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RADICAL PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE 2015

 

5 4 3 2 1… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9CAPrEG5sM

Friday 16 – Saturday 17 January 2015,

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

 

Acceleration & the new … Animalities … Artistic strike … On organization … Pedagogization … Philosophy of the essay-film … Queer theory & geopolitics … Secrecy & surveillance

 

Annual conference of the “Radical Philosophy” journal
Discussions, panels (in English)
2015, Jan 16, Fri — 2015, Jan 17, Sat
Opening: Jan 16, Fri, 2 pm
In English

For the first time, the Radical Philosophy Conference takes places in Germany and discusses topics such as Acceleration & the New, Animalities, Artistic Strike, the Essay-Film, Organization, Pedagogization, Queer Theory & Geopolitics, and Secrecy & Surveillance.

Is the current acceleration of social life in capitalist societies qualitatively different from the futuristic ‘speed’ of modernity? Does the ‘art strike’ still represent a viable political response to art’s affirmative complicity with the market? What are the effects of the new forms of surveillance on our political condition? Is queer theory ‘merely cultural’? Is today’s ‘pedagogical turn’ a capitulation to a generalized ‘pedagogization’ or a site of a potential resistance? How does the film-essay work to communicate philosophy? What happens when biopolitics takes human-animal relations as its focus? What alternatives are there in matters of collective empowerment to the political forms of the 20th century? These topics and questions are discussed in a sequence of panels, bringing together international speakers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds.

With
Fahim Amir (Kunstuniversität Linz), Claudia Aradau (King’s University of London), David Blacker (University of Delaware), Christa Blümlinger (University of Paris 8, Saint-Denis), Victoria Browne (Oxford Brookes University), Gregoire Chamayou (CNRS, Paris / ENS, Lyon), Matthew Charles (Westminster University, London), ‘Claire Fontaine’ (artists, Paris), David Cunningham (Westminster University, London), Antke Engel (Institut für Queer Theory, Berlin), Frank Engster (author, Berlin), Arianna Ferrari (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (ITAS)), Peter Hallward (Kingston University London), Gertrud Koch (Freie Universität Berlin), Esther Leslie (University of London), Stewart Martin (Middlesex University, London), Mark Neocleous (Brunel University, London), Peter Osborne (Kingston University London), Silvia Posocco (University of London), Nina Power (Roehampton University, London), Rahul Rao (SOAS, University of London), Frank Ruda (Freie Universität Berlin), Nora Sternfeld (Aalto University, Helsinki), Hito Steyerl (artist, Berlin), Chris Wilbert (Anglia Ruskin University), Burkhardt Wolf (Humboldt-Universität Berlin), Alenka Zupančič (Slovenian Academy of Sciences)

The Radical Philosophy Conference 2015 is a project by Radical Philosophy and Haus der Kulturen Welt.

Website: http://www.radicalphilosophy.com/events

 

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Adorno

Adorno

POLEMICS

Polemics is a book series with two central aims:
(i)  Drawing on radical, critical and political theory/philosophy to address directly the various crises which have plagued global society and capitalism in the past decade;

(ii)  To present radical critiques of and alternatives to the existing way of doing things, in a polemical but academically rigorous form.

The series will appeal to authors writing from within the tradition of radical and critical theory and political philosophy. As editor I take a broad view of what comprises critical theory, including Frankfurt school scholars, and their heirs; post-structuralist and post Marxist theorists, post operatist theorists and the many others committed to a critique of existing dominant arguments and orders. What distinguishes the series is its commitment to the publication of polemical interventions in current political and economic conditions.

Texts would be no longer than 150 pages (between 30000 and 50000 words) and appeal to an audience wider than the normal academic community, while maintaining rigorous academic standards. The model for such a form of writing is perhaps best encapsulated by Adorno’s essay “The Essay as Form.’ He describes the essay form: as a refusal to treat the given as the true; as the expression of non-identity through its form; and as an enactment of intellectual freedom without first principles. Each text should be considered as an extended essay, improper in respect of disciplinary and academic convention, but deadly serious in seeking to give voice to the unspoken, against the platitudes and certainties which delimit particular forms of order.

Many academics work with radical and/or critical theories. However there is a relative dearth of texts which uses this philosophical work polemically to address the crises confronted by contemporary societies. Authors are encouraged to make polemical interventions which lay out alternative visions, and radical critiques of the existing order. These critiques should establish their arguments from within the range of positions available to contemporary critical and radical theory, while seeking to go beyond established debates. This would entail a similar, although by no means prescriptive, model for each text: first, a violation of the normal proprieties which structure a field of vision or order; second the rearticulation of what has been challenged in different terms. This means taking a topic, an object or a field of thought, teasing out the presuppositions which configure this field, and then reconfiguring them a manner that renders the apparently obvious problematic.

Polemics: http://www.rowmaninternational.com/series/polemics

Series editor information

Dr Mark Devenney

m.devenney@brighton.ac.uk; 10-11 Pavilion Parade, School of Humanities, University of Brighton, BN29ZF.

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Utopia

Utopia

RADICAL DEMOCRACY AND UTOPIA CONFERENCE

Radical Democracy and UtopiaCall for Papers

International Conference
University of Paris Diderot
Paris, France

April 16 & 17, 2015

Organized by LCSP (L’archipel des devenir – Centre de recherche sur les utopies) in collaboration with York University (Toronto, Canada) and the Centre de Théorie Politique (ULB, Belgium).

Throughout the conference, we wish to remain attentive to the concrete manifestations of utopia and radical democracy “in action”, to the experiences themselves, to the possibilities and the experimentation of communities as well as to their theoretical constructions and justifications. To paraphrase Derrida, would it not be necessary to think together two different emancipatory promises, – utopian and democratic -, which rally our capacity to search for intersections in their respective paths and to establish mutual sharing within the very moment of their divergence? For example, could radical democracy articulate an egalitarian critique of the utopian tendencies toward planning, hierarchy, and technocracy? Could utopia bring an innovating boldness to the possible forms of organization of radical democracy that run the risk of betraying its intentions?

By critically engaging the debate through the specific forces of each concept, as well as their reciprocal tensions, we hope that the conference will serve to expand the frontiers of each and understand more audaciously a form of politics that is dissensual, creative, egalitarian, and radical.

Scholars who would like to participate in the conference must send a title and an abstract of their paper to the contacts listed below by October 15, 2014. Selected participants will be informed in December 2014.

Papers can be given in English or in French.

The organizers regret that they are unable to provide funding for travel or accommodation.

Attendance to the conference is free and open to all. A full program will be published in February 2015.

 

Please send proposals to :

Étienne Tassin, University of Paris Diderot : etienne.tassin@univ-paris-diderot.fr
Martin Breaugh, York University : mbreaugh@yorku.ca
Yohan Dubigeon, IEP Paris : yohan.dubigeon@gmail.com

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Communisation

Communisation

PRECARIOUS COMMUNISM

Precarious Communism

Book Release London March 25th
Tuesday March 25th @ 5PM
New Academic Building LG01
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross, London SE14 6NW

http://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=7429

https://www.facebook.com/events/219778581551552

How does one demonstrate the enduring relevance of a sacred text but to help it speak to present times? This is what churches do with the Bible and what Marxists do with the writings of Marx. Come on join us to celebrate the release of Precarious Communism, in which Richard Gilman-Opalsky detourns Marx and Engels to create a mutant manifesto for an autonomist and millennial Marxism.

Richard Gilman-Opalsky is Associate Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is the author of Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy (2011) and Unbounded Publics: Transgressive Public Spheres, Zapatismo, and Political Theory (2008).

Hosted by the Centre for Cultural Studies: http://www.gold.ac.uk/cultural-studies/

Richard will also be presenting seminars (with Stevphen Shukaitis) at:
– the Department of Politics, History and International Relations at
Loughboro University on March 26th: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/phir/research/arg/
– the Centre for Work, Organization, and Society at the University of Essex on March 28th (this will be a day long workshop)

For more information on any of these events e-mail Stevphen Shukaitis: sshuka@essex.ac.uk

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Teaching Marx

Teaching Marx

AN INTRODUCTION TO RADICAL THINKERS SET 8

Louis Althusser / Etienne Balibar / Jean Baudrillard / Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe / Georg Lukåcs / Nicos Poulantzas/ Jacques Rancière / Gillian Rose / Sheila Rowbotham / Edward W. Said / Alfred Schmidt / Max Stirner

Published January 2014
AVAILABLE NOW: http://www.versobooks.com/ series_collections/5-radical- thinkers
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Verso is proud to announce the 8th set of our Radical Thinkers series. The latest set of books includes classic works from Gillian Rose, Etienne Balibar, Shiela Rowbotham, Jean Baudrillard, Edward W. Said and others.

“A compendium of left-wing philosophical and political thought, inoculating it against the ‘great idea’ of philosophy-as-self-help. As a way of transforming… formless disgust into educated critique, these books are a fine, cheap and decidedly elegant starting point.” Owen Hatherley
http://www.3ammagazine.com/ 3am/radical-thought/
“Verso’s beautifully designed Radical Thinkers series, which brings together seminal works by leading left-wing intellectuals, is a sophisticated blend of theory and thought.” Ziauddin Sardar, NEW STATESMAN
http://www.newstatesman.com/ node/153024

For information on each book or to buy a copy visit the link after each title below. All of the titles are available together as a single shrink-wrapped set at a reduced price. For more information visit: http://www.versobooks.com/ series_collections/5-radical- thinkers
You can read our introductory feature on the set and companion events here:
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RADICAL THINKERS SET 8:
THE SPECTRE OF HEGEL: EARLY WRITINGS by Louis Althusser
ISBN: 9781781681510 / Paperback / $17.95 / £9.99 / $19.95CAN / 272 Pages http://www.versobooks.com/ books/1551-the-spectre-of- hegel
THE PHILOSOPHY OF MARX by Etienne Balibar
ISBN: 9781781681534 / Paperback / $17.95 / £9.99 / $19.95CAN / 144 Pages http://www.versobooks.com/ books/1556-the-philosophy-of- marx
SCREENED OUT by Jean Baudrillard
ISBN: 9781781681558 / Paperback / $17.95 / £9.99 / $19.95CAN / 208 Pages http://www.versobooks.com/ books/1561-screened-out
HEGEMONY AND SOCIALIST STRATEGY by Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe
ISBN: 9781781681541 / Paperback / $17.95 / £9.99 / $19.95CAN / 208 Pages http://www.versobooks.com/ books/1557-hegemony-and- socialist-strategy
TACTICS AND ETHICS by Georg Lukåcs
ISBN: 9781781681497 / Paperback / $17.95 / £9.99 / $19.95CAN / 272 Pages http://www.versobooks.com/ books/1559-tactics-and-ethics
STATE, POWER, SOCIALISM by Nicos Poulantzas
ISBN: 9781781681480 / Paperback / $17.95 / £9.99 / $19.95CAN / 272 Pages http://www.versobooks.com/ books/1552-state-power- socialism
HATRED OF DEMOCRACY by Jacques Rancière
ISBN: 9781781681503 / Paperback / $17.95 / £9.99 / $19.95CAN / 112 Pages http://www.versobooks.com/ books/1560-hatred-of-democracy
THE MELANCHOLY SCIENCE by Gillian Rose
ISBN: 9781781681527 / Paperback / $17.95 / £9.99 / $19.95CAN / 224 Pages http://www.versobooks.com/ books/1555-the-melancholy- science
WOMEN, RESISTANCE AND REVOLUTION by Sheila Rowbotham
ISBN: 9781781681466 / Paperback / $17.95 / £9.99 / $19.95CAN / 288 Pages http://www.versobooks.com/ books/1558-women-resistance- and-revolution
FREUD AND THE NON-EUROPEAN by Edward W. Said
ISBN: 9781781681459 / Paperback / $17.95 / £9.99 / $19.95CAN / 96 Pages http://www.versobooks.com/ books/1554-freud-and-the-non- european
THE CONCEPT OF NATURE IN MARX by Alfred Schmidt
ISBN: 9781781681473 / Paperback / $17.95 / £9.99 / $19.95CAN / 252 Pages http://www.versobooks.com/ books/1550-the-concept-of- nature-in-marx
THE EGO AND HIS OWN by Max Stirner
ISBN: 9781781681565 / Paperback / $17.95 / £9.99 / $19.95CAN / 384 Pages http://www.versobooks.com/ books/1553-the-ego-and-his-own
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Monsters

Monsters

IDENTITY, ALTERITY, MONSTROSITY: FIGURES OF THE MULTITUDE

Identity, Alterity, Monstrosity: Figures of the Multitude (I)

The process of construction of identity, both individual and collective, and the genesis of political subjectivity, are largely grounded on concurrent ideological mechanisms that define otherness: subjectivity, alterity and identity are the complex outcomes of one intellectual and cultural process, historically produced by the encounter with the Other, whether real or imagined.

Notwithstanding the effort in conceptualising this encounter in the global and multicultural context of contemporary societies, its historical genealogy is often underestimated: a genealogy that is rooted in the theoretical definition of the concepts of normality, abnormality, and monstrosity. Developed in the early modern age, these concepts have produced and keep producing their cultural, social, and political effects.

The main objective of this seminar is to reconstruct the genealogy of the modern problem of identity, subjectivity, and otherness through an historical analysis of the idea of monstrosity within scientific, philosophical, and literary discourses of early modernity.

During the first semester of this seminar we will focus on the radical alterity represented since the 17th century by the theoretical figure of the multitude. Hobbes, for example, develops the idea of the Leviathan’s sovereign body through the homogeneous unity of the people. By definition, the people is opposed to the conflictual multiplicity of the multitude in the state of nature. In contrast, Spinoza grounds the idea of a free State on the multitude’s conatus – its drive to actualize its own nature – and its right of resistance against the sovereign. This right is irreducible and monstrous, thus introducing the natural dimension into the State rather than excluding it from society.

While Hobbes confined the multitude to the edges of the political map, with Spinoza it takes centre-stage, becoming the beating and conflictual heart of political life. Starting with the indirect dialogue between these two authors, we will focus this year on radical and monstrous alterity – the sense of otherness and how that is defined – in early modern and contemporary thought.

Organised by Filippo Del Lucchese (Brunel University, London and Collège International de Philosophie) and Caroline Williams (Queen Mary, University of London). For more information, contact:
Filippo Dellucchese <Filippo.Dellucchese@brunel. ac.uk>
Caroline Williams <c.a.williams@qmul.ac.uk>

Location: QMUL, ARTS TWO (room TPC) 5:00pm
Dates: 26th February, 26th March, 14th May, 11th June

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Philosophy

Philosophy

PAIDEIA: INTERNATIONAL PHILOSOPHICAL JOURNAL

Paideia is an online international journal of philosophy for undergraduates and master’s students. Its aim is to promote high quality philosophical debate between different universities. The journal allows a confrontation with high profile publications through a rigorous discussion.

Paideia wants to open an international room for particularly outstanding papers to prove their value. They can focus on both the historical and theoretical philosophy, from an analytical or continental point of view. The journal will be published twice a year.

An editorial board, composed of both PhD candidates and lecturers, judges the papers via a blind peer-review.

Papers should be original and not yet published in any other journal.

English, German and French are accepted.

Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2013.

Our next issue is going to be about every aspect of Kantian philosophy.

More info on the call for papers section.

Info: info@paideia-journal.com

The Editors

Fausto Carcassi and Marco Tamborini

Paideia: http://www.paideia-journal.com/

Call for Papers: http://www.paideia-journal.com/callforpapers.html

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Philosophy

RADICAL PHILOSOPHY – 174

Radical Philosophy 174, July/August 2012 OUT NOW

 

Articles

Peter Nyers, Moving Borders: The Politics of Dirt

Ackbar Abbas, Adorno and the Weather

Peter Osborne, Disguised as a Dog: Cynical Occupy?

Andrew McGettigan, The Privatization of Higher Education

Nicholas Ray, Jean Laplanche, 1924-2012

Nina Power and Erica Lagalisse on the Right to Protest

 

Reviews:

Matthew Charles on Benjamin’s Early Writings

Todd Cronan on Adorno and Horkheimer’s Towards a New Manifesto

Tom Bunyard on Stiegler’s The Decadeence of Industrial Democracies

James Ingram on Abensour’s Democracy Against the State

Jessica Schmidt on Posthuman International Relations

Christine Battersby on Alison Stone’s Feminism, Psychoanalysis and Maternal Subjectivity

Tamkin Hussain on Malabou’s Changing Difference

Douglas Spencer on The Political Unconscious of Architecture

Samantha Frost on Howie’s Between Feminism and Materialism

David Winters on Woessner’s Heidegger in America

Martijn Boven on Chris Danta’s Literature Suspends Death

 

Available £6 / $13 from all good booksellers, including Waterstones, Borders, Tate, LRB.

Selected content from RP174 free at www.radicalphilosophy.com

Subscribe online: http://www.radicalphilosophy.com

£30 for six issues (UK), £53 for twelve issues (UK)
Student offer: £24 for six issues (UK)

Current and back issues now available exclusively to all subscribers online. Including articles, from 1972-2011, by Alliez, Althusser, Badiou, Balibar, Berardi, Bhabha, Bourdieu, Buck-Morss, Butler, Canguilhem, Cassin, Caygill, Connolly, Critchley, Cusset, Didi-Huberman, Duttmann, Feyerabend, Foucault, Groys, Hallward, Harootunian, Haug, Horkheimer, Lacoue-Labarthe, Laplanche, Lazzarato, Le Doeuff, Macherey, Malabou, Negri, Osborne, Ranciere, Segal, Sloterdijk, Sohn-Rethel, Soper, Spivak, Stengers, Virilio, and many others.

Editorial Collective

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Originally published at: http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/radical-philosophy-174-july-august-2012-out-now  

 

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‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

 

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Critique

RADICAL PHILOSOPHY 171

RADICAL PHILOSOPHY 171, January/February 2012 OUT NOW

CONTENTS:

Nick Dyer-Witheford, `Net, Square, Everywhere?’

Andy Merrifield, `Ideas are Bulletproof’

Sergio Villalobos-Ruminott, `The Chilean Winter’

Jason Adams, `Occupy Time’

Howard Caygill, `Also Sprach Zapata: Philosophy and Resistance’

Marilena Chaui, `Political Theology’

Nathan Brown and Sabu Kohso on Occupy Oakland and New York

Neil Benton & Peter Osborne, David Macey 1949-2011

Drew Milne on new books on Lukacs

Cristina Chimisso on Hans Jorg Rheinberger’s historical epistemology

Stephen Harper on Eagleton and Mattick on the Crisis

David Chandler on Nudge Nudge Think Think

Debora Halbert on Merck & Sandford’s Further Adventures of the Dialectic of Sex

Jason Smith on Bruno Bosteels’s Actuality of Communism

Nick Moss on Colin Cremin’s Capitalism’s New Clothes

John Timberlake on Richter at Tate Modern

Available £6 / $13 from all good booksellers, including Waterstones, Tate, LRB.

Selected content from RP171 free at http://www.radicalphilosophy.com

Subscribe online: http://www.radicalphilosophy.com

£30 for six issues (UK), £53 for twelve issues (UK)

Student offer: £24 for six issues (UK)

Subs email: radicalphilosophy@alliance-media.org.uk
Subs phone: +44 (0)208 955 7059

Forthcoming highlights:

Noam Chomsky in conversation with Peter Hallward

Etienne Balibar on Lenin, Gandhi and Violence

Art and Language on Lyotard’s Discourse, Figure

Jussi Parikka and Caroline Bassett on new books on the Post-Humanities

Claudia Aradau on new books on Beyond Biopolitics

John Kraniauskas on Jameson’s Representing Capital

Andrew McGettigan on Francois Laruelle

Current and back issues now available exclusively to all subscribers online. Including articles, from 1972-2011, by Alliez, Althusser, Badiou, Balibar, Berardi, Bhabha, Bourdieu, Buck-Morss, Butler, Canguilhem, Cassin, Caygill, Connolly, Critchley, Cusset, Didi-Huberman, Duttmann, Feyerabend, Foucault, Groys, Hallward, Harootunian, Haug, Horkheimer, Lacoue-Labarthe, Laplanche, Lazzarato,  Le Doeuff, Macherey, Malabou, Negri, Osborne, Ranciere, Segal, Sloterdijk, Sohn-Rethel, Soper, Spivak, Stengers, Virilio, and many others.

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‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

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Philosophy

THE TENTH BIENNIAL RADICAL PHILOSOPHY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE AND THE 3OTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RPA

What is Radical Philosophy Today?

Canisius College, Buffalo, New York

October 11-14, 2012

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Radical Philosophy Association Conference Program Committee invites submissions of talks, papers, workshops, roundtable discussions, posters, and other kinds of conference contributions for its tenth biennial conference, to be held at the Canisius College, Buffalo, New York, October 11-14, 2012.

In the spirit of collaboration, and in the recognition that radical philosophy is often done outside traditional philosophical settings, we invite submissions not only from philosophers inside and outside the academy, but also from those who engage in theoretical and/or activist work in other academic disciplines – such as ethnic studies, women’s studies, social sciences, and literary studies – and from those engaged in theoretical and/or activist work unconnected to the academy.

We especially welcome contributions from those often excluded from or marginalized in philosophy, including persons of Africana, Latin American (Americana), Indigenous, or Asian descent or traditions, glbt persons, persons with disabilities, poor and working class persons.

 

Conference Theme

“What is Radical Philosophy Today?” The adjective “radical” is used in many different ways politically and philosophically. It is especially important to explore some of these various meanings as the Radical Philosophy Association looks back on thirty years of intellectual and political activism and advocacy on behalf of justice and liberation and forward to the future through and beyond our current crises.

It seems to many that the world faces several deep problems. How does specifically “radical” philosophy help us to understand and address them? For example, capitalism demands and enforces increasing gaps between the wealthy and the middle class and the poor worldwide. Oppressive systems of class, race, gender, heteronormativity, and able-bodiedness continue to function, defining people and their lives in harmful and de-humanizing ways. Violence continues to deform people’s lives and possibilities by permeating our everyday experience and invading our consciousness, making us both less aware of it and thus more accepting of it.

For these reasons and many more, we invite submissions that answer (or raise) questions about the nature of radical philosophy and its roles in understanding and responding to current crises.

·      What is radical theory? How can radical theory be made more effective in responding to crises? What philosophies/philosophers are radical?

·      What is radical practice? What does one have to do/be to be radical? Is being radical important? Do some forms of radical practice need to be criticized?

·      What is radical identity? How does one think radically about identities of race, gender, nationality, citizenship, able-bodiedness, sexuality, etc.? What constitutes a radical identity? How do individuals in groups historically labeled or excluded by race, gender, nationality, etc., redefine, refute, or revolt against the western histories of those categories?

·      What radical responses are needed to address the crises in economics worldwide? What place does class (and class analysis) have in discussions of radical ideas, radical politics, or radical critiques of the political economy? How does one radically rethink the concept of class in light of current crises?

·      How does one think radically about democracy or statehood/nationhood? What is radical political engagement? What does radical philosophy have to say about current protest movements in the US and worldwide?

·      What is radical art, radical expression, a radical style? How can such aesthetic categories and concerns contribute to changing/transforming the world?

·      What is radical pedagogy? How can teachers help to radically change the world in positive ways?

 

We thus invite submissions for the Tenth Biennial Conference of the Radical Philosophy Association: “What is Radical Philosophy Today?”

 

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

In keeping with the spirit of radical thinking embodied by the RPA, we encourage submissions that employ formats and media that challenge the standard conference presentation. For instance, we urge presenters to use formats that allow for greater interaction between participants and audience (e.g. presenting an outline, rather than reading a paper) and that emphasize collective inquiry (e.g. organizing a workshop).

Please note that participants will be selected for at most one presentation (talk, workshop, poster session, etc.) during the 

conference; submissions should be presented with this in mind. (This limit does not include chairing sessions.)

Please submit all the information requested:

 

For an individual talk/paper/workshop/poster/performance or other type of individual presentation:

1.     Name, address, email, affiliation (independent scholar, activist, educator, etc.), of presenter

2.     Nature (talk, workshop, etc.) and title of proposal

3.     Abstract of 250-500 words

4.     Equipment needs

For a group panel/workshop/poster/performance or other type of group presentation (note: maximum three panel participants not including chair):

1.     Name, address, email, affiliation of the group’s contact person and of each participant

2.     Nature (panel, workshop, etc.) and title of proposal

3.     Abstract of 250-500 words for group proposal

4.     Titles and abstracts of 250-500 words for each paper (if applicable)

5.     Equipment needs

Panel chairs: If you would be willing to serve as a panel session chair, please indicate this on your submission form. Session chairs are responsible for introducing participants in panel sessions and ensuring that each presenter gets her or his fair share of the available time.

Mailing Address for Submissions:

Please submit paper, workshop, poster, and other proposals as an email attachment (.doc) to rpa2012meeting@gmail.com .  NOTE: Please do NOT submit complete papers.

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: MARCH 15, 2012

For further information, contact members of the Program Committee:

 

Peter Amato peterama@drexel.edu

Melissa Burchard mburchar@unca.edu (chair)

Tommy Curry t-curry@philosophy.tamu.edu

Tom Jeannot jeannot@calvin.gonzaga.edu

Gertrude Postl postlg@sunysuffolk.edu

Devin Shaw devinzshaw@gmail.com

Sarah Tyson sarah.tyson@vanderbilt.edu

Scott Zeman scott.zeman@vanderbilt.edu

 

The local organizer of the conference is Tanya Loughead tanya.loughead@canisius.edu

 

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Heraclitus

RADICAL PHILOSOPHY NEW YORK CONFERENCE 2011

Radical Philosophy 
New York Conference 2011

Columbia University, New York
Friday 21st October 2011, 9am – 7.30p

The event is free but advance registration is essential, to:
radicalphilosophyrsvp@gmail.com

Sessions:
Postcolonial Worlds
Representing Capitalism
Biocapital and Security
Temporalities of Crisis
Politics of Information

Speakers:
Claudia Aradau – RP/International Relations, King’s College London
Souleymane Bachir Daigne – Philosophy, Columbia University
Tim Bewes – English, Brown University
Antonia Birnbaum – Philosophy, University of Paris 8
Finn Brunton – Information, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Marilena Chaui – Philosophy, University of São Paulo
David Cunningham – RP/English, University of Westminster
Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui – Workshop on Andean Oral History, Bolivia
David Golumbia – Media, University of Virginia
Harry Harootunian – Literature, Duke University
Esther Leslie – RP/English, Birkbeck, University of London
Rosalind C. Morris – Anthropology, Columbia University
Mark Neocleous – RP/Politics, Brunel University, London
Peter Osborne – RP/Philosophy, Kingston University London
Kristin Ross – Comparative Literature, New York University
Kaushik Sunder Rajan – Anthropology, University of Chicago
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak – University Professor, Columbia University

Programme details and abstracts @: http://www.radicalphilosophy.com/uncategorized/radical-philosophy-conference-2011  

 

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Situationism

SPECTACULAR CAPITALISM

Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the Practice of Radical Philosophy
Richard Gilman-Opalsky

Despite recent crises in the financial system, uprisings in Greece, France, Tunisia, and Bolivia, worldwide decline of faith in neoliberal trade policies, deepening ecological catastrophes, and global deficits of realized democracy, we still live in an era of “spectacular capitalism.” But what is “spectacular capitalism?” Spectacular capitalism is the dominant mythology of capitalism that disguises its internal logic and denies the macroeconomic reality of the actually existing capitalist world. Taking on this elusive mythology, and those who too easily accept it, Richard Gilman-Opalsky exposes the manipulative and self-serving narrative of spectacular capitalism.

Drawing on the work of Guy Debord, Gilman-Opalsky argues that the theory of practice and practice of theory are superseded by upheavals that do the work of philosophy. One could ask: Who better raises questions about public and private spheres of influence and control, Jürgen Habermas or the water war activists who made a rebellion in Cochabamba, Bolivia in the spring of 2000? Or, has any sociological theorist done better than the Zapatistas to reframe and raise questions about indigenous identity? Spectacular Capitalism makes the case not only for a new philosophy of praxis, but for praxis itself as the delivery mechanism for philosophy – for the field of human action, of contestation and conflict, to raise directly the most irresistible questions about the truth and morality of the existing state of affairs.

“Richard Gilman-Opalsky’s Spectacular Capitalism rescues Situationist theory and praxis from merely antiquarian and art-historical commentary and puts it in dialogue with the project of a radical philosophy for leaving the 21st century.” – McKenzie Wark, author of A Hacker Manifesto and Gamer Theory

Bio: Richard Gilman-Opalsky is Assistant Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is the author of Unbounded Publics: Transgressive Public Spheres, Zapatismo, and Political Theory (Lexington Books, 2008), as well as numerous articles.

PDF available freely online: http://www.minorcompositions.info/spectacularcapitalism.html
ISBN 978-1-57027-228-8

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Minor Compositions is a series of interventions & provocations drawing from autonomous politics, avant-garde aesthetics, and the revolutions of everyday life.
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