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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 75–104.
Published: 01 June 2023
... to a speculative proposition—a theoretical and experiential process that continually redefined the nature and identity of both art and life. Chinese readers who sought to learn from Chernyshevsky’s teaching on life noted inconsistencies in his doctrine, often much earlier than Western-language criticism. 11...
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Qui Parle (2015) 24 (1): 161–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... between the Fichtean and Schellingian Systems of Philosophy and Faith and Knowledge to the full- blown demonstrations typifi ed by the 1812 Science of Logic (the version Cole discusses). According to Hegel, the proposition of identity, like any proposition understood speculatively, essentially...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 June 2023
... instability and then resettlement.” In different ways, Zhou and Zhu read “Beauty is life” as a speculative proposition, part of a collective process that ultimately points toward “concretely universal knowledge.” Not unlike recent reclamations of “official” Soviet philosophy, Chan also cuts through the Cold...
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Qui Parle (2008) 17 (1): 147–173.
Published: 01 June 2008
...- creteness, nothing other but the point of the subject. Jean-Luc Nancy In this essay I wish to explore the relationship between angst and abandonment (Gelassenheit) in the speculative mystic thought that harks back to Meister Eckhart, comes to fruition in the experi- ence of baroque...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 19–60.
Published: 01 June 2017
... on conscious cognition. Instead he renders the truth of philosophy as a question of presentation, beginning with one of the most famous propositions of his oeuvre: “It is proper to philosophical writing to stand, with every turn, before the question of presentation anew.” Many commentators have cited...
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Qui Parle (2010) 19 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 June 2010
...- derstanding of the physical world were great. In sensible things, one could fi nd the intelligible, in the changing, the immutable. Through his analysis of sound, Pythagoras had reached the basis of his metaphysics. This was a doctrine Aristotle recorded in a series of lapidary propositions...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 391–404.
Published: 01 December 2019
... by the proposition that black social death is the metaphysical guarantor of modernity and the subject writ large, have emerged as preeminent innovators in black studies. While Afro-pessimism’s detractors are admittedly diverse in their disagreement, from cultural workers and political economists dismayed...
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Qui Parle (2014) 22 (2): 163–175.
Published: 01 December 2014
... or him. By contrast, Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759), while relying heavily upon the language of the visual, presents a metaphor for sympathetic transmission that is crucially narrative-driven, routed through the imaginative facul- ties, or, as Greiner puts it, through “speculation...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 373–389.
Published: 01 December 2019
... English-speaking audiences. Afro-Dog presents its source material less through propositional argument than through montage or recombination, in that Boisseron’s argument tends to emerge through juxtapositions of thematic clusters of material. Readers desiring a more consistent argumentative thread...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 223–251.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, which ap- peared just three years prior to Arendt’s book, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”1 For Arendt the problem with this proposition is that its emphasis on birth assumes that rights are hard-wired into one’s natural existence...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (2): 341–367.
Published: 01 December 2023
... domination in the global market for science fiction. Lem’s grievances on the state of the genre tap into the debate on the geography of influence that remains unresolved within the field of literary studies. His proposition that the United States has usurped the central position vis-à-vis the global...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (1): 143–158.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., inaccessible to the Black nonsubject. Finally, it returns to Hill’s experience and offers speculative implications of a libidinal relationship between the starship’s technics and the slave ship’s terror. Using abductee accounts, interdisciplinary studies of the UFO abduction phenomenon, and critiques...
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Qui Parle (2010) 19 (1): 205–219.
Published: 01 June 2010
...: consciousness, language, art, morality, love.6 Part of the allure of contemporary cognitive science is its prom- ise of a single complete theory of everything. “Consilience” is what biologist Edward Wilson called it—“a conviction, far deeper than a mere working proposition...
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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (1): 41–74.
Published: 01 June 2023
... intention of this essay somewhat pretentiously, is the possibility of sublating the received distinction, reproduced so often in recent critical literature, between wildly speculative, ungrounded theories of totality, on the one hand, and epistemically reticent prohibitions of totality, on the other...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (2): 321–354.
Published: 01 December 2018
... to meaning systems. Philosophy should make connections between singularities, in the virtual; it is speculative, fabulatory. Art’s “uselessness,” similarly, lies in its singularity, excess, empiricism. 62 I find that Ṣadrā’s argument also brings inspiring new concepts to the table. Paying attention...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 215–227.
Published: 01 December 2015
... otherwise— how German history might have turned out differently. Negt and Kluge imagine all the dead people who have “worked” on the historical product that is Germany, and speculate about what those who had such utopian hopes for Germany must think of Germany’s subsequent trajectory: If we...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 159–184.
Published: 01 June 2021
... speculating about the possibility of a machine fulfilling a similar function of “the nervous system as an instrument of classification,” auguring what we call today a “classifier algorithm.” This article shows how Hayek’s connectionist theory of the mind was used to shore up a specific and ideological view...
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Qui Parle (2001) 13 (1): 137–156.
Published: 01 June 2001
... was somewhat diminished. Six years before Bardi, he also authored a little novel dedicated to the proposition that the driver is a kind of modern god. Entitled, The Life of the Automobile, and published in 1929, it presents the car as the cru- cible within which both...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 51–86.
Published: 01 June 2021
... operative, functioning not only in genealogies of modernity but also in more speculative registers—for example, in the thought of Emmanuel Levinas, where immanence remains a conceptual name for the enclosure of the (secular) world and the suppression of all genuine relation to transcendence. 1...
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Qui Parle (2011) 20 (1): 3–32.
Published: 01 June 2011
... but a normative one. To Habermas’s astute observation we might supply an apt re- joinder with Judith Butler’s proposition that “agency begins where sovereignty wanes.”56 In the past decade, especially, youth move- Ty: Higher Education on Its Knees 21 ments have...