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Ideology, the unconscious and dialectics

A conversation/interview (with lots of links and pics) with Jennifer Izaakson, covering inter alia Althusser, Badiou, Heidegger, Deleuze, Butler, Hallward, Fichte, Lacan, Žižek.

23 April 2014 · Leave a comment

The illusion of Britishness (18 November 2006)

New Labour tells us that ethnic minorities need to adopt British values. Anindya Bhattacharyya examines their vision of “Britishness” and finds it wanting

21 April 2014 · Leave a comment

7 points about a practical political science

The following is an experiment in “subbing Spinoza”, ie editing an English translation and rendering it into modern language. Of course ideally one would work with the original text but my O-level Latin is not up to that.

18 April 2014

Sets, Categories and Topoi: approaches to ontology in Badiou’s later work

This paper outlines the rise of category theory as an alternative foundation for mathematics, offering a sketch of some of the ways in which topos theory generalises traditional set theory.

26 March 2014

Introducing the New Cartesian Synthesis

The first of a planned triology of posts outlining developments in contemporary mathematics that involve a New Cartesian Synthesis locking together the algebra of the symbolic register with the geometry of the imaginary.

10 January 2014

Duncan Hallas on permanent factions

There is controversy about permanent factions inside the SWP. I turned to Duncan Hallas, one of our tradition’s founders, to dig out the original political rationale for banning such formations. This cuts through some sophistry on this question flying about of late.

19 July 2013

Idealism and infinity in Fichte’s Jena system

Johann Gottlieb Fichte was one of the key German Idealist philosophers and an important intermediary between Kant and Hegel. Yet his philosophical system has always been at the centre of fierce debate.

7 March 2013
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