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Published: 01 January 2009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9009-1
... part ii The à-venir: Undoing Sovereignty and Teleology Eschatology versus Teleology: The Suspended Dialogue between Derrida and Althusser étienne balibar A great philosophy (and Derrida’s philosophy...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390091-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9009-1
... part ii The à-venir: Undoing Sovereignty and Teleology Eschatology versus Teleology: The Suspended Dialogue between Derrida and Althusser étienne balibar A great philosophy (and Derrida’s philosophy is...
Published: 14 September 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391098-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9109-8
...h 5 Teleologies of Rural Disappearance interpreting rural music The point here is that students who wish to critically assess the position of the peasants in rural society must first come to terms with the images of them. Failure to do so runs the risk of pursuing a...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374534-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... world, including teleology and the phenomenological concept of worlding, as resources for a normative conception of world literature. It then summarizes how postcolonial narrative literature draws on different temporalities to resist the destructive force of globalization and enable the emergence of...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374534-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374534-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374534-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... This chapter suggests that decolonization has to be understood in terms of its temporal structure and argues that its teleological time has given way to reassertions of multiple precolonial temporalities because of the failure of the promises of decolonization in postcolonial capitalist...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374534-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... his critique of geographical concepts of world and the spiritualist and materialist teleologies of Goethe, Hegel, and Marx. The chapter then examines in greater detail his argument that radically finite temporality is a force of worlding and considers its implications for understanding modern...
Published: 05 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375333-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7533-3
... The central claim of this chapter is that Bergson’s élan vital is not a teleology, only a direction. Like the free act, creative evolution allows for determinism only retroactively. Here Jankélévitch lays out Bergson’s method of philosophical intuition, which alone both follows and comprehends...
Book Chapter

By Lalaie Ameeriar
Published: 10 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373407-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7340-7
... multiculturalism. The frustrations, anxieties, and desperation that Pakistani immigrant women experience in Toronto make visible the effects of large-scale social transformations on everyday lives. Their experiences challenge teleologies of success that are reproduced in master narratives of capitalism...
Published: 14 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372882-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7288-2
... notion has served to surreptitiously recuperate three axioms of vulgar Marxism: (i) technico-economic determinism; (ii) teleology; and (iii) historical inevitability. This paradox of a Marxist specter haunting globalization is then analyzed in terms of its concrete effects, which include encouraging...
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374367-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7436-7
... questions the teleological coming-out discourse that posits the act of leaving home—family, country of origin, or signifiers of one’s assigned sex—as a prerequisite for actualizing one’s lived gender; through the medium of craft, it also disrupts the problematically gendered logic of transnational capital...
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374084-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7408-4
... This chapter revisits W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk in the effort to draw out a relevant tension in the text. On the one hand, Du Bois seems to assimilate black strivings into a progressive, teleological narrative that finds its culmination in the civic nation and the ideals of...
Published: 10 June 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374084-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7408-4
... disjointed quality of time (the present is never coherent and seamless but haunted by complicated pasts). In Ellison’s novel, jazz-informed notions of time cut against and challenge teleological histories associated with Marxism. In Morrison’s novel, jazz-informed ideas and sounds challenge early, optimistic...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391388-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9138-8
... regulation, and this becomes difficult if one projects consciousness down to the cellular level. 86  evan thompson Teleology and “Autopoietic Machines” A number of things I’ve said so far suggest that living beings are in some sense teleological: organisms have an interest in their own being and...
Published: 15 February 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394983-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9498-3
... biological phenomena, although each of its processes can be seen as mechanical ac- tivity, the totality is thought to be unified on the basis of a single end or telos; that is to say, the totality constitutes teleological activity. Even our psychological phenomena are thought to possess a single unity...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... his critique of geographical concepts of world and the spiritualist and materialist teleologies of Goethe, Hegel, and Marx. The chapter then examines in greater detail his argument that radically finite temporality is a force of worlding and considers its implications for understanding modern...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... This chapter suggests that decolonization has to be understood in terms of its temporal structure and argues that its teleological time has given way to reassertions of multiple precolonial temporalities because of the failure of the promises of decolonization in postcolonial capitalist...
Book Chapter

By Jane Gallop
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384021-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8402-1
... Foreclosure, 97, 157–58. See also ideas, 58; of language, 125; and psy- Lacan, Jacques choanalysis, 11, 35; of teacher- Freud, Sigmund, 10–11, 100, 103, 167 student sex, 63; teleological nature n.3; on the interpretation of of, 88–89, 168 n.1. See also Anec- dreams, 10–11, 96...