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Reading Kierkegaard: To Keep Intact the Secret

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/9780823240128.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

One of the most innovative and productive readings of Kierkegaard in the 20th century is offered by Sylviane Agacinski in Aparté. How and why has this book remained separate, apart from the ... More


Narrative Life Span, in the Wake: Benjamin and Arendt

Sarah Clift

in Committing the Future to Memory: History, Experience, Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254200
eISBN:
9780823261161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254200.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter draws on texts by Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt to establish the framework of the book as a whole. For both Arendt and Benjamin, the narrative form is the predominant expression of ... More


Moral Holidays

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0033
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Although Royce and James are wary of permitting moral holidays (the former forbidding them and the latter recommending against them), Lachs argues that downtime is both needed by finite creatures ... More


Theism and Atheism at Play: Jacques Derrida and Christian Heideggerianism

Edward Baring

in The Trace of God: Derrida and Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262090
eISBN:
9780823266388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262090.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This essay compares the work of Jacques Derrida and Henri Birault. Birault was one of the most important French readers of Martin Heidegger in the 1950s and 60s and his work was an significant ... More


A Tragedy and a Dream: Disability Revisited

Julia Kristeva

in Carnal Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265886
eISBN:
9780823266951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265886.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter develops a humanistic hermeneutics of the body that points toward the development of a new “Scotist” ethics based on the incommensurable singularity (haecceitas) of each person. ... More


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