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Immanent Surface: Art and the Demand for Signification

Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield

in Nancy and the Political

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748683178
eISBN:
9781474408684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683178.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

For Jean-Luc Nancy there appear to be three ways in which art today is contemporary: conceptual non-identity with itself, being in tune with its own questioning, above all a political signification. ... More


Justice and the Art of Transition

Carrol Clarkson

in Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254156
eISBN:
9780823260898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254156.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the implications of various attempts to imagine, cross, and redraw existing lines in South Africa’s postapartheid cultural, political, and legal landscapes. The discussions play ... More


Opening the Blinds on Botched Executions: Interrupting the Time of the Death Penalty

Kelly Oliver

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter uses the botched execution to interrupt the fantasy of the possibility of a humane death penalty. While the practice of lethal injection is designed to make capital punishment seem ... More


Bataille and Kristeva on Religion

Zeynep Direk

in Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This essay inquires into the intellectual relation between Bataille and Kristeva by focusing on their conceptions of the religious experience as an experience of desire, law, and death. It lays out ... More


Introduction

Vlad Strukov

in Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407649
eISBN:
9781474422024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407649.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I start by providing an overview of the major social, political and cultural changes that have occurred in Russia since Putin’s coming to power in 2000 and the Bolotnaya 2011 protests. I discuss ... More


Introduction

Stephen Read

in Treatise on Consequences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823257188
eISBN:
9780823261499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257188.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

After some brief biographical remarks about John Buridan, his logical works are described. Important to Buridan’s account in his treatise on consequence are the concepts of signification, supposition ... More


The Naming Power of the Word

David Nowell Smith

in Sounding/Silence: Martin Heidegger at the Limits of Poetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251537
eISBN:
9780823252947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251537.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter approaches Heidegger's thinking on language through the motif of ‘naming’. Naming is not simply an unmediated saying of being, but rather a quasi-performative ‘bringing-into-name’, by ... More


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