I was very happy to have the opportunity to present my research on Nietzsche, Foucault, genealogy and counter-history at the annual conference of the North Texas Philosophical Association. A special thanks to Dale Wilkerson, Cynthia Nielsen, Charles Bambach, Michael Vendsel and the other organizers for coordinating such an excellent program.
I was very pleased to work with Yannik Thiem and Roy Ben-Shai for our panel at SPEP on October 20th, entitled “New Horizons in Critical Theory: Affirmative Critique, Decolonization, and the Information Economy.”
I will be presenting a paper entitled “Toward a Counter-History of Democracy” at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia. My presentation will be part of the “Democracy Now” panel, which will take place on Friday, Sept. 2 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in PCC, 108-A. Details and the full schedule are available here.
This paper, which is an excerpt from my forthcoming book Counter-History of the Present: Untimely Interrogations into Globalization, Technology, Democracy, proposes a critical investigation into the massive valorization of democracy in the contemporary political imaginary. It focuses on the ways in which the categorical and near absolute elevation of the term risks prohibiting any deep interrogation into the precise status of actually existing democracy. Continue reading