In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Tuesday, March 29, 2016 10:06 - 0 Comments
In the second essay of his series on Augusto Boal, the Brazilian playwright, director and political activist, Andrew Robinson explores Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed. He examines the classic forms of Boal's work, its key methods, and the centrality of concepts such as oppression and bodily alienation.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Thursday, January 28, 2016 11:52 - 1 CommentThe Brazilian playwright, director and political activist Augusto Boal is credited with formulating one of the most radical forms of theatre ever devised, the Theatre of the Oppressed. In the first of a seven-part series of essays, Andrew Robinson surveys Boal's view of the central role of art in human life.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Friday, October 9, 2015 14:47 - 0 CommentsIn the last essay of his three-part series on the medieval philosopher, Andrew Robinson examines the political thought of Thomas Aquinas, notably his ideas on the state, the limits of state power, and the uses and abuses of the idea of the common good.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Sunday, September 6, 2015 18:37 - 0 CommentsIn the second of his three-part series on the medieval philosopher, Andrew Robinson examines Thomas Aquinas's ethical theory, and the virtues and principles it promotes. He also explores Aquinas's critique of usury, and its usefulness to an anti-capitalist critique of capital accumulation.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Monday, June 8, 2015 18:37 - 2 CommentsThomas Aquinas is the best-known philosopher in the Medieval European tradition. What relevance does he have for activists and radicals today? In the first of a three-part series, Andrew Robinson explores the context and concerns of Aquinas's work.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Friday, April 17, 2015 18:45 - 0 CommentsIn the tenth and final instalment of his series on the French thinker, Andrew Robinson compares and contrasts Badiou's work with one of Robinson's favourite theorists, and Badiou's béte noire: Gilles Deleuze.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Monday, March 30, 2015 12:22 - 0 CommentsIn addition to his influential role in contemporary philosophy, Alain Badiou is also a political activist. In the penultimate essay of his series on the French thinker's ideas, Andrew Robinson summarises Badiou's work with the Organisation Politique in the context of a wider critique of his political theories.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Wednesday, March 25, 2015 14:20 - 0 CommentsIn the eighth installment of his ten-part series on the political thought of Alain Badiou, Andrew Robinson examines the French thinker's specifically political ideas.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Monday, March 9, 2015 17:45 - 0 CommentsIn this seventh of his ten-part series on Alain Badiou, Andrew Robinson explores what happens after the Event and its unfolding, and examines a number of possible pitfalls with Badiou's theory. Do actual revolutions unfold in the way which Badiou models? And can Badiou deal with Event-like processes with reactionary consequences?
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 10:54 - 1 CommentIn his latest column on Alain Badiou, Andrew Robinson explores how the French theorist believes an Event should be unfolded or followed in revolutionary politics. Robinson covers three key Badiousian concepts: the Truth, the revolutionary subject, and the ethical principle of fidelity to an Event.
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