On December 6 2013, in advance of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Reading Capital
by Louis Althusser
, Étienne Balibar
, Roger Establet, Jacques Rancière
, and Pierre Macherey
, Princeton University is holding a conference celebrating the text and its continued importance to radical philosophy.
Robert J. C. Young, Bruno Bosteels
, Alain Badiou
, Emily Apter
, and Étienne Balibar will present new critical readings of this seminal text.
Visit the event page
for more details.
"There is no going back from modern self-consciousness," begins Marc Farrant's review of Rancière's Aisthesis.
Yet, Farrant suggests that the notion of modernity and the meanings of its various permutations–"modernizing" and "modernist," for example–have become increasingly incomprehensible, particularly as they relate to aesthetic modernity.
“Anglophone readers now have a chance to see what all the fuss is about…”: Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art, the latest from esteemed philosopher and literary critic Jacques Rancière, has been hailed as the magnum opus on aesthetics from one of the subject’s leading theorists. Rancière utilizes a series of “scenes,” or critical historical events in Western art, through which he interrogates our understanding of modernism, and subsequently, the fraught relationship between the aesthetic and the political. Perhaps most startling in the age of the hyper-inundated and fast-paced reader, it’s evident that Aisthesis has inspired the very same “close reading” in its readers that the philosopher himself employs.