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Spinoza: democracia y subjetividad marrana

José Luis Villacañas* editing and publication by 17, instituto de estudios críticos Volume 1, 2012 Resulta imposible extraer las enseñanzas de la experiencia marrana de Baruch de Spinoza al margen del Tratado teológico-político. Sin embargo, este libro está sometido a las más dispares interpretaciones. Respecto de los propios pensadores judíos ha sido caracterizado como escandaloso. Respecto de los...

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What is a Political Subject?

Davide Tarizzo * editing and publication by 17, instituto de estudios críticos Volume 1, 2012 «Pour m’exprimer comme il me vient, rien n’est incompatible avec la vérité: on pisse, on crache dedans. C’est un lieu de passage, ou pour mieux dire, d’évacuation. […] La vérité est seduction d’abord, et pour vous couillonner. Pour ne pas s’y...

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Politics of the Line

Samuel SteinbergDenison university * editing and publication by 17, instituto de estudios críticos Volume 2, 2012 That is what the word “emancipation” means:the blurring of the boundary between those who act and thosewho look; between individualsand members of a collective body.—Jacques Rancière[1] I insist: fraternity is the real manifestation ofthe new world, and hence of the...

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Politics in the Era of the Inexistent Other

Jelica SumicUniversity of Nova Gorica. institute of philosophy of the scientific research center, Slovenian academy of sciences and arts * editing and publication by 17, instituto de estudios críticos Volume 2, 2012 It is one of Lacan’s rather startling statements that we find the formulation that will guide us: “I do not say ‘politics is the...

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The Fate of the Image in Church History and in the Modern State

Joan CopjecCenter for the study of psychoanalysis and culture, university of Buffalo * editing and publication by 17, instituto de estudios críticos Volume 2, 2012 A zigzag path carved into a hill winds from base to crest, where it is crowned by a lushly-leafed tree standing solitary and upright like a kind of hieratic bouquet: this...

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Del “levantón” de algunas hipótesis sobre el narco

Carlos Monsiváis * editing and publication by 17, instituto de estudios críticos Volume 2, 2012 Las fotos y las escenas televisivas sí le dieron para honrar la frase “la vuelta al mundo”. Policías y soldados protegen a los niños de un colegio de Tijuana que oyen los disparos intensos a un par de cuadras, en otro...

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Liberalism, Liberation of Passions, Drives, Traffics

Dany-Robert DufourUniversité de Paris 8translated from the french by michela russo and peter baker * editing and publication by 17, instituto de estudios críticos Volume 2, 2012 Passion I’ll begin with the term “passion”, to the extent that it is dear to me as a philosopher. “Passion” is actually situated at the very core of the...

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Review of Jon Beasley-Murray, Posthegemony: Political Theory and Latin America, Minneapolis, Minnesota University Press, 2010

Oscar Ariel CabezasUniversity of British Columbia * editing and publication by 17, instituto de estudios críticos Volume 3, 2012 This book is an attempt to re-think the concept of politics beyond cultural studies and political theories on civil society. In his approach to various Latin American cultural and political phenomena, Jon Beasley-Murray re-opens a debate on...

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Review of Moira Fradinger, Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins, Stanford, California, Stanford University Press, 2010

Luis Duno-GottbergRice university * editing and publication by 17, instituto de estudios críticos Volume 3, 2012 If comparative literature is supposedly a “dying discipline”,[1] this has certainly been a slow death punctuated by auspicious revivals; and none more promising than Moira Fradinger’s recent Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins. In fact, such an inspired reflection on literature and...