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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 777–778.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Ron Ben-Tovim ronbent@bgu.ac.il Nil Santianez , The Literature of Absolute War: Transnationalism and World War II . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2020 . 274 pp. Copyright © 2022 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2022 Nil Santianez's book-length...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 269–294.
Published: 01 June 2016
...-Leninism or so-called dialectical materialism but rather in a neutralization of the inevitable contradictions of the “actually achieved” spatial utopia by projecting them onto the temporal axis. The essence of Soviet ideology thus lies in the absolute and enduring future projection of present...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 175–200.
Published: 01 September 2015
... statements and propositions. The fact that narrative operation often implies a poetics of truth telling makes literary narratives—and complex novels, above all—a privileged genre for conveying insights about life and the world, especially at a time when we no longer believe in one absolute truth universally...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 613–636.
Published: 01 December 2005
... the immediacy of intuitions with the lawfulness of concepts—is a hopelessly riven “I-think.” Reading Kant was a traumatic event for contemporaries, especially for philosophers, who attempted to make the world whole again by formulating new versions of absolute unity. It was Wilhelm von Humboldt who theorized...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 125–235.
Published: 01 March 2006
... in two silent Formalist logics of making strange: one absolute and universalist, the other more relativized to history, both originating in Shklovsky's own ambivalence, or thoughtlessness, and still going strong. The reversions include the underground pushing of the idea to some extremein (Post...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 327–351.
Published: 01 June 2016
... to which those challenges can be said to have been of our own making up to now. Meillassoux’s Speculative Materialism: Absolute Contingency The question motivating Meillassoux (2008: 9) is how we are to make sense of scientific statements regarding, for example, the origin of the universe...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 623–644.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to refer to the most fundamental and exemplary works. During the Warring States period (475 BC to 221 BC), the term was already used to refer to the “Five Classics” of the neo-Confucian tradition, which were believed to contain absolute truths. The Confucian classics were canonized and codified during...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 603–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... But by asserting the pragmatic position and power of literature within and above the political arena, so runs the argument, Céline in the 1930s came to define writing as an act of absolute authority, indeed of terror. He rejected not only the avant-garde writer figure removed from the world, but also...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 49–66.
Published: 01 March 2021
...- nar/seminary as sites of seed-sowing, reproduction, and cultivation, one finds the se´minaire to be on the side of living speech. And yet, short of testi- fying to an absolute division between speech and writing, speech as seminar is here conceived of as a form of writing or trace...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 609–625.
Published: 01 December 2004
..., propositional statements— and statements of absolute value, which cannot, by definition, be transformed into proposi- tional statements: ‘‘Although all judgments of relative value can be shown to be mere state- ments of facts, no statement of fact can ever be, or imply, a judgment of absolute value...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 443–474.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of our well-being in the same manner as geometrical figures. Euclidean geometry is, after all, the domain of strict necessity and absolute certainty. Triangles are eternally and everywhere the same. Their properties, such as the sum of their interior angles equaling 180 degrees, are deducible...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., that is, as an instance of mediation between society and nature. Rather, they use the affective bond to move within the spatiotem- poral framework as their argument requires. We will see much the same strategy when we analyze the other historians. My second example from McKeon is taken from part 2. Absolutism pro...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (1): 91–122.
Published: 01 March 2002
... argue, develops an unstable but imagina- tively attractive response: a relation of absolute and illicit passion. I exam- ine in some detail, drawing on Mark Turner and Gilles Fauconnier’s model of conceptual integration networks, how the semantic domains of love and politics are brought together...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (4): 561–593.
Published: 01 December 2020
... visible. That is the historical lesson to be drawn from de Man s much-discussed reading of Baudelaire. And in this sense, it really is imperative to historicize the theory of lyric and to ascribe, as does for example Jackson, an absolutely central role to the nine- teenth century in the history...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (2): 221–249.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., ordinary-life irony seems to be no ‘‘natural kind in Sperber and Wilson’s words. I suggest that real-life irony is a concept that stretches beyond one core principle. 238 Poetics Today 23:2 2.1.6. ‘‘Unlocated’’ or ‘‘Absolute’’ Incongruities Why call some incon- gruities ‘‘absolute What...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (2): 317–352.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of my thoughts and the absolute chastity of my life” (Ford 1995 [1915]: 15; all further references to the novel will be to the 1995 edition). Because Dowell’s avowal applies to “the whole of [his] days” and also to “[his] life,” it is clearly marked as a claim of stable identity. And because...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 475–497.
Published: 01 September 2007
... radical exiled in the 1790s for his opposition to the absolute mon- archy of Frederick VI. Although he had significant family connections .  As Heiberg is primarily being discussed here in the context of his relation to Kierke- gaard, the summary of his views (and literary practice...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 191–205.
Published: 01 June 2003
... are careful not to appear to set scientific knowledge up as somehow absolute. All wisely qualify their claims. But still, it is plain that none of them considers the conclusions of most contemporary literary theory and practice...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 569–587.
Published: 01 September 2017
... ability to tell what we might think of as the absolute truth. I think the key to understanding how contemporary writers try to do two seemingly mutually exclusive things, to hold onto postmodernism’s suspi- cions of totalizing narrative and tell truthful stories at the same time, lies in the type...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 67–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of tolerance toward his foreign way of speaking, that would not normally be extended to him as a citizen of Athens. Socrates s plea thus demonstrates that in ancient Athens the foreigner, the xenos, is not simply the absolute other, the barbarian, the savage absolutely excluded and heterogeneous (Derrida...