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This presentation presents a case study in philosophy and science policy surrounding Plan S and argues that we need new ways of evaluating such approaches to research.
This essay argues for the consideration of energy and an energy-based humanities model in the study of water in the Middle Ages. It also proposes that ‘energy’, when discussed in the context of the Middle Ages, is in fact a study of ‘energies’, derived from technology, material culture, and intellectual culture in equal measure. It propose…[Read more]
This essay considers Emmanuel Levinas’s philosophy of hospitality in relation to the “isolated and heroic being that the state produces by its virile virtues,” through an analysis of female Chechen suicide terrorists in contemporary Russia and the figure of Grendel in the Old English poem “Beowulf,” in order to raise some questions about the relat…[Read more]
This essay offers a consideration of Levinas’s philosophy of hospitality in relation to the terroristic figure of Grendel in the Old English poem “Beowulf,” in order to raise some questions about the vexed connections between ethics, violence and sovereignty, as well as between ethics and politics, both in the early Middle Ages and in our own t…[Read more]
Proceedings from the two Speculative Medievalisms symposia, held at King’s College London (Jan. 2011) and The Graduate Center, City University of New York (Sep. 2011), and organized by The Petropunk Collective (Eileen Joy, Anna Klosowska, Nicola Masciandaro, and Michael O’Rourke). These interdisciplinary events were dedicated to dialogue and cro…[Read more]
This essay argues that literary narratives can serve as ideal sites through which to explore the emergence of time’s dissonant conjunctions and surprising forks, arising as they do from minds that are both transhistorical and rooted in particular times and places, and because literary texts are also objects that, as Jonathan Gil Harris has a…[Read more]
Análisis desconstructivo de la voz narrativa y de las estructuras metaficcionales y reflexivas en la novela de Samuel Beckett L’INNOMMABLE / THE UNNAMABLE.
A deconstructive analysis of the narrative voice and the metafictional and reflexive structures in Samuel Beckett’s novel L’INNOMMABLE / THE UNNAMABLE.
The 2018 International Research Conference at UC Davis focuses on:
Changing political environment and its impact on international research
Increasing importance of networks and consortia in advancing international research
Role of interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research in solving global challenges
Educating the next…[Read more]
Mad Max: Fury Road has been critiqued for its feminist, masculine, biblical, and environmental themes, but these critiques fail to engage with the connection between humans, machines, and the Earth in Fury Road. Nuclear technology may have produced the apocalyptic wasteland in which the film is set, but machines and industrial technology remain…[Read more]
¿Es posible construir otras imágenes del pensamiento en América Latina? Esta invitación nos llevó a proponer una excavación hacia el pasado y, almismo tiempo, una apertura hacia el porvenir. Antes que una “ﬁlosofía de laliberación”, invitamos a una liberación de la ﬁlosofía; antes que orígenes ocánones, artesanías que nunca tocan fondo o sujeta…[Read more]
Evaluation can be seen as an opportunity for transvaluation, or what Nietzsche called the revaluation of values. However, evaluation is often treated instead as the enforcement of standards – standardization rather than transformation. When evaluation as transvaluation and evaluation as standardization are both used to evaluate the same s…[Read more]
Se analizan los textos de Rafael Gutiérrez-Girardot sobre F. Nietzsche en torno a latragedia y el pesimismo. Esta aproximación se elabora a partir de tres temas: estilo,nihilismo y estética. Se argumenta que la interpretación de Gutiérrez-Girardot sobreNietzsche impide que este sea visto solo como un crítico literario. Asimismo, estetrabajo brind…[Read more]
In a recent essay in Rethinking Marxism, as part of a special issue on the legacy of Louis Althusser’s thinking,
Tyson E. Lewis takes up Althusser’s thinking on schooling, trade unionism, and seminars to delimit the concepts of
interpellation, counterinterpellation, and disinterpellation respectively. While Lewis’s work is a crucial first step…[Read more]
En el marco de las controversias indianas del siglo XVI, la obra de José de Acosta (1540-1600) refleja una nueva actitud intelectual que, más que plantearse el problema de la legitimidad del dominio español en América o los modos moralmente aceptables de conseguirlo, se enfrenta a la necesidad de asumir los hechos consumados y orientar el fun…[Read more]
This paper has a double aim: to draw a general outline or the critical reflection on the relationship between science and literature in the past, and to classify the possible modes of inquiry into this subject at present. The main focus falls on some representative discussions of the relationship between science and literature in mid-20th-century…[Read more]
In this chapter I detail two socialist grading practices, one for grading classroom discussion and the other for determining final grades. Throughout the descriptions I argue for why they are socialist and how I began using them.
Frank Darwiche deposited Civil War: The Day After – The Experience of the Foreign and the Founding Return to the Ownmost Language through the Attunement of Mourning in the group Philosophy on Humanities Commons 2 months, 1 week ago
It is the return to the origin, in all its forms, that I propose to consider
through what Heidegger calls a Grundstimmung, a ground-attunement,
of mourning. This Mourning is a call to take on oneself the strife between
sorrow and joy, which are within that very Grundstimmung. When one
finds and stands on/in this locus, he/she is in a relation…[Read more]
Review of the recently translated correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Gershon Scholem
José Angel GARCÍA LANDA deposited Notes on Richard E. Palmer’s ‘Hermeneutics: Interpretation Theory in Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger and Gadamer’ in the group Philosophy on Humanities Commons 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Notes on the book Hermeneutics: Interpretation Theory in Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger, and Gadamer—a book by Richard E. Palmer (Evanston: Nortwestern UP, 1969). Part I: On the Definition, Scope, and Significance of Hermeneutics; Part II: Four Major Theorists (Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Heidegger and Gadamer); Part III: A Hermeneutical M…[Read more]
Integrity is often conceived as a heroic ideal: the person of integrity sticks to what they believe is right, regardless of the consequences. In this article, I defend a conception of ordinary integrity, for people who either do not desire or are unable to be moral martyrs. Drawing on the writings of seventeenth century thinker Huang Zongxi, I…[Read more]
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