Caters for all branches of political philosophy and theory, including: the history of political thought, normative political theory and comparative political theory. Those working in related disciplines such as applied ethics and legal theory are also welcome.
Rashmi Gajare deposited Understanding ‘Othering’ mechanisms: Perils of ‘assimilation’ policies for migrant populations in the group Political Philosophy & Theory on Humanities Commons 2 days, 20 hours ago
In an ideal society, all inhabitants would be treated equally, but in reality there are divisions with groups of varying dominance, whether clear or hidden. Usually the dominant groups, powerful either by political, cultural or social hegemony create the narrative of ‘otherness’ and pass laws, some of which could be discriminatory. This is esp…[Read more]
The idea of a critical theory has colonized the social consciousness of academia, and become an integral part of the pursuit of higher knowledge. Competing ideas have thereby become standard bearers in that critical theory acts as a measure of true understanding . The only problem, however, is that many of the distinct theories similarly answering…[Read more]
The Line of Control arbitrarily bifurcates Neelum valley, Kashmir into Pakistan and India. While the border attempts to constrain and categorize, the daily movements and flows of human and more-than-human bodies via “unofficial” routes and routines generate an understanding of Kashmir that is not dependent on geopolitics. Neelum as sculpted and…[Read more]
Chapter in Post-Dance, Edited by Danjel Andersson, Mette Edvarsdsen and Mårten Spångberg. MDT, 2017.
ISBN 978-91-983891-0-4. Based on materials from the workshop ‘Nor Culture Nor Art’, with Mårten Spångberg and Vanessa Ohlraum, at Learning Plays. A School of School, Impulse Theatre Festival in collaboration with Ringlokschuppen Ruhr. Mülheim…[Read more]
We live in an increasingly übercapitalist society. It’s übercapitalist in that a specific version of neoliberalism, characterised by low pay, zero-hours and fixed-term contracts, is growing ever more aggressive; and that the disruptive technology firm Uber offers one of the most high-profile examples of this intensified form of deregulated cap…[Read more]
This essay examines Giambattista Vico’s philology as a contribution to democratic legitimacy. I outline three steps in Vico’s account of the historical and political development of philological knowledge: first, his merger of philosophy and philology, and the effects of that merger on the relative claims of reason and authority; second, his use…[Read more]
Module Summary: Using the aftermath of 9/11 and the US invasion of Iraq as a case study, this module asks why states engage in torture, giving particular consideration to why liberal states euphemise, conceal, and downplay this practice. We will examine the ramifications of 9/11 across multiple legal domains, domestically within the US and…[Read more]
¿Es posible construir otras imágenes del pensamiento en América Latina? Esta invitación nos llevó a proponer una excavación hacia el pasado y, almismo tiempo, una apertura hacia el porvenir. Antes que una “ﬁlosofía de laliberación”, invitamos a una liberación de la ﬁlosofía; antes que orígenes ocánones, artesanías que nunca tocan fondo o sujeta…[Read more]
Se analizan los textos de Rafael Gutiérrez-Girardot sobre F. Nietzsche en torno a latragedia y el pesimismo. Esta aproximación se elabora a partir de tres temas: estilo,nihilismo y estética. Se argumenta que la interpretación de Gutiérrez-Girardot sobreNietzsche impide que este sea visto solo como un crítico literario. Asimismo, estetrabajo brind…[Read more]
Rebecca Ruth Gould deposited “Laws, Exceptions, Norms: Kierkegaard, Schmitt, and Benjamin on the Exception,” Telos: A Quarterly Journal of Politics, Philosophy, Critical Theory, Culture, and the Arts 162 (2013): 77–96. in the group Political Philosophy & Theory on Humanities Commons 6 months, 2 weeks ago
The concept of the exception has heavily shaped modern political theory. In modernity, Kierkegaard was one of the first philosophers to propound the exception as a facilitator of metaphysical transcendence. Merging Kierkegaard’s metaphysical exception with early modern political theorist Jean Bodin’s theory of sovereignty, Carl Schmitt int…[Read more]
Any social and political arrangement depends on acceptance. If a substantial part of a people does not accept the authority of its rulers, then those can only remain in power by means of force, and even that use of force needs to be accepted to be effective. Gramsci called this acceptance of the socio-political status quo “hegemony.” Every sta…[Read more]
Esquemas para una visión de filosofía Cousateca según el modelo del prof. Remo Bodei en La vida de las cosas.
Rebecca Ruth Gould deposited “Punishing Violent Thoughts: Islamic Dissent and Thoreauvian Disobedience in post-9/11 America” in the group Political Philosophy & Theory on Humanities Commons 8 months, 2 weeks ago
American Muslims increasingly negotiate their relation to a government that is suspicious of Islam, yet which recognizes them as rights-bearing citizens, within a culture they claim as their own. To better understand how the post-9/11 state is reshaping American Islam, I examine the case of Muslim American dissident Tarek Mehanna, sentenced to…[Read more]
In today’s academic philosophy, we have “philosophy of biology,” which deals with creatures’ biological phenomena, “philosophy of
death,” which concentrates on the concept of human death, and “philosophy of meaning of life,” which investigates difficult problems concerning the meaning of life and living, but we do not have “philosophy of…[Read more]
Masahiro Morioka deposited Confessions of a Frigid Man: A Philosopher’s Journey into the Hidden Layers of Men’s Sexuality in the group Political Philosophy & Theory on Humanities Commons 11 months, 2 weeks ago
“Confessions of a Frigid Man: A Philosopher’s Journey into the Hidden Layers of Men’s Sexuality” is the translation of a Japanese 2005 bestseller. Soon after the publication, this book stirred controversy over the nature of male sexuality, male “frigidity,” and its connection to the “Lolita complex.” Today, this work is considered a classic in…[Read more]
This article discusses the displacement in Foucault’s analysis of confession, trying to demonstrate how the focus of analysis goes from mandatory language forms to reflexive and voluntary forms. A possible link between confession and governmen- tality is proposed in order to think about the production of the political subject. From the r…[Read more]