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Cultural Politics (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 (2015) 11 (1): 18–35.
Published: 01 March 2015
... be reduced to theological notions. Finally, it turns to the relationship between political spirituality and political strategy. After Sister Jeanne is not able to name the man in her vision, Laubardemont impatiently intervenes: “That was no devil. She spoke with her voice. The voice of a frustrated woman...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 201–209.
Published: 01 July 2015
... contributions seek to “reposition” Virilio ethically beyond the “squared horizon”—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...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of Hegel’s Phenomenology , many observers have now turned away from the traditional, theological reading of Hegel’s view of history in stressing an antitheological, anthropological approach. 6 I believe this is correct, with the qualification that whatever Hegel is claiming it is not theological...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (3): 327–343.
Published: 01 November 2018
... on those goings on that I now turn. 1 In his Civilization and Its Discontents , Freud himself in 1932 argued how the institution of culture, or civilization, or in my words here, theological law, inevitably leads to guilt. There is guilt because of the aggression that is felt toward the law...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 345–358.
Published: 01 November 2011
... . Paris : Julliard . © 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...
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Cultural Politics (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 (2005) 1 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 November 2005
... to turn off this point. In The Puppet and the Dwarf (2003b) he suggests that when messianic time enters profane history, universality (or in Lacanese, the real, the non-all) becomes singular and the theological promise, which Jacques Derrida continues to pursue in works such as Specters of Marx (1994...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 July 2011
... 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 ( Meier 1992: 17–8 ). For authors...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... for contemporary capitalism resides in its ability to reveal the true logic of luxury, which is that it is not really concerned with the profane world of things but is constantly seeking to move beyond the material sphere into theological or atheological space. Simply put, this means that the contemporary...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... But 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 (2014) 10 (1): 92–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of failing apart” (2007 [2005]: 14); at other times, he adds, “our relationship to [Genius] turn[s] . . . shadowy and opaque” (16). All in all, Agamben defines, “the rank of every being can be defined by an ethics of relationships with Genius” (14). We might think of ranks in terms of grades and shades...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... one another. For Morrey, this throws into relief their essentially similar political (or, better, transpolitical) leanings, ultimately permitting their positioning in relation to a number of other, potentially more radical alternatives. Dantec's fiction and the quasi-theological thought processes...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 July 2019
... of 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...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (2): 231–248.
Published: 01 July 2008
... and antidote to the political fatalism that attends them. Gray’s timing in delivering Black Mass has been shrewd. For never have current affairs (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...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2021
... turns to Alexandre Kojeve's ( 1980 ) vision of the end of history. Although Francis Fukuyama ( 1992 ) developed a different reading of Hegel, explaining that American-led globalization represented the end of significant change, Levy suggests that perhaps viral culture is the true end of history...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 48–54.
Published: 01 March 2021
... ( 1989 ), the resources of hope are communal or they are not hopeful. 2. Ideology and representation are hotly contested terms in the theological byways of cultural studies. Call them biopolitics, assemblage, or discourse: the things they describe are the same. References Boethius...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 80–91.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., with special attention to the obstinacy that arises from a redundant tool, “That to which our concern refuses to turn, that for which it has ‘no time,’ is something un-ready-to-hand in the manner of what does not belong here, of what has not as yet been attended to. Anything which is un -ready-to-hand...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 27–62.
Published: 01 March 2009
... hideout, “What took you so long?” MacKinnon, at the time of the Khomeini fatwa against Rushdie, had drawn an aide to Khomeini taking a phone call and turning to Khomeini says, “Allah, He wants you to lighten up.” Brian Gable in the Globe and Mail draws the four horsemen of the apocalypse (war, death...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 July 2017
... 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 “enlightened despotism” and that of his “unenlightened” usurper and successor, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who ruled Tunisia...
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