Journal of Philosophy: A Cross Disciplinary Inquiry

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Vol. 8, No. 19, Fall

Murrin, Lewis, Greenblatt, and the Aristotelian Self-Swerve
"Know that I am Massinassa, king of the Maesuli, and since I believe that this land will fall to my lot, I should be loth to sack and burn it. So, as God is my witness, any harm which befalls you now will be through no fault but your own."--Gian Giorgio...
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The Key to the Economic and Socio-Political Fallacies of Marxism
After the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union and a radical return to capitalism (which was unprecedented for the human history), and wild capitalism at that, the global social and political sciences found themselves in the position of French historians...
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Introduction: Busting the Hermeneutical Ghosts in the Hamlet Machine
Considering the title page of the Second Quarto, which reads The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, (2) claims to be an enlargement and correction of the First Quarto, it is curious to note that the main role that Hamlet plays throughout the play...
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"But Why Must Readers Be Made to Feel.": Repulsing Readerly Sympathy for Ethical Ends in the Victorian Realist Novel
Scholars have paid substantial attention to questions of readerly sympathy with and compassion for fictional characters in conversations about affect in the Victorian novel. Both Victorian and contemporary critics of the novel have proposed that this...
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Aesthetics of Affects: What Can Affect Tell Us about Literature?
(Yubraj Aryal interviewed Charles Altieri on Aesthetics of Affects. Mr Aryal is focusing on what can affect tell us about expression of value, judgment, subjectivity and aesthetic experience itself in literature.) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Y. A.:...
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European Avant-Garde Studies and the Future of Europe
European Avant-garde Studies and the Future of Europe Europa! Europa!: The Avant-Garde, Modernism and the Fate of a Continent, eds. Sascha Bru, Jan Baertens, Benedikt Hjartarson, Peter Nicholls, Tania 0rum, Hubert van den Berg. 2009. Berlin: De Gruyter,...
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Complicating the Dualisms: History versus Becoming
Complicating the Dualisms: History versus Becoming Craig Lundy, History and Becoming: Deleuze's Philosophy of Creativity (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012), Pages 218. Craig Lundy's History and Becoming: Deleuze's Philosophy of Creativity...
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Philosophical Tensions in Modern Dramatic Literature
Philosophical Tensions in Modern Dramatic Literature Michael Y. Bennett, Words, Space, and the Audience: The Theatrical Tension Between Empiricism and Rationalism (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), Pages 179. Behind Michael Y. Bennett's Words,...
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Vol. 7, No. 18, Fall

A Lover's Lobster: Somatic Projection in Proust
In the first Surrealist Manifesto, Andre Breton wrote that "memory alone arrogates to itself the right to excerpt from dreams, to ignore the transitions, and to depict for us rather a series of dreams than the dream itself." (1) This excerpting reflects...
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Dialogue between Fukuyama's Account of the End of History and Derrida's Hauntology
Introduction This paper examines Derrida's theory of hauntology, a theory which Derrida, himself, sets up in binary opposition to Fukuyama and Modernist-Enlightenment thought. It is not my aim to examine Derrida's direct criticisms of Fukuyama,...
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History and the Traumatic Narrative of Desire and Enjoyment in Althusser
According to the common image of Althusser that circulates today, my title names everything that is missing from his work. For decades, he has mainly been known--and dismissed--for his allegedly puritanical and sterile project, principally in For Marx...
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Living Together in an Ecological Community
There is perhaps no area of ethical thinking that pushes us to examine the foundations of ethical thought more than environmental ethics. Should we think of the ethical demands placed upon our behavior in terms of the maximization of pleasure over...
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Beyond the "Techniques of Domination:" Affect, Capitalism and Resistance
(Yubraj Aryal interviewed Brain Massumi on "Beyond the 'Techniques of Domination:' Affect, Capitalism and Resistance." Mr. Aryal focused his questions on the affective model of resistance against the capitalist power of domination and control.) ...
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Deleuze and Cinema in the Digital
Deleuze and Cinema in the Digital Daniel W. Smith, Essays on Deleuze (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012), Pages 448. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "My ideal, when I write about an author," Deleuze once said, "would be to write nothing that...
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Renewal of the Sociology of Knowledge
Renewal of the Sociology of Knowledge Tim Dant, Knowledge, Ideology & Discourse: A Sociological Perspective (New York: Routledge Revivals, 2012), ISBN-10: 0415615828, Pages 254. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This student textbook brings together...
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Vol. 7, No. 17, Spring

Writing/body: Symbolic as a Political Act in a New Way
If writing is a form of body (1), which of course is, how does the writing form its own body and style of its existence giving a symbolic a new dimension of political? This question first came to my mind when I began to think about modernist avant-garde...
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Intimations of William Blake in on Beauty (2005): Zadie Smith's Trans-Atlantic Homage to and Critique of Boston Intellectuals
The name of William Blake is nowhere mentioned per se in On Beauty--not even alluded to in the way one might expect of a novel that seems in so many ways a direct response to some of Blake's most passionate concerns. It is even possible that, while...
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Deep Translation and Subversive Formalism: The Case of Salomon De la Selva's Tropical Town, and Other Poems (1918)
Although better known in the world of Spanish letters, Salomon de la Selva is a shadowy figure in the history of U.S. poetry. He was born on March 20, 1893, to be the eldest of ten siblings, in Leon, Nicaragua--a rare fact in the dearth of information...
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Postcolonial History, Memory and the Poetic Imagination: Interrogating the "Civan" Metaphor in Joe Ushie's Eclipse in Rwanda
Introduction For some time now, the negotiation and interrogation of the plethora of problems plaguing postcolonial Africa have remained the burden of African poetry and, indeed, literature and history. Indelibly inscribed within the schema of this...
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Spectral Machinery (or beyond Essence and System)
The Question Concerning Synthetic Worlds ... by what means did I end up here? "Here" is what Edward Castronova has called a "synthetic world," (1) but which most users call a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game or MMORPG. Castronova's...
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Bewilderingly, Forcefully: Drawing the Line Outside
There is something unsettling about the suicide of Gilles Deleuze, not in a social, historical, or religiously moral sense, judging the act itself, but rather in a philosophical and a singular sense, his suicide in particular, Deleuze's act. It is...
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Affect and the Political
(Yubraj Aryal interviewed Lauren Berlant on Affect and the Political. Mr. Aryal focused his questions on the affective aspects of the political.) Y. A.: Your book Cruel Optimism maps out an affective history of the present. What is the model of...
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Between the Political Animality and the Animality Political
Jacque Derrida, The Beast and the Sovereign Vols I trans. Geoffrey Bennigton (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011), ISBN978-0-226-44429-0; 978-0-226-14430-6, Pages 349; 293. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Beast and the Sovereign is a collection...
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Vol. 7, No. 16, Fall

Unoriginal Genius/conceptual Writing: Recovering Avant-Garde in the Contemporary Poetics
"Only the copied text commands the soul of him who is occupied with it, whereas the mere reader never discovers the new aspects of his inner self that are opened up by the text."--W. Benjamin (1) "The poem which is absolutely original is absolutely...
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Stephane Mallarme's Un Coup De Des and the Poem And/as Book as Diagram
Few works of poetry have made a more dramatic case for the poem and/as book as a diagrammatic expression than Stephane Mallarme's renowned Un Coup de Des. (1) Initially issued in the May 1897 issue of the British publication, Cosmopolis, the work was...
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"The Self and Other People: Reading Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation with Rene Girard and Emmanuel Levinas"
Emmanuel Levinas ... talks of the defenseless face of the other which shows itself to us in a way we can't avoid. When we recognize this face, it makes us a captive. This face is the face of the scapegoat, the victim, helpless and without possibility...
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Leibniz and Newton on Space, Time and the Trinity
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, who was born in 1646 just before the end of the Thirty Years War and who died 1716, is surely one of the most bizarre and interesting of the early modern philosophers. He was an astonishing polymath, and responsible for some...
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Deconstructing "Grown versus Made:" A Derridean Perspective on Cloning
Most philosophers discussing genetic engineering, including cloning, assume the "grown versus made" opposition. Therefore, their stance on the ethics of both revolves around whether they privilege one side of this binary over the other. Part and parcel...
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Hegel and Ecologically Oriented System Theory
Introduction Hegel like Goethe and many thinkers of the Romantic period describes numerous systems as "organisms," "organic wholes," "living wholes," etc. Among these are the discipline of the history of philosophy, which he considers an "organic...
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Interventions: Postcolonial, Agency and Resistance
(Yubraj Aryal interviewed Robert Young on postcolonial studies. Mr. Aryal focused his questions on the issues of postcolonial agency, resistance and new models of political and cultural practices in postcolonial studies.) Y. A.: Since you are editing...
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Toward a Deleuzian Ethics: Value without Transcendence
Nathan Jun and Daniel W. Smith, Deleuze and Ethics (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011), Page229, ISBN: 978-0748641161. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] What, one might ask, has Gilles Deleuze to contribute to ethical discourse, given its current...
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Vol. 6, No. 15, Spring

Affective Politics: A Sovereign Way of Cultivating and "Caring of the Self"
Introduction The question I want to raise here is the following: what form of politics supports an active and sovereign way of cultivating and caring of the self that would not simply be an instantiation of political power but is capable of becoming...
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Regimes of Cannibality: A Peripheral Perspective on War, Colonization and Culture
There are many evidences of anthropophagy in the history of mankind, from the ritual preparation and consumption of the brain mass of dead men in the Paleolithic age (2), to the recent erotic rituals of a discreet German citizen. However, the cannibalistic...
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On the Nature of Concepts
I. Introduction: The Becoming of Concepts In What is Philosophy?, Deleuze and Guattari define philosophy, famously, as an activity that consists in "forming, inventing, and fabricating concepts." (1) But this definition of philosophy implies a somewhat...
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Kali, Clodia, and the Problem of Representation
Introduction The study of woman in ancient literature is the study of men's views of women and cannot become anything else. --Phyllis Culham (1) Growing up in Nepal in the 70s, I witnessed my grandma worshipping Goddess Kali, a Hindu goddess...
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The Anthropocentric Vision: Aesthetics of Effect and Terror in Poe's "Hop-Frog"
In 1996, Gabriele Rippl wrote a seminal essay on the connection between Edgar Allan Poe and anthropology, formulating an unusual approach to Poe's fiction. Re-examining Poe's aesthetics, specifically through tales dealing with the body or the essential...
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Trajectories: Mapping Rhizomes
Maps ... are superimposed in such a way that each map finds itself modified in the following map, rather than finding its origin in the preceding one: from one map to the next, it is not a matter of searching for an origin, but of evaluating displacements....
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Humanities and the Human
Personal statement My career has been characterized not by expertise--I have always had a weak sense of disciplinary affiliation--but by curiosity. At any given moment, the inherent interest of the subject itself has seemed to me an entirely adequate...
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Bio-Power and Non-Sovereign Rights
(Yubraj Aryal interviewed Paul Patton on Bio-power and Non-sovereign Rights. Mr. Aryal focused his questions on the idea of power and non-sovereign rights in post-political society.) Y.A.: I want to start with a question on power. Why did Foucault...
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Affective Turn
Melissa Gregg and Gregory J. Seigworth (eds.) The Affect Theory Reader (Duke University Press, 2010), p. 402, ISBN 9780822347583. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Having emerged in 1995, affect theory is one of the recent day theoretical approaches to...
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Vol. 6, No. 14, Winter

Perpetual Modernity, Ever Becoming Modernity: Re-Reconciling State, Society and Aesthetic Ideals
How can we hope for reconciliation of state, society and aesthetic ideals in the perpetual becoming of modernity going beyond Hegel, Schiller and Marx's attempts to reconcile them in a progressive "unity?" This is the question I have set in this editorial....
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9/11: Group Rights and "The Clash of Civilizations"
Sonia Ospina's 12th floor apartment permitted a panoramic view of lower Manhattan. She saw the smoke and fire bellowing out of the North Tower, and then the second plane slam into the South Tower. 9/11, for now it is a name as well as a date, had set...
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Nationalism, Patriotism, and New Subjects of Ideological Hegemony
I. Introduction Western imperialism began in the 15th century, as Spain and Portugal explored and colonized lands in the Americas and West Indies. The period of imperialist expansion continued for more than 400 years as Italy, Spain, Britain, Germany,...
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"The Innsmouth Look:" H. P. Lovecraft's Ambivalent Modernism
H. P. Lovecraft's apologia for the inclusion of horror fiction in the literary canon, entitled "Supernatural Horror in Literature," concludes with an argument that this genre is a particularly appropriate aesthetic response to the monumental advances...
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Mother and Son: The Dynamics of Hamlet's Cartesian Madness
Introduction In his Hamlet essay: "Hamlet and His Problems," T.S. Eliot conceived Hamlet as an artistic failure, pointing at the inexplicable manner in which Hamlet is obsessed with his mother's behavior; and how in terms of an objective correlative,...
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Radical Atheism and "The Arche-Materiality of Time"
(Robert King interviewed Martin Hagglund. Dr. King focused his questions on the impact of Radical Atheism and the "arche-materiality" of time). R.K.: Did the reception of Radical Atheism push your research in any surprising directions? M.H.:...
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An Aesthetics of the Given in Rei Terada's Looking Away
An Aesthetics of the Given in Rei Terada's Looking Away Rei Terada, Looking Away: Phenomenality and Dissatisfaction, Kant to Adorno (Harvard University Press, 2009), Page 240, ISBN 0674032683. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Philosophers have long determined...
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Performing Deleuze, a Rhizologue in Three Acts
Performing Deleuze, a Rhizologue in Three Acts Laura Cull (ed.), Deleuze and Performance (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009), Page 282, ISBN 0748635041. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Deleuze and Performance presents the first collection of...
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Vol. 6, No. 13, Fall

Post-Political Subject: A Modernist Critique
One of the misleading paths traveled so far in the history of western thought can be charted as a tendency to define subjectivity in terms of exteriority. From Descartes to Heidegger, Derrida to Foucault, philosophers have speciously defined subjectivity...
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Art as Experience: A Deweyan Background to Charles Olson's Esthetics
I: Charles Olson (1910-1970) was such a scholarly poet that the first critical monograph devoted to him, by Robert von Hallberg, carries the apt title Charles Olson: The Scholar's Art (1978). (1) Because Olson was an avid researcher--ferreting out...
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"Every Man His Specialty": Beckett, Disability, and Dependence
I: "To decompose is to live, too" In Bending Over Backwards Lennard Davis coins the term "dismodernism" to describe the ways that disability challenges ideas of liberal autonomy and able-bodied normalcy that underwrite contemporary identity politics....
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A Necessary Blindness: Ezra Pound and Rhythm
If we had to think of one feature by which to define the transition from the late nineteenth century to something we call Modernism it would probably be the shift from music to painting as the privileged model for avant-garde writing. The linguist...
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Desires Dissolvent: How Mina Loy Exceeds George Bataille
In a poem first published in 1923, Mina Loy describes the human ego as a "carnose horologe"--a fleshy, time--telling instrument. (1) While an ego is arguably circumscribed by flesh, it is not usually considered fleshy; Loy's use of "carnose" asks us...
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"Is There a Measure on Earth?": Holderlin's Poem "In Lovely Blueness" in Light of Heidegger's Essay "... Poetically Man Dwells."
The concept of measure embraces music and mathematics, law and jurisprudence, and such moral and ethical ideals as moderation and temperance. The word, in both its noun and verb forms, encompasses a wide range of meanings. Among the various definitions...
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Conceptual Writing: A Modernist Issue
(Peter Nicholls interviewed Marjorie Perloff on Conceptual Writing. Professor Nicholls focused his questions on the idea of unoriginal genius in modernist writings.) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] P.N.: Your new book, Unoriginal Genius, is likely to...
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Prosaic Desires
Sara Crangle Prosaic Desires: Modernist Knowledge, Boredom, Laughter and Anticipation (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010), ISBN 9780748640850, Pages 224. Strange and intermediary states of the mind which cross the borders between normal...
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Vol. 5, No. 12, Spring

Affective Criticism of Literature: Recasting Social in a New Key of Affects
My aim in this editorial is to prove that only an affective criticism of literature and society, unlike the Jamesonian political reading, can broadly correspond to social facts' relation to the human subjectivity. And such criticism of literature recasts...
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Heidegger in Plain Sight: "The Origin of the Work of Art" and Marcel Duchamp
I. Introduction "The picture hangs on the wall like a rifle or a hat." This statement might well be attributed to Marcel Duchamp, the 'originator' of the readymade, if one were to hazard an educated guess, but it is in fact from the introductory...
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Media Representations of Women and the "Iraq War"
Because the so-called war in Iraq is unlike others in that there is no front-line, U.S. women have been engaged in combat along with men. Women soldiers, not technically allowed on the front lines, continue to see action, to kill and to be killed....
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A Land-Based Approach to Postcolonial, Post-Modern Novels
"The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held...
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The Poisoning of Hamlet's Temporal Subjectivity
I. Hamlet's Sense of Time After being so acutely aware of the nature and passage of time, Hamlet ironically seems to lose all cognition of how it relates to the movements of other key characters, as well as his own, especially in the Play/ Prayer/Closet...
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Voyaging Out: The Woolfs and Internationalism
In her final novel, Between the Acts (1941), Virginia Woolf used the occasion of a "pageant" given at a country house to present, in compressed form, the long march of history. As Mr. Page, a reporter, watches the final tableau, "The Present Time,"...
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The Crisis in the Humanities
My work concentrates on the literary and cultural history of Great Britain and America from 1750 to the present, which I treat as a coherent, if also dynamic and volatile, socio-historical field. In the mathematical terms I often find convenient, it...
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Cosmopolitism and Issues of Ethical Identity
Y. A: What, if any, moral obligations are attached to our ethnic identity? [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] KAA: I'm inclined to say that the most straightforward answer to your questions is: None. That's because I think it's not the ethnic identity itself...
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Ethnicity, Race and Question of Englishness
Robert J.C. Young, The Idea of English Ethnicity (Oxford: Blackwell Publication, 2008), Page 291, ISBN: 9781405101295. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Over the past decade, more specifically since power devolution to Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland...
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Vol. 5, No. 11, Winter

On the Death of Human and Its History: Towards a New Poetics of Futurity
The question that continually returns is therefore the following: if the forces within man compose a form only by entering into relation with forms from the outside, with what new forms do they now risk entering a relation, and what new form will emerge...
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"There Will Never Be Enough Done:" an Essay on the Problem of the Worst in Deleuze and Guattari
Perhaps it is cliche to speak of signs. But it is a sign that people have emerged who kill themselves in order to kill others, leaving no one behind. The question confronting thought today is: what is a suicide bomber? But this question-even that we...
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Nomadography: The 'Early' Deleuze and the History of Philosophy
I belong to a generation, one of the last generations, that was more or less bludgeoned to death with the history of philosophy. [...] Many members of my generation never broke free of this; others did, by inventing their own particular methods and...
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Against Oblivion and Simple Empiricism: Gilles Deleuze's 'Immanence: A Life ...'
So each year you bring the object to C and you nail it to her door, at the beginning of winter, because she dreads the season where all things turn inwards. Each year you do the same. But it is never the same. Neither the season, nor the gift, nor...
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An Approach to Difference and Repetition
Truer words were never spoken than when Deleuze said of Difference and Repetition in his 1973 "Letter to a Harsh Critic," "it's still full of academic elements, it's heavy going." (1) I'll say! (Part of that academicism comes from Deleuze having submitted...
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Active/reactive Body in Deleuze and Foucault
Deleuze's Nietzsche and Philosophy may be considered as one of the earliest studies that presents Nietzsche as a philosopher rather than a poetic thinker by foregrounding the systematic element of his legacy. As a result, Deleuze's Nietzsche turns...
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Deleuze: Concepts as Continuous Variation
(Justin S. Litaker interviewed Daniel W. Smith. Mr. Litaker focused his questions on continuous variation of concepts in Deleuze). JSL: How did you come to be interested in the work of Gilles Deleuze, and what sustains your interest? [ILLUSTRATION...
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Vol. 4, No. 10, Fall

Affects: Thinking Identities beyond Culture
My aim in this editorial is to propose an alternative model of identities in opposition to the culturalist account of identities in an attempt to (re) think notions of [cultural] identities through recourse to the idea of affects. (1) In a culturalist...
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How Does Literature Teach Ethics?
The connection between literature and ethics has been more intuited than demonstrated. The one position that sophisticated people seem willing to defend is that literature does not have an immediate positive ethical impact. And yet, there are radicals...
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The New Frontier of Ethics: Values and the Moral Brain
Historically, the development of philosophy and science has been for mutual benefit. There are, however, tensions expressed among some philosophers over the explanatory power of neuroscience, which appears to reduce human experience to all matters...
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Globalization and Human Values: Promises and Challenges
Values guide life. The values of individuals guide the lives of those individuals. The values of communities guide the lives of those communities. The values of individuals function to guide individual lives in a simple enough manner. I value the taste...
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Political (W)holes: Post-Colonial Identity, Contingency of Meaning and History in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children
His books infused with themes of uncertainty, shifting boundaries, syncretism, hybridity, melange and metamorphosis, Rushdie is understood as a celebrator of "postmodern" and "postcolonial" aesthetics. (1) However, in spite of his "fear of the absolutism...
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Aging and Social Justice: A Phenomenological Investigation
The rapidly aging populations of the post-industrial countries is forcing to what amounts to a type of paradigm shift in the concept of the welfare state. Not only must the distribution of goods and services be re-calibrated to adjust to an older population,...
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On Computational Psychology
I have devoted a good deal of my writing through the years to showing that that project of "identifying" mental states with physical or computational states is not the straightforward scientific project it might seem at first blush to be, but a chimera....
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On New Modernist Studies
(Yubraj Aryal interviewed Peter Nicholls on New Modernist Studies. Mr Aryal focused his questions on some most recent issues on new modernist studies.) Y. A.: You worked as the Director for the Center for Modernist Studies at University of Sussex...
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Vol. 4, No. 9, Spring

Rethinking Postcolonial Studies in the Age of Transnationalism
The need for (re)evaluation of postcolonial studies is currently on the intellectual scene at the cultural / postcolonial studies departments in Western universities. The eruption of cultural studies and postcolonial theories in the decade of the 1990s...
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Some Current Issues in Contemporary Criticism of Renaissance Literature
Reading the writings of any culture which is unfamiliar, distant in time or space, undoubtedly requires both knowledge and leaps of faith. Stephen Greenblatt, probably the most widely read commentator on Renaissance literature in the last twenty years...
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Methodology and Truth: Analogies between Hermeneutics and Post-Positivist Philosophy of Science
1) Introduction: hermeneutics and natural sciences For a long time--perhaps starting from the famous meeting in Davos in 1929--hermeneutics and the philosophy of science which derived from Neo-positivism and focused especially on exact and natural...
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Carlyle, Mill, Bodington and the Case of 19th Century Imperialized Science
The latter half of nineteenth-century England was rife with the evolution question. As English imperialism also reached its pinnacle during this time, racial gradations in the newly formed human chain loomed large culturally. In 1849, Thomas Carlyle...
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Deleuze's Concept of the Virtual and the Critique of the Possible
In this paper, I would simply like to sketch out what I take to be the component elements of Deleuze's concept of the virtual. (1) My thesis is this: Deleuze's philosophy can accurately be described as a transcendental philosophy--a transcendental...
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African Philosophy as the Practice of Resistance
In what follows I will present my views regarding the questions, and areas of concern, that are of fundamental importance to the contemporary discourse/practice of African philosophy. I will present a programmatic statement of what I take to be a form...
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Poetry and the Senses
Y. A.: Giambattista Vico points out that the degeneration of the senses began to take place with the birth of reason in ancient Greece. This degeneration is further accelerated with the rise of modern science and its cultural logic. We have been continuingly...
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Vol. 4, No. 8, Winter

XXII World Congress of Philosophy and Nepali Representation
This year's XXII World Congress of Philosophy met on July 30-August 05 in Korea under the Congress's theme " Rethinking Philosophy Today." This is a congress which meets every five years. Last time it met in 2003 in Turkey and the next time will be...
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Mimesis in Adorno's Aaesthetic Theory
Theodor W. Adorno's reflections on literature and the arts are spread over several of his works, but his "systematic" and comprehensive theorization of art (including literature) was to wait until Aesthetic Theory, which Adorno did not live to complete....
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Empathy and Otherness
this is the secret that keeps the stars apart i carry your heart with me i carry it in my heart -e. e. cummings All poetry reveals more than we could have expected; these lines from cummings more than most. The secret that accounts...
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Indian Yoni-Linga and Chinese Yin-Yang: Conceptual Comparisons
Dao gave birth to the One; the One gave birth successively to two things, three things, up to ten thousand things. These ten thousand things contain Yin and Yang, and through this blending of Qi (vital energies or powers) it reaches harmony.--Laozi,...
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The Dialectic of the Absolute-Hegel's Critique of Transcendent Metaphysics
Heidegger famously criticized Hegel's philosophy for being an ontotheological system. The snag Heidegger finds in ontotheology is that it hypostatizes a first principle on which, to quote from Aristotle, "the universe and nature depend" (Meta. 1072b13-14)....
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Representations of Time and Memory in Holocaust Literature: A Comparison of Charlotte Delbo's Days and Memory and Ida Fink's Selected Stories
The recent Holocaust testimonies are often disruptive narration of personal histories. In the form of memory, these testimonies capture survivors' experience of the Nazi Holocaust. As the survivor recalls his or her past experience in the present,...
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Global Philosophy: Some Current Issues
(Yubraj Aryal spoke to William L. McBride. Mr. Aryal specified his questions on global philosophy.) Y. A.: Let me first congratulate you on behalf of Nepali scholarly communities on your new elected presidency for the Federation of International...
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