What is Philosophy? by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari Reviewed by John David Ebert What is Philosophy?, originally published in 1991, was the last of the four great collaborations between Deleuze and Guattari, who had already published Anti-Oedipus, Kafka and A Thousand Plateaus. It was also Deleuze’s last significant work.
Philosophy in the Present by Alain Badiou and Slavoj Zizek Reviewed by John David Ebert This little book was published in German in 2005, and then translated into English and published in 2009 by Polity Press. As anyone who has read much of Zizek is well aware, Badiou is a name that he often cites and […]
Living in the End Times by Slavoj Zizek: A Book Review by John David Ebert Despite its title, Living in the End Times actually has little to do with apocalyptic themes or eschatological scenarios. This would fall under the sphere of religious studies, and as his readers know, religion is not Zizek’s strong suit. His real strength […]
The Agony of Power by Jean Baudrillard Reviewed by John David Ebert The Agony of Power is another posthumous text by Jean Baudrillard, to be published by Semiotexte in October. If you’ve never read Baudrillard but were always curious what the fuss was all about, this would be a good place to start, since the book […]
Some Thoughts on a First Reading of Deleuze & Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus by John David Ebert Published in France in 1972, Anti-Oedipus was the first of several collaboartions between Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. A few years later they would go on to write the even larger and more complex A Thousand Plateaus, perhaps Deleuze’s most […]
On Paul Virilio’s New Book The University of Disaster Reviewed by John David Ebert Virilio’s latest book in English is an examination of the state of the planet and the humanities, both under siege by the arrogance of Big Science gone out of control, endocolonizing the body and dreaming of fantasies of exocolonizing outer space. […]
Neither Sun nor Death by Peter Sloterdijk: Reviewed by John David Ebert Although this book isn’t due out from Semiotexte until November, 2010, I happen to be proofreading it right now and it is fantastic. Any publicity that Peter Sloterdijk can grab at this point in the English speaking world is a good thing, since […]