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William Watkin

William Watkin

Professor of Contemporary Philosophy and Literature, Brunel University London

I am one of the leading experts on contemporary, continental philosophy in particular as regards how it relates to contemporary political situations. I specialise in the work of Agamben, Badiou, Derrida, Foucault, and Deleuze. I also work extensively on violence, conflict, terrorism, world politics and technology.

I teach a course on violence at Brunel University specialising in issues of capital punishment, technology, terrorism, surveillance and control. I have recently published articles in the media on ISIS decapitations and on the crisis in capital punishment in the US.

I have also published academic work on violence, for example: “Agamben, Benjamin and the Indifference of Violence” in Towards a Critique of Violence: Benjamin and Agamben. London: Bloomsbury, July 2015.

I am currently working with my agent on a book about the way digital technology has changed our relationship towards violence and death. Provisionally entitled "Snuff" it stretches from the use of social media to develop an intimate digital relationship with images of extreme violence, to the way digital technologies such as drones distances us from acts of war making them seem no more real than video games.

Briferendum Series

Referendum petition hack shows even democracy can be trolled

Jun 30, 2016 13:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The electronic petition submitted to parliament calling for a second referendum on Britains exit from the European Union is a notable development in digital democracy. The number of signatories has passed 4m how many will...

Tracking criminals' biodata is another step towards constant surveillance for us all

Jun 16, 2016 15:42 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

For some convicted criminals, punishment doesnt end when theyre released from prison. Thanks to new electronic tags, parole officers in the US can monitor recently released prisoners 24 hours a day. These dont just check...

Lethal injections and the tragedy of America's execution addiction

Jun 03, 2016 08:19 am UTC| Insights & Views Life Law

It began in Utah back in 1977. On January 17 of that year, Gary Gilmore became the first man to be executed in the US for more than a decade, ending a national moratorium on the death penalty. Gilmore, guilty of murdering...

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Economy

Australian bonds suffer on rebound in risk sentiments after Trump hints at "great progress" on U.S.-China trade talks

Australian government bonds suffered during Asian session of the first trading day of the week Monday tracking a rebound in risk sentiments after the United States President Donald Trump hinted at great progress over the...

NZ delivers healthy trade balance on back of strong export data, export volumes to drop away seasonally

New Zealand delivered a healthy trade balance on the back of strong export data for meat, forestry and dairy. The lift in exports more than offset the stronger than expected import data which was bolstered by the aircraft...

USD/INR likely to head for 68 support or even lower, oil prices and US-China trade tensions to be closely eyed: Scotiabank

The USD/INR currency pair is expected to head for the 68 support or even lower levels, while keeping a close eye on oil prices and US-China trade tensions, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. US...

Australian bond yields plunge tracking U.S. 10-year peer as investors fret over long trade skirmish

Australian government bond yields plunged during Asian session of the last trading day of the week Friday tracking the United States 10-year counterpart which fell to its lowest since 2017, following deepening angst among...

USD/HKD spot likely to hover around 7.85 in run-up to G-20 Osaka Summit, with rising upside risks: Scotiabank

The USD/HKD currency spot is expected to hover around 7.85 in the run-up to the G-20 Osaka Summit, with rising upside risks to USD/HKD forwards. If risk sentiment improves, USD/HKD will slide in response as HKMA aggregate...

Politics

Donald Trump Tax Returns: Democratic-led House Committee Gets 'Help' From Federal Judge, NY Senate in Financial Records Subpoena

A federal judge decision and a potentially game-changing New York state law are not helping United States President Donald Trump from keeping his tax returns from being scrutinized in a Congress investigation. POTUS then...

Melania Trump Body Language: She Looks 'Uncomfortable' in Recent Photos vs. 2016 Campaign Picture, Expert Says

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Vladimir Putin Girlfriend Rumors: Who Is Alina Kabaeva? Did She Just Gave Birth to Russian President’s Twin Boys?

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Vladimir Putin: Does the Russian President Watch 'Game of Thrones'?

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Donald Trump Net Worth: U.S. President’s Favorite Mar-a-Lago Resort Earned Less in 2018

Donald Trump may no longer be actively taking care of his businesses but it still earns him a sizeable amount of money every year. However, his latest annual financial report showed that his favorite getaway destination,...

Science

Cancer Cure Found in Ancient Fish? Study Leans on to Parasitic Eel-Like Fish for Better Brain Cancer Treatment

Scientists around the world have various strategies finding the potential cancer cure or come up with a much better treatment regimen to help patients live longer. Researchers from Wisconsin and Texas recently published a...

HIV/AIDS Cure News: 50,000 Individuals Consume ‘Miracle Cure’ That’s Really Industrial Bleach Distributed in Uganda by US Pastor

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HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Scientists May Have Found a Way to End HIV Transmission

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Cancer Cure 2019: Researchers Focus on Helping Patients Live Longer

The world has yet to find a complete cure for cancer. But scientists are continuously working in developing and improving treatment strategies. A leading research institute for cancer recently announced a new and...

Cancer Cure 2019: Potentially Effective Vaccine Can Teach Immune System to Heal Tumors

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Technology

iOS 12.3.1 Update, Reactions: Patch Causing Data Losses, Holding Off Update Advised

Its usually a good idea to upgrade ones iOS device when a new version comes out. However, there have been several occasions where it was found that doing so caused a ton of issues. In the case of the iOS 12.3.1, for...

‘NBA 2K20’ Release Date, Features: Ja Morant Wishes His Rookie Ratings Would be 99, Expects 82

When it comes to NBA 2K20, the game is basically expected to continue the tradition of the franchise of providing players with the fantasy of controlling their favorite athletes. This is why the title throws in things like...

‘Max Payne 4’ Speculations, Development News: Online Multiplayer is Game’s Best Hope? Maybe Battle Royale?

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‘League of Legends Mobile’ Rumors: Mobile Version Could Help Shore Up Lagging Profits, Intense Competition Expected

For anyone who might not have been following the developments regarding League of Legends, it might have seemed like a mobile version for the game was already out. However, this is not the case, but it could soon change...

‘Far Cry 6’ Rumors, Predictions: Multiple Locations and Characters, Battle Royale

There have been little to no official details about Far Cry 6 coming out of Ubisoft, but there are enough rumors and supposed leaks to drown this little tidbit out. Among the most compelling is the possibility of the game...
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