Telos 173 · Winter 2015
Gillian Rose

Telos 173, a special issue on Gillian Rose, presents a series of papers that explore the philosophical insights and inspiration that Rose's work continues to offer us today. The diversity of topics reflects the range and interdisciplinarity of Rose’s own work: Hegel, social theory, Marxism, politics, race, recognition theory, education, and theology.
Read Andrew Brower Latz and Marcus Pound's introduction to Telos 173 here.
The 2016 Telos Conference
Beyond Nostalgia:
Ethics, Politics, and the Critique of Modernity
January 16–17, 2016
New York, NY

With the critical problems posed by modernity in mind, is it possible to generate fresh and cogent perspectives concerning the relation of ethics to politics? The 2016 Telos-Paul Piccone Institute conference will host a series of multidisciplinary, topical, and theoretical discussions that reconsider ethics and politics in light of the critique of modernity.
Land and Sea:
A World-Historical Meditation
by Carl Schmitt

Translated by Samuel Garrett Zeitlin
Edited and with Introductions by
Russell A. Berman and Samuel Garrett Zeitlin

Now available in a richly annotated English translation, Carl Schmitt’s Land and Sea outlines Schmitt’s views of world history, geopolitics, warfare, and the politics of space.
Sturm
by Ernst Jünger

Translated by Alexis P. Walker
With an Introduction by David Pan

Set in 1916 in the days before the Somme offensive, Ernst Jünger's World War I novella Sturm provides a vivid portrait of the front-line experiences of four German infantry officers and their company. Now available for the first time in English translation, Sturm tells a powerful story of war and its effects on the lives of the men who endure it.
Eumeswil
by Ernst Jünger

Translated by Joachim Neugroschel
With an Introduction by Russell A. Berman

Ernst Jünger's Eumeswil, a brilliant dystopian novel set in a totalitarian city-state in a post-apocalyptic future, presents a comprehensive synthesis of Jünger’s mature thought, with a special emphasis on the possibilities for individual freedom in a technologically monitored postmodern world.
 
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Germany and Iran:
From the Aryan Axis to the Nuclear Threshold
by Matthias Küntzel

Matthias Küntzel’s Germany and Iran examines the history of the special relationship between Germany and the Islamic Republic of Iran, from its origins at the start of the last century to the ongoing controversy over Iran’s nuclear program. Drawing on new archival findings from Washington, DC, and Berlin, Küntzel traces the underpinnings of that relationship, which has survived every war, catastrophe, and revolution.

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Terrorism Undermines the Credibility of Moral Relativism

By Vicente Medina

The following paper was presented at the 2016 Telos Conference, held on January 16–17, 2016, in New York City. For additional details about upcoming conferences and events, please visit the Telos-Paul Piccone Institute website. While the expression "moral relativism" means different things to different people, I offer the following characterization of it. By "moral relativism," I understand a normative view that . . . (continue reading)

#BlackLivesMatter as a Secular Black Political Theology: Ethical and Practical Implications of the first New Black Social Movement of the 21st Century

By Kenneth D. Johnson

Kenneth D. Johnson is affiliated with the William J. Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies, in Boston. The following paper was presented at the 2016 Telos Conference, held on January 16–17, 2016, in New York City. For news about upcoming conferences and events, please visit the Telos-Paul Piccone Institute website. Introduction The spate of killings of unarmed African American males . . . (continue reading)

Gillian Rose and Education

By Nigel Tubbs

In her preface to the 1995 edition of Hegel Contra Sociology, Gillian Rose says that her project is "to demonstrate a nonfoundational and radical Hegel, which overcomes the opposit[ion] between nihilism and rationalism" and can renew critical thought "in the intellectual difficulty of our time." However, I think this is not quite the case, for two reasons. First, Rose's Hegel . . . (continue reading)

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Telos has always celebrated rejuvenation and renewal, and in recent years we’ve embraced that change in a variety of ways. We’ve taken Telos online and digitized our full forty-four year archive, allowing institutional subscribers from around the world to access the journal over the Internet. We’ve created a regular conference series in New York City and another more recently in Europe, which have brought together an increasing number of scholars to discuss today’s critical issues in politics and philosophy . . . (continue reading)

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