At the beginning of the year we published another twelve titles in our seventh edition of The Radical Thinkers series including works by Alain Badiou, Willhelm Reich, Max Horkheimer, Simon Critchley and Ludwig Feuerbach. A fortnightly series of events introducing this latest set was held at the ICA in London, with the help of Peter Hallward, Stella Sandford, Esther Leslie, Federico Campagna and Nina Power. Through passionate discussions which took theory to a public forum outside of the academy, the events aimed to make clear why these writers should be read today. Verso believe that the writers in this series are just as accessible as most of those who are presented to us as 'public intellectuals' or 'popular philosophers' - yet they are far more pertinent and thought provoking.
Did you happen to miss the events? Fret not! In the course of the past week the Guardian has put out a series of videos with the authors and academics mentioned above. As described by the Guardian: the Radical Thinkers Videos are “a series of three minute video talks by modern philosophy academics on radical philosophers down the ages.”
We hope that these videos will be able to offer a good introduction to the thinkers presented and that it will entice you to read further! We would also like to hear if there are others you would want to know more of! Who would you like to see from the series introduced in the next sequence of films?
Visit Guardian to watch the videos:
Federico Campagna on Simon Critchley's Infinitely Demanding
Stella Sandford on Wilhelm Reich's Sex-pol
Esther Leslie on Max Horkheimer's Critique of instrumental Reason
Peter Hallward on Alain Badiou's Ethics
Nina Power on Ludwig Feuerbach's Fiery Brook
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