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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 155–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
... claims of heteronomy. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 secular humanism political theology heteronomy secularization Political Philology Michael P. Steinberg A beloved friend of mine, a member of the substantial Greek com...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 231–245.
Published: 01 May 2015
... him, the basic demand is to be adequate to pres- ence, not to be engaged by the demand of the other that only takes us away from what is needed to ally ourselves with being. So for Spanos, the basic activity becomes not serving the interests of heteronomy but foregrounding a “profane” sense of...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 77–80.
Published: 01 February 2013
... heteronomy and autonomy. Its history is one of reformism and makes sense in terms of a fierce negotia- tion between church and state, diocese and court. It presupposes a critique of Catholicism that is simultaneously institutional and discursive: it attacks the Vatican for its monopoly over rules and...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 125–153.
Published: 01 May 2011
... heteronomy of language. This is why one of Lu Xun’s best-­known tropes, the “iron house,” evokes Chinese selfhood as a product of the Chinese language itself.5 The trope conjures up a vivid image of wenyan as a language walled in by archaic and obsolete ideas, consigning its...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (2): 133–172.
Published: 01 May 2001
... the following: 1. a logic of ‘‘identity’’ within a group, sometimes called (as by Richard Rorty) ‘‘solidarity and ‘‘difference’’ from all outside the group; 2. ‘‘heteronomy’’ (group defines norms) over ‘‘autonomyno func- tional role for the ‘‘individual requirement that the individual...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of “miraculous exception,” from Carl Schmitt to Giorgio Agamben and Alain Badiou, are theological theories of exclusionary sovereignty, of heteronomy pure and simple. Regardless of what these theories claim for themselves—that in various ways they exemplify decisionist power—they are the...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 63–86.
Published: 01 May 2018
... purpose by displacing the scene of this heteronomy from speculative thought to a nonhumanist anthropology of the body, which allows for human agency beyond individual will and intention. In the case of practice, the lucky understanding of tool and body does not rely on a speculative logic but...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (3): 79–96.
Published: 01 August 2015
... seeking to restore heteronomy. These might be found not only in the state’s agents and apparatuses but also in the person of “private prosecutors . . . subcon- tracted by the public prosecutor’s office as local organs of state power.”30 In other words, Akasegawa recognizes an internal...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 137–153.
Published: 01 February 2013
... hardwired propensity in human beings toward heteronomy are utter nonsense. Surely, such theories never seem to wonder about the episte- mological position from which their “investigations” and “explanations” are promulgated. They don’t seek to explain why they conduct and achieve a self...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 245–274.
Published: 01 May 2004
... beloved) can indeed only appear masochistic. The lyric subject in Faiz’s poetry is located at those borderlands of self and world where autonomy and heteronomy lose their distinctness, where the self is confronted with the uncanny presence of an other that is also self. For Faiz, the end of hijr is...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (2): 53–80.
Published: 01 May 2005
... ‘‘cannot give itself to us in any other way but mechani- cally takes the form of a retroactive anthropomorphism or mimeticism that paradoxically erases human heteronomy (its finitude) with regard to the contingency of nature’s gift con- ceived contradictorily as ‘‘inhuman techne’’ (Cheah, Spectral...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 129–157.
Published: 01 August 2017
... why he so persistently kept its publication outside the marketplace. In the end, the poet speaks of the sufficient pleasure of remaining within one’s own terms, of escaping the heteronomy of being counted and discounted. I would go so far as to say that this includes the erotic world of men...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 119–151.
Published: 01 May 2020
...- historical condition is to escape the prison of heteronomy. In this case, how this interrogation takes place, as well as what sorts of answers are produced in various social- historical instances, is of cru- cial importance and deserves to be studied in detail, though such specifics cannot override the...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 5–41.
Published: 01 February 2016
... studies remained unconcerned with the givenness of its object—music— was no oversight but rather the condition of possibility for its advocacy of the performative as performance. And so, in place of a heteronomy that might well have unsettled the centrality of “music” to musicking in order to...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 1–69.
Published: 01 November 2016