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Peter Osborne
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Peter Osborne

Peter Osborne (1958, UK) is Professor of Modern European Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University, London. Osborne's research foci spans Kant, Hegel, Marx, and first generation Frankfurt Critical Theory; temporality and philosophy of history; transdisciplinarity; abstraction; philosophy of art and cultural theory – the conceptual basis of global comparativism and the historical ontology of contemporary art. Past publications, amongst many others, include Philosophy in Cultural Theory (2000), Conceptual Art (2002), Art of Welfare (2006), ISMS: recuperating political radicality in contemporary art 1. Constructing the political in contemporary art (2008), Spheres of Action: art and politics (2013), and Anywhere or Not at All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art, in which his speculative claim that “contemporary art is post-conceptual art” is developed. Currently, Osborne is carrying out two research projects, Subject, time and crisis in Marx's capital, and Transdisciplinary transformations in the concept of art. He is also an editor of the British journal Radical Philosophy.