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positions (2009) 17 (1): 97–125.
Published: 01 February 2009
... organized by Kōsaka Masa'aki, Nishitani Keiji, Kōyama Iwao, and the historian Suzuki Shigetaka. These discussions aimed to legitimate Japanese empire and its war efforts through a “philosophy of world history.” In particular, in the last session, “The Philosophy of Total War,” the participants provided...
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positions (2021) 29 (4): 719–758.
Published: 01 November 2021
... over the collective, civil society over the state, diversity over homogeneity, contingency over necessity, and fragmentation over totality has achieved important advances, but it has also foreclosed essential new directions for research. The article then sketches an alternative approach that does...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the frame of the spiritual totality to be shared by the individuals as parts of the whole. The two symbiotic states, self-abjection and the participation within the gong , constructed a particular mode of discourse of the psyche in East Asia during the Pacific War and paved the way for the frame...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Peng Hsiao-yen This article centers on Zhu Tianwen, Zhu Tianxin, and Zhang Dachun, writers who were born and brought up in the “solders' villages” and have cultivated a condition of marginality that allows them to position themselves as nonbelievers—those who question the truth of any totalizing...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 629–659.
Published: 01 August 2008
...-projected attitudes. While thematically arranged, usually in sequences more or less centered on romantic entanglements, these poems reflect the rational, national, industrial capitalist environment and its totalizing effects. Critical lines of escape are left only in the force of fresh juxtaposition...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 653–669.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Slavoj Žižek Replying to the critical remarks in “Poeticizing Revolution,” the text clarifies the topic of Mao Zedong's dialectics and of the possibility of radical social transformation today. It points out Mao's total misunderstanding of what Hegel meant by dialectical process: Mao's dialectics...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 597–621.
Published: 01 November 2019
... not as the total sum of films produced in Japan, or by Japanese filmmakers, but as a shared watching experience of films regardless of their country of origin. Measuring Imamura’s thesis against other theories of Japanese national cinema that were published around the same time, during World War II, the essay...
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positions (2011) 19 (2): 581–613.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and its allies, Liu also endorses the total Westernization of China and wholesale privatization of its economy. Despite the common conception of Liu as an advocate of democracy in the face of China's authoritarian government, he seemingly does not even back universal suffrage. The award of the prize...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 181–194.
Published: 01 February 2004
... for homosexual marriage but totally against single-mindedness and exclusiveness in love. It seems that you have a totally different love theory of your own. What is your ideal state of love, then? If it were something free of all restraints, I’d imagine...
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positions (2023) 31 (1): 171–202.
Published: 01 February 2023
..., the speculative experience of the “other-world” trope appears in many other forms throughout the fictional ecology of anime and related media. We may distill from these multifarious isekai a particular imaginative situation: a newcomer's subjective encounter with a strange world that builds toward a total...
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positions (1994) 2 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 1994
.... And it is in the primordial inseparability of historicity and sociality that what is too easily termed subjectiuity is conjugated; it is also in that conjunction that an interrogation of the concept of totality is ineluctable. Third, and quite obvi- ously...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 65–90.
Published: 01 February 2007
...- tiques of this film. Such judgments, as we will see, ultimately refuse the Choe ❘❘ Ethics and Spectatorship in the Global Economy 67 other its radical heterogeneity, absorbing the possibility of otherness into the totality of the same...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 133–160.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of universality posited by liberal bourgeois philoso- phy and the totality of the particular found in fascism, two cultural forma- tions that emerged out of contradictions between the naturalness and histo- ricity of “general intellect.” However, as So...
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positions (2022) 30 (4): 679–703.
Published: 01 November 2022
... cinema shows crime and sex as forms close to pure subjectivity, since they transgress social totality through alienation and the body, and not through idealizations (such as romantic love) or ideological guidelines set by social agents. By starting with crime and sex Ōshima avoided imposing as a director...
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positions (1998) 6 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 1998
... history being the sum total of factual knowledge appears viable once again. This is an illusion. The papers collected here suggest a pattern. But it is more along the lines of an underlying problematic than of a consensus on shared posi...
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positions (1994) 2 (2): 356–381.
Published: 01 May 1994
... of Levenson turns out to be a misadventure, however; he raises the issue of tension only to dismiss it as a matter of “logical fallacy.” Hong Changtai and Li Zehou, two Chinese scholars, are totally immunized against the tension- crisis-dilemma...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 9–30.
Published: 01 February 2005
... for the political: the fear of death does not totally regulate it. An excess sets in, has always already set in, and this excess undoes not just the moral containment of the will to power but also the determination of the political as contained...
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positions (2009) 17 (1): 73–95.
Published: 01 February 2009
...]. Liberalism as individualism places individuals at the forefront in the relation between society and individuals, viewing soci- ety as the mere sum total of individuals without regard to their mutual relation. Moreover, liberalism as a simple...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 261–288.
Published: 01 February 2004
..., and moderation and restraint by resisting the idea of a total or dominating truth. Since the early 1980s, Shiva has provided us with an incisive ecofeminist analysis of how masculinist science and development models have led...
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positions (2014) 22 (2): 329–369.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Moreover, Mantetsu employees and their families accounted for about a third of the Japanese population in Manchuria — totaling 200,000 by 1930 — an urban, elite civil- ian cast of skilled laborers, white-­collar workers, professionals, managers...