In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Wednesday, April 2, 2014 12:01 - 2 Comments
Alain Badiou is one of the best-known French critical theorists today. In the first installment of a ten-part series on the French thinker, Andrew Robinson examines the basic underpinnings of Badiou's philosophy, crucial for making sense of his political claims. Robinson also examines how this philosophy can be traced back to the tradition of structuralist Marxism.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Friday, May 18, 2012 11:13 - 4 CommentsIn the latest instalment of his series on Jean Baudrillard, political theorist Andrew Robinson explores the implications of the French thinker's theories of 'the code' and 'reproduction' for meaning and communication.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Friday, February 25, 2011 0:00 - 2 CommentsIn his latest 'In Theory' column, political theorist Andy Robinson introduces a new entry in his "A to Z of theory". This week: the second and final part on the French theorist Louis Althusser.
In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Friday, February 18, 2011 0:00 - 18 Comments
Ideas, New in Ceasefire, Profiles - Thursday, October 28, 2010 0:00 - 13 CommentsIn an exclusive essay, Paul Taylor explains why Slavoj Žižek stands out so forcefully from the conventional commentariat and debunks two frequently voiced objections to his work – the obscene humour and his refusal to provide ready-made solutions for the problems he so readily identifies.
Ideas, Interviews - Thursday, September 30, 2010 0:00 - 9 CommentsMark Fisher’s book 'Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?'is a persuasive diagnosis of contemporary society, an analysis of its political impasses and a call for fresh organization and thought. In a wide-ranging interview, from Spinoza to Deleuze to Wall-E, from Supernanny to post-autonomist theory, Ceasefire's Alex Andrews talked to Mark Fisher about his book, education, the internet and the prospect of moving beyond capitalist realism.
Books - Thursday, September 23, 2010 11:15 - 6 CommentsLove him or loathe him, Slavoj Žižek is a cultural phenomenon. He seems to inspire unconditional adulation amongst his legions of followers and, predictably, equally unbridled derision amongst his many detractors. Some see him as a serious and original thinker, others as an overrated fraudulent showman. So who's right? Alex Baker tries to find clues in the pages of Zizek's latest offering 'Living in the end times'.
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