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Corcoran, Steve

Works: 16 works in 99 publications in 2 languages and 2,606 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Dictionaries 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Author, tra
Classifications: JA71, 194
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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 )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 403 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 )
27 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 324 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."--Jacket
Mallarmé : the politics of the siren by Jacques Rancière( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 204 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 )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 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 149 libraries worldwide
Iconoclastic and provocative, Sloterdijk is the most exciting and controversial German philosopher to appear on the world scene since Nietzsche and Heidegger. Like Nietzsche, Sloterdijk is convinced that contemporary philosophers have to think dangerously and allow themselves to be "kidnapped" by contemporary "hypercomplexities," forsaking old humanistic and national worldviews for a wider horizon, at once ecological and global
Nietzsche apostle by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
The Badiou dictionary by Steve Corcoran( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Foucault with Marx by Jacques Bidet( Book )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
With this timely commitment, Jacques Bidet unites the theories of arguably the world's two greatest emancipatory political thinkers. In this far-reaching and decisive text, Bidet examines Marxian and Foucauldian criticisms of capitalist modernity. For Marx, the intersection between capital and the market is crucial, while for Foucault, the organizational aspects of capital are what really matter. According to Marx, the ruling class is identified with property; with Foucault, it is the managers who hold power and knowledge that rule. Bidet identifies these two sides of capitalist modernity as 'market' and 'organization,' showing that each leads to specific forms of social conflict; against exploitation and austerity, over wages and pensions on the one hand, and against forms of 'medical' and work-based discipline, control of bodies and prisons on the other. Bidet's impetus and clarity however serve a greater purpose: uniting two souls of critical social theory, in order to overcome what has become an age-long separation between the 'old left' and the 'new social movements.'
The communist hypothesis by Alain Badiou( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 18 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 Alain Badiou's "communist hypothesis," first stated in 2008, cut through the cant and compromises of the past twenty years to reconceptualize the Left. The hypothesis is a fresh demand for universal emancipation and a galvanizing call to arms. Anyone concerned with the future of the planet needs to reckon with the ideas outlined within this book. From the Hardcover edition
Polemics by Alain Badiou( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 14 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
Aesthetics and its discontents by Jacques Rancière( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 8 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 of 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
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
Chronicles of consensual times by Jacques Rancière( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 libraries worldwide
In this fascinating collection, Jacques Ranciere, one of the world's most important and influential living philosophers, explores the nature of consensus in contemporary politics
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
The lost thread : the democracy of modern fiction by Jacques Rancière( file )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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