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Zizek and German Idealism Online Reading Group

In Lectures, Philosophy, Zizek on April 30, 2010 at 9:45 am

The people at An und für sich are running a book event from the 10th May on Markus Gabriel and Slavoj Žižek’s Mythology, Madness and Laughter: Subjectivity in German Idealism.

There will be a session every Monday, Wednesday and Friday where the book will be discussed in great detail and then an open thread for comments and discussion. Take a look over here and get involved.


Marx and Philosophy Society Annual Conference

In Conference, Lectures, Marx, Marxism, Philosophy on April 27, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Marx and Philosophy Society‘s 7th Annual conference has just been announced for June 5th.

Details below

7th Annual Conference of the Marx and Philosophy Society

Abstraction, Universality and Money

Institute of Education, University of London
20 Bedford Way, London
Saturday 5 June 2010, 9.30-6.00

Plenary speakers:

Richard Seaford (Exeter)
Money, Abstraction, and the Genesis of the Psyche

Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths)
The Dead Pledge of Society: Methodological Problems and Political Consequences of “Real Abstraction”

Christopher Arthur
Abstraction, Universality and Money

Graduate panels:

Jan Sailer (Freiburg)
Securities: The Purest Form of Abstract Wealth. A Re-evaluation of the Concept of “Fictitious Capital”
Nick Gray (Sussex)
Abstraction, Universality, Money and Capital: The Capital-Theory of Value
Marina Vishmidt (Queen Mary, University of London)
Art in and as Abstract Labour

Brian Fuller (York University, Toronto)
Materialism and Dialectic: Reading Marx after Adorno
Tim Carter (Sussex)
Alienation and Domination in Marx and Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Anthropologies
Chris Allsobrook (Sussex)
Meta-Maieusis: The Ideological Normative Grounds of Immanent Critique

£15 waged, £10 unwaged (provides annual membership of the Society).

To reserve a place in advance please email David Marjoribanks at


Cahiers pour l’Analyse Available Online

In Althusser, Badiou, Journals, Lacan, Marxism on April 26, 2010 at 7:55 pm

The influencial French journal Cahiers pour l’Analyse has been made available online thanks to the AHRC and Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University.

As a joint project of the philosophy graduates at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, the journal ran for ten issues between 1966 and 1969. You only have to look at the dates to know that these were some of the most influencial years in the history of French and modern European Philosophy. And this is certainly something equally reflected in the list of contributors from short time that the journal was operative. Jacques Derrida, Jacques-Alain Miller, Alain Badiou, Jacques Lacan, Louis Althusser and Michel Foucault all contributed texts in various forms.

The site is gradually adding to the original texts with summaries, synopses and at a later stage, hopefully, translations.