• Making Fields: Women in Publishing

    by Nicola Wilson, Claire Battershill, Sophie Heywood, Marrisa Joseph, Daniela La Penna, Helen Southworth, Alice Staveley and Elizabeth Willson Gordon […]

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Lady Justice as an Allegory in Motion

by Valérie Hayaert Animated by signs that are in essence mutable, Justitia (Lady Justice) may be perceived as an allegory in motion. Scholars who pretend to master the intricacies of this “science of images” (iconology) forget an important fact: allegories…

Phenomenology of regular spirit

The phrase "phenomenology of regular spirit” rolled off the tongue easily, quickly, and thoughtlessly. How else would one distinguish between two books with such similar titles? Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, that text that needs no introduction and our text, Phenomenology of Black Spirit. But in the invisible regularity of calling Hegel’s text “regular,” we were reminded of how irregular Blackness and Black people are and have been.
Vanessa Lemm event

Event Catch-up: Vanessa Lemm in Conversation

We were delighted to host a fascinating online conversation with Vanessa Lemm about her book, Homo Natura: Nietzsche, Philosophical Anthropology and Biopolitics. The book expertly highlights the relevance of Nietzsche’s thinking about human nature for contemporary debates in biopolitics and posthumanism.…

Event Catch-up: Etienne Balibar in Conversation

We were delighted to host philosopher Etienne Balibar in a fascinating online conversation about his book, Spinoza: The Transindividual. Published in our Incitements series, it is one of the most important books published on Spinoza in the last 30 years.…

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Plato on how to describe the changing world

by Takeshi Nakamura From time to time throughout his dialogues, Plato complains how difficult it is to capture the transient natural world with inert language (e.g., the Theaetetus and the Cratylus). After all, the world in flux changes as you…