Gabriel Rockhill

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Gabriel Rockhill is a French-American philosopher and cultural critic. He is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University,[1][2] Director of the Critical Theory Workshop/Atelier de Théorie Critique,[3] and Directeur de programme at the Collège International de Philosophie.[4] Rockhill is best known in the English-speaking world for his work on art and politics, including his two co-edited collections Jacques Rancière: History, Politics, Aesthetics (Duke University Press, 2009) and Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues (Columbia University Press, 2011). In addition to numerous articles,[5] he also edited and translated Jacques Rancière’s The Politics of Aesthetics (Continuum Books, 2004) and Cornelius Castoriadis’s Postscript on Insignificance (Continuum Books, 2011). However, his major work to date is a tome in French that provides a detailed account—via case studies on Plato, Descartes and contemporary thinkers ranging from Foucault and Derrida to Lévinas and Lyotard—of the historical and hermeneutic "shift" in philosophic practice and its consequences for contemporary theory: Logique de l’histoire: Pour une analytique des pratiques philosophiques (Editions Hermann, 2010).[6]

Rockhill has broad research interests spanning contemporary philosophy and critical theory, and has published on a wide range of topics in French and English.[7] He has also collaborated with art collectives and publications, as well as with various art galleries.[8]

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Books[edit]

  • Radical History & the Politics of Art (New York: Columbia University Press, Series “New Directions in Critical Theory,” 2014), 288 pp. ISBN 978-0-231-15201-3. (pb.)

Book Description on Columbia University's Website

  • Logique de l’histoire: Pour une analytique des pratiques philosophiques (Paris: Editions Hermann, series “Hermann Philosophie,” 2010), 534 pp. ISBN 978-2-7056-6965-2. (pb.)

Book Description on Editions Hermann's Website

Edited books[edit]

  • With Alfredo Gomez-Muller, in collaboration with Seyla Benhabib, Nancy Fraser, Judith Butler, Immanuel Wallerstein, Cornel West, Will Kymlicka, Michael Sandel and Axel Honneth: Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues (New York: Columbia University Press, Series “New Directions in Critical Theory,” 2011), 240 pp. ISBN 978-0-231-15187-0. (pb.)
    • French edition (slightly different): Critique et subversion dans la pensée contemporaine américaine: Dialogues (Paris: Editions du Félin, 2010).
    • Spanish edition (slightly different): La teoría crítica en Norteamérica: Política, ética y actualidad (Medellín: La Carreta Editores, 2008).
  • With Pierre-Antoine Chardel: Technologies de contrôle dans la mondialisation: Enjeux politiques, éthiques et esthétiques (Paris: Editions Kimé, 2009), 207 pp. ISBN 978-2-84174-499-2. (pb.)
  • With Philip Watts: Jacques Rancière: History, Politics, Aesthetics (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2009), 368 pp. ISBN 978-0-8223-4506-0. (pb.)

Edited translations[edit]

  • With John V. Garner: Cornelius Castoriadis. Postscript on Insignificance: Dialogues with Cornelius Castoriadis (London: Continuum Books, 2011).
  • Jacques Rancière. The Politics of Aesthetics (London: Continuum Books, 2004).

Select articles[edit]

  • “Recent Developments in Aesthetics: Badiou, Rancière and Their Interlocutors.” The History of Continental Philosophy. Ed. Alan Schrift. Vol. 8. Emerging Trends in Continental Philosophy. Ed. Todd May (Durham: Acumen Press, 2010), p. 31–48.
  • “A Specter Is Haunting Globalization." Cognitive Architecture: From Bio-politics to Noo-politics. Eds. Deborah Hauptmann and Warren Neidich (Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2010), p. 470–487.
  • “La Démocratie dans l’histoire des cultures politiques.” Jacques Rancière ou la politique à l'œuvre. Eds. Jérôme Game and Aliocha Lasowski (Paris: Editions Archives Contemporaines, Collection “Centre d'Etudes Poétiques,” 2009).
  • “Le Cinéma n’est jamais né.” Le milieu des appareils. Ed. Jean-Louis Déotte (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2009), p. 187–211 (also available in the online journal Appareil 1 (2008).[9]
  • “Démocratie moderne et révolution esthétique. Quelques réflexions sur la causalité historique.” La philosophie déplacée: Autour de Jacques Rancière. Eds. Laurence Cornu and Patrice Vermeren. Actes du Colloque du Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle (Paris: Horlieu Editions, 2006), p. 335–349.
  • “Modernism as a Misnomer: Godard’s Archeology of the Image.” Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, Vol. XVIII, No. 2 (2010): 107–129.
  • “Le Débat sur le temps présent. Analyse des coordonnées conceptuelles de la controverse postmoderne.” Symposium 12:1 (Spring 2008): 126–145.
  • “Le Droit de la philosophie et les faits de l’histoire: Foucault, Derrida, Descartes.” Le Portique. E-portique 5 – Recherches (December 2007).[10]
  • “L’Ecriture de l’histoire philosophique: L’Eternel retour du même et de l’autre chez Lévinas.” Philosophie 87 (fall 2005): 59–77.
  • “The Silent Revolution.” SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism (special issue on Jacques Rancière) 103, 33:1 (2004): 54–76.

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