Two new books reviewed at Symposium

The first is on Jessica Whyte’s excellent Catastrophe and Redemption: The Political Thought of Giorgio Agamben, which provides the needed background for Agamben’s sources, especially in Marxist thought, as well as a defense of his major claims that takes seriously various critiques since Homo Sacer appeared.

The second is on my colleague Sean McGrath’s The Dark Ground of Spirit: Schelling and the Unconscious. It’s a review that goes through well McGrath’s project in that book, which along with providing the basis for a Schellingian psychoanalysis on McGrath’s terms, also provides introduction both to pre-Freudian psychoanalysis and post-Freedom essay Schelling.