June 29, 2022

Critical Conversations 10 – “Tenderness”, Or Putting Neoliberalism on the Analyst’s Couch (Isabella Guanzini and Kieryn Wurts)

The following is a transcript of “Critical Conversation” no. 10, which was recorded on June 29, 2021. The discussion between Isabella Guanzini (Catholic Private University, Linz, Austria) and Kieryn Wurts (University of Bonn) concerns the former’s book Tenderness: A Philosophy of Soft Power. Further details. Carl Raschke: Welcome, I’m Carl Raschke and this is Critical […]

The Value Of Nature – A Critical Account of Anthropocentrism In Politics, Part 3 (Anne Fremaux)

The following is the final installment of a three-part article.  Part one can be found by clicking here.  Part two can be found by clicking here.  The defense of nature can be considered a political problem in so far as it involves the issue of freedom. As shown earlier, the freedom of humans is put […]

The Value Of Nature – A Critical Account Of Anthropocentrism In Politics, Part 2 (Anne Fremaux)

The following is part two of a three-part article. Part one can be found by clicking here.    The alienation from nature and the loss of freedom This debate may sound abstract but actually is not when placed in the context of the opposition between nature and artefact. For instance, Jeremy Rifkin cites the estimation […]

On The Cultural Power Of Neoliberalism – Unlocking The Secret Of Identity Politics (Carl Raschke)

The following is a sequel to an earlier article published in the former Political Theology Today entitled “Kant, Hayek, and the Truth of the Market.” Whereas theories of classical liberalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries were consistently intertwined with emergent convictions concerning the superiority of democratic government, even if the historical reality was altogether different, […]