A new issue of Speculations is out. Christian Garland (Warwick): Negating that Which Negates Us: Marcuse, Critical Theory and the New Politics of Refusal. David Backer reviews On Critique: A Sociology of Emancipation by Luc Boltanski. From e-flux, Mladen Dolar on Hegel and Freud: If absolute knowledge and the unconscious still function as unplaceable excesses, what could be their link? Scott McLemee reviews The Philosopher's Touch: Sartre, Nietzsche, and Barthes at the Piano by Francois Noudelmann. Michael Wilkinson reviews Under Weber’s Shadow: Modernity, Subjectivity and Politics in Habermas, Arendt and Macintyre by Keith Breen. From Figure/Ground Communication, an interview with Douglas Kellner, a “third generation” critical theorist in the tradition of the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research. Hegel and the shadow of dialectical materialism: Adam Jasper reviews Less Than Nothing by Slavoj Zizek. Thomas Riggins is coming to grips with Zizek. Benjamin Kunkel on the unbearable lightness of Slavoj Zizek’s communism. Joshua Shaw reviews Facing Nature: Levinas and Environmental Thought. More on Introduction to Antiphilosophy by Boris Groys.

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