• Contraversy in the Nursery; or, A Brace of Basterds
    Journal of Continental Philosophy 1 (2): 232-243. 2020.
    The controversies unleashed by psychoanalysis never seem to stop repeating themselves. If what psychoanalysis has to say is true, then, by its own lights, it has to be controversial. Controversies are thus a privileged place to see this truth and this resistance in violent and lurid action. Take infant experience and bastardry. Every kid is a bit of a bastard, and the establishment of this infantile bastardry conditions subsequent repetitions of the organism: that breast is persecuting me, these…Read more
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    O avatarjih in apoteozah. Blake Davida Fallona
    Filozofski Vestnik 39 (2). 2018.
    Članek prinaša sinoptični pregled nekaterih tem sodobnega Blakovega kriticizma, sklene pa se z recenzijo knjige Davida Fallona: Blake, Mit in razsvetljenstvo: Politika apoteoze, v kateri je apoteoza obravnavana z vidika mitične, literarne in realistične uporabe.
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    Irremediability: on the very concept of digital ontology
    with A. Nash
    In Amand Lagerkvist (ed.), Digital Existence, Routledge. pp. 29-60. 2019.
    In Chapter 1, "Irremediability: On the Very Concept of 'Digital Ontol- ogy,'" Justin Clemens and Adam Nash set out by questioning whether there is such a thing as digital ontology at all, and if so, how it is different from 'traditional ontology,' or, at least, from 'non-digital' or 'pre-digital' ontol- ogy. They also probe what the adjective 'digital' actually signifies, includ- ing how it differs from 'data' or 'information.' The authors argue that the digital may in fact overturn the concept …Read more
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    Zlog kot skladnja: Mallarméjev Met kock
    Filozofski Vestnik 37 (2). 2016.
    Met kock je mojstrovina moderne literature in nekakšen povzetek življenjskega dela Stéphana Mallarméja. Delo ne bi moralo bolje služiti pisateljem in mislecem: na eni strani je v trenutku spremenilo področje takrat delujočih pesnikov – še tako različnih, kot sta Paul Valéry in Christopher Brennan, kot tudi njunih številnih naslednikov; na drugi strani pa je močna struja evropske filozofije – kot so Maurice Blanchot, J.-P. Sartre, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Rancière, Al…Read more
  • Cum On Feel the Noize
    Cultural Studies Review 20 (2). 2014.
    Review of Greg Hainge, Noise Matters: Towards an Ontology of Noise, New York: Bloomsbury, 2013.
  • Had We But Worlds Enough, and Time, This Absolute, Philosopher…
    Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 2 (1-2): 277-310. 2006.
    In Logiques des Mondes, Paris, Seuil, 2006, Alain Badiou has produced a sequel to his magnum opus Being and Event. Whereas Being and Event primarily restricted itself to the relationship between ontology and the event, mathematics and poetry, the new book seriously extends and revises certain of its predecessor#39;s propositions in order to construct a logic of different #39;worlds.#39; This article outlines some of the major doctrines, arguments, and motivations for the new work, as well as sev…Read more
  • Only Psychoanalysis Can Make You Really Unhappy
    Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 1 (2): 357-366. 2005.
    A discussion of Jonathan Lear, Freud, London, Routledge, 2005.
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    Masters Disciples: Institution, Philosophy, Praxis
    with A. J. Bartlett and Paul Ashton
    Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 2 (1-2): 1-8. 2006.
    Introduction to the special issue of Cosmos and History dedicated to the work of Alain Badiou.
  • After the Surprising Conversions
    Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 1 (2): 367-372. 2006.
    A discussion of Jacqueline Rose, The Question of Zion, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 2005.
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    When the levee breaks: Badiou, philosophy, politics
    Contemporary Political Theory 15 (3). 2016.
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    As a philologist, Nietzsche had to be a materialist – a materialist of letters. If letters are not life, however, they are the indices of its limits. You can’t live except at the limit; to get to a limit, you have to reconstruct a genealogy for yourself; once you know where you are, you have the opportunity to lose yourself again, this time effectively. Life is whatever will have greeted you in that loss, the disappearance at the limit
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    After the surprising conversions
    Cosmos and History 1 (2): 367-372. 2005.
  • Man is a swarm animal
    In Dominiek Hoens, Sigi Jottkandt & Gert Buelens (eds.), The Catastrophic Imperative: Subjectivity, Time and Memory in Contemporary Thought, Palgrave-macmillan. 2009.
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    IINeither Nor
    with A. J. Bartlett
    Critical Inquiry 38 (2): 365-380. 2012.
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    Letters as the condition of conditions for Alain Badiou
    Communication and Cognition. Monographies 36 (1-2): 73-102. 2003.
  • Masters and Disciples
    with Paul Ashton and A. J. Bartlett
    In Paul Ashton, A. J. Bartlett & Justin Clemens (eds.), The Praxis of Alain Badiou, Re.press. pp. 3--12. 2006.
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    In this article, I discuss how things go with the "Nothing" in the work of Alain Badiou, a topic which is evidently central to his thought, and which has received a great deal of attention in the commentary to date. As this problem is inaccessible outside of Badiou’s deployment of mathematics, I will suggest how accounts of Badiou’s work remain flawed insofar as they evade his mathematical demonstrations, and I attempt to clarify how mathematics operates in his system. I then examine the consequ…Read more
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    Only psychoanalysis can make you really unhappy
    Cosmos and History 1 (2): 357-366. 2005.
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    The Praxis of Alain Badiou (edited book)
    with Paul Ashton and A. J. Bartlett
    Re.Press. 2006.
    Following the publication of his magnum opus L’être et l’événement (Being and Event) in 1988, Alain Badiou has been acclaimed as one of France’s greatest living philosophers. Since then, he has released a dozen books, including Manifesto for Philosophy, Conditions, Metapolitics and Logiques des mondes (Logics of Worlds), many of which are now available in English translation. Badiou writes on an extraordinary array of topics, and his work has already had an impact upon studies in the history of …Read more
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    Justin Clemens presents a valuable study of the links between Romanticism and contemporary theory. The central contention of this book is that contemporary theory is still essentially Romantic - despite all its declarations to the contrary, and despite all its attempts to elude or exceed the limits bequeathed it by Romantic thought. This study will be of interest to literary theorists, philosophers, political theorists, and cultural studies scholars.
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    “Almost in the same historical moment when Galileo directed all modern physics to the reading of that book which Nature was supposed to have written herself in geometric or, subsequently, algebraic signs, the modern novel and modern theatre stepped in as evidence that modern readers and spectators enjoy the effects of those fictions most of all when they are altogether free of science.” Friedrich Kittler, “Man as a drunken town musician”
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    Alain Badiou: Key Concepts
    with A. J. Bartlett
    Routledge. 2010.
    Alain Badiou is one of the world's most influential living philosophers. Few contemporary thinkers display his breadth of argument and reference, or his ability to intervene in debates critical to both analytic and continental philosophy. Alain Badiou: Key Concepts presents an overview of and introduction to the full range of Badiou's thinking. Essays focus on the foundations of Badiou's thought, his "key concepts" - truth, being, ontology, the subject, and conditions - and on his engagement wit…Read more
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    Spinoza Now
    with Christopher Norris, Alain Badiou, Simon Duffy, Michael Mack, Arthur Jacobson, and Warren Montag
    Univ of Minnesota Press. 2011.
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    Had we but worlds enougH, and time, tHis absolute, pHilosopHer…
    Cosmos and History 2 (1-2): 277-310. 2006.
    In Logiques des Mondes, Paris, Seuil, 2006, Alain Badiou has produced a sequel to his magnum opus Being and Event. Whereas Being and Event primarily restricted itself to the relationship between ontology and the event, mathematics and poetry, the new book seriously extends and revises certain of its predecessor's. This article outlines some of the major doctrines, arguments, and motivations for the new work, as well as several points of possible difficulty