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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 199–243.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of the oikos in theorizing the demands of the present. Drawing from conflictual interpretations of Aristotle’s Metaphysics and Politics and reading against the grain of Marxist feminism, this article proposes a general theory of incapacity that identifies the role of capacity in reproducing the problem...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 119–157.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Brett Zehner Abstract This methodologically important essay aims to trace a genealogical account of Herbert Simon’s media philosophy and to contest the histories of artificial intelligence that overlook the organizational capacities of computational models. As Simon’s work demonstrates, humans...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (1): 109–142.
Published: 01 June 2022
... attention to how biological matter uses space. Without the involvement of DNA, the prion protein is physically capable of transforming nonprion proteins into prion proteins—a capacity afforded by the specific characteristics of the energy landscape it propagates within, which in turn is determined...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 245–266.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Jaleh Mansoor Abstract This essay argues that the artwork’s opacity and purposively purposeless quality are a tacit refusal of the compulsory division between intellectual and manual labor, which afford the artwork a unique capacity to access an otherwise occluded totality. By analyzing conceptual...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 179–206.
Published: 01 December 2016
... (the secularization the- sis), but the more pressing issue—in my mind—concerns the ethical or political. Along these lines, the failure of the secular to fulfi ll its claims concerns the division and concomitant gap between, on one hand, the claimed capacity of the secular to establish...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 247–283.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., then, is largely one of affirmation: of potential; the inherent relation of all things; the power and capacity “to affect and be affected” that is, in itself, an openness to the World. 2 The World comes into being through the affective encounter—affect marks “the complex assemblages that come to compose bodies...
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Qui Parle (2015) 24 (1): 173–184.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of nuclear weapons de- stroys democracy, especially in the United States; destroys civilization at large, making any kind of social contract invalid; and destroys the capacity for the individual body to off er its consent to any political process. These three spheres— US democracy, the social contract...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 159–188.
Published: 01 December 2022
... from systems of representation and authority that deny, or lose sight of, their historicity, provisionality, and capacity for being otherwise. Such “system[s] of exclusions” and “agent[s] of closure” might be variously composed, but for Said they could all be characterized as “religious” insofar...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 135–160.
Published: 01 December 2015
... imbrication of Filipino and American nation building during the four decades led not only to racialized differences between the two populations but to a proliferation of new forms of racialized dif- ference in both places, differences through which political capacity and agency were...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 61–77.
Published: 01 June 2017
... will know that Lyotard was actually quite cautious about the political appeal to human rights, 3 just as he is more generally about the capacity of politics to speak to the dimensions of human experience he seeks to evoke in this essay by referring to the thought of Levinas or his own gathering thought...
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Qui Parle (2010) 19 (1): 89–106.
Published: 01 June 2010
... extensa by “purely mental scrutiny” (M, 21), but he does so by temporarily indulging his sensory perceptions. As a speculative counterfactual to his own theory of perceptions, Hume grants the mind’s capacity to construct the idea of an entirely un- perceived shade of blue—and then immediately...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (1): 7–26.
Published: 01 June 2022
... or even technologies, in the broadest sense of that term. If the poem claims to mediate thought or mind, ghosts haunt us through their capacity for mediation, the manifestation of their presence through the various forms of physical and nonphysical substrates. In the poem above, the ghost is anchored...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2015
... vol. 23, no. 2 Like the neutral, the affective, and the mimetic, the grammati- cal repertoire of like is queer in its capacity for incapacity, even as so compressed a turn of phrase only distorts what in liking seems mostly boring. Its semantic ancillariness and affective...
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Qui Parle (2009) 18 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 June 2009
... was the most rational or because he had immediate access to nature.” By refusing to take a stand on truth, these studies make possible a multiplicity of interpretations of the real, yet, in so doing, they deprive Nature of its capacity to stabilize the real. As Trevor Pinch says: By studying how...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (2): 285–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
... if the gesture came from a place of care. In other words, while it was evident that the gift-giving productive capacity or task of my able body, once it was given, would reciprocally result in the gift of a wage, I was not so sure that the gift of an unpredictably unruly and disabled, nonproductive, autoimmune...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 223–251.
Published: 01 December 2011
... animal,’ that is one who by defi nition lives in a community), the loss, in other words, of some of the most es- sential characteristics of human life” (OT, 297). Insofar as it can be deduced from the ontological human capacity for speech and action—the distinctively human...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 3–18.
Published: 01 December 2012
... we can reconnect to past ones. It fi nally wonders what the relationship is between af- fect and consciousness in general—whether, as Antonio Damasio has overtly hypothesized and as most affect theorists tend implic- itly to assume, there is a special relationship between our capacity...
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Qui Parle (2012) 21 (1): 71–83.
Published: 01 June 2012
... capacity for speech, man is in a position to carve out for himself an essential role both as the source of sonorous emission and, perhaps even above all, as the receiving ear. The exquisitely physical nature of the rela- tion between voice and ear does not go unobserved by those phi- losophers who...
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Qui Parle (2013) 22 (1): 55–61.
Published: 01 June 2013
... at the level of the collective imagination, then human rights have a much longer period of gestation and their shortcomings need to be understood differently. The management of a population qua biological species in order to optimize and enhance its capacities as valuable resources of a state is best...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 213–238.
Published: 01 June 2014
... individuations of the type at fi ve in the afternoon are defi ned by their capacity to affect and to be affected, that is, as longitudes or compositions of rela- tions of force, complex relations of variable speeds (speeding up and slowing down), but also as latitudes, variations...