Journal of Philosophy: A Cross Disciplinary Inquiry

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 17, Spring

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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