2024-01Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Arendt, Heidegger, Eichmann, and Thinking after the Black Notebooks

Preview: /Review: Emmanuel Faye, Arendt et Heidegger: Extermination nazie et destruction de la pensée, (Albin Michel, 2016), 560 pages./ The appearance of Martin Heidegger’s Black Notebooks (1932-38) in 2014 has posed profound questions to philosophers and political theorists. For a long time, in ways that the Black Notebooks have definitively undermined, Heidegger’s National Socialism was widely considered as limited…

2023-04Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Post-Cultural Studies: A Brief Introduction

Preview: This is a relatively brief reflection on where we are with our “culture” in the present, a time when Politics has done a great deal of damage to our communicative purposes and hopes. Our culture has become a “post-culture,” we believe, in a sense to be defined here. It is hard enough to say what one means by “culture,” so the challenge of describing…

2023-04Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Prayer as a Form of Life, Life as a Form of Prayer

Preview: / Zofia Rosińska interviewed by Mikołaj Sławkowski-Rode / MSR: Your book Po śladach. Doświadczenie modlitewne w ujęciu filozofii kultury [After the Traces. The Experience of Prayer in the Perspective of Philosophy of Culture] has an unusual format for an academic work. Apart from an overview and discussion of various conceptions and examples of…

2023-03Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
All Art is Ecological

Preview: /Review: Timothy Morton, All Art is Ecological, (London: Penguin Books, 2021), 105 pages./ The book All Art is Ecological provides a provocative and entertaining, but no less concise and instructive study into the nature of the relationship between art and ecological awareness – from the perspective of one of the leading…

2023-03Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Aesthetic Judgment, Embodied Rationality, and the Truth of Appearances: An Introduction to Roger Scruton’s Philosophical Anthropology

Abstract: This paper offers an interpretation of and introduction to the philosophical anthropology of Roger Scruton through an examination of the aesthetic dimension of human rationality. We argue that attending to our aesthetic experience as individuated subjects capable of intersubjective communion offers a helpful corrective to the deracinated and disembodied view of human rationality prevalent in much…

2023-02Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Toward a Philosophy of Urbanism

Preview: /Adam Chmielewski interviewed by Eli Kramer / AC: In the nineteenth century, some people thought that the sciences should free themselves from the philosophical speculations from which they originated, and that philosophy itself, as obsolete, should be replaced by strict science. Gradually, however, the strict and uncontestable sciences resorted back again to the allegedly obsolete…

2023-02Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
The War in Ukraine and the Threat of the Return of the Old-World Order

Preview: /Scott Shapiro interviewed by Eli Kramer / EK: Thanks for talking with me today. Your book, The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World is not only kind of groundbreaking in the way it changes how we think about the role of international law in the history and philosophy of culture, and…

2023-01Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Responses to Naturalism

Preview: /Review: Paul Giladi, ed., Responses to Naturalism: Critical Perspectives from Idealism and Pragmatism (New York, NY, Routledge, 2020), 330 pages./ Although Bergson does not have a prominent place in this outstanding new volume of essays edited by Paul Giladi, Responses to Naturalism: Critical Perspectives from Idealism and Pragmatism, the book helped me follow through from…

2023-01Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
An Invitation to Recover Our Imaginations

Abstract: /Review: Brandon Absher, The Rise of Neoliberal Philosophy: Human Capital, Profitable Knowledge, and the Love of Wisdom (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2021), 196 pages./ This review explores Brandon Absher’s (2021) The Rise of Neoliberal Philosophy: Human Capital, Profitable Knowledge, and the Love of Wisdom. Rise offers an accessible breakdown…

2022-04Discussion Papers, Comments, Book Reviews
Philosophy of Culture and Culturology in Ukraine: Problems and Prospects

Preview: Culturology is a relatively new science and discipline, which is known by its name primarily in Eastern Europe (in Western Europe – Cultural studies). The origin of culturology as a science of culture dates back to the middle of the twentieth century. In the Soviet Union, culturology was not declared a bourgeois pseudo-science, but the attitude toward it…