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Trauma and Transcendence: Suffering and the Limits of Theory

Eric Boynton and Peter Capretto (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280261
eISBN:
9780823281602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280261.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Within the humanities, specifically in the past decade, trauma theory has become a robust site of interdisciplinary work. Trauma resonates with scholars in and across disciplines and has become a ... More


Entangled Worlds: Religion, Science, and New Materialisms

Catherine Keller and Mary-Jane Rubenstein (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276219
eISBN:
9780823277049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276219.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Historically speaking, theology can be said to operate “materiaphobically.” Protestant Christianity in particular has bestowed upon theology a privilege of the soul over the body and belief over ... More


Common Things: Romance and the Aesthetics of Belonging in Atlantic Modernity

James D. Lilley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255153
eISBN:
9780823261062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255153.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

What are the relationships between the books we read and the communities we share?Common Things explores how transatlantic romance revivals of the eighteenth and nineteenth century influenced and ... More


Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Lorri G. Nandrea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Misfit Forms re-interprets a series of choices that shaped the development of the British novel. Histories of the novel often situate the early nineteenth century as a culminating moment in the ... More


Freedom and Limits

John Lachs

Patrick Shade (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This collection of articles by American philosopher, John Lachs, includes Lachs's discussions of philosophy of mind, medical ethics, his theories of mediation and choice-inclusive facts, and his ... More


Bruno Latour in Pieces: An Intellectual Biography

Henning Schmidgen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263691
eISBN:
9780823266555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263691.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The French philosopher and sociologist Bruno Latour (*1947) is a major figure of contemporary thought. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the Latourian oeuvre, from his early ... More


The “Political Ecology” of Bruno Latour: No Environments, No Limits, No Monsters (Not Even Fear)

Frédéric Neyrat

in The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of Separation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282586
eISBN:
9780823284931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282586.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Chapter 7 is an overview of the work of the French thinker, Bruno Latour and how his recent thinking and writing seems to align well with those thinkers who place themselves in the camps of ... More


The Unconstructable Earth

Frédéric Neyrat

in The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of Separation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282586
eISBN:
9780823284931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282586.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In chapter 13 Neyrat summarizes a variety of conceptions of of the Earth conceived from various actors, from the early founding thinkers of the environmental and ecology movements in the United ... More


Empty Epiphanies in Modernist and Postmodernist Theory

John D. Caputo

in On Becoming God: Late Medieval Mysticism and the Modern Western Self

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239924
eISBN:
9780823239962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239924.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter argues that the structure evident in recent discussions of mysticism can also be found in modernist and postmodernist critical theory. It draws attention to a structure to be found ... More


The Gender of Human Togetherness

John D. Caputo

in On Becoming God: Late Medieval Mysticism and the Modern Western Self

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239924
eISBN:
9780823239962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239924.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Where the first two chapters have offered a critical analysis of the model of subjectivity underpinning theoretical engagements with mysticism (Lacan, Irigaray, Hollywood) and also forms of modernist ... More


Death in Venice: Irony, Detachment, and the Aesthetic State

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/9780823240128.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Thomas Mann, perhaps the most widely recognized theorist-practitioner of irony in the 20th century, provides a crucial test case for any study of irony. This chapter situates Mann at the far end of ... More


Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism: Lessons from John Dewey

Larry A. Hickman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228416
eISBN:
9780823235544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228416.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

The author presents John Dewey as very much at home in the busy mix of contemporary philosophy — as a thinker whose work now, more than fifty years after his death, still furnishes ... More


The Limits of Theory in Trauma and Transcendence

Eric Boynton and Peter Capretto

in Trauma and Transcendence: Suffering and the Limits of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280261
eISBN:
9780823281602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280261.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This introduction describes the challenge of how to think trauma in light of the field's burgeoning interdisciplinarity, and often its theoretical splintering. The introduction offers an overview of ... More


[Types of Order]

John J. McDermott (ed.)

in The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume II: Logic, Loyalty, and Community

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823224845
eISBN:
9780823284894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224845.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter assesses fundamental concepts and order-systems. These order-systems include relations and classes. The foregoing concepts of relation, of relational properties, and of classes have ... More


Change and Permanence in Dewey’s Idealistic Period

Raymond D. Boisvert

in Dewey’s Metaphysics: Form and Being in the Philosophy of John Dewey

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823211968
eISBN:
9780823284764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823211968.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explains how John Dewey spent seventy years of his life in active and copiously productive philosophical activity. Scholar Richard Bernstein has accurately characterized Dewey’s career ... More


Darwin, Change, and the Transition to Experimentalism

Raymond D. Boisvert

in Dewey’s Metaphysics: Form and Being in the Philosophy of John Dewey

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823211968
eISBN:
9780823284764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823211968.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter looks at how the beginning of John Dewey’s experimental phase is marked by his first public presentation of a new logical position in Studies in Logical Theory, published in 1903. This ... More


The Roots of the Crisis

Sanjay G. Reddy

in The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823249602
eISBN:
9780823250752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249602.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The crisis has its origins in part in the ‘high theory’ provided by mainstream economists, who have helped to create the perception that a deregulated financial market could be an instrument of ... More


Language Without Soil: Adorno and Late Philosophical Modernity

Gerhard Richter (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231263
eISBN:
9780823235360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231263.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book's analysis of the fate of art following its alleged end, of ethical imperatives “after Auschwitz”, of the negative dialectic of myth and freedom from superstition, of the ... More


Suffering Injustice: Misrecognition as Moral Injury in Critical Theory

J. M. Bernstein

in Language Without Soil: Adorno and Late Philosophical Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231263
eISBN:
9780823235360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231263.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter considers the problem of misrecognition as a source of moral injury in Theodor W. Adorno and in the project of Critical Theory. The chapter begins by reprising ... More


The Ephemeral and the Absolute: Provisional Notes to Adorno's Aesthetic Theory

Peter Uwe Hohendahl

in Language Without Soil: Adorno and Late Philosophical Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231263
eISBN:
9780823235360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231263.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This concluding chapter proposes an alternative interpretation of Theodor W. Adorno's unfinished Aesthetic Theory in which he reconsiders some of the philosopher's central ... More


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