Philosophy Philosophy of Religion

Untimely Meditations on Techno-Theology and Theo-Poetics, Part 1 (John Panteleimon Manoussakis)

The following is the first half of the article.  The second installment can be found here. Philosophical Propaedeutics Philosophy’s very first utterance, according to Aristotle,[1] present us with two seemingly incompatible positions: the unity of all, as posited by one causative principle (archē) to which Thales, lacking a better term, calls water, and the multiplicity of all, infested […]


Review – The Metaphysics of Copresence in Beliso-De Jesùs’ Electric Santeria (Ryne Beddard)

Beliso-De Jesús, Aisha M. Electric Santería: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. ISBN-10: 0231173172 Hardcover, paperback, e-book. 304 pages. Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús’ 2015 book Electric Santería: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion begins and ends with an intimate account of her relationship with Alfredo Calvo Cano, […]

Critical Theory

Philosophical Anthropology or Philosophy of Praxis? Axel Honneth and Andrew Feenberg on Lukács’ Theory of Reification (Konstantinos Kavoulakos)

Axel Honneth’s Reification. A New Look at an Old Idea (2008) and Andrew Feenberg’s Philosophy of Praxis (2014) represent two recent publications, which give a clear indication of the revived theoretical interest in a classical concept of critical theory. It is the concept of reification as was shaped by Georg Lukács in his legendary book […]


Foucault’s Disciplinary Society And The Community Rule Of Qumran (Rebekah Gordon)

Foregrounding the Problem In his 1975 work Discipline and Punish, Michel Foucault uses the lens of prison and society to examine the ways in which power structures act upon the individual. He maintains that the power and techniques of punishment depend on knowledge which, in turn, creates and categorizes individuals. He also proposes that knowledge derives its […]


Review – Theologies of the Boss (James Cochran)

Yadin-Israel, Azzan. The Grace of God and the Grace of Man: The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen. Highland Park: Lingua Press, 2016. ISBN-10: 0692718516. 202 pages. Paperback, e-book. Azzan Yadin-Israel’s The Grace of God and the Grace of Man: The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen explores the theological development of Bruce Springsteen’s songs. Yadin-Israel’s book follows an increased […]

Feminist Theory

The Bell Jar’s New Look – Sylvia Plath, Simone De Beauvoir, And The Visual Representation Of Feminist Discourse (Madeline Yonker)

The following article is republished from an earlier edition of The Journal for Cultural Theory.  The link to the original article can be found here. In early 2013, Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar  was reissued by Farber and Farber in celebration of the book’s 50th  anniversary. The shiny new cover features a striking red background […]