Author: Peter Gratton

Two new issues of Analecta Hermeneutica out now 

Two new issues have been published: AH10 (2018), The Anthropocene, edited by Jay Foster and Jeni Barton, and AH7 (back dated to 2015), Review Issue, edited by Michelle Rebidoux. Both are open access, as always, and can be read here: https://journals.library.mun.ca/ojs/index.php/analecta/index. The second, by my Continental Philosophy of Science co-editor Jay Foster, is particularly crucial to me, though there are great articles throughout, from a quick perusal. I read Jay’s article’s first and they are important contributions, as one always expects from him. Sean McGrath’s article on nature is another excellent one, as is Uwe Voigt. Go consider this a late holiday gift of plenty of good reasing:

Analecta Hermeneutica Vol. 10 (2018): The Anthropocene. Edited by Jeni Barton and Jay Foster

 Introduction: The Boundaries of the Anthropocene. Jeni Barton and Jay Foster

The Anthropocene, Cultural-Technological Life, and the Ecological Turn: Rethinking Nature and Humanity via a Real Relation to the Possible. Philip Rose

Hope in the Age of the Anthropocene. Brian Treanor

Why Political Ecology Cannot Let Go of Nature. Sean J. McGrath

Inside the Anthropocene. Uwe Voigt

Nine Christian Responses to the Ecological Crisis. Michelle Rebidoux

The River Lech—a Cyborg. Jens Soentgen

The Geo-Politics of the Anthropocene: Using Stratigraphy to Naturalize the Anthropocene as a Formal Geological Unit. Jeni Barton

Let’s Not Talk About the Anthropocene. Jay Foster

Reviews and Notices

Review of Byron Williston, The Anthropocene Project: Virtue in the Age of Climate Change. Oxford University Press, 2015. Jay Foster

Review of Susan Dodd and Neil G. Robertson, eds., Hegel and Canada: Unity of Opposites. University of Toronto Press, 2018. James Scott Johnston

Review of Dale Schlitt, German Idealism’s Trinitarian Legacy. Albany, NY: SUNY, 2016. Sean J. McGrath

Review of Henning Schmidgen, Bruno Latour in Pieces: An Intellectual Biography. Translated by Gloria Custance. New York: Fordham University Press., 2014. Shannon O’Rourke

Review of Daniel P. Scheid, The Cosmic Common Good. Oxford University Press, 2016. Jared Call

Analecta Hermeneutica 7 (2015): Review Issue, edited by Michelle Rebidoux

Review of John Haugeland, Dasein Disclosed: John Haugeland’s Heidegger. Ed. Joseph Rouse. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2013. 336 pages. Emily-Jean Gallant

Review of Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. 343 pages. Daniel Adsett

Review of Peter Carravetta, The Elusive Hermes: Method, Discourse, Interpreting. Aurora, Colorado: The Davies Group Publishers, 2012. 486 pages. Patrick Renaud

Review of Matthew C. Altman and Cynthia D. Coe, The Fractured Self in Freud and German Philosophy. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013. 247 pages. James Scott Johnson 

Review of Richard Kearney and Brian Treanor, eds., Carnal Hermeneutics. New York: Fordham University Press, 2015. 408 pages. Samuel Underwood

Review of Mona Siddiqui, Hospitality and Islam: Welcoming in God’s Name. New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2015. 274 pages. Michelle Rebidoux

Review of Elliot R. Wolfson, Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania, New York: Fordham University Press, 2014. 547 pages. Michelle Rebidoux

Review of Peter Tyler, Teresa of Avila: Doctor of the Soul, London: Bloomsbury, 2013. 223 pages.    Michelle Rebidoux

MIMI SHELLER’S ‘CARIBBEAN FUTURES IN THE OFFSHORE ANTHROPOCENE’, A FORUM – Society & Space

While laid up in bed with the flu today, this was a pleasant (if the topic is not) roundtable with three brilliant responses at Society and Space from the recent S&S AAG session:

More than past slaves and labour: Complicating climate change vulnerability in the name of Caribbean Futures Sharlene Mollett

Caribbean futures in the offshore Anthropocene: Debt, disaster, and durationBeverley Mullings

The archipelago and politics of possibility Marion Werner

Climates of coloniality and the coloniality of climates Mimi Sheller

Back after a while

Had to redo my password. Here’s an excellent review of Vitale’s Biodeconstruction (SUNY, 2018) at https://criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu/jonathan_basile_reviews_biodeconstruction/. The book itself is excellent and picks up important parts of Derrida’s mid-70s unpublished lectures on life.

Bergson: Thinking Beyond the Human Condition

Reviewed by Don Landes at NDPR. A quick peak:

Henri Bergson occupies an intriguing place in the history of philosophy. Despite being the most famous philosopher during his lifetime and possessing a lucid and engaging style of philosophical reflection, his importance has nonetheless waxed and waned with the times. Perhaps this is not surprising, given that Bergson’s philosophy requires a constant attempt to resist dogmatic or static thinking in the face of the inevitability of this tendency. Nevertheless, not only have many of his concepts sedimented into our collective philosophical lexicon, but Bergson has also had a marked influence on specific thinkers (such as Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze) and on developments outside of philosophy. Following Gary Gutting’s description, Ansell-Pearson suggests that Bergson’s enduring greatness perhaps lies in his unique “combination of descriptive concreteness and systematic scope and metaphysical ambition” (1). His philosophy is a call to a going beyondof philosophy and the human condition, since traditional approaches to the problems of philosophy “presuppose a subject already installed in being” and thus already located within the confines of the human condition (ibid.).