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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 161–181.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Arne De Boever This essay reviews Santiago Zabala’s book Why Only Art Can Save Us: Aesthetics and the Absence of Emergency (2017). The review considers Zabala’s Heideggerian approach to art and contemporary debates about the state of exception and asks, from a political point of view, whether...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 129–151.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Reproduction .” In Illuminations: Essays and Reflections , edited by Arendt Hannah , translated by Zohn Harry , 217 – 51 . New York : Schocken . Boever Arne De . 2018a . “ Art and Exceptionalism: A Critique.” Review of Why Only Art Can Save Us: Aesthetics and the Absence of Emergency...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (1): 209–222.
Published: 01 February 2005
... that both Hume and Kant share. No such requirement is needed when one believes, as so many of us now do, that we are merely ani- mals that can at most excel in the unintentional reproduction of standards and patterns. Why, then, worry about Kant’s eccentric (and possibly false) doctrine of self...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 167–178.
Published: 01 February 2010
... that there can be no art without criticism. An art lover is at the same time an art critic, since a taste for art implies a certain quality of judgment. As a lover of new technology art, I totally contest the objective status accorded to the technosciences What I am referring to as Virilio’s...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 February 2020
... and national history (Gruber 2002: 9). Within this flurry of cultural and institutional production, art s insis- tence on an absence that can be identified and sensed is striking. These artworks are based on the idea that the past, though forgotten or repressed, still leaves a trace. It lies latent, perhaps...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 February 2017
... of fascism is an aestheticizing of political life,” the culmination of which can only be, according to Benjamin, war and the nihilistic contemplation of anni- hilation as aesthetic pleasure (Benjamin 2003: 269). This aestheticizing of politics, the counterpart of an “unnatural use” of technological...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2008
.... This coexistence of the destructive and the constructive can be traced back to Benjamin’s understanding of Karl Krauss’s use of quotation: “To quote a word is to call it by its name. . . . In the quotation that both saves and punishes, language proves the matrix of justice. It summons the word...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 77–95.
Published: 01 August 2009
... familiar histories, disrupt smooth genealogies, generally “thicken the plot” of canonical literature, and remind us in unshakably palpable ways that something else can always—indeed has always, already—been done. This more general lesson is ultimately, I would wager, more important than the access...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 203–228.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of art, like the question of the specificity of the aesthetic judgment, along with all great problems of philosophical aesthetics, can be resolved only within a social history of the field, a history which is linked to a sociology of the conditions of establishment of specific aesthetic disposition...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (2): 45–67.
Published: 01 May 2002
... of the emergence of truth content in the place of the work of art— in its place, since only by traversing it, working through it, can the truth that sustains it in existence, emerge, but in its place, also, since that move- ment through the work ultimately implies the destruction of its beauty. Truth would...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 177–206.
Published: 01 February 2021
..., dismissing European science, exposing the prejudices of that science on the face of the earth, inviting to modesty those calling for reform in Islam, and declaring that only the native can speak for himself, that he is the only one qualified to determine his fate. Said s book was used in this way to justify...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 104–110.
Published: 01 November 2015
... lived with us on and off from 1978 to 1984, and whose “disco” life was full of not only car accidents, robbery, and embezzle- ment but also an inglorious college career rife with strategic cons. All this activity and their subsequent accidents made my household volatile. But somehow I knew...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 89–104.
Published: 01 February 2003
... needs to reassemble—that is, cut and paste—a selection of pas- sages from The Arcades.3 Why take such pains for what is, after all, for two thirds of its length only an advanced draft? Because the experience...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 19–27.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the term melodrama and universaliz- ing the catchall melodramatic. 26 boundary 2 / May 2020 Ultimately, it can provide something useful for anyone who craves abstract universals or metaphysical justification for complex and destabi- lizing events in art or in life. What Staiger has constructed...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 61–76.
Published: 01 February 2006
... many things, in this instance they can tell us nothing of use. In order to provide some insight into the possible reason for why fun- damentalism has been perceived as possible in our current situation, I will underscore the major critical features of Badiou s model of the truth event in preparation...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 153–169.
Published: 01 August 2000
... will martyr him- self for the cause. It is only the somewhat improbable reappearance of the princess as a passenger that leads Towns to stop the train, saving her and also himself, so that the novel may stage their eventual reunion as husband and wife. Before this reunion can occur, however, the two...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 213–237.
Published: 01 February 2017
...: we see and think by means of a system of inscriptions that is not our own. But it is also why art and cinema are so important, because it will be the lover of cinema who wants to take up the apparatus of inscription and make it his own. If we ask what it is for a being to think or live...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 33–45.
Published: 01 May 2001
...- through’’ than Pound’s (209). Peck also brilliantly describes and theorizes the signature device in Matthias’s poems—his use of refrain ‘‘not as closural only but also processual’’ (222). What he means to note involves the recur- sive movement—the turning back to move forward—that one can find even...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 81–111.
Published: 01 May 2004
... moves— it teaches us to learn from the singular and the unverifiable. If the univer- sity is to be secular, it requires a sustained epistemic effort that can only come from the humanities. The idea that secularism can be supported by training in political science and law alone belongs to privative...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 99–124.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and shows it to the Young Man, his “eyes shining fiercely as if to say: This is why you came! Now look, look! Your business here is to see! See this, and understand it; never forget it!” While the revising narrator notes that “the Young Man said to himself: whether or not I can do anything useful...