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    Postanarchism.Saul Newman - 2015 - Polity.
    What shape can radical politics take today in a time abandoned by the great revolutionary projects of the past? In light of recent uprisings around the world against the neoliberal capitalist order, Saul Newman argues that anarchism - or as he calls it postanarchism - forms our contemporary political horizon. In this book, Newman develops an original political theory of postanarchism; a form of anti-authoritarian politics which starts, rather than finishes, with anarchy. He does this by asking four central questions: (...)
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    From Bakunin to Lacan: Anti-Authoritarianism and the Dislocation of Power.Saul Newman - 2001 - Lexington Books.
    In its comparison of anarchist and poststructuralist thought, From Bakunin to Lacan contends that the most pressing political problem we face today is the proliferation and intensification of power. Saul Newman targets the tendency of radical political theories and movements to reaffirm power and authority, in different guises, in their very attempt to overcome it. In his examination of thinkers such as Bakunin, Lacan, Stirner, and Foucault Newman explores important epistemological, ontological, and political questions: Is the essential human subject the (...)
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    From Bakunin to Lacan: Anti-Authoritarianism and the Dislocation of Power.Saul Newman - 2001 - Lexington Books.
    In its comparison of anarchist and poststructuralist thought, From Bakunin to Lacan contends that the most pressing political problem we face today is the proliferation and intensification of power. Saul Newman targets the tendency of radical political theories and movements to reaffirm power and authority, in different guises, in their very attempt to overcome it. In his examination of thinkers such as Bakunin, Lacan, Stirner, and Foucault Newman explores important epistemological, ontological, and political questions: Is the essential human subject the (...)
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    Agamben, Arendt and human rights: Bearing witness to the human.Saul Newman & John Lechte - 2012 - European Journal of Social Theory 15 (4):522-536.
    The key theme in this essay is the rethinking of the human, as inspired by the work of Giorgio Agamben and Hannah Arendt. The human here is not a model or concept to be realised, just as community to which the human is linked is not an ideal, but a ‘community to come’. This is revealed only by paying close attention to modes of bearing witness to the human, as instanced, for example, by Agamben’s text, Remnants of Auschwitz. Current notions (...)
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    La Boétie and republican liberty: Voluntary servitude and non-domination.Saul Newman - 2019 - European Journal of Political Theory 21 (1).
    The 16th-century French humanist writer Etienne de La Boétie has not often been considered in literature on republican political thought, despite his famous essay, Discours de la Servitude Volontaire, displaying a number of clear republican tropes and themes, being largely concerned with the problem of arbitrary power embodied in the figure of the tyrant. Yet, I argue that the real significance of La Boétie’s text is in his radical concept of voluntary servitude and the way it adds a new dimension (...)
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    Max Stirner.Saul Newman (ed.) - 2011 - New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Max Stirner was one of the most important and seminal thinkers of the mid-nineteenth century. In the shadows of Hegel, Stirner developed possibly the most radical and devastating critique ever of the discourses of modernity, incurring the ire of Marx, prefiguring Nietzsche, and having a major (though often unacknowledged) impact on diverse streams of thought, from existentialism to anarchism and autonomism, literary and artistic avant-gardes, and postmodern theory. This edited volume investigates Stirner's impact on critical thinking and social and political (...)
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    Power and politics in poststructuralist thought: new theories of the political.Saul Newman - 2005 - London, New York: Routledge.
    This book explores the impact of poststructuralism on contemporary political theory by focussing on a number of problems and issues central to politics today. Drawing on the theoretical concerns brought to light by the 'poststructuralist' thinkers Foucault, Derrida, Lacan, Deleuze and Max Stirner, Newman provides a critical examination of new developments in contemporary political theory: post-Marxism, discourse analysis, new theories of ideology and power, hegemony, radical democracy and psychoanalytic theory. He re-examines the political in light of these developments in theory (...)
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    Political Theology and the Anthropocene.Saul Newman - 2024 - Philosophy Today 68 (1):109-127.
    Carl Schmitt’s political theology—which refers to the translation of theological concepts into secular political and legal categories, namely sovereignty and the state of exception—is defined against a background of “metaphysical” constellations where, according to Schmitt, bourgeois individualism and the nihilism of technology have come to dominate the modern age. My argument is that our contemporary age is dominated by a new “metaphysical” constellation—the Anthropocene. This condition—to which the ecological crisis is inextricably related—demands an entirely different kind of political theology to (...)
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    The Horizon of Anarchy: Anarchism and Contemporary Radical Thought.Saul Newman - 2010 - Theory and Event 13 (2).
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    ‘Ownness created a new freedom’: Max Stirner’s alternative concept of liberty.Saul Newman - 2019 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 22 (2):155-175.
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    ‘Ownness created a new freedom’: Max Stirner’s alternative concept of liberty.Saul Newman - 2019 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 22 (2):155-175.
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    Anarcho-Cosmopolitanism: Towards a New Ethos of Hospitality.Saul Newman - 2023 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 78 (4):1407-1430.
    This paper develops a new understanding of hospitality on the basis of an anarchist philosophy of cosmopolitanism. It is argued that anarchism – in its radical critique of the principle of sovereignty and sovereign ipseity – is primarily a philosophy and politics of hospitality. The argument proceeds in five key steps. Firstly, the relationship between ontological anarchism (Schürmann and Levinas) and political anarchism (Bakunin, Kropotkin, Proudhon, Godwin) is explored. Secondly, anarchism’s critique of nation state sovereignty is linked to a radical (...)
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    Anarchism, poststructuralism and the future of radical politics.Saul Newman - 2007 - Substance 36 (2):3-19.
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    New Reflections on the Theory of Power: A Lacanian Perspective.Saul Newman - 2004 - Contemporary Political Theory 3 (2):148-167.
    Liberal pluralism is a comprehensive account and justification of liberal democracy that rests on three premises: an account of the structure of morality ; an account of the structure of political life ; and an account of action oriented toward a conception of the good . In a critique, Robert Talisse contends that no coherent path can lead from value pluralism to the justification of liberalism. The only coherent options are to: affirm value pluralism while denying the general validity of (...)
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    Agamben and the Politics of Human Rights: Statelessness, Images, Violence.John Lechte & Saul Newman - 2013 - Edinburgh University Press.
    Human rights are in crisis today. Everywhere one looks, there is violence, deprivation, and oppression, which human rights norms seem powerless to prevent. This book investigates the roots of the current crisis through the thought of Italian philosopher, Giorgio Agamben. Human rights theory and practice must come to grips with key problems identified by Agamben "e; the violence of the sovereign state of exception and the reduction of humanity to 'bare' life. Any renewal of human rights today must involve breaking (...)
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  16. Anarchism and psychoanalysis.Saul Newman - 2017 - In Nathan J. Jun (ed.), Brill's Companion to Anarchism and Philosophy. Leiden: Brill.
     
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    Anarchism and the politics of ressentiment.Saul Newman - 2000 - Theory and Event 4 (3).
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    Empiricism, Pluralism, and Politics in Deleuze and Stirner.Saul Newman - 2003 - Idealistic Studies 33 (1):9-24.
    The aim of the paper is to examine the logic of empiricist pluralism in the work of Deleuze and Stirner. I suggest that there is a parallel between Max Stirner’s critique of Hegelian idealism and Feuerbachian humanism, and Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy of difference and empiricist pluralism. I will explore these similarities through a discussion of both thinkers’ approaches to the problem of idealist representation, and the denial of the corporeal difference that is a consequence of this: for Stirner, the representation (...)
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  19. Introduction : re-encountering Stirner's ghosts.Saul Newman - 2011 - In Max Stirner. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 1-21.
     
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    Merleau-Ponty and modern politics after anti-humanism.Saul Newman - 2010 - Contemporary Political Theory 9 (1):134-136.
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    Max Stirner and the Politics of Posthumanism.Saul Newman - 2002 - Contemporary Political Theory 1 (2):221-238.
    This paper explores Max Stirner's political philosophy and its importance for contemporary theory. While our time is characterized by the breaking down and dislocation of essential and universal identities, little has been written on the philosophical roots of this phenomenon. I show the ways in which Stirner's ‘epistemological break’ with Enlightenment humanism, explicit in his critique of Feuerbach, lays the theoretical groundwork for this ‘politics of difference’. Indeed it anticipates many aspects of ‘poststructuralism’ thought. I argue here that Stirner's critique (...)
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    Polemics.Saul Newman - 2008 - Contemporary Political Theory 7 (2):225-229.
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    Power, Freedom and Obedience in Foucault and La Boétie: Voluntary Servitude as the Problem of Government.Saul Newman - 2022 - Theory, Culture and Society 39 (1):123-141.
    I investigate the contemporary problem of obedience through an exploration of Michel Foucault and Étienne de La Boétie, showing how the former drew on the latter’s concept of voluntary servitude as a way of thinking through the paradoxical relationship between power, freedom and subjectivity. My argument is that Foucault’s theory of government as the ‘conduct of conduct’ may be understood as a reflection on the question of voluntary servitude. My aim here is twofold. First, it is to show that obedience (...)
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    Political theology and religious pluralism: Rethinking liberalism in times of post-secular emancipation.Saul Newman - 2021 - European Journal of Social Theory 24 (2):177-194.
    Recent debates in liberal political theory have sought to come to terms with the post-secular condition, characterised by deep religious pluralism, the resurgence of right-wing populism, as well as new social movements for economic, ecological and racial justice. These forces represent competing claims on the public space and create challenges for the liberal model of state neutrality. To better grasp this problem, I argue for a more comprehensive engagement between liberalism and political theology, by which I understand a mode of (...)
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    Stirner's ethics of voluntary inservitude.Saul Newman - 2011 - In Max Stirner. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 189-210.
    My aim in this chapter is to show how Stirner’s critical post-humanist philosophy allows him to engage with a specific problem in political theory, that of voluntary servitude – in other words, the wilful acquiescence of people to the power that dominates them. Here it will be argued that Stirner’s demolition of the abstract idealism of humanism, rational truth and morality, and his alternative project of grounding reality in the singularity of the individual ego, may be understood as a way (...)
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  26. Specters of the Uncanny: The Return of the Repressed.Saul Newman - 2002 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2002 (124):115-130.
     
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  27. The Politics of ressentiment and the problem of voluntary servitude.Saul Newman - 2018 - In Sjoerd van Tuinen (ed.), The polemics of ressentiment: variations on Nietzsche. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
     
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    The posthuman pandemic.Saul Newman & Tihomir Topuzovski (eds.) - 2022 - New York, NY, USA: Bloomsbury Academic.
    With the COVID-19 crisis forcing us to reflect in a dramatic way on the limits of the human and the implications of the Anthropocene Age, this timely volume addresses these concerns through an exploration of post-humanism as represented in philosophy, politics and aesthetics. Global pandemics bring into sharp focus the bankruptcy of the neoliberal economic paradigm, the future of the arts sector in society, and our dependence upon political forces outside our control. In response to the recent state of emergency, (...)
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    War, politics and race: Reflections on violence in the 'war on terror'.Saul Newman & Michael P. Levine - 2006 - Theoria 53 (110):23-49.
    The authors argue that the 'war on terror' marks the ultimate convergence of war with politics, and the virtual collapse of any meaningful distinction between them. Not only does it signify the breakdown of international relations norms but also the militarization of internal life and political discourse. They explore the 'genealogy' of this situation firstly through the notion of the 'state of exception'—in which sovereign violence becomes indistinct from the law that is supposed to curtail it—and secondly through Foucault's idea (...)
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    War, Politics and Race: Reflections on Violence in the 'War on Terror'.Saul Newman & Michael Levine - 2006 - Theoria 53:23-49.
    The authors argue that the 'war on terror' marks the ultimate convergence of war with politics, and the virtual collapse of any meaningful distinction between them. Not only does it signify the breakdown of international relations norms but also the militarization of internal life and political discourse. They explore the 'genealogy' of this situation firstly through the notion of the 'state of exception'—in which sovereign violence becomes indistinct from the law that is supposed to curtail it—and secondly through Foucault's idea (...)
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    Politics of the ego: Stirner's critique of liberalism.Saul Newman - 2002 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 5 (3):1-26.
    The aim of this essay is to Max Stirner's critique of liberalism and to show the ways in which his rejection of essential identities and universal rational structures allows us to reflect upon the limits and epistemological conditions of liberal political theory. Through his rejection of Feuerbachian humanism, Stirner unmasked the obscurantism and domination behind modern secular political systems like liberalism, which was still trapped in idealist abstractions and universal assumptions derived from Christianity. He showed that liberalism, which is founded (...)
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