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In Memoriam Bernard Stiegler – a special issue of Parrhesia

To mark the passing of French philosopher of technology Bernard Stiegler, Parrhesia journal has released a special issue collecting relevant previously published articles, introduced with a personal reflection by Arne de Boever: https://www.parrhesiajournal.org

Seeing the Shark

by Dominic Smith Two transitional moments in Spielberg's Jaws demand special attention. The first is when Richard Dreyfuss turns up as oceanographer Matt Hooper. In a film full of strong performances, he steals the show (opinion will be split on whether Robert Shaw...

Selling Nietzsche Short (Again)

    by Ashley Woodward Popular culture has already had more than its fair share of misrepresentations of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) and his ideas, from the comic book superhero Superman to the‘Nietzscheans’ – a malevolent alien race...

Ugly David

  by Dominic Smith I wasn't in the habit of noticing it at all: a small rectangular fridge magnet bearing a likeness of the Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume, gifted to me by an eccentric member of the Hume Society many years ago.... It is frankly...

Why Philosophy Deserves Its Day

by Dominic Smith Originally published on the University of Dundee blog, Nov 15. Today is UNESCO ‘World Philosophy Day.’ But does philosophy deserve this celebration? According to a famous assessment from Stephen Hawking, the answer is emphatically 'no': ‘How can we...

Issue 25 of Parrhesia Journal

The editors of Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy are pleased to announce the publication of Issue 25. FEATURES '(Neuro)plasticity, Epigenesis and the Void' by Ian James 'From "L'inexistance divine"' by Quentin Meillassoux (transl. Nathan Brown) 'What is a...

Hermeneutics and its History: A Personal View

by Prof Nicholas Davey It is an interesting question. Why do we read? Why do we read texts, signs, situations and each other? The ever changing contingencies of existence and the precariousness of our enterprises mean that getting a judgement “right” about a problem,...

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In Memoriam Bernard Stiegler – a special issue of Parrhesia

In Memoriam Bernard Stiegler – a special issue of Parrhesia

To mark the passing of French philosopher of technology Bernard Stiegler, Parrhesia journal has released a special issue collecting relevant previously published articles, introduced with a personal reflection by Arne de Boever: https://www.parrhesiajournal.org

Parrhesia 33 – new issue

We are pleased to announce the publication of Parrhesia 33. This time the issue features work by Jean-Luc Nancy, Elie During and Paul-Antoine Miquel and essays on Rancière, Deleuze, Agamben and more. The journal is freely available...

Sleep Mode at Somerset House – a series of online events

Sleep Mode at Somerset House – a series of online events

https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/sleep-mode Please see details of online events relating to the recent '24/7' Exhibition at Somerset House, to which Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy members Dominic Smith and Patrick Levy contributed work and...

Critical Legal Conference Postponement

Critical Legal Conference Postponement

Dear All, in light of the current Covid-19 situation, we have made the decision to postpone the Critical Legal Conference that was due to be run between the Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy and Law at the University of...