Knox Peden

Knox Peden

is an ARC DECRA Research Fellow in Philosophy at the Australian National University.


About Knox Peden

Knox Peden is an ARC DECRA Research Fellow in Philosophy at the Australian National University. He is the author of Spinoza Contra Phenomenology: French Rationalism from Cavaillès to Deleuze (2014).


Articles about Knox Peden

Articles by Knox Peden

Barbarian Days A Surfing Life by William Finnegan cover

Mushburgers: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

‘The wonder of Barbarian Days is to provide us with a literary experience that is not a stand in for other experiences, that is not an allegory of effort and victory and disappointment and loss that memoir culture has conditioned us to expect.’

Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

The abstractions of history: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

The twin pillars of Piketty’s return to political economy are articulated as a pair of twin needs: the need for big data and for the long view. Zeitgeist or conjuncture, take your pick: Capital in the Twenty-First Century is central to it. But it is, of course, not alone. The 2008 financial crisis and the seemingly interminable effort to consign the period it inaugurated to the past has led to a new hearing for a variety of works not simply in political economy, but within an avowedly Marxist tradition.