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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 177–193.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Sarah Bagley This essay reviews Jacqueline Rose’s Proust among the Nations and Christopher Prendergast’s Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic in light of the political implications of their readings of In Search of Lost Time . Rose skillfully investigates explicit references to anti-Semitism...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (1): 55–71.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Christian Thorne The essay surveys the surprising intellectual affinities between Hayekian neoliberalism and the work of one of its leading critics, Philip Mirowski. One of the chief characteristics of neoliberalism, on Mirowski’s account, is its philosophical skepticism or antifoundationalism—its...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (3): 65–88.
Published: 01 August 2019
... that prefigured developments within Miyoshi’s critical consciousness, particularly regarding pursuits of justice within and beyond the university. I argue that Miyoshi’s pedagogical commitment to justice for students nourished his skepticism toward academic discipline—in theory and practice. This enduring...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 25–61.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the literary subject to build symbolic extensions that stretch thin the wolves for various purposes. Collectively, such acts of reading expose both an important quality of our historical moment and the ideological function of literary intellectuals within it. They show that our era is one of skepticism about...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (3): 81–96.
Published: 01 August 2005
... be more rewarding to give the history of its argu- mentative forms than to give the history of the concepts or keywords about which it is so skittish. So the question becomes: Can we understand the form of poststructuralist skepticism as a historical problem or project of a special kind...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (2): 21–54.
Published: 01 May 2007
... before the gale storm (ʿusūf ) of skepticism (as- shak) sent by al-Maʿarrī and al-Khayyam, until the iron fist of science came crashing down and destroyed it once and for all.” Continuing this line of thought, he tells himself, “At least I am not an atheist, I still believe in God. But religion...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 175–179.
Published: 01 February 2000
... and the Parthenon the way a skeptic might respond should he ever see ‘‘the form of the Lock Ness Monster stranded on the lake shore’’ (241). The other self reacts in turn to this strange reaction, unable to equate impossible phantasy...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (1): 19–73.
Published: 01 February 2001
... to Rorty personally was said very intuitively. Now, by contrast, I feel I am better equipped with more and better arguments. The Weapon of Reason: The Life Criterion for Every Single Thing among Skeptics and Cynics FG: I would like to return to the communicational model...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 91–99.
Published: 01 August 2010
... is a process of demystification; it is supposed to deliver us from super- stition by engendering a healthy skepticism about the kinds of authority that support antiquated and oppressive forms of culture. Thus, the force of enlightenment is primarily negative; it tests beliefs for validity...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of belief, in ways that cannot be measured at all. It is to make a wager, but quite unlike Blaise Pascal’s skepticism, as it is often reproduced in the popular imagination: Believe in God because you’ve got nothing to lose; if he exists, you will be rewarded, and if he doesn’t, it won’t matter...
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (1): 209–222.
Published: 01 February 2005
... the very obvious risks of relying too much on our own persuasions, namely, the risk of skepticism. In a famous essay, he suggests that there is what he 2. All quotations are from Immanuel Kant, Kritik der Urteilskraft, ed. W. Weischedel, Werk- ausgabe, vol. 10 (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1981). I have used...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 14.
Published: 01 February 2002
... ordinary words, insisting that ‘‘my lan- guage is not in the words There is in his poetry a skepticism of language— the despair that ‘‘each explanation is delimiting closuring, each word leads astraypaired with a struggle against skepticism and a strong faith in lan- guage, which makes reading...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 15–24.
Published: 01 February 2002
... poets, lan- guage, for Björling, constitutes the poetic medium. What sets him apart is his technique of using only the most ordinary words, insisting that ‘‘my lan- guage is not in the words There is in his poetry a skepticism of language— the despair that ‘‘each explanation is delimiting closuring...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 3–20.
Published: 01 August 2006
... a criticism of pseudo-objectivity, contrary to the judgmentalism inherent in the skepticism and irony characteristic of tradi- tional humanists, has been attributed to physics envy, our jealousy of scien- tists’ financial and popular success starting in the 1940s. Perhaps so, but more striking is our...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 61–86.
Published: 01 August 2007
... pessimism was first drawn by Karl Popper to describe two opposite mis- takes of thinking. Metzger uses these terms not to refer, as Popper does, to the extreme readiness to believe or not to believe, but rather to desig- nate two ways of balancing credulity and skepticism (22). Still, in Metz...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 31–62.
Published: 01 November 2019
... he was working on Swift in History. Arguing that Said s polemic is a satire of contemporary criticism, O Hara reads Said, in Swiftian fashion, as ironically Deutsch / Swift, Said, and Literature 39 Intellectual freedom, as Jean Starobinski (1985) wrote of Swift s skeptical predecessor and influence...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 239–241.
Published: 01 February 2007
.... Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Carrier, David. Museum Skepticism: A History of the Display of Art in Public Culture. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2006. Cheyfitz, Eric, ed. The Columbia Guide to American Indian Literatures of the United States Since 1945...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 221–223.
Published: 01 August 2012
... University Press, 2012. Kelly, Michael. A Hunger for Aesthetics: Enacting the Demands of Art. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. Khan, Naveeda. Muslim Becoming: Aspiration and Skepticism in Pakistan. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012. Kirksey, Eben. Freedom in Entangled Worlds: West...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 213–221.
Published: 01 August 2008
... am skeptical about general “theories” to explain and about “methods” to detect Stimmungen. My skepticism regarding “meth- ods” goes even further—for I believe that humanists, rather than following and making themselves dependent on “paths,” should concentrate on the potential...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 199–216.
Published: 01 May 2010
...” of liberalism as the necessary ideology for electoral politics. Many of the East Asian nations like to evoke reinvented local “traditions,” which resonate with the citizenry, to contest and reject the “community corrosive” consequences of liberal individualism. This has led to skepticism...