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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 17–34.
Published: 01 February 2021
... history of philology engages language, the sciences (especially evolutionary biology), and race, all of which are evidenced in the work of the German philologist Wilhelm von Humboldt. The relationships among these discourses have been repeatedly subject to deconstruction, sometimes so as to enhance...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 February 2010
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (3): 45–78.
Published: 01 August 2000
... noted, all translations are my own. 1. Friedrich Wilhelm University of Berlin was the official designation of this institution from its founding in 1809–1810 by then Prussian Minister of Education Wilhelm von Humboldt, at the behest of the emperor, Frederick William III of Prussia. It was, however...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 181–199.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Greeks [who] step out of the circle of history” in Wilhelm von Humboldt’s succinct phrase, or “the Greeks who were dead” in François- René de Chateaubriand’s inimitable manner, typical of his general cul- tural necrophilia.² This ideality was thoroughly absorbed by Europe’s chief national...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 137–153.
Published: 01 February 2013
... philosophy) that image ultimately despiri- tualizes matters. The project of Bildung—at least in the way it was config- ured in Wilhelm von Humboldt’s mind—is a worldly project. Self-formation­ is a process that creates both the human being and the human world. It is not a spiritual quest, except...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 7–50.
Published: 01 February 2000
... speeches or op-ed pieces.5 The days of Robert M. Hutchins and Derek Bok, never mind Wilhelm von Humboldt and John Henry Newman, are long gone. It is thus perfectly understandable, if somewhat disquiet- ing to a few, that he...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 143–168.
Published: 01 February 2003
... matter’’ [die gelungene Vermittlung von Geist und Stoff] that comprises the ‘‘foundation’’ [Grundlegung] of such poetic procedure, and thus of (re)cognition. It is precisely this tra- ditional, Christian-Hegelian (although not Hegel’s own...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 27–62.
Published: 01 August 2008
...” (Carl Schmitt, Politische Theologie: Vier Kapiteln zu Lehre von der Souveränität [Munich: Duncker and Humboldt, 1922], 37). For the question of the work of art and its secularized aura, see Benjamin’s essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” in Benjamin SW. 11. This remark...