Expanding the Rhetorical, Genealogical, and New Materialist Implications of Joshua Ramey’s The Politics of Divination (Joshua Hanan)

The following is part of a series of responses to Joshua Ramey’s book, Politics of Divination.  You can read our interview with Ramey here.  You can read Carl Raschke’s response to Ramey’s work here. Joshua Ramey’s book, The Politics of Divination, is one of the most incisive accounts of neoliberalism…

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Call For Submissions – Drugs And Capitalism

Drugs and spices have long been at the center of global trade, but the concept of “drug” in its modern, Western sense is particularly derived from interactions with cultural “others.”  Thinkers such as Jacques Derrida have written on the ancient Pharmakon and its relationship to signification and sacrifice. As Richard…

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The Missed Encounter Between Critical Theory And American Pragmatism (Daniel Tutt)

The German Frankfurt School theorist and philosopher Max Horkheimer’s Eclipse of Reason (1947) presents one of the most thorough and far-ranging critiques of American philosophy and of American thought ever written. But within months of the publication of this book its scathing critique would effectively terminate the spread of the…

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On Marx, Stiegler, And The Neoliberal ‘Commodity’ – Further Conversation With Joshua Ramey (Carl Raschke)

This article is a follow-up to the interview conducted by New Polis general editor Roger Green with Joshua Ramey on neoliberalism and the “politics of divination.” Joshua Ramey’s take on neoliberalism, as laid out in The New Polis interview, as an efficient system for “dividuating” the paradigmatic rights-bearing individual of…

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