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Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty

Peggy Kamuf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282302
eISBN:
9780823284801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282302.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book pursues Derrida’s assertion, in The Death Penalty, Volume I, that “the modern history of the institution named literature in Europe over the last three or four centuries is contemporary ... More


Poetry as Desire‐Space: Petrarchan Ascendancies in Gli strumenti umani and Stella variabile

Francesca Southerden

in Landscapes of Desire in the Poetry of Vittorio Sereni

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698455
eISBN:
9780191738258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698455.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Focusing on the later poetry, this chapter analyses further the topography of Sereni’s lyric subject, looking back to the model of the desiring self in Petrarch’s Rerum vulgarium fragmenta, which ... More


Suárez, Immortality, and the Soul’s Dependence on the Body

James B. South

in The Philosophy of Francisco Suárez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199583645
eISBN:
9780191738456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583645.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this essay the Renaissance background and contributions to Suárez’s thinking about immortality are explored. It is argued that Suárez’s conception of the soul was distinctively shaped but Pietro ... More


Deleuze, Lucretius, and the Simulacrum of Naturalism

Brooke Holmes

in Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794959
eISBN:
9780199949694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794959.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, European History: BCE to 500CE

Brooke Holmes’s paper, “Deleuze, Lucretius, and the Simulacrum of Naturalism” addresses the attraction exercised by what Gilles Deleuze spent his life critiquing as a particularly ... More


The Mighty Phantasm

Heather Glen

in Charlotte Brontë: The Imagination in History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272556
eISBN:
9780191699627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272556.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In 1829, at the age of twelve, Charlotte Brontë began to write a ‘history’. The document still survives at Haworth Parsonage — a blotted scrawl on scrap paper, erratically punctuated and spelled. The ... More


Fears, Phantasms, and Night Terrors

Shuttleworth Sally

in The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582563
eISBN:
9780191702327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582563.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines discourses concerning childhood experiences of fears, phantasms, and night terrors in England during the 19th century. It discusses child psychiatrist Crichton Browne's claim ... More


The Inconsistency of Thought

Leslie Hill

in Bataille, Klossowski, Blanchot: Writing at the Limit

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198159711
eISBN:
9780191716065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159711.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter investigates Pierre Klossowski's challenging and idiosyncratic reworking of Nietzsche's doctrine of eternal return. It explores the writer's long-lasting but shifting engagement with the ... More


Mary and the Marionettes: Life, Sacrifice, and the Sexual Thing

Michael Naas

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239979
eISBN:
9780823240012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239979.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at Derrida’s contention that religion’s attempt to indemnify a relationship to the holy or the sacrosanct takes the form of an absolute respect for life that sometimes requires a ... More


: Abstracting Desire

Jonathan Strauss

in Human Remains: Medicine, Death, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823233793
eISBN:
9780823241262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233793.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In an attempt to formulate these aesthetic insights in more conceptual terms this chapter turns to the psychoanalytic theories of anality and the fantasm. Fantasms are characterized by a concern ... More


Walter Pater's ‘strange veil of sight’

Catherine Maxwell

in Second Sight: The Visionary Imagination in Late Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071447
eISBN:
9781781701096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071447.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines how, in Pater, a writer heavily associated with sensory relations, there is a strong pull to the visionary or unseen. It explores his obsession with the strange visionary ... More


Comme si, comme ça: Following Derrida on the Phantasms of the Self, the State, and a Sovereign God

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/9780823229581.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter combines many of the conclusions of the few previous chapters to address the nature of the phantasm in Derrida's work, and the dangers of turning Derrida or his ... More


Epilogue

Jörg Kreienbrock

in Malicious Objects, Anger Management, and the Question of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245284
eISBN:
9780823250721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245284.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the depiction of anger caused by inanimate objects in literature. It suggests that rage and other emotional eruptions must be considered as inefficient and useless conversions ... More


Logic of the Phantasm: From Speech to the Verb

Guillaume Collett

in The Psychoanalysis of Sense: Deleuze and the Lacanian School

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474409025
eISBN:
9781474426978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409025.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Now, while we have established that in ultimately speaking the event speech genetically founds language, it is nonetheless ultimately language which expresses the event by retroactively framing ... More


The Strange Spinozism of Perversion

Aaron Schuster

in The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262528597
eISBN:
9780262334150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262528597.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the problem of the relationship between language and the bodily drives through a close reading of the last quarter of Deleuze’s Logic of Sense. It explores Deleuze’s original ... More


Causality and Cognition: An Interpretation of Henry of Ghent’s Quodlibet V, q. 14

Martin Pickavé

in Intentionality, Cognition, and Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262748
eISBN:
9780823266586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262748.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Martin Pickavé delves into the intricacies of Henry’s theory of intelligible species, one of the centerpieces of Aquinas’s theory of intellectual operations. Henry firmly denies that species are ... More


Developments in the Medieval Latin West

A. Mark Smith

in From Sight to Light: The Passage from Ancient to Modern Optics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174761
eISBN:
9780226174938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174938.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces the evolution of visual theory in the Latin West from late antiquity to around 1300. A key point in that evolution came in the twelfth century with the translation of ancient ... More


Abstractive Cognition (2): Intelligible Species

Richard Cross

in Duns Scotus’s Theory of Cognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199684885
eISBN:
9780191765162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684885.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the place of Scotus in relation to medieval theories of intelligible species and phantasms (imaginative representations of cognitive objects). Scotus argues, against Henry of ... More


The Role of Phantasms in Inner Sense: Part 1

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Perception: An Analytic Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777908
eISBN:
9780191823374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777908.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter provides a thorough analysis of the necessary conditions for understanding the concept of phantasm in Aquinas, suggesting first that there are three categories of similitudo, one of ... More


The Role of Phantasms in Inner Sense: Part 2

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Perception: An Analytic Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777908
eISBN:
9780191823374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777908.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter resumes the arguments made in the previous chapter, pointing out that there are three distinct categories of phantasm—one corresponding to each faculty of the internal sensorium; special ... More


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