'Aesthetics is not the fateful capture of art by philosophy. It is not the catastrophic overflow of art into politics. It is the originary knot that ties a sense of art to an idea of thought and an idea of the community.' Jacques Ranciere This special issue of Paragraph brings together new essays on the work of Jacques Ranciere by thinkers from a range of disciplines and critical perspectives. In particular, the contributors address topics such as politics, aesthetics, education, literature, historiography, community and the end of philosophy. The volume includes a new piece by Jacques Ranciere. Published as a special issue of the journal Paragraph (28:1)
Introduction: Hearing Voices, Mark Robson; From Politics to Aesthetics, Jacques Ranciere; Jacques Ranciere and the Subversion of Mastery, Peter Hallward; Ranciere and Contemporary Political Problems, Jeremy Valentine; The Unfinished Song: Intermittency and Melancholy in Ranciere, Andrew Gibson; Jacques Ranciere's Aesthetic Communities, Mark Robson; Il y a des mots qu'on souhaiterait ne plus lire, Adrian Rifkin; Select Bibliography, Mark Robson; Notes on Contributors.