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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 260–274.
Published: 01 July 2015
...Neil Turnbull In contemporary philosophical and theoretical debates, Paul Virilio is relegated to a minor figure, often to a kind of “lesser Baudrillard” or a “diminutive Foucault.” This article contests this view and repositions Virilio as a leading intellectual of the so-called theological turn...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
... reduced to theological notions. Finally, it turns to the relationship between political spirituality and political strategy. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 The Devils political spirituality profanation possession kairos The so-called return of religion into the political arena today...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... evil, as Baudrillard reminds us, is the intelligence of form and, in Villa Vortex , this form turns against Kernal when the novel transforms itself into an experimental metafiction with the character unwittingly becoming a “transnarrative zombie.” © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 Dantec...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2019) 15 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 July 2019
... despotism, economy, and voluntary servitude. Discussing this nexus in an ancient context, the article turns to The Circle , a dystopic novel from 2013, which elaborates on how the attempt at creating a transparent society results in the perversion of democracy to the point where a despotism fueled by...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
...”—seeing in resistance to cybernetic modernity an ontological humanism inspired by the “theological turn” of recent Continental philosophy or another type of humanism derived from a Lyotardian “inhuman,” itself a return to the source of a sublime sentiment that challenges the propaganda of progress. In...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2018) 14 (3): 327–343.
Published: 01 November 2018
... through which it travels, are all before the law, quite literally: they were all there before the law appeared on them, or in them, in the form of the fourteen panels that, as said, all refer to the stations of the cross. The stations of the cross in turn represent the law, in its theological...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
... argument is that, on the contrary, it is indeed cognizable. For these and other reasons, at least since Kojève, who pioneered an anthropological reading of Hegel’s Phenomenology , many observers have now turned away from the traditional, theological reading of Hegel’s view of history in stressing an...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 345–358.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Mario Perniola © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 One of the essential achievements of Being and Time is the setting-aside of the metaphysical conception of death. Within that conception lie not merely the theological idea of death, understood as entry into another life, but also its...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 249–264.
Published: 01 July 2011
.../ theological and the political, realms that had been conventionally taken to be separate spheres of value and action. But this mapping of the field of usage is perhaps too general and inclusive, and the reluctance to decide what fits within and what falls without the field of discussion is itself symptomatic...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
... resists this separation. It claims that “all significant concepts of the modern theory of the state are secularized theological concepts” ( Schmitt 2005: 36 ). One of its guiding premises holds that faith and the truth of supranatural revelation cannot be accommodated by knowledge, reason, and rationality...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... this stalled dialectic, which is to say a dialectic that resists progression beyond the synthesis of the two oppositional poles of idealism and materialism, was representative of the confrontation of the two stages of his work: the early period of theological investigation and the middle period of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... aneconomic theory of luxury that locates the meaning of the state and experience of the luxurious beyond restricted economics in the space of the sacred. In this respect, I will seek to propose a theological understanding of luxury, with the qualification that what we might call the theology of the luxurious...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2014) 10 (1): 92–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
... never know exactly from where subversion will arise. Sometimes, Agamben explains, on a voyage of absolute deterritorialization, we let ourselves “be shaken and traversed by Genius to the point of failing apart” (2007 [2005]: 14); at other times, he adds, “our relationship to [Genius] turn[s...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., but with the ways in which power and value turn against themselves, hollowing out the spheres of the political and the cultural from within. Given the somewhat belated general appreciation of the subtlety of Baudrillard's thought, this theme issue of Cultural Politics is devoted to demonstrating...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2017) 13 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 July 2017
... (1968–79). 1 On the occasion of Bourguiba’s death, Naccache wrote a short text, “Bourguiba et nous” (“Bourguiba and Us”), not to forgive Bourguiba for his crimes and turn the page or to somewhat settle an old grudge, but to bring into relief the forgotten continuities between Bourguiba’s era of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
... (and those in the Middle East more than anywhere else) lent themselves so eagerly to the need for a digest of the big, fiery theological concepts: apocalypse and utopia; chiliasts and millennialists; eschatology and the end times. These ideas seem to be reserved today for Hollywood blockbusters and...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 132–150.
Published: 01 July 2014
... spaceflight something of the euphoric uplift of a utopian future, the downward move—although perhaps more technically achievable—has most often been interpreted as retrogressive and death bound, a return to some presocietal primal space or, worse, a descent into hell. Theological connotations of the vertical...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
... “microspherological” “medial poetics of existence” (1998b: 81) and mainly consists of a radical critique of subjectivity, “the fundamental neurosis of Western culture” (1998b: 85). Heidegger’s “Turn” and Foucault/Deleuze’s “Outside” are invoked as welcome corrections, but for Sloterdijk they have to be supplemented...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... contrary, as Slavoj Žižek might say, this is exactly what makes the petit à so politically explosive in these (scandalous) times. 7 It is often wrongly asserted that Islam forbids images and especially portraying the face of the Prophet. Theologically, what is forbidden is the worship of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 226–238.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., a total radical solution turned totalitarian social order ( Jameson 2007 : 142–69). The conclusion that Cold War, Western democratic-capitalist ideologues sought to draw from this representation of history was that any attempt at radical social transformation was actually doomed to fail...