There’s only a handful of journals pushing the cutting-edge of philosophy, and as IT notes, one of them could use your help right now. Pli has consistently been one of the most exciting and innovative philosophy journals around, more than willing to ignore arbitrary disciplinary boundaries in the search for truth. At the very least, ask your institution to subscribe to Pli!
It’s hard to keep a non-arms-dealer-funded journal going, and Pli, a seriously important publication for Continental Philosophy of all kinds, has been going for 19 volumes. It’s having a hard time at the moment, however, so if anyone could spare some money for back issues and/or get their institution to order Pli for the library, you’ll be remembered forever in some kind of glorious materialist non-heaven.
Topics for currently available back issues:
5: The Divine Sade
6: Responsibilities of Deconstruction
14: Spinoza: Desire and Power
15: Lives of the Real: Bergsonian Perspectives
16: Diagrams of Sensation: Deleuze and Aesthetics
18: Superior Empiricism
19: Sense and Nonsense
Many of the issues that are out of print are available online, and amount to a significant resource, featuring work by/translations of: Laruelle, Nancy, Brassier, Toscano, Sallis, Andrew Benjamin, Nietzsche, Stengers, Keith Ansell Pearson, Ian Hamilton Grant, Lacoue-Labarthe, Dastur, Badiou, Elie During, Eric Alliez, Zizek, Deleuze, Virno, Bruno Bosteels, Foucault, Lorenzo Chiesa, Maurizio Lazzarato, Warren Montag, Pier Aldo Rovatti and a whole host of smart (yet humble) lesser stars…You can email Pli here [plijournal[at]googlemail.com]. One thing to note about Pli is its splendid design – sleek, dark and genuinely exciting. If it is unlike most academic journals, it is so in the best possible way.
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