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Some thoughts on Leshem's Origins of Neoliberalism

Early this summer, I received an unsolicited review copy of Dotan Leshem’s Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault — true proof of divine providence, given that I was working on a project connecting political theology to neoliberalism. 541 more words

Agamben

A surplus of dreams: studying law in the age of scarcity

This article was originally published in Overland Literary Journal.

Why are record numbers of undergraduates pursuing a career in law when getting a foot in the door is harder than ever? 1,295 more words

Critical Theory

On Agamben and Mondzain

I have been rereading Mondzain’s Image, Icon, and Economy lately, and the topic of the relationship between this book and Agamben’s The Kingdom and the Glory came to mind. 596 more words

Agamben

[29 May 2016] Note #1

I’ve been thinking about this for a while, a few weeks at least. I should mention that perhaps I am not in position for such a suggestion, but nonetheless. 150 more words

Notes

Homo Sacer, P3: §6-7

Here is the reading for Saturday, August 13th’s meeting.  We will meet at 4:30 here, and there is a printable copy here.

In the previous passage, Agamben used examples of sinister medical experiments, such as blacks being infected with malaria in the U.S., to argue that doctors and scientists now wield a measure of sovereignty.   4,288 more words

Politics

A critique of The Kingdom and the Glory

Tomorrow, I will be giving a masterclass (PDF flyer) at the University of Auckland, where we will be discussing my Crisis and Critique article (PDF) as well as a paper I gave at a conference earlier this year at Loyola University Chicago, entitled… 104 more words

Blog Posts

Is Play Important? "Homo Ludens" Part 1

It is as if someone were to say: “A game consists in moving objects about on a surface according to certain rules . . .” — and we replied: You seem to be thinking of board games, but there are others.

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Gaming