MATCHES: A Light Book

Published: 04/16/2019

A new, expanded edition, with a Foreword by Alexander Kluge. The match: little stick tipped with combustible stuff, sparked by friction; typically comes in a book or a box or a bundle (the point being: never alone). The highly portable match lighting more or less when required was a great nineteenth-century innovation. Before, we had[…]

Humid, All Too Humid: Overheated Observations

Published: 02/25/2016

I haven’t made a single mistake in my life. I’ve just made a lot of good decisions that went really badly. Try as we might, we simply can’t imagine what our world would now look like, had our forefathers decided to use asparagus instead of electricity. In Humid, All Too Humid, social commentator Dominic Pettman[…]

What Is Philosophy?

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Published: 10/09/2012

Read a review of What is Philosophy? in Scoop Review of Books. “Every written work,” Giorgio Agamben opens the preface to Infancy and History, “can be regarded as the prologue (or rather, the broken cast) of a work never penned, and destined to remain so.” Although that observation applies to any work of writing, the[…]