘Hegel’s Antiquity’ by Will D. Desmond”

The Palgrave Hegel Handbook

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) This handbook presents the conceptions and principles central to every aspect of Hegel’s systematic philosophy. In twenty-eight thematically linked chapters by leading international experts, The Palgrave Hegel Handbook provides reliable, scholarly overviews of each subject, illuminates the main issues and debates, and details concisely the considered views of each contributor. Recent scholarship challenges traditional,Continue reading “The Palgrave Hegel Handbook”

The Bloomsbury Companion to Marx

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) There are very few figures in history that have exerted as much and as varied an influence as Karl Marx. His work represents an unrivalled intervention into fields as various as philosophy, journalism, economics, history, politics and cultural criticism. His name is invoked across the political spectrum in connection to revolution andContinue reading “The Bloomsbury Companion to Marx”

‘Žižek’s Reading Machine’ by Benjamin Noys

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) In an interview Alain Badiou makes a comment on Žižek’s practice of interpretation: “You can ask him, ‘What do you think about this horrible movie?’ And he will have a brilliant interpretation that is much better than the actual movie because his conceptual matrix is very strong and very convincing.” Badiou continues: “Žižek offers us something like a general psychoanalysis, a psychoanalysis that exceeds the question of clinics and becomesContinue reading “‘Žižek’s Reading Machine’ by Benjamin Noys”

‘Repeating Žižek’ by Agon Hamza

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Repeating Žižek offers a serious engagement with the ideas and propositions of philosopher Slavoj Žižek. Often subjecting Žižek’s work to a Žižekian analysis, this volume’s contributors consider the possibility (or impossibility) of formalizing Žižek’s ideas into an identifiable philosophical system. They examine his interpretations of Hegel, Plato, and Lacan, outline his debates with Badiou, andContinue reading “‘Repeating Žižek’ by Agon Hamza”

‘The Idea of Communism vol. 3: The Seoul Conference’ by Alex Taek-Gwang Lee and Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf & .epub) In 2009 Slavoj Žižek brought together an acclaimed group of intellectuals to discuss the continued relevance of communism. Unexpectedly the conference attracted an audience of over 1,000 people. The discussion has continued across the world and this book gathers responses from the conference in Seoul. It includes the interventions of regular contributorsContinue reading “‘The Idea of Communism vol. 3: The Seoul Conference’ by Alex Taek-Gwang Lee and Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Idea of Communism vol. 2: The New York Conference’ by Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) The first volume of The Idea of Communism followed the 2009 London conference called in response to Alain Badiou’s ‘communist hypothesis’, where an all-star cast of radical intellectuals put the idea of communism back on the map. This volume brings together papers from the subsequent 2011 New York conference organized by Verso and continues this criticalContinue reading “‘The Idea of Communism vol. 2: The New York Conference’ by Slavoj Žižek”

‘The Idea of Communism’ by Costas Douzinas & Slavoj Žižek

DOWNLOAD(.pdf) Do not be afraid, join us, come back! You’ve had your anti-communist fun, and you are pardoned for it—time to get serious once again! —Slavoj Žižek Responding to Alain Badiou’s ‘communist hypothesis’, the leading political philosophers of the Left convened in London in 2009 to take part in a landmark conference to discuss theContinue reading “‘The Idea of Communism’ by Costas Douzinas & Slavoj Žižek”