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2008-09-21 03:00:00

By Sparrow, Tom Sensation breaks up every system ... Emmanuel Levinas, Totality and Infinity It is both our panic and our privilege to be mortal and sense- full. We live on the leash of our senses. Although they enlarge us, they also limit and restrain us, but how beautifully. Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses When phenomenology turns to the body in its analyses of perception, it is seeking a way out of the tacit idealism which haunts its methodology. Carnal...

2008-07-10 06:00:16

By Duranti, Alessandro The articles in this special collection give us an opportunity to further reflect on a central concern for any discipline dedicated to the study of human action, namely, the role that introspection plays in giving us insights into what people think, feel, and want. The starting point of this discussion is the observation that members of a number of Pacific societies have been said to claim-or to imply through their behavior-that it is impossible to know what goes on...

2007-06-28 12:05:17

By Rajan, Tilottama Reading between Derrida and Foucault, this paper situates deconstruction within Foucault's reorganization of knowledge in The Order of Things. While Foucault abandons this work for a history of material practices, Derrida's writings on the university continue it, but with a new and strategically Foucaultian focus on governmentality and power. In the 1980s and thereafter, Jacques Derrida began to explore explicitly the question of the university implicit in his earlier...

2007-06-28 12:05:09

By Morin, Marie-Eve This essay takes up the question of whether the self constitutes the other (as Husserl believed) or whether the other institutes the self (as Levinas argues). It examines how Derrida's concept of testimony and his work on the structure of the sign leads us away from this debate into a necessary openness to plurality or community. Much of the discussion about "the self and the other" in contemporary continental philosophy has centred on the question of "who comes first."...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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