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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 246–266.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in ways that resonate with the Odyssey 's own preoccupations. The conceptual framework used to bring these poets into dialogue draws from ancient skepticism as a posture or way of being in the world that shapes philosophical and literary works bound up in what the Pyrrhonists called “the searching way...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 52–70.
Published: 01 March 2014
... part brings the insights of this minor text to bear on both the controversial “rule-following” paradox from Philosophical Investigations and the role of skepticism in Wittgenstein's late philosophy. I suggest two related analogies, or what Wittgenstein himself might have called “family resemblances...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 43–53.
Published: 01 January 2009
... the Holocaust and Austerlitz mediates the search for his history through photographs of landscapes and buildings. This mediation also occurs through Sebald's dialogue with Wittgenstein's skepticism and, indeed, Through its focus on architectural “monumentality,” Austerlitz brings into full articulation Sebald's...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
... with a growing aloofness and skepticism as he begins to turn against what he believed to be the various avant-garde excesses of Joyce's massive novel. As a result, I argue, the allusion at the end of “Pierre Menard” to a “parasitic book” that is highly reminiscent of Ulysses functions as a key...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
... or a misprision of Frye, Robbins's book eschews the satirical and often cynical or skeptical elements of utopianism's critical functions in order to apprehend and point out the transformative possibilities inherent in text, experience, knowledge, and institutions. In his hands, critical practices thus become part...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 350–353.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of belief, in a natural philosophical context that made “belief” increasingly difficult to sustain. Indeed Stephens insists throughout that what his texts reveal is not in fact “belief” but rather “resistance to skepticism.” In my view there are some problems with this formulation (of which more...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 354–355.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of belief, in a natural philosophical context that made “belief” increasingly difficult to sustain. Indeed Stephens insists throughout that what his texts reveal is not in fact “belief” but rather “resistance to skepticism.” In my view there are some problems with this formulation (of which more...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 355–358.
Published: 01 September 2003
...” in any simple sense, but rather a process of construction of belief, in a natural philosophical context that made “belief” increasingly difficult to sustain. Indeed Stephens insists throughout that what his texts reveal is not in fact “belief” but rather “resistance to skepticism.” In my view...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 358–360.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of belief, in a natural philosophical context that made “belief” increasingly difficult to sustain. Indeed Stephens insists throughout that what his texts reveal is not in fact “belief” but rather “resistance to skepticism.” In my view there are some problems with this formulation (of which more...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 360–363.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of belief, in a natural philosophical context that made “belief” increasingly difficult to sustain. Indeed Stephens insists throughout that what his texts reveal is not in fact “belief” but rather “resistance to skepticism.” In my view there are some problems with this formulation (of which more...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 363–365.
Published: 01 September 2003
...” in any simple sense, but rather a process of construction of belief, in a natural philosophical context that made “belief” increasingly difficult to sustain. Indeed Stephens insists throughout that what his texts reveal is not in fact “belief” but rather “resistance to skepticism.” In my view...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 453–456.
Published: 01 December 2016
... part of the discussion of Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical thought has turned to the contexts in which it gained momentum. Indeed, the development of Nietzsche’s thought, from his epistemological skepticism to his later critique of Judeo-Christian morality, in many ways reflects broader...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 241–245.
Published: 01 September 2015
... it, bears a family resemblance to what we now call network mediation. Preoccupied with the rhetorical contexts of its own modes of expression, the Odyssey presents us with storytellers who must constantly adapt their tales to new environments and exercise an open-minded skepticism toward...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 177–179.
Published: 01 March 2007
... skeptical question “Que sai-je?” and expands the question from “What do I know?” to “How do I know?” and “How can I know?” (1). Recounting Zhuangzi’s famous debate concerning his putative knowledge of a fish’s happiness, Longxi acknowl- edges the mutually implicated relationship between skepticism...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 179–182.
Published: 01 March 2007
... skeptical question “Que sai-je?” and expands the question from “What do I know?” to “How do I know?” and “How can I know?” (1). Recounting Zhuangzi’s famous debate concerning his putative knowledge of a fish’s happiness, Longxi acknowl- edges the mutually implicated relationship between skepticism...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., reconsidering sensi- tive or seemingly unanswerable questions, and going against the grain by questioning the current academic retreat into cultural relativism. In Chapter 1, “Introduction: The Validity of Cross-Cultural Understanding,” Longxi starts with Montaigne’s skeptical question “Que sai-je...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., reconsidering sensi- tive or seemingly unanswerable questions, and going against the grain by questioning the current academic retreat into cultural relativism. In Chapter 1, “Introduction: The Validity of Cross-Cultural Understanding,” Longxi starts with Montaigne’s skeptical question “Que sai-je...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 359–361.
Published: 01 September 2016
... focuses instead on the role of skepticism and irony in the text and offers a skillful and interesting reading of the ways in which La Celestina draws upon the Bible. The dislocation and ironic use of Scripture does not, for Zepp, demonstrate a converso worldview. In discussing Areusa’s famous...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (2): 119–142.
Published: 01 March 2000
... is open to doubt and skepticism: . . . each man calls barbarism whatever is not his own practice; for indeed it seems we have no other test of truth and reason than the example and pattern of the opinions and customs of the country we live in. There is always the perfect religion, the perfect...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (3): 241–255.
Published: 01 June 2006
... stands opposed to two kinds of theorizing. “Theory comes about when the premises of ordinary discourse on literature are no longer accepted as self-evident” (6). Its impetus is skepticism about the loose procedures and vague terminology common in discussions of literature. But as theory attempts...