Foucault – The Courage of Truth

Michel Foucault – The Courage of Truth: Lectures at the Collège de France 1983-1984. [EN 2011]   Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Sokrates, 1787   The Courage of Truth was Foucault’s last set of lectures at the College, concluding three months before his death. It is one of the few writings on one of his last concepts: that of parrhesia…

Weber – The Protestant Ethic

Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. 1905 [EN 1930]   Page numbers from the Dover Publication 2003 edition. Jan Vermeer, The Milkmaid, c.1658   The Spirit of Capitalism A series of contemporary statistics and common sense (35-40), Weber says, clearly shows the cohabitation of Protestantism and capitalistic enterprise. Western civilisation had apparently intersected a spirit…

About Untimely.

Untimely. is an anachronistic archive. Most straightforwardly, it offers reading notes on works of philosophy and critical theory – useful for teaching, individual reading, and quotation hunting. It also comments on things and events, plucked from all sorts of times. The ‘Stazi problem’ in Eastern Germany and the Snowden Affair. Kafka’s Das Urteil and the…