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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 41–51.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Helen Small The standard claim made for literary examples in moral philosophy is that they assist moral reasoning by offering appropriately complex descriptions of the conditions under which moral decisions are made or might plausibly be made. This essay offers a critical examination of that claim...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 9–23.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Frances Ferguson Philosophers frequently attempt to achieve clarity about particular problems in moral philosophy both by modeling specific hypothetical cases very exactly and by turning to literature for examples. Ferguson here relies on some of the work of Bernard Williams, Donald Davidson...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 1–8.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Bruce Robbins “Do Something, Quick!” lays out some of the formal qualities of the philosophical example considered as a literary genre, the subject of the three essays that follow. This introduction takes Adam Smith’s famous imagining of a hypothetical earthquake in China, from The Theory of Moral...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 25–39.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of narrative: the ethical example, and particularly the so-called trolleyology of Philippa Foot, Judith Jarvis Thomson, and Bernard Williams. Reading the examples from these thinkers against the tradition of English intuitionism, I ultimately argue that a certain sort of individual in action—a letting things...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 189–212.
Published: 01 August 2008
... with these questions, this essay develops the notion of theological thinking as a form of critique and a critical theoretical practice for a moment bisected by the (re)turn to theology and the seeming permanence of the theologico-political. Following the examples of James Baldwin and W. E. B. Du Bois, theological...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 239–250.
Published: 01 August 2008
... is consolidated by groundless and nonobligatory mergers between neoliberal postulates and the pieties of a so-called tradition. The essay illustrates this phenomenon through some examples from popular Hindi cinema. Hindutva and Informatic Modernization The recent renaissance of such hard-right thinkers...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 5–28.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Lawrence Venuti This article offers a historical examination and ideological critique of Jerome's famous Letter to Pammachius (395 CE), exploring its complex relations to the Roman translation tradition, on the one hand, and to an emerging Christian tradition, on the other hand, with examples taken...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 69–77.
Published: 01 August 2010
...M. A. R. Habib One of the central concerns of Islamic scholars today is the need to engage in a rereading of the various “texts” that form the core of Islamic doctrine and practice: the Qur'an; the Sunna, or example of the prophet Muhammad; the hadith , or sayings of the prophet; the tradition...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 187–198.
Published: 01 May 2010
... this tradition in its figural relationship to past becomings. Where this philosophical tradition intersects with current examples of antiracist activism, figurations of cosmopolitan dissidence produce flashes of postrace fulfillment that disrupt the emerging totalitarianisms of thought that would perpetuate...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 183–202.
Published: 01 August 2009
... work from theoretical alliances until past the point when such would fix its standing in contestations between, for example, theoretical as distinct from historical approaches. To the extent that Stevens can seem anything to anyone, the legacy is of little impact. The many imitations of Stevens's...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 205–228.
Published: 01 August 2009
... as an example of bookmaking. The Midnight is thus a new sort of poem—at once documentary and visionary—whose language play is everywhere charged with meaning. Duke University Press 2009 “The Rattle of Statistical Traffic”: Citation and Found Text in Susan Howe’s The Midnight...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 165–215.
Published: 01 August 2011
... will and the (imperfectly defined) human capacity for open and transcendent radiance of consciousness beyond metonymic identities. His example of joyful creativity offers a propaedeutic advantage for the incommensurable secularity of emerging humanistic work intersecting with increasingly technologically mediated...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 55–91.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., historical process of the erasure of history itself, culminating in a disruption or blockage of critical thinking, in which particular fictions (the “war on terror,” for example), through repeated and widespread use in our major institutions (schools, media, government, and political parties), substitute...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 43–65.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of humanism, Spanos’s long career of distinguished work continues to vivify the human condition in the name of the Heideggerian “nothing.” The uniqueness of the Spanos legacy is its idiosyncratic originality: for example, Spanos’s brand of poststructuralism is not compatible with what has come to be known...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2013
... project for Wallace. At the same time that he critiques the postmodern parochialism of the US culture industries, he uses his proleptic style to force his readers into experiencing dread when encountering American consumer culture. Ultimately, Wallace takes himself to be an example of the sort of limited...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 99–111.
Published: 01 May 2014
...., deconstructive, cultural, hermeneutic), Gumbrecht asks what it means to have “everything always at hand” via various electronic forms of communication. If, for example, classic texts are those that have maintained their freshness and immediacy against the erosion of time, how is the electronic revolution, which...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 165–201.
Published: 01 February 2011
... or nationalities, religions, and even civilizations, which is also intertwined with the concept of trans-societal system. For example, the tributary system in Chinese history is not only a mode of contact in a trans-systemic society but also a form of network in the trans-societal system. It links various...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 75–93.
Published: 01 May 2017
... this concept be understood in relation, for example, to Mikhail Bakhtin's idea of the dialogic and heteroglossia or to the notion of discours as it has been developed by Émile Benveniste, Roland Barthes, and Gérard Genette? This essay undertakes a reading of the “lapse” or entanglement of Dasein that situates...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 167–190.
Published: 01 February 2017
.../operation of desire and the theorization of technics in terms of the libidinal economy that it undergirds (as presented, for example, in the three lectures that are published in this special issue), the fundamental question will be the following: Does the endorsement of desire and libidinal economy provide...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 191–212.
Published: 01 February 2017
... to privilege over and above adaptive fitness. These tools also transform the field of our experience, de- and refunctionalizing our biological organs in a way that enables the body to interpret and be interpreted differently. Perhaps the most prominent example of this transformation of the body by technics...