The traditional year-end inventory of my year in reading. Lists may be clichéd, but they really help me take a breath of air and look out on… Read more "Best Books of 2019"
It's time to restore a tradition on this blog: the classic year-end best books list. 2018 has been a fairly significant year for my research and reading.… Read more "The Best Books of 2018"
With 2016 now entering its final days, it’s time to give this brutish year a proper send off by taking inventory of some of the best books…… Read more “The best books I read in 2016”
My review of Remzig Keucheyan’s, The Left Hemisphere: Mapping Critical Theory Today is up at the Huffington Post. As you can see from my review, I found the book…… Read more “My Book Review of The Left Hemisphere: Mapping Critical Theory Today”
I've just finished After the Future by Franco "Bifo" Berardi, a text that I loved for its effortless prose and ability to convey theoretical ideas with a… Read more "Subjectivation: Aufheben or Therapy?"
Badiou's book on Deleuze, Deleuze: The Clamor of Being presents Deleuze as an aristocratic philosopher of the One, a Nietzschean vitalist who isn't too far removed from… Read more "Review: Badiou’s “Deleuze: The Clamor of Being”"
2011 brought about many great things. My daughter was born, I began my PhD at European Graduate School, (including a month residency in the Swiss Alps) and… Read more "The Best Books of 2011: A List"
The concept of alienation at its core implies that the true nature of something, its essence, or its actual existence is divorced from its real nature. This… Read more "The Other’s Other: Alienation After Derrida"
Marcel Proust’s A la recherché du temps perdu “In Search of Lost Time” is concerned with creating a world where his readers are able to communicate in… Read more "Proust’s Ethics of Sacred Imagination"
A review of Judith Butler's Giving an Account of Oneself by Daniel Tutt.
Peter Rollins' book How (Not) to Speak of God shook my world and made me excited about the emergent movement. The text deconstructs several core Christian theological… Read more "How (Not) to Speak of God: Book Review"
Simon Critchley’s text on ethics and politics, Infinitely Demanding addresses the drift of nihilism that has overcome our contemporary conception of the political. Nihilism in this case… Read more "Fulfilling the Traumatic Demand: Review of Critchley’s Ethics"
St. Paul regards virtue as emanating from a source of spontaneous goodness, where “the law” ought to be “inscribed onto the heart rather than codified onto tablets… Read more "Apostles of the Real – Terry Eagleton’s “Trouble with Strangers”"