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positions (2018) 26 (4): 749–780.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., not the librarian) in favor of the fantasy characters that cohabit his mind-world. Refuting wide-spread readings of this “brain in the vat” premise in the denouement as an advocacy of solipsism or nihilism, the author interprets this “end of the world” as the rise of an essentially individualist yet socially...
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positions (2005) 13 (3): 649–658.
Published: 01 August 2005
....—From yes- terday to today.—Nihilism and fatalism.—The division of confidence.— “And yet, this is the eve.” 1 If belief poses the possibility of salvation, and consequently the potential eternity of the subject...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 117–142.
Published: 01 February 2023
..., it was not in his nihilistic view of Buddhism but in such ideas as amor fati and the Dionysian as the overcoming of nihilism that Nietzsche came closest to Buddhism, and especially to Mahāyāna.” How do we make intellectual sense of that fact that, even though Nietzsche for the most part got Buddhism “wrong,” some...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 689–718.
Published: 01 November 2021
....” What happiness researchers would call unhappiness, Ci describes as “nihilism”; the Chinese term bu manyi 不滿意 may capture the idea better than any English phrase. In Ci's words: “At the point they expected the future to meet the present . . . nothing happened. The gap between future and present...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 145–169.
Published: 01 February 2010
... for critique. Critical Anxieties Roy Starrs, in his Deadly Dialectics: Sex, Violence, and Nihilism in the World of Yukio Mishima, delivers a summation of the sociohistorical figure of Mishima as follows: “Scion of a privileged, upper...
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positions (2018) 26 (3): 483–515.
Published: 01 August 2018
...”) . In NMz 3 : 349 – 56 . Nibuya Takashi . 1994 . “ Cinema/Nihilism/Freedom .” In The Japan/America Film Wars: WWII Propaganda and Its Cultural Contexts , edited by Nornes Abé Mark Yukio Fukushima , 121 – 46 . Chur, Switzerland : Harwood . Nishida Kitarō . [1926] 1965–66...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 351–381.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the nature of their activities by promulgating liberalism and forming the basis for the eclecti- cism of Jikken Kb. Sharing the Vision: Jikken Ko¯bo¯’s Choice When the intellectual world was filled with postwar nihilism, Jikken K b’s...
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positions (2001) 9 (3): 559–584.
Published: 01 August 2001
... Governmentofficialsseizedontheassertionsofacrisisinhistoryastheorigin of unwanted tendencies. They condemned the alleged crisis for creating disruption, chaos, anarchism, and nihilism; for dismissing Marxism and advocating multiplicity; and for discrediting Chinese history under the guise positions 9:3 Winter...
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positions (2004) 12 (3): 773–786.
Published: 01 August 2004
... of the wall. A further methodological analysis of the visual approach of Xu’s work, however, may tell us that it is no more than a surreal visual effect—a grand tangible nihilism. With its outdoor working process, Ghosts Pounding the Wall resembles...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 159–171.
Published: 01 February 2012
... fragmented under the continuing hegemony Tolentino ‚ Positioning positions 167 of the state. As with other modes of closure of narratives in indie cinema, Serbis represents a political nihilism that is able to implicate...
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positions (2011) 19 (1): 217–228.
Published: 01 February 2011
... Documentary Movement. Relative to nineteenth- ­century critical realism, Jia Zhangke’s narrative is much calmer, and moral judgments are presented through a documentary style. Compared with the themes of modern nihilism, Jia Zhangke is more absorbed...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 1994
.... But when Ota, for example, writes that “the somber reminder that we have a common fate absolutely forbids us to indulge in either nihilism or easy evasion,”l5 she undoubtedly evokes a being-in-common which might be construed as a certain...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 91–111.
Published: 01 February 2007
... and an impending nihilism. The infinite variety of things — earth, sun, sea, night, sky, dreams — is not distinguished from annihilation: “the earth is flying away” and “the drawn back horizon” collapses with a cry, the sun “falls in the abyss...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 653–669.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of the void comes. The most fearsome enemy of the politics of emancipation is not the repression by the established order. It is the interiority of nihilism, and the cruelty without limits which can accompany its void.6 What...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 781–798.
Published: 01 August 2011
... in a nontheological manner in processes of secular modernity. Compared with traditional theologies, Radical Orthodoxy shifts the focus to secular experience in the modern world. Language, nihilism, desire, eroti- cism, bodies, the city, and aesthetics...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 721–740.
Published: 01 August 2014
... heritages are claimed to be authentic in the intangible cultural heritage movement between state and society. Even so, those scholars do not sink into academic nihilism but instead seek opportunities for more vigorous research.   4...
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positions (2006) 14 (2): 405–425.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., the socialists’ panicked reaction ironically reveals the strength of the anarchist criticisms regarding the role of art. The socialist movements of the mid-1920s in Korea indiscriminately mixed Marxism, anarchism, nihilism, Feuerbachism...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 229–256.
Published: 01 May 2011
...- ment and nihilism. With emphasis on the global competitiveness of the Fili- pinos and their diligence, the succeeding generation of directors used both similar and experimental forms of showcasing poverty but with very little local...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 February 1998
... in the process of representation, and thus implies not an epistemological nihilism but a historical subject that is simultaneously aware of its own pit- falls, or a transcendental subject that is paradoxically aware of the impasse...
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positions (1993) 1 (3): 553–580.
Published: 01 August 1993
..., or to a convic- tion in the utter uselessness of nationalism as something that has already become a thing of the past in developed countries. Either way, what under- lies it is a sort of national nihilism that says we are a pitiful nation lacking...