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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 1–8.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Sentiments , to illustrate the generic excess of examples, which are interesting in part because they are never reducible to the arguments they supposedly exemplify. It then proceeds to use the example to trouble the apparent opposition between utilitarianism—the implicit target of many philosophical...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 123–150.
Published: 01 February 2006
... neighbor as yourself, constitute the ideal perfec- tion of utilitarian morality 2 But it is the same John Bowring who acted as 1. John Newsinger, ‘‘Elgin in China New Left Review 15 (May–June 2002): 119. 2. John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism,inCollected Works of John Stuart Mill, ed. F. E. L. Priest...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 25–39.
Published: 01 May 2013
...), 296. 10. J. J. C. Smart and Bernard Williams, Utilitarianism: For and against (New York: Cam- bridge University Press, 1973), 104. 28 boundary 2 / Summer 2013 In what follows, I will try to sketch out the history and content of this ethical tradition and its relation to novelistic...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 25–33.
Published: 01 February 2007
...  /  Robbins  /  The Smell of Infrastructure  27 emerges in reaction against the proindustrial ideology of utilitarianism. In his chapter about Mill’s essays on Bentham and Coleridge, Williams sug- gests that “the multiplication of physical comforts”—proud instances were new utilities like gas light...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (3): 157–159.
Published: 01 August 2004
... boundary 2 / Fall 2004 Ferguson, Frances. Pornography, the Theory: What Utilitarianism Did to Action. Chi- cago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. Fischlin, Daniel, and Ajay Heble, eds. The Other Side of Nowhere: Jazz, Improvisa- tion, and Communities in Dialogue. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 243–245.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor of English at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Wordsworth: Language as Counter-­ spirit; Solitude and the Sublime: Romanticism and the Aesthetics of Individuation; Pornography, the Theory: What Utilitarianism Did to Action; and articles...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 9–23.
Published: 01 May 2013
... as constraining and misleading as the most quantitatively reduc- tive utilitarian example, particularly as it can harvest the reader’s relative omniscience in relation to a character in the form of complacency about the reader’s moral insight. That reader may, he says, experience moral dilem...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 173–195.
Published: 01 February 2007
... preoccupations concerned five related issues: the balancing of rational-utilitarian truth with intuitive-spiritual truth (the latter more compatible with the tradition of Orthodoxy); the centrality of collective identity (preserving the illusion of an intimate link between elite . In fact, Pascal...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (2): 207–211.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Narrative. Dur- ham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2008. West, Henry R. Mill’s “Utilitarianism.” Reader’s Guides. New York: Continuum Inter- national Publishing Group, Inc., 2007. Žižek, Slavoj. The Universal Exception. Ed. Rex Butler and Scott Stephens. New York: Continuum International Publishing...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 163–199.
Published: 01 August 2006
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boundary 2 (2005) 32 (1): 191–208.
Published: 01 February 2005
... utilitarian calculation. We do not want to sound like Jeremy Bentham or Michael Ignatieff. In his book The War- rior’s Honor: Ethnic War and the Modern Conscience, Ignatieff answers the charge of selectivity in the application of human rights norms by defending the principle of accommodation.16 The...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 77–100.
Published: 01 February 2011
... throughout the ages were considered to have placed morality above profits and utility, whereas the Mohists took the opposite stance. The Confucian hatred for the utilitarian profit motive (though some would argue that the Confucians were more against using immoral means to accumulate profit...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 7–50.
Published: 01 February 2000
... despite the self-serving devotion to the maintenance of its class position, it claimed to be anti-utilitarian or use-less. Erudition, learning for the sake of learning, refinement, intellectual pleasure—such privileged 9...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 203–229.
Published: 01 February 2011
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 179–194.
Published: 01 February 2015
... domination, as well as a more expansive rethinking of the secu- lar as “worldly,” specifically in light of “the reduction of language/thought to a dehumanized and dehumanizing quantitative, utilitarian, calculative, and finally biopolitical medium” (47). Drawing from a wide range of previ- ous...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 231–245.
Published: 01 May 2015
... without repression” (71): “In sublimation we are momentarily lifted from the utilitarian world of calculations . . . and allowed a relation to the thing that does not crush or destroy us” (73). Through sublimation, we can “come into contact with the hyperbolic dimension of the ethical demand without...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 35–47.
Published: 01 February 2021
... something radically differ- ent from the utilitarian program of the so-called STEM polices of the last decade but really reaching back, if I m not mistaken, to the early 1960s in urban America. Like other critical and creative minds of his day, Benjamin wanted the deductive connectivity of scientific...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (2): 71–87.
Published: 01 May 2010
... is not directly instrumental, utilitarian, prag- matic, propagandist, or promotional—itself an adversarial gesture? Unan- swerable questions, perhaps. Many of the new, younger critics and his- torians of American literature are concerned with “ideology”—both in its negative (Marx...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 105–120.
Published: 01 August 2009
... phlox as in alphabet pinks” (23). After all, the demand that I’ve been making on the poem to make sense in a functional, utilitarian manner is precisely what you could expect from a critic who is under the impression that poetry is supposed to be a form of philosophizing. Hence Stevens’s “An...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (1): 79–113.
Published: 01 February 2007