Over breakfast this morning at the International Philosophical Seminar in the Süd Tyrol, Gary Ayleworth pointed me to his recent review of a new book on Heiedegger, De Gennaro’s The Weirdness of Being. This gives a taste: “Let the reader beware, then, that De Gennaro’s intended addressee is being itself, and if he addresses other human beings at all, it is only those few who qualify as ‘thinking.'” The gist of the book, Gary notes, is to argue that the Ereignis has already happened, that it’s the job of a “priestly cult” to reinitiate what has already happened in Heidegger’s texts, especially those texts that Heidegger kept private during his lifetime. Unfortunately for the author, this book was published prior to the Schwarze Hefte (here’s Richard Wolin’s review, whom I generally don’t like reading, but the priestly sort does have to come to grips with the thrust of his critique), so one hopes that he will revise that thesis. But perhaps he thinks there are even more secret works where Heidegger kept hidden his answer to the Seinsfrage, available to the select few.
Stuart Elden links to two recent NDPR reviews. The Ranciere Now is particularly good–I just read through much of it and will be discussing Ranciere with Oliver Davis this week.
Quite nice <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1441174753/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1403524252&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40″>endorsements</a> from an excellent assortment of important thinkers. h/t Paul Ennis. (Click on description)
Now back to the nature conference here in Augsburg–a really excellent event.
Society and Space’s partner journal Environment and Planning A has a new issue which includes, among other things, a theme issue on ‘territorial stigmatisation’. Most of the papers require subscription, but the introduction is available open access. More details here.
The issue also includes an open access commentary by former Society and Space co-editor, Nigel Thrift, on The promise of urban informatics: some speculations.
I’ll give this a read when I get a chance.
Lots of good Routledge stuff available online this month, from phenomenology to Foucault and beyond: A Century of Knowledge: The Humanities – Routledge.