September 20, 2021

Neoliberalism And The Illusion Of Sovereignty, Part 2

The following is the second of a three-part series. The first can be found here. With Rousseau, however, the same monopolitical vision was turned upside down and theorized as popular in a manner that rendered the monarch irrelevant.  It is most likely the saturation of French republican thinking on the eve of the Revolution with […]

Neoliberalism And The Illusion Of Sovereignty, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

The following is the first of a three-part series. In the preface to his book Emancipations, published in 1996, the distinguished Argentinian political theorist Ernesto Laclau writes: If we wanted briefly to characterize the distinctive features of the first half of the 1990s, I would say that they are to be found in the rebellion […]

Leszek Kolakowski And The Neo-Platonic Pre-History Of Marxism (Daniel Tutt)

With increasing interest in new forms of Marxism today, from the post-Marxism of Ernesto Laclau and Hardt and Negri, to the value-form analysis of Marxism in the German Neue Marx-Lektüre movement led by the scholar Michael Heinrich, to post-structuralist readings of Marx in philosophers Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek, the philosophical origins of Marx’s thought […]

The Equisapien Encounter – Reading Enrique Dussel In Boots Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You”, Part 1 (Conor Ramón Rasmusen)

The following is the first of a two-part installment. This article contains spoilers for the film Sorry to Bother You. When Boots Riley’s film Sorry To Bother You burst into U.S. theatres this past July, reviewers exclaimed that it was “going off the rails” and “crazy” but was absolutely adored by its viewers. While Riley’s film is both […]

Kavanaugh And The “Katechon”, Or The End Of Politics As We Know It (Carl Raschke)

Now that it is over, the vicious political battle that raged these past two weeks over the Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court appears less significant for its outcome than for what it revealed about what we might term the “deep culture” of America. What it revealed, in effect, is that this deep […]

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 Frankfurt School in American academic […]

Dissolving The I In The We – Love And The Problem of Community, Part 1 (Daniel Tutt)

The following is the first installment of Dr. Tutt’s St. Thomas More Lecture delivered on March 18, 2018 at St. John Fisher University.  The second installment will follow upon this one. Part I Posing the Problem: The Dialectic of Communitas and Immunitas I want to talk tonight about the philosophy of community. We have to first […]