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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 177-193.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Sarah Bagley This essay reviews Jacqueline Rose’s Proust among the Nations and Christopher Prendergast’s Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic in light of the political implications of their readings of In Search of Lost Time . Rose skillfully investigates explicit references to anti-Semitism...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 87-98.
Published: 01 August 2013
... truth about human beliefs and about religions, which he claims are “invariably cruel.” At this point in history, to promote the kind of atomism Greenblatt glorifies is really to promote doxa; thinkers such as Charles Taylor are now casting doubt on such notions, and Taylor is not alone. Book Reviewed...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 183-213.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the kinship of Turkic languages. It is perhaps best remembered for the resolution to adopt the Latin alphabet, defended ardently by the congress’s Azerbaijani organizer and president, Samedağa Ağamalıoğlu, who followed Lenin in his belief that Latinization promised “revolution in the East.” A reading...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 39-62.
Published: 01 May 2011
... China as “corroded at the core and wavering spiritually” with all channels for discussion blocked (by the control of the Qing dynasty at home) and the people's minds deluded by the rash doctrines of demagogues and opportunists (active abroad). The author then states his belief that the nation's hope...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 159-178.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Rob Wilson This essay focuses on US/China interactions, uncanny temporalities, and Pacific Rim discrepancies resonating through popular culture and belief systems as embodied in Bob Dylan’s conversion-drenched poetics (aligned to social beatitude) and protest politics (aligned to critique and...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 239-250.
Published: 01 August 2008
... beginnings of Hindu nationalism in the latter half of the nineteenth century there has been an effort to “monothematize” a pan-Indian Hindu identity. That is, in the absence of an axiomatic church of “Hinduism,” there was a literary-modern effort to telescope myriad devotional traditions, eclectic beliefs...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 41-54.
Published: 01 February 2013
... belief. What enables the whole framework to stand together is a tragic view of the universe, which privileges the immanent sense of wonder over the transcendental sense of miracle. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Stathis Gourgouris I’m not...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 253-272.
Published: 01 February 2018
... this post-Catholic crisis. If for over a century the central source of the Irish self was Catholic self-denial, new forms of “Irishness” and selfhood are now emerging, in a very different religious idiom. Two major features of the new spiritualism—the belief in an authentic core of self, and the...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (2): 1-28.
Published: 01 May 2002
...- physical credos of the Unitarians, who formed a significant bloc at Harvard. Pragmatist ideas gave him a nonmetaphysical, naturalistic way of thinking about norms, including moral ones. He embraced pragmatism’s shift of at- tention away from the justification of belief, upstream of action, to its con...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 5-18.
Published: 01 February 2017
... believes in it. In a way, Kant was already saying this: the reflectivity of aesthetic judgment, as a judgment that cannot be proven, and that could therefore never be apodictic, is, at least from this point of view, something that pre- supposes a kind of belief. It’s as if each work of art were...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 1-3.
Published: 01 February 2017
... side of the mediocre judgment, Stiegler mounts a defense for the inter- ested judgment, which would have a strong connection to desire and what he calls “belief.” It is through such belief that desire can be refueled in the decadent industrial democracies in which we live, thus revealing the close...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 55-76.
Published: 01 February 2013
... religious beliefs around them.1 If this is what postsecular means (its meaning is by 1. Jürgen Habermas, “A Postsecular World Society? On the Philosophical Significance of Postsecular Consciousness and the Multicultural World Society,” an interview by Eduardo Mendieta, trans. Matthias Fritsch...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 1-22.
Published: 01 February 2010
...  © 2010 by Duke University Press   boundary 2  /  Spring 2010 1 Almost four centuries have passed since Galileo struggled for the right to offer a realistic interpretation of scientific theories, regardless of whether they contradicted orthodox religious beliefs. In the...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 217-221.
Published: 01 February 2000
... enterprise is that such an under- standing tends to prevent one from writing sentences like, ‘‘Political critics regard those committed to logically justified beliefs and formally grounded methods as reactionary and naïve...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 229-230.
Published: 01 February 2000
... Press, 1999). Mark Bauerlein is professor of English at Emory University. He is the author of The Pragmatic Mind: Explorations in the Psychology of Belief (1997) and Literary Criti- cism: An Autopsy (1997). His...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (3): 1-18.
Published: 01 August 2003
... transmits a normative system of values and beliefs from generation to generation. After they sub- ordinate historical events to these mythological themes, the government’s policymakers are empowered to fashion imaginary resolutions...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 207-208.
Published: 01 May 2016
...: The False Belief in Digital Liberation.” James I. Porter is Chancellor’s Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Califor- nia, Berkeley. He is the author, most recently, of The Origins of Aesthetic Thought boundary 2 43:2 (2016) DOI 10.1215/01903659-­3470187 © 2016 by Duke University Press...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 89-105.
Published: 01 May 2010
....” Just as Obama overwhelmed opposition by building on the fantasy of a return to America’s virtuous idealism with respect to human rights for all in all circumstances, even those of national “enemies,” so too the Tea Party goers build on their own fantasy. Whereas their belief in the “audacity of...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 81-96.
Published: 01 August 2005
... neopragmatism finds its Mandeville in Barbara Herrnstein Smith, whose arguments are utterly fascinating, in an appalling kind of way. These arguments typically kick off with a well-rehearsed attack on positiv- ism: beliefs are not caused by things in the world; objects do not carry mean- ings already...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 173-196.
Published: 01 May 2004
... to, so long as they are prepared to put aside those aspects of their religious beliefs that speak to issues of polity and law. Even if atheists such as Hitchens and Dawkins (and, it should be said, myself) would like to see a society that is increasingly irreligious, there is no reason to confuse...