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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... following him committed a grave and unseen philosophical error that he calls “correlationism,” in failing to see that humans can have access to absolute knowledge. Meillassoux's demonstration fails to deliver on this promise by equivocating on just the key argumentative points that philosophers from Kant...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2011) 38 (3): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of practices for disseminating heterodox truths. By considering the Washington counterfeit amid meditations on revolution and writing from Edmund Burke and William Godwin, a volatile and unstable print culture comes into focus. The argument is not that print is inherently revolutionary but rather...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 39–62.
Published: 01 May 2011
... dynasty or the avarice of foreign aggressors. In the course of the same argument, he springs to the defense of Buddhism, myth, and religious observances, arguing that those members of the gentry who, presenting themselves as enlightened members of a modern intelligentsia, attack Buddhism as superstition...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2011) 38 (2): 125–153.
Published: 01 May 2011
... play: namely, the importance that the producers of sixiang place on imparting a tone of conviction and purpose to the presentation of their arguments. To draw attention to the difference between Chinese certitude and European self-reflexivity as styles of rhetorical persuasion, I include a contrastive...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 235–246.
Published: 01 February 2015
... stands out for its continuing capacity to engage productively with arguments by his juniors, including some so eminent as Sacvan Bercovitch and Edward Said. This new book arises from Spanos’s recognition that he and Jonathan Arac understand differently the significance of “contrapuntal criticism” as...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 171–184.
Published: 01 August 2015
... communities that have unraveled in the wake of the long recession. Female photographers, however, rejected this interpretation. Building on this tension, I make two arguments in the essay. First, I claim that critics projected onto women's photography their own nostalgia for the economic high-growth era...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 February 2010
... behalf of the Chinese people. The argument I present is that, no matter how diverse their political goals, state representatives and dissidents share a common intellectual ancestry in the Confucian language of moral exemplarity. A large part of the discussion revolves around the Confucian notion of...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 179–200.
Published: 01 February 2010
... return of rhetoric and poetics and argues that, far from simply reflecting changes in academic fashion, this event signals a complete reorientation of the scholarly apparatus. The argument calls attention to the material and historical alignment of scholarship with the medium of literacy and suggests...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 215–238.
Published: 01 February 2010
... latitude—even when legally suspect. This essay asks the simple question of how Publius of The Federalist Papers would have regarded the argument of Terror in the Balance . © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Book Reviewed: Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule, Terror in the Balance: Security...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 57–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
... they, too, are becoming increasingly bound to precariousness under neoliberalism. These new models will have a stronger sense of cultural and aesthetic autonomy than the older leftist models that have dominated the humanities since the 1960s. The essay makes this argument in three stages: first by...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2015) 42 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 May 2015
... largely neglects broader political trends. His belief that the Search ’s argument is holistic rather than progressive also undermines his pivotal analysis of illusion. Although Rose and Prendergast give careful and productive readings of Proust, their commitment to redeeming his vision exposes flaws in...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 75–93.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the place of Gerede in its sense-making capacity. This potential of Gerede —one that is based on the covering/uncovering mode of Erschlossenheit and of truth as a-leitheia —draws out an implication of Sein und Zeit that in part runs counter to its explicit argument and to Heidegger's later work on...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 125–143.
Published: 01 May 2009
... conventional ideas and strategies of struggle, the turn to spirituality, and the exploration of practices of retreat in this literature needs to be seen as an effort to negotiate this crisis and imagine new forms of progressive becoming. In developing this argument, the article draws heavily on William...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 25–47.
Published: 01 August 2009
... instead in relation to “discourses” (like anthropology or archaeology), the essay contests Kwon's arguments that artists like Mark Dion and Renée Green relativize artistic practice in relation to other disciplines and that their work breaks with the concerns of art history. Demonstrating instead how they...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 77–95.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Craig Dworkin “Hypermnesia” sketches the historical, theoretical, and technological contexts for the Eclipse archive of radical poetry ( http://english.utah.edu/eclipse ). Engaging Jacques Derrida's argument in Mal d'archive , the essay posits the archive as a species of gift and teases out the...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2009) 36 (3): 183–202.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Al Filreis What reputation and influence has Wallace Stevens had in the years since 1975? The infamous Stevensean disaffection has tended to prohibit definitive legacy, and yet this, in the end, has been productive, forestalling closed arguments among poetics Lefts and Rights, keeping Stevens's...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 223–243.
Published: 01 February 2013
... engagement with Byzantine iconoclasm and argues that by appropriating elements of Byzantine Aristotelian theology in order to undergird a postsecularist argument, the modern critic dehistoricizes ideas that were firmly rooted in East Roman social, political, and cultural contexts in a manner that ultimately...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 1–8.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Sentiments , to illustrate the generic excess of examples, which are interesting in part because they are never reducible to the arguments they supposedly exemplify. It then proceeds to use the example to trouble the apparent opposition between utilitarianism—the implicit target of many philosophical...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 May 2013
... their crafts but is not founded in templates of belonging—national, civilizational, familial, or conjugal. My argument ends with the idea that for Narayan, this conceptualization of love generates critical practice as a function of the kind of curiosity that, armed with the force of fictional...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 153–170.
Published: 01 February 2014
... from Stalinism, post-Soviet Russia still defines itself in contrast to its Soviet past, with all the ambiguity that the prefix post entails. Looking at a number of cultural texts that explicitly address the issues of memory, mourning, and atonement, this essay expands this argument by connecting it to...