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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, and...
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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...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 165–201.
Published: 01 February 2011
... 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
... 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 (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...
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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
... 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 as...
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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...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 149–172.
Published: 01 August 2018
... “traditional Chinese culture” and “Taiwanese multicultural reality.” Using the first Chinese Drama production, Inborn Pair , as an example, this essay argues that the aesthetic transaction narrates Chinese traditional culture in ways that appeal to the imperialist gaze while multicultural reality is presented...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 161–181.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Zabala is not too quick to leave other debates about the state of exception (in the work of Carl Schmitt, Walter Benjamin, and Giorgio Agamben, for example) aside in his discussion of the state of exception. Such an approach is important from a strictly internal perspective, to assess Heidegger’s...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 1–42.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Arne De Boever In this article, I argue that François Jullien’s thought draws into question the exceptionalism that typically constitutes Western thought. Consider, for example, the thought of the event, which is a thought of the break, the rupture, of radical caesura—of the miracle, which Jullien...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 65–95.
Published: 01 February 2020
... their role in Spain’s economic crisis and why collective attempts at holding them accountable have been limited. Through a comparative analysis, the essay traces the meanings and permutations of the acousmatic and constituent voice through four very different examples from historiography (Santos Juliá...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 239–250.
Published: 01 August 2008
... 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 of...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 187–198.
Published: 01 May 2010
... 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 an...
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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...