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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 7–35.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Benedetto Fontana Duke University Press 2006 Reason and Politics: Philosophy Confronts the People Benedetto Fontana 1 This essay attempts to analyze the political thought of Leo Strauss, whose...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 91–99.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Allen Dunn Both Martin Heidegger and Theodor Adorno lament the disenchantment of the world that results from the secularization process, but both are loath to call for a return to mythic culture. They seek a postsecular source of value independent of both premodern myth and enlightened reason. As...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 121–152.
Published: 01 August 2019
... constituencies. Crucial to its realization was the reimagination of the past and the present’s relationship to it. This essay explores the reasons late Qing intellectuals felt it necessary to rename the country, the inspiration they drew upon, and the spatial and temporal presuppositions of the new idea of China...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (1): 1–53.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Philip Mirowski The contemporary literature on neoliberalism has grown so large as to be unwieldy. For some on the left, this has presented an occasion to denounce it altogether. This essay briefly diagnoses some of the possible reasons for the spreading disaffection and links that diagnosis to...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 May 2020
... safeguards. Unlike criminal forfeiture ( in personam ), civil forfeiture generally proceeds against the offending property ( in rem ), not against the person. A piece of property does not have the rights of a person; so, instead of proving crime beyond “a reasonable doubt,” suspicion equal to “probable cause...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 165–201.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Wang Hui This essay proposes to establish a connection between the concept of “trans-systemic society” and the concept of “region” mainly for two reasons. On the one hand, the idea of region, which is distinct both from nation-state and from ethnicity, and which is based on a special human...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 189–206.
Published: 01 May 2011
... links between morality and reason; the commonplace that associates lifestyle with queer acts and persons; and the conflation of character with identity—discloses both the problems of this discourse and the truths it exposes. Starting with a discussion of an important episode become trope in Kant's...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (1): 17–42.
Published: 01 February 2012
... the political consciousness and reasoning. Rather, it has been a surgical intervention undertaken by the citizenry in the daily life-practices of society. © 2012 by Mouldi Guessoumi 2012 The Grammars of the Tunisian Revolution...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 19–41.
Published: 01 February 2015
... reason driven by an unreflective telos . This essay emphasizes the homelessness—both physical and spiritual—that Adorno and Spanos recognize as a consequence of such unrestrained Enlightenment rationality. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 telos war memoir Theodor W. Adorno William V...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 67–85.
Published: 01 February 2015
... critical understanding of imperial reason and his particular adaptation of Martin Heidegger’s destructive hermeneutics to the historical narrative informing humanism, the modern university, and the profession, are among his main contributions to contemporary criticism. Each of his interventions has been...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 57–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
... constitutionally unable to fully ground themselves in the world and for that reason are open both to anxiety and to openness and risk. This essay argues that these two forms of precarity are not only increasing but are approaching closer to one another, with the result that old leftist models, which posit stable...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (1): 201–229.
Published: 01 February 2018
... reasons, it is useful here because of the ways these poets struggle with and critique the neoliberal normalization and market-driven homogenization of Northern Irish culture in the aftermath of the Belfast Agreement (Good Friday Agreement). But this poetry also admits complicity with the historical...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (3): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2018
... justifies arguments for a distinct Taiwan identity that resists dissolution into a vague “Chineseness.” The Taiwan case suggests, for the same reason that it is misleading to approach colonialism from nationalist perspectives as an obstacle to national identity without also accounting for the ways in which...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 19–27.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Michael Hays This essay addresses the rather complex questions of the history and function of the word tragedy : Is there a historically and logically consistent use of the word that can serve as a constant in discussions of both drama and dramatic theory? I will try to address some of the reasons...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 47–59.
Published: 01 February 2009
.... There were good reasons in many Latin American countries to suppose that armed struggle might be a viable, or in some cases even a necessary, strategy. For awhile, the international conjuncture of forces in fact favored armed struggle. Much has been made of the limitations of the cultural politics of...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 139–176.
Published: 01 February 2021
... advocated for in order to stave off the decline of the British Empire and to shore up a permanent Anglo-American supremacy against all threats. Still, as the English language becomes “global,” English departments today founder for a variety of reasons and convey a persistent sense of crisis. Has the time...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 69–77.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Shar`iah , or Islamic law; and other crucial concepts such as ijtihad or independent reasoning and ijma' or consensus. This essay will argue that the so-called fundamentalist versions of Islam are burdened by a literalism that has no grounding and no sanction in the sacred texts of Islam. The myth of...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 83–135.
Published: 01 February 2013
... repository of truths hidden from rational subjectivity and belying the foundations of the liberal state. Such claims rest on highly disputable theories of secularization that selectively sample the past and themselves simplify the interrelationships between profane reason and religious lifeworlds that have...
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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 (2014) 41 (2): 1.
Published: 01 May 2014
... about politics. It seemed right that boundary 2 should take notice of Mandela and his influence. We decided to gather responses to Mandela as a political figure. b2 issued a call for very brief papers from several spots on the globe and from different generations. Our contributors have given us reason...