Crisis States: Governance, Resistance & Precarious Capitalism

Published: 07/05/2016

Read Table of Contents + Opening Chapter Here! This is an age of crisis: economic, political, environmental, and social. Yet the nature of contemporary crisis is often misunderstood. Crisis, rather than being accidental or episodic – as is too often assumed – has been a regular feature of state practice in the neoliberal austerity regimes[…]

Toward a Radical Metaphysics of Socialism: Marx and Laruelle

Published: 08/24/2015

Departing from the conventional readings of Karl Marx’s Capital and other of his works, by way of François Laruelle’s “radicalization of concepts,” Katerina Kolozova identifies a theoretical kernel in Marx’s thought whose critical and interpretative force can be employed without reference to its subsequent interpretations in the philosophical mainstream. The latter entails a process of[…]

Critique of Sovereignty, Book I: Contemporary Theories of Sovereignty

Published: 09/28/2015

Using the Western tradition of metaphysical and political thought as a backdrop, Critique of Sovereignty (a work in 4 volumes) re-examines the concept of sovereignty in order to better understand why our ethical values and technical capacities often seem so divorced from our lived realities. On the one hand, ostensibly self-enclosed entities like the nation-state[…]

Weaponising Speculation

Published: 09/22/2014

This book contains the proceedings from Weaponising Speculation, a two-day conference and exhibition that took place in Dublin in March 2013. Weaponising Speculation was organised by D.U.S.T. (Dublin Unit for Speculative Thought) and aimed to be an exploration of the various expressions of DIY theory operative in the elsewheres, the shafts and tunnels of the[…]

A Feeling for Things

FORTHCOMING Spring 2015

  The work of the political theorist Jane Bennett over the last two decades has consistently drawn attention to and has possessed a feeling for things, for the inorganic, and for the agency or quasi-agency of nonhuman actants. Her project of developing a new political ecology and renewed vitalist thought, beginning with Thoreau’s Nature: Ethics,[…]

Ontological Anarché: Beyond Materialism and Idealism

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Published: 01/24/2014

Radical theory has always been beset by the question of ontology, albeit to varying degrees and under differing conditions. In recent years, in particular, political metaphysics has returned with force: the rise of Deleuze-influenced “new materialisms,” along with post-/non-Deleuzian Speculative Realism (SR) and Object-Oriented Ontology (OOO), all bear testament to this. In this same period,[…]

Commonist Tendencies: Mutual Aid Beyond Communism

Published: 07/23/2013

As capitalist societies in the twenty-first century move from crisis to crisis, oppositional movements in the global North have been somewhat stymied (despite ephemeral manifestations like Occupy), confronted with the pressing need to develop organizational infrastructures that might prepare the ground for a real, and durable, alternative. More and more, the need to develop shared[…]