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Corporeal and Incorporeal Machines

Corporeal and Incorporeal Machines

ACADEMIC TEXTS in the humanities and social sciences are increasingly interested in the concrete. Rather than simply focus on Society or Literature, they urge us to think seriously about “mountains...

Social Acceleration and the Need for Speed

Social Acceleration and the Need for Speed

IN WESTERN TURBO-CAPITALISM, people move faster and faster, but still feel stuck in the same place. Hartmut Rosa, professor of Sociology at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, explains such a p...

What to Make of Heidegger in 2015?

What to Make of Heidegger in 2015?

NEARLY 40 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, the philosopher Martin Heidegger continues to influence philosophers, political theorists, and intellectuals across a broad diversity of fields. Leo Strauss and Herber...

Vision Science

Vision Science

IN SEEING THINGS AS THEY ARE, John Searle turns his attention to perception — visual perception, to be precise. Perception is both the basic way that minds connect with configurations of objects and...

Dream Nation and the Phantasm of Europe, Part I

Dream Nation and the Phantasm of Europe, Part I

THIS IS THE FIRST PART of a conversation that will be published as a foreword to the Serbian translation of Stathis Gourgouris’s Does Literature Think?: Literature as Theory for an Antimythical Era,...

Galloway’s Non-Digital Introduction to Laruelle

Galloway’s Non-Digital Introduction to Laruelle

FRANÇOIS LARUELLE, a strange and little-known thinker, claimed to have invented something called “non-philosophy” (or, with its more recent title, “non-standard philosophy”). He purports this...

Brave New Worlds

Brave New Worlds

IN 1966 A YOUNG Harvard graduate by the name of Terrence Malick won a Rhodes Scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he planned to continue his philosophical studies. Under the supervision of t...

Self, with or without Selfies

Self, with or without Selfies

ONE OF THE NOTABLE features of human beings is our ability to sleepily glance at the bathroom mirror in the morning, and not only recognize ourselves, but also reflectively note, “Hmm, I don’t ...

Three Contemporary Spinozas

Three Contemporary Spinozas

I shall consider human actions and appetites just as if it were a question of lines, planes and bodies. — Baruch Spinoza   A SPINOZIST POLITICS? Mathematics? Posthumanism? Baruch (Benedi...

Searching for Foucault in an Age of Inequality

Searching for Foucault in an Age of Inequality

JACOBIN RECENTLY PUBLISHED an interview with a little-known sociologist that provoked a wave of reactions. A young Belgian scholar named Daniel Zamora claimed that the philosopher Michel Foucault — ...