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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of music) offers an alternative view of the ontology of literature, without falling back into the long-frustrated attempts to “define literature.” Many (if not all) of the texts that we call “literary” provide us with exactly this impression of “being wrapped” into the material world—a material world...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 3–17.
Published: 01 February 2015
... as disciplinary society or imperial state” ( EE , 205); in other words, they must think ontologically as well as sociopolitically. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 pedagogy ontology exceptionalism In the Neighborhood of Zero: Ontology and Pedagogy...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 231–245.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of poststructural ontology into a positive force for shaping ethical responsibility, with no positive term. Seeing Critchley’s problems sets off, by contrast, the importance of William V. Spanos’s work because he retained in his postmodernist thinking the importance of Martin Heidegger’s sense of event...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Mina Karavanta This essay discusses William V. Spanos’s work as the legacy of what can be called “ontopolitical criticism.” Spanos’s affiliation between texts and the world discloses the overlapping of the history of imperialistic and colonial violence with the politics of ontology, which...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 75–105.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of biopolitics in recent Italian thought (Agamben, Negri, Virno), this essay proposes that, insofar as sound always-already goes beyond and outside itself, it provides a model for subtractive ontologies that resists both any notion of particular identity and criterion of communal belonging. The ontological...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 107–141.
Published: 01 February 2016
... to structuralism as fundamental for rethinking the ontologies of sound/music. This lineage is also fundamental for creating links with recent anthropological work on multinaturalism. Based on this work, the essay tentatively proposes the move toward acoustic multinaturalism as an alternative concept...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 43–65.
Published: 01 February 2015
.... The essay argues that Spanos is one of those rare critics who have found a way to align the generosity of ontological thinking with the polemical intensity of political critique. Moving subtly between a poststructuralist epistemological critique of humanism and a robust political-secular advocacy...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 139–152.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Daniel T. O’Hara Spanos’s memoir of his World War II experiences as a soldier and prisoner of war near Dresden at the time of its firebombing by the Allies provides the basis for a reading of his entire career and its legacy, this article argues. The ontological and existential dimensions...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 179–194.
Published: 01 February 2015
...”—but the affirmation of an “agonic” friendship characterized by “a-filiation.” The essay addresses the conditions or presuppositions—at once ontological, philosophical, and political—in which this affirmation of agonic friendships and a-filiative relationships begins to emerge. At the same time, it seeks to trace out...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., and ontology. In turn, the very question of what sound and music are—of what constitutes them, as well as what they constitute—is precisely what is at stake. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
...David Golumbia The theoretical movements known as Speculative Realism and Object-Oriented Ontology depend on the “critique of correlationism” offered by the French philosopher Quentin Meillassoux in his 2008 After Finitude . There Meillassoux claims to have shown that Kant and all philosophers...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (2): 141–162.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Tom Eyers The Anglophone reception of the French philosopher Alain Badiou has focused largely on his ontological and political commitments. Where Jacques Rancière is increasingly received as a philosopher of art above all else, Badiou's own critical commitments have received less attention...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Wlad Godzich Epistemology and ontology clash when it comes to “Eastern Europe.” Clashes of this sort try to escape the categories that are at odds and turn toward terminological solutions. But such a move only aggravates the problem while appearing to trivialize it. The terminological instability...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 197–212.
Published: 01 May 2014
... interpretation leads him to equate two conceptions of ourselves that are and must be kept distinct in Heidegger’s ontology: the self as “I myself” and the self as “anyone” ( das Man ). Second, Haugeland’s claim that “others” is Heidegger’s generic terms for persons obscures the methodological orientation...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 63–93.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of rampant subjectivity, exercising total domination over materials, but equally of rampant essences that mold or mock the ego. It is associated no less with heightened subjective expression than it is with the opposite: depersonalization, objectivity, ontology. The essay attempts to theorize this seeming...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 239–250.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Oliver Simons Paul North’s The Yield: Kafka’s Atheological Reformation is one of the few books to have analyzed Kafka’s so-called Zürau Aphorisms , a collection of short texts from 1917–1918. North reads these notations as “reflections” in the tradition of ontological philosophy, “thoughts...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 1–42.
Published: 01 February 2020
... (who is also a thinker of Christianity) frequently mentions. It is the thought of the subject, the author, the artist, the genius, the sovereign, and the creator. Such exceptionalism is political as well as aesthetic. It is philosophical—ontological and metaphysical—as well as theological. If Jullien...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 119–151.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Stathis Gourgouris This essay takes as point of departure three phrases by Marx, Heidegger, and Benjamin in order to restage Aristotle’s notion of zōon politikon as a way of rethinking humanism as a radical political project for our times. At the same time, it reconfigures ontological questions...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 35–47.
Published: 01 February 2021
... articulation of things. The ontological theory of language at issue here, with its concern for the problems of meaning and translation in particular and its methodological distance-in-nearness, entails a simultaneously concentrated and expansive allegorical experience of the world. Allegory brings out the word...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (1): 263–292.
Published: 01 February 2022
... and CGI blockbusters remediate premodern cultural narratives but also provides an analytical measure for approaching the growing phenomenon of motion capture and composited performances. The “virtual realism” of CGI frees Chinese filmmakers to reject the ontological realism of photography and instead...
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