Some recent NDPR notable reviews

On Ed Casey, Whitehead, new materialisms, etc.:


The World on Edge

Indiana University Press

Reviewed byFred Evans, Duquesne University



Nietzsche’s Final Teaching

University of Chicago Press

Reviewed byRobin Small, The University of Melbourne


Where I’ll be tomorrow

Two days here in Munich on Continental Realisms, with a good range of thinkers:


Ray Brassier (American University of Beirut)
Dominik Finkelde (Munich School of Philosophy)

Markus Gabriel (University of Bonn)
Iain Hamilton Grant (University of the West of England)

Peter Gratton (Memorial University)
Johannes Hübner (University of Halle)
Andrea Kern (University of Leipzig)
Anton Friedrich Koch (University of Heidelberg) Martin Kusch (University of Vienna)
Paul Livingston (University of New Mexico)
Sebastian Rödl (University of Leipzig)
Dieter Sturma (University of Bonn)

Next Tuesday, I’ll be a half hour away in Augsburg giving a lecture Tuesday evening, then later a block seminar on Heidegger/Arendt on world and nature.

Judith Butler on her Brazil Travails

Here. I posted on Twitter last week about an odd attack at the airport. By happenstance I was just watching her give an interview for the 2015 movie Vita Activa (on Arendt), where she says (I’m paraphrasing), “I speak in favor of plurality. And I’m attacked. Who could be against that?” Then she gives this knowing laugh since on the face it is absurd, yet the forces of reaction (yelling “Trump” at her in Brazil) are there.

Society and Space forum on Social Reproduction

Lots of good stuff here:

Forum Contributions

A. Queering Social Reproduction 

Queer Social Reproduction: Co-Opted, Hollowed Out, and Resilient
Nathaniel Lewis

Queering Social Reproduction, or, How Queers Save the City
Max Andrucki

The political economy of gay sex under homonormativity: bareback, PrEP and welfare provision
Cesare Di Feliciantonio

Queering the maternal?: Unhinging supremacist geographies of the Machine, markets, and recreational pleasure
Heidi J. Nast

Queering Social Reproduction: UK Male primary carers reconfiguring care and work
Eleni Bourantani

B. Paid and Unpaid Labor 

(Re)production: Everyday life in the workers’ dormitory
Hannah Schling

Charity? Ally-ship? Solidarity? Exploring racial tensions in collectivized caregiving
Sarah Stinard-Kiel

Unionizing for the Necessity of Social Reproduction
Yui Hashimoto and Caitlin Henry

“Ain’t no life for a mother!” Racial capitalism and the crisis of social reproduction
Carrie Freshour

C. Health and Nature – available after November 14, 2017

Worms and workers: Placing the more-than-human and the biological in social reproduction
Will McKeithen and Skye Naslund
“Re-wilding” the Body in the Anthropocene and Our Ecological Lives’ Work
Chelsea Leiper
Making fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) work: Multiple temporalities and social reproduction in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
Tara Cater
Paul S.B. Jackson

Events at MUN this week

The philosophy colloquium continues this week with Dr. Aaron O’Brien giving a talk entitled “On Truth and Artistry in the Second Treatise of Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morality.” Thursday 16 November 4:30-5:45 pm in Science 4078.
Tonight, the 13th annual Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue takes place. The topic is “Are Faith and Science Compatible?” Sean McGrath will be moderating a dialogue among Dr. Mahmoud Haddara (President of Muslim Association of NL), Dr. Michelle Rebidoux(Queen’s College) and Dr. Michale Katz (Chemistry, MUN).
7:30-9:30 pm in the Bruneau Centre (IIC) 2001. Free parking in Lot between IC and SUB.