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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
... moves through Immanuel Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgment to contend that aesthetic experience as such requires this kind of ecstatic movement. The sociality assembled by aesthetic judgment is an ecstatic, de-structured collectivity. Zong! ’s sensus communis is not an a priori universality but a...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 187–194.
Published: 01 March 2019
...-quick judgments and ill-conceived solidarity. I went back to my studio and reconstructed “from scratch.” Immanuel Kant suggested that the French Revolution affected the “onlookers” very differently than it did the people of France. Just as I had already done many times before, I destroyed the surface...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 166–181.
Published: 01 November 2013
... can also treat herself as an object to be known. Immanuel Kant called this the faculty of understanding and distinguished it from other faculties in that its main function was to allow for self-awareness, a capacity that he said “raises [humans] infinitely above all other living beings on earth.” 1...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 18–34.
Published: 01 July 2018
.... In my thinking, the unimaginable and imaginable perform distinct though possibly complementary tasks. The unimaginable can be seen as beginning with that which Immanuel Kant seeks to discipline in imagination, “its lawless freedom [that] produces nothing but nonsense.” 18 We can see the...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (1 (61)): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
....” 1 This unnamed quality, a capacity to think thoughts and feel emotions, gives humans their dignity and makes them worthy of unique rights. But our capacity to think and feel cannot be explained—at least not yet—based on biology alone. Immanuel Kant accounts for human dignity through the distinctly...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 72–89.
Published: 01 July 2009
... . . . must be absolutely prohibited. —Immanuel Kant This essay will argue on behalf of two main points; better, call them provocations, because they are predicated on a future that is starkly evident in some ways but in other ways remains very much to be seen. The first point (or provocation) is...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 174–185.
Published: 01 November 2009
... 4 Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, trans. Paul Guyer and Allen Wood (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), 180. 5 When the case eventually came to trial in the spring of 2006, the rector (Jean-Marie Paquiot) was unable to remember the identity of his...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 78–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... absolute whole of all appearances—we might thus say— is only an idea ; since we can never represent it in image, it remains a problem to which there is no solution. —Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason In his reading of Walter Benjamin's 1921 “Die Aufgabe des Ubersetzers” (“The Task of the...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2021
... argued for a new production of knowledge in which poetic expression complemented, yet was also independent from, political action. 2 There are reasons to return to this unconventional and often ignored conference paper that jumps from Immanuel Kant and Charles Baudelaire to Stéphane Mallarmé and...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 137–147.
Published: 01 November 2009
... order escaped any ban on revolutionary violence. In point of fact, such revolutionary violence was in this light coherently defended by contemporary (and otherwise fairly conservative) political theorists such as Denis Diderot, Immanuel Kant, and G. W. F. Hegel.6 Because Haiti in July 1991...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 116–139.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... Immanuel Kant, excerpt from “Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime,” 1764, cited in e Portable Enlightenment Reader, ed. Isaac Kramnick (New York: Penguin Books, 1995), 582–83. 19. Clinton Hutton, “Racism and Sexism: Two Branches of the Same Tree,” paper presented at conference...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Pinkard, German Philosophy, 1760–1860: The Legacy of Idealism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002). 27 I am obviously thinking here, respectively, of Giambatista Vico's New Science (1725; repr., New York: Penguin, 1999), and Immanuel Kant's “Idea for a Universal History with a...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 4–25.
Published: 01 July 2009
... Linné, Georges-Louis Leclerc, the comte de Buffon, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Johan Friedrich Blumenbach, the editors of the Encyclopédie (Denis Diderot and Jean Le Rond d’Alembert), the editors of the Encyclo- pedia Britannica, Thomas Jefferson, Georges Léopold Cuvier, and Georg...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 96–242.
Published: 01 March 2013