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Corcoran, Steve

Works: 14 works in 67 publications in 2 languages and 2,674 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: JA71, 321.8
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Publications about Steve Corcoran
Publications by Steve Corcoran
Most widely held works by Steve Corcoran
Hatred of democracy by Jacques Rancière( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
This text explains how democracy - government by all - is the principle that de-legitimates any form of power based on the superiority of those who govern. It re-examines the subversive power of the democratic idea - and the opposition to it by Western rulers
Dissensus : on politics and aesthetics by Jacques Rancière( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
"Dissensus comprises several of Ranciere's recent contributions to problems of art and politics. On issues such as the specificity of aesthetic experience, the politics of art, democracy and human rights, Ranciere provides novel analyses that yield nothing to the prevailing liberal consensus. Along the way, he engages in some unerring critiques of major contemporary thinkers - Giorgio Agamben, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Antonio Negri. Moreover, insightful essays about recent phenomena debunk notions that political insecurity today requires waging war on 'archaic' anti-democratic elements, or that the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks constitute a rupture in the symbolic order."--BOOK JACKET
The communist hypothesis by Alain Badiou( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who abandon this hypothesis immediately resign themselves to the market economy, to parliamentary democracy - the form of state suited to capitalism - and to the inevitable and 'natural' character of the most monstrous inequalities. Alain Badiou's formulation of the communist hypothesis has travelled around the world since it was first aired in early 2008, in his book, "The Meaning of Sarkozy". The hypothesis is partly a demand to reconceptualize communism after the twin deaths of the Soviet Union and neoliberalism, but also a fresh demand for universal emancipation. As third way reforms prove as empty in practice as in theory, Badiou's manifesto is a galvanizing call to arms that needs to be reckoned with by anyone concerned with the future of our planet
Mallarmé : the politics of the siren by Jacques Rancière( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
In this concise and illuminating study, Jacques Rancire, one of the world's most popular and influential living philosophers, examines the life and work of the celebrated nineteenth-century French poet and critic, Stphane Mallarm. Ranciere presents Mallarm as neither an aesthete in need of rare essences and unheard-of words, nor the silent and nocturnal thinker of some poem too pure to be written. Mallarm is the contemporary of a republic that is seeking out forms of civic worship to replace the pomp of religions and kings. If his writing is difficult, it is because it complies with a demanding
Terror from the air by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
"According to Peter Sloterdijk, the twentieth century started on a specific day and place: April 22, 1915, at Ypres in Northern France. That day, the German army used a chlorine gas meant to exterminate indiscriminately. Until then, war, as described by Clausewitz and practiced by Napoleon, involved attacking the adversary's vital function first. Using poison gas signaled the passage from classical war to terrorism. This terror from the air inaugurated an era in which the main idea was no longer to target the enemy's body, but their environment. From then on, what would be attacked in wartime as well as in peacetime would be the very conditions necessary for life. This kind of terrorism became the matrix of modern and postmodern war, from World War I's toxic gas to the Nazi Zyklon B used in Auschwitz, from the bombing of Dresden to the attack on the World Trade Center. Sloterdijk goes on to describe the offensive of modern aesthetics, aesthetic terrorism from Surrealism to Malevich -- an "atmo-terrorism" in the arts that parallels the assault on environment that had originated in warfare." -- Back cover
Neither sun nor death by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Peter Sloterdijk first became known in this country for his late 1980's Critique of Cynical Reason, which confronted headlong the "enlightened false consciousness" of Habermasian critical theory. Since then he has published a wide range of books, including Spheres, his magnum opus, a three-volume archeology of the human attempt to dwell within spaces, from womb to globe: Bubbles, 1998; Globes, 1999; Foam, 2004, all forthcoming from Semiotext(e)
Nietzsche apostle by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Polemics by Alain Badiou( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
A collection of political essays from Alain Badiou. It includes Badiou's sketch of a possible "fusion" of Germany and France into a figure beyond the nation-state. It includes two essays, more philosophical in style, on two momentous sequences of history, the Paris Commune and Cultural Revolution
Conditions by Alain Badiou( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"Alain Badiou is without doubt the most important and influential thinker working in European philosophy today. Conditions is the first major collection of essays written after Being and Event, his extraordinary magnum opus." "Badiou starts with philosophy itself and a clear critique of the theme of its so-called 'end'. He then goes on to propose a new definition of philosophy, one that is tested with respect to both its origin, in Plato, and its contemporary state. The essays that follow are all ordered around the four great conditions of philosophy: philosophy and poetry, philosophy and mathematics, philosophy and politics, and philosophy and love." "Conditions provides an illuminating reworking of many of the major concepts in Being and Event. In so doing, Badiou not only develops the complexity of the concepts central to Being and Event but also adds new ones to his already formidable arsenal." "The essays contained within Conditions show the immense scope and potential of Badiou's extraordinary system."--Jacket
Aesthetics and its discontents by Jacques Rancière( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Only yesterday aesthetics stood accused of concealing cultural games of social distinction. Now it is considered a parasitic discourse from which artistic practices must be freed. But aesthetics is not a discourse. It is an historical regime for the identification of art. This regime is paradoxical, because it founds the autonomy of art only at the price of suppressing the boundaries separating its practices and its objects from those of everyday life and of making free aesthetic play into the promise of a new revolution. Aesthetics is not a politics by accident but in essence. But this politics operates in the unresolved tension between two opposed forms of politics: the first consists in transforming art into forms of collective life, the second in preserving from all forms of militant or commercial compromise the autonomy that makes it a promise of emancipation. This constitutive tension sheds light on the paradoxes and transformations of critical art. It also makes it possible to understand why today's calls to free art from aesthetics are misguided and lead to a smothering of both aesthetics and politics in ethics
Badiou Dictionary by Steve Corcoran( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Chronicles of consensual times by Jacques Rancière( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Consensus is not peace. Instead it refers to a map of operations of war, of a topography of the visible, of what is possible and what can be thought, in which war and peace live side-by-side. Lying at the heart of these consensual times are new forms of racism and ethnic cleansing, humanitarian wars and wars against terror. Consensus also implies using time in a way that sees in it a thousand devious turns. This is evident in the incessant diagnoses of the present and of amnesiac state politics, in the farewells to the past, the commemorations, and the calls to remember
Reshaping European lobbying : the pulse of change enriched by 75 leaders in European affairs by Daniel Guéguen( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Why some workers boil over wearing cooling garments by Steve Corcoran( Article )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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