Journal for contemporary philosophy
After an unusually long period of radio-silence, Krisis is back to present her new issue on the brink of the New Year. During the past few months the editorial board has said farewell to no less than two of our members: Gijs van Oenen and Irena Rosenthal. Their involvement and efforts will be dearly missed. Luckily, the board could be replenished by attracting new members: Eva Sancho Rodriguez and Titus Stahl. We are very looking forward to making years of new issues together! For now, the entire editorial board hopes to meet with our readers' expectations and satisfy their impatience with another fine and full issue.
The issue contains three great articles. Hanneke Stuit looks at the affects of ubutu and its relation to discourse and signification. Stuit charts the changes that ubuntu has gone through in the last twenty years and how it has become entangled with nation building in post-Apartheid South Africa. Olivier Surel discusses the ontological turn in anthropology by dissecting and commenting on the idea of multinaturalism. Finally, Darryl Cressman asks what the philosophy of technology has become on the fifth anniversary of Herbert Marcuse's One-Dimensional Man, finding much to be remembered in this now classic text.
Next to the articles the issue contains an interview with Sheila Jasanoff by Willemine Willems. Jasanoff discusses the governance of science, civic epistemologies, and the role of science and technology studies in both philosophical and political debates over new technologies, expertise and responsibility.The issue is rounded off with a number of in-depth reviews of recently published books. Annemarije Hagen looks at James Ingram's Radical Cosmopolitics: The Ethics and Politics of Democratic Universalism. Marijn Hoijtink discusses Louise Amoore's The Politics of Possibility: Risk and Security beyond Probability. Christian Borch's The Politics of Crowds: an alternative history of sociology gets a review by Daniël de Zeeuw. Eveline Groot delves into Yolande Jansen's Secularism, Assimilation and the Crisis of Multiculturalism. French modernist legacies. Finally, Ties van de Werff analyses the increasing interest in the brain in his review of Nikolas Rose & Joelle Abi-Rached's Neuro. The new brain sciences and the management of the mind.
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