Philosophy

Chris Haddix

 

The death of theory, not unlike the end of history, has, in the second decade of the twenty-first century, been exposed as an embarrassingly premature announcement.

Shaun Randol

Rue de Paris, Temps de Pluie (1877) by Gustave Caillebotte

[Read part one of this dispatch here.]

I had intended on discovering the literary scene in the Caribbean with only a slight side trip for the briefest of philosophy discussions, but the best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray when one encounters Frédéric Gros.

Cæmeron Crain

The Mantle is pleased to present the fourth in a series of important blog posts by Cæmeron Crain addressing critical concepts in contemporary political philosophy. Cæmeron's previous post explored the contours of life in what the philosopher Gilles Deleuze called a "Society of Control." In what follows, Cæmeron begins the difficult process of articulating a practice of resistance to the "diffuse matrix" of late-capitalist power. 

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Lisa McKeown

On September 21, Lisa McKeown appeared on "Inside the Sulphurbath" to discuss speech act theory, a linguistic and psychological understanding of our communicative actions and creations of reality.

Cæmeron Crain

On August 18th, philosopher and Mantle contributor Cæmeron Crain appeared live on "Inside the Sulphurbath" for an engaging discussion of "Living in a Society of Control," his latest in a series of blog posts addressing key concepts in contemporary political theory. 

Omar Baig

The medium of film both enjoys and is burdened by its own relation to time. A biopic has two hours or so to capture, convey, and do justice to its subject’s life. For Margarethe von Trotta, the biopic is the quintessential mode of representing “the inner-psychic worlds” of great minds amidst the controversies that defined them. Von Trotta’s latest feature, Hannah Arendt, is a pitch-perfect portrayal of one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century.

Cæmeron Crain

The Mantle proudly presents the third in a series of important blog posts by Cæmeron Crain exploring critical concepts in contemporary political philosophy.

Cæmeron Crain

The Mantle is pleased to present the second in series of blog posts by Cæmeron Crain exploring key concepts in contemporary political philosophy. In his previous post, Microfascism, Cæmeron introduced us to the concept of desire, and the work it does in Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Here, Cæmeron picks up where he left off, following the analysis of desire from microfascism to Territory

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Eric Anthamatten

This essay is a meditation upon the production of William Shakespeare’s MacBeth, playing now on Broadway until July 14, which features a gripping Alan Cumming performing every major role.

Cæmeron Crain

The Mantle is excited to present the first in series of blog posts by Cæmeron Crain exploring key concepts in contemporary political philosophy, beginning with the work of the seminal French theorists, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. 

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