We featured an interview with John Phillips on the TCS Blog in September, in which Simon Dawes asked him about aesthetics, Badiou and Rancière; his responses took us on to Lacan, Plato, Žižek and mathematics. We asked John to clarify some of the complex theories and concepts to which he referred, and over the next few weeks we’ll be posting his responses. Here is his first response: on the significance of cardinal and ordinal numbers, and mathematical logic in general, to philosophy and psychoanalysis.
In this interview, Simon Dawes asks Aryn Martin about her article on microchimerism in the current issue of Body & Society – a Special Issue on Bodily Integrity, edited by Lisa Blackman.
In explaining the concept of microchimerism, Aryn discusses the exchange of cells between a mother and her foetus, problematises the self/non-self model dominant in immunology, and emphasizes the significance of the use of geopolitical metaphors to explain this phenomenon – and consequently the links between the foetus and the nation-state.
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In the fourth of our responses to events across North Africa and the Middle East, Mona Abaza comments on the ...
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