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Politics of the Gift: Exchanges in Poststructuralism

Gerald Moore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748642021
eISBN:
9780748671861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642021.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Politics of the Gift stages a series of dialogues between major 20th-century figures to show how the concept of the gift serves as a driving thematic and problematic of recent French thought. Through ... More


Phenomenology or Deconstruction?: The Question of Ontology in Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Paul Ricoeur and Jean-Luc Nancy

Christopher Watkin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637591
eISBN:
9780748671847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637591.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Phenomenology or Deconstruction? challenges traditional understandings of the relationship between two important movements in European thought through new readings of the work of Maurice ... More


Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics

Olivia Custer, Penelope Deutscher, and Samir Haddad (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171953
eISBN:
9780231542999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171953.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Early in their careers, Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida argued over madness, reason, and history in an exchange that profoundly influenced continental philosophy and critical theory. In this ... More


Conclusion: Mundus est immundus

Karen C. Pinto

in Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226126968
eISBN:
9780226127019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter Thirteen, “Conclusion” wraps up the discussion by discussing the meaning of maps and their multitude of places, spaces, and gazes. It sums up the findings of the book and its new ... More


Speaking in Subtitles: Revaluing Screen Translation

Tessa Dwyer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410946
eISBN:
9781474434720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410946.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With over 6000 languages in the world today, media speak is far from universal, yet the complexities of translation are rarely acknowledged by the industry, or by audiences and scholars. Redressing ... More


Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania

Elliot R. Wolfson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255702
eISBN:
9780823260911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255702.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The book explores the codependency of monotheism and idolatry by examining the thought of several prominent twentieth-century Jewish philosophers—Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, and ... More


Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment

Kelly Oliver

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251087
eISBN:
9780823253036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251087.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Debates over cloning and genetic engineering often revolve around the question of sovereignty and who has the right to choose. Debates over capital punishment revolve around questions of the ... More


Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction and Quantification in Education

Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517901264
eISBN:
9781452957661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901264.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Inheriting Possibility is concerned with the ways we have come to understand and produce knowledge about the reproduction of power relations and how those understandings have rested on a premise that ... More


How Critics Became Smart

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the history of judgment in academic criticism. It does so through keywords that critics used, from "sound" to "intelligence" to "rigor" to "smart." The current popularity of smart ... More


Bellwether:: J. Hillis Miller

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter profiles J. Hillis Miller, a major American critic of Victorian and modern literature and a major advocate of deconstruction in literary criticism. It draws on an in-depth interview and ... More


Humanesis: Sound and Technological Posthumanism

David Cecchetto

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676446
eISBN:
9781452948027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676446.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

With the recent emergence of copious scholarship that considers the discursive life of the term “human,” posthumanism has become a timely interdisciplinary discourse. This study is a critical ... More


Friend and enemy

Neal Curtis

in Sovereignty and Superheroes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter analyses another very important couplet in the theory of sovereignty, namely the distinction that is drawn between the friend and the enemy. Although Schmitt argued this was necessary in ... More


Miracle and Machine: Jacques Derrida and the Two Sources of Religion, Science, and the Media

Michael Naas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239979
eISBN:
9780823240012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239979.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Miracle & Machine is, in a first moment, a sort of “reader’s guide” to Jacques Derrida’s 1994–5 essay “Faith and Knowledge,” Derrida’s most important work on the nature of religion in general and on ... More


The God of Metaphysics

Christopher Watkin

in Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter sets forth and critiques Alain Badiou’s account of the death of the God of metaphysics, setting it alongside Jean-Luc Nancy’s critique of the metaphysics of the death of God. Whereas, ... More


The God of the Poets

Christopher Watkin

in Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

For Badiou, the god of the poets is the most tenacious of deities. The poetic principle of the enchanted world, this god is neither dead nor alive but rather withdrawn. Badiou identifies the ... More


Difficult Atheism

Christopher Watkin

in Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640577
eISBN:
9780748671793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640577.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter continues the evaluative comparison of Badiou’s and Nancy’s approach to doing justice to the death of God by comparing the key moment in their respective accounts, namely axiomatisation ... More


Music and Belonging Between Revolution and Restoration

Naomi Waltham-Smith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190662004
eISBN:
9780190662035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662004.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Philosophy of Music

In what ways is music implicated in the politics of belonging? How is the proper at stake in listening? What role does the ear play in forming a sense of community? Music and Belonging argues that ... More


<i>Theory</i>’s Operation Shylock

Bruno Chaouat

in Is Theory Good for the Jews?: French Thought and the Challenge of the New Antisemitism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781383346
eISBN:
9781786944092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383346.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 4 comes as a critique of what I call, as a tribute to Philip Roth’s novel, “theory’s Operation Shylock,” i.e., recent celebrations of Diasporic Jewry, irrational demonization of Zionism and ... More


“What is Happening Today in Deconstruction”

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“Deconstruction” shares with “irony” at least one irreducible feature: in both cases, it is difficult, perhaps impossible, to formalize a definition that would not by the same token disfigure beyond ... More


Signs of the Times: Nietzsche, Deconstruction, and the Truth of History

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Today's university occupies a site delicately poised between intellectual, institutional, economic, juridical, ideological and political values. The precariousness of its situation can be gauged at ... More


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