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Towards a selective tradition
Paul K. Jones

began a speech about the activist John Sinclair's 10-year imprisonment for marijuana possession. He managed to say ‘I think all this is shit while John Sinclair rots in prison’ when Townshend interrupted him, shouting: ‘Fuck off! Fuck off my fucking stage!’ Accounts of this event, including those from both participants’ subsequent memories, differ on exactly what means Townshend employed in simultaneously removing Hoffman from ‘his’ stage; whether by striking him with the neck of his guitar or a kick in the pants. No visual record exists

in Critical theory and demagogic populism
Mark Olssen

’ to aid our memory, or communication, so that we can fulfil our desires ( 1968 : I, ch. IV, 12–13, 31). 1 Secondly, the idea of the ‘State of Nature’ functions as a historical fiction, for as Hobbes was well aware, it never actually existed. It must be considered that it functioned for Hobbes very much as a heuristic device to more effectively enable him to challenge the Aristotelian world view. While this doesn’t necessarily invalidate it as a metaphor or method, its use in Hobbes’s analysis introduces a conservative social and political bias that seriously skews

in Constructing Foucault’s ethics
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Mark Olssen

: 325, 329n, 357, 361, 484, 499). Foucault says: ‘which the Latins translated as ad manum . We must have it here, ready to hand. I think this is a very important notion falling within the category of memory, no doubt fundamental in all Greek thought, but also introducing a particular inflection’ (2005: 325). 16 In philosophy, poiesis derives from Greek origins (поἱησιҫ). It is ‘the activity in which a person brings something into being that did not exist before. Etymologically, it derives from the ancient Greek word, to make (поιεῑν)’ (Wikipedia). 17

in Constructing Foucault’s ethics
Contingency or transcendence formula of law?
Gunther Teubner

Law and society without justice ‘Towards the middle of the sixteenth century, there lived on the banks of the Havel a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas, the son of a schoolmaster, one of the most upright and at the same time one of the most terrible men of his day … the world … would have every reason to bless his memory, if he had not carried one virtue to excess

in Critical theory and legal autopoiesis
The logics of ‘hitting the bottom’
Gunther Teubner

achievement was to complement the Husserlian phenomenology of consciousness with an independent phenomenology of communication (not to replace the former with the latter!). This led to a typical doubling of phenomena, which hitherto had been understood only psychologically. Memory, for example, is not only a psychological dynamic, but in addition a socially institutionalised, purely communicative process

in Critical theory and legal autopoiesis
School segregation of Romani children
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the Pope was apologising on behalf of the Catholic Church and the majority population for the segregation of Roma in Europe, a local political elite in Croatia blamed Roma for their own lack of education. The fact that Croatia was charged with educational segregation and discrimination of children in Roma-only classes seemed absent from the public's memory after a decade. According to the Croatian public discourse in 2019, it is Roma who allegedly choose their own lack of education and therefore it is Roma who actively resist any involvement in the formal labour

in The Fringes of Citizenship
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In the spirit of the gift of love
Sal Renshaw

relation to difference. Her goal is to imagine an intersubjective relation in which the other remains other in a moment of genuine meeting, but her emphasis is on the possibilities afforded by a feminine ‘economy’ of exchange between subjects. The first two-thirds of ‘Sorties’ forms something of a dialogue between the subjectivities 18 19 In Rootprints: Memory and Lifewriting (Cixous and Calle-Gruber 1997 [1994]), Cixous has been understood to have distanced herself from the essays of the 1970s for which she is most well known in Anglo-American scholarship, ‘Sorties

in The subject of love
Anastasia Marinopoulou

’s structuralism in Deleuze’s work: first, habitus is substituted by repetition; and second, the subject is reconceptualized as a constituent part of the knowledge process that is also divided into the following: (a) the conceptualization of generality, which deals with what can be replaced in terms of knowledge and ideas; (b) the elaboration of repetition that deals with non-​ exchangeable singularities; and (c) the representation that restores the subject as the knowing agent. Starting from the last point again, we find that concepts have been represented by memory and self

in Critical theory and epistemology
Simon Mussell

many moments within the oeuvre of early critical theory, which disclose its refusal of despair, even amid the darkest of historical moments. In Minima Moralia, following a meditation on the fragility of memory, Adorno concludes the aphorism with the poignant line: ‘But he who dies in despair has lived his whole life in vain.’1 Then there is Walter Benjamin’s oft-​cited invocation of Kafka: ‘only for the sake of the hopeless ones has hope been given to us’.2 And, of course, there is the voluminous output of Ernst Bloch, whose The Principle of Hope comprises an

in Critical theory and feeling
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Steven Earnshaw

stasis. However, rather than taking this negatively in the sense of ‘stagnation’, it creates a present in which death is continually faced: it gives the drunken moment or episode a metaphysical caste. The repetition of the drunken moment ensures ‘being and nothingness’, since the drinker contemplates memory and death, and often with the implication of past life flashing before the eyes of the dying person in these narratives; there can be no future in this metaphysics because the only future is death, so here is the acknowledgment and acceptance of life

in The Existential drinker