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Philosophy and Mystification

Guy Robinson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222919
eISBN:
9780823235513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222919.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is a critical reflection on the tangles and confusions of modern Western philosophy: logical necessity, machine intelligence, the relation of science and religion, determinism, skepticism, ... More


Conclusion

Alena Alexandrova (ed.)

in Breaking Resemblance: The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823274475
eISBN:
9780823274529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274475.003.0010
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Alexandrova concludes that religion is still extremely present in Western societies. Religion is present as a mind-set, a political factor, as an object of reflection and study, and is prevalent in ... More


Derrida's Laïcité

Michael Naas

in Derrida From Now On

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229581
eISBN:
9780823235162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229581.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter demonstrates how Derrida relates his questions on sovereignty to its theologico-political origins, and how much of his work searched out theological origins of ... More


A Lying World Order: Political Deception and The Threat of Totalitarianism

Peg Birmingham

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses the question whether totalitarianism is a threat today. It considers one element of totalitarianism that Hannah Arendt was herself very concerned ... More


Jacob Klein and Jacques Derrida: Historicism and History in Two Interpretations of Husserl's Late Writings

Joshua Kates

in Fielding Derrida: Philosophy, Literary Criticism, History, and the Work of Deconstruction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229468
eISBN:
9780823235209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229468.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the intellectual context that united Klein and Derrida. This context highlights the engagement with Husserl's last writing on history. It ... More


Two: Dwelling: Between Poiēsis and Technē

Gabriel Riera

in Intrigues: From Being to the Other

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226719
eISBN:
9780823235315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226719.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the contribution of German philosopher Martin Heidegger to literary theory. In his book Being and Time, Heidegger has provided important insights into ... More


Language

William J. Richardson

in Heidegger: Through Phenomenology to Thought

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222551
eISBN:
9780823235247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222551.003.0032
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Heidegger's lecture on “Language”, considering Georg Trakl's short lyric, “Winter Evening”. It notes that human language is man's hailing ... More


Beginn, Anfang, Ursprung

Roberto Esposito

in The Origin of the Political: Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823276264
eISBN:
9780823277001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276264.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the two distinct and even contradictory readings of origin that lie in pursuit of each other in Arendt, alternating and intertwining throughout the entirety of her work. The ... More


Polemos/Polis

Roberto Esposito

in The Origin of the Political: Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823276264
eISBN:
9780823277001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276264.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the way in which the “passage through origin” take us back to the complex relations established by Arendt between the origin of Western history as narrated in the Iliad and the ... More


Nothingness

Roberto Esposito

in The Origin of the Political: Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823276264
eISBN:
9780823277001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276264.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that for Weil, origin does not collapse under the weight of historical catastrophe, but this is not so because history—in particular, modern history—is conceived in more positive ... More


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