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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 171–186.
Published: 01 May 2018
...James Martel In “Critique of Violence,” Benjamin writes that the “educative power, which in its perfected form stands outside the law, is one of [divine violence’s] manifestations.” To recognize the connection Benjamin makes between a messianic power and acts of pedagogy allows us to revisit...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 111–141.
Published: 01 May 2012
... defense of Vedic monotheism, Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay’s efforts at using modern disciplinary knowledge (history, philosophy, science, aesthetics) to formulate a system of Hindu ethics and to establish Krishna as a singular messianic figure like Christ or Buddha, or a later moment in Savarkar’s time...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2017) 44 (1): 239–265.
Published: 01 February 2017
... projection of “light,” which are the hypomnemata , or inscriptions, themselves. The progressivist and utopist styles, and weak messianism, which defined twentieth-century critical projects, themselves fueled the ecocidal trajectory. Any future war over inscriptions, the last perimeters of which bots now...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2008) 35 (3): 27–62.
Published: 01 August 2008
... translator is at once understandable and unfortunate. On the one hand, Benjamin frequently discusses the idea of “secularization”—from the “secularization” of the idea of the messianic in Marx, to the more general “secularization of the theological in politics” diagnosed by Carl Schmitt...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 145–153.
Published: 01 May 2009
... history appears to con- firm that suggestion. Finally, McClure mistakes our view of the mysticism we criticize in both the New Left and in postmodern fiction, suggesting that we charac- terize it as “infantile” and “messianic.” But we do not use the first adjec- tive, and our understanding...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2010) 37 (1): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Zionism  139 hands of the new Israeli state. Said’s reading of Walzer discloses in a deci- sive way that the real intent of Exodus and Revolution is, despite its more “liberal” tone (its dissociation from the fundamentalist tendencies of the messianic Zionists), not much different from...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 125–143.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the unknowable force of mystery” (Magic, 447). It locates human possibility either in the messianic intervention of superhuman agents (gods, cosmic laws, magical practices, and the miraculous) or in the construction of mysti- cal communities of retreat. Its politics—to the extent it...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2006) 33 (1): 229–245.
Published: 01 February 2006
...’’ ‘‘as it will appear one day’’ ‘‘in the messianic light So—this new perspective fashioned to displace and estrange the world, to reveal it, in its rifts and crevices to be distorted and indigent impoverished saddened low-cunning and malign just as it will appear when the small light sheds...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 113–140.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Deconstruction: Husserl's Method of Abbau.” Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 21 , no. 1 : 14 – 25 . Fenves Peter . 2011 . The Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . ———. 2016 . “Completion Instead of...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2002) 29 (2): 45–67.
Published: 01 May 2002
... nonsensuous similari- 6. The moment of discontinuity in the work of art is sometimes called, after Hölderlin, ‘‘the expressionless See, in particular, the essay ‘‘Goethe’s Elective Affinities SW, 1:340–41. 7. See, in this context, the fragment entitled ‘‘The Currently Effective Messianic Elements’’ (SW...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2013) 40 (1): 77–80.
Published: 01 February 2013
... Postsecularist 79 tive Messianism produced by the ethical turn of deconstruction. This form of postsecularism offers a sense of time that is spiritual rather than his- torical. We may say that many of its representatives are on their “way to Canossa,” that is, they are following a philosophical trek...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 203–219.
Published: 01 May 2018
... nightmare of philosophic dogmatiz- ing, as though from a protracted childhood, and “whose task is [now] wake- fulness itself” (Nietzsche [1966] 1989: 2).2 His word here is Wachsein, being awake, waking being. With this historicizing of the old messianic theme of awakening—wakefulness as an eventuating...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2018
... tension within Benjamin’s work as a whole, before going on to explicate in a series of his early texts a historicized (Marxian and Nietz- schean) version of the old messianic motif of awakening in its interplay with the motifs of experience and learning. Benjamin’s participation in the youth...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 23–34.
Published: 01 May 2018
... task is to take up this struggle on behalf of spirit and freedom against the passive perpetuation of past institutions. Benjamin goes so far as to attribute a messianic finality to the spirit of history, writing in this same essay, “Humanity has not yet awakened to a steady consciousness of its...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 35–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Clark’s suggestion, that Benjamin’s attempt to restore a “genuinely messianic face . . . to the concept of classless society . . . in the interest of furthering the revolutionary politics of the proletariat itself” (2003: 403) constitutes the precise political inversion of Nietzsche’s early...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2002) 29 (1): 65–96.
Published: 01 February 2002
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 159–178.
Published: 01 August 2014
... more inclined to tone down any universalist assumptions of Manifest Destiny liberalism or to reiterate sad messianic claims of Jeremaic liberation that some on the US left (like Rob Horning, in the New Inquiry) have labeled neo- or “pseudoconservative” in their us-vs ­them paranoia and glimmers...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 February 2015
... condition of academic criticism. 18. Spanos is referring to Paul Bové and Stathis Gourgouris, two main secular intellec- tuals who have criticized Agamben’s turn to Paul and theology at large, making impos- sible the reconciliation between secular criticism and contemporary (messianic) thinking (which...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2017) 44 (4): 57–75.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Change and the New Geography of Violence . New York : Nation Books . Podhoretz Norman . 1976 . “The Abandonment of Israel.” Commentary 62 , no. 1 : 23 – 31 . Raz-Krakotzkin Amnon . 2002 . “Between ‘Brit Shalom’ and the Temple: Redemption and Messianism in the Zionist...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2018) 45 (2): 187–202.
Published: 01 May 2018
... messianic capacity [Kraft] is also given, to which the past has a claim” (2003: 390 / 1974: 694). What Benjamin is getting at here is the fact that each technological innovation becomes the unquestioned, “natu- ral” environment of the younger generation. Only when one has known, through personal...