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    Reveals comedy's contributions to the philosophical enterprise
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    Heidegger's heraclitean comedy
    Research in Phenomenology 37 (2): 254-268. 2007.
    "Heidegger" and "comedy" are words that one seldom finds conjoined. However, in his 1943 Summer Freiburg lecture course entitled " Der Anfang des abendländischen Denkens. Heraklit ," the word " komisch " occurs significantly, it is regarded as superior to " das Tragische ," and thus can open up a new vista onto Heideggerian thought. In this paper, I discuss Heidegger's interpretive translation of Heraclitus' Fragment 123: Φυσιζ κρυπτ∊σθαι φιλ∊ι. I attempt to show how Heidegger distinguishes his …Read more
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    Book reviews (review)
    with Douglas Moggach, Louis J. Hammann, Nancy Vine Durling, Gabriel Albiac, André Mineau, Gilbert Larochelle, Henrietta Leyser, Dorothy Koenigsberger, John Collier, Gerhard Richter, Hartmut Rosenau, Margaret A. Maiumdar, Fredric S. Zuckerman, Fred S. Michael, Emily Michael, Ian Duncan, John E. Weakland, Deborah L. Madsen, David Stevenson, José Luis Nella Hernandez, David Garrioch, Howard G. Schneiderman, Terrell Carver, Tjitske Akkerman, K. Steven Vincent, Thomas M. Banchich, Richard Bosworth, Joyce S. Pedersen, Dieter A. Binder, Frederick Wasser, Bernard Zelechow, Hrvoje Lorkovic, Krishan Kumar, Kate Ince, Laurie M. Johnson Bagby, James R. Watson, Vitezslav Vellmský, William R. Everdell, Reinhard Heinisch, Hermine W. Williams, Tracy B. Strong, Nicholas Mirzoeff, Keith Bradley, Tracey Rowland, David W. Lovell, and A. S. Gratwick
    The European Legacy 1 (6): 1969-2032. 1996.
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    _Explores Schelling’s Essay on Human Freedom, focusing on the themes of freedom, evil, and love, and the relationship between his ideas and those of Plato and Kant._
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    Imagination in Kant's Critique of Practical Reason
    Indiana University Press. 2005.
    With particular focus on imagination, Bernard Freydberg presents a close reading of Kant’s second critique, The Critique of Practical Reason. In an interpretation that is daring as well as rigorous, Freydberg reveals imagination as both its central force and the bridge that links Kant’s three critiques. Freydberg’s reading offers a powerful challenge to the widespread view that Kant’s ethics calls for rigid, self-denying obedience. Here, to the contrary, the search for self-fulfillment becomes a…Read more
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    Concerning 'Syntheses of Understanding’ in the B Deduction
    Proceedings of the Eighth International Kant Congress 2 287-293. 1995.
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    The Romance of a Platonic Crossing
    Philosophy Today 54 (4): 401-407. 2010.
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    Recent continental philosophy and comedy
    Philosophy Compass 5 (7): 516-524. 2010.
    Recently, the philosophical significance of comedy has attracted a great deal of attention from Continental philosophers, including this author. After venturing an account for this sudden interest, this paper surveys six contemporary books that take different views of this phenomenon. This fertile field will surely benefit from the contributions and responses of Philosophy Compass' readers.
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    Mathematical and Elemental Coordinates: The Role of Imagination
    Research in Phenomenology 44 (2): 161-169. 2014.
    Both in Force of Imagination: The Sense of the Elemental and in his very recent Logic of Imagination: The Expanse of the Elemental, John Sallis enacts a reconfiguration of the relationship of geometry to elementology, which might be regarded more generally as a rethinking of the relation of mathematics to philosophy. The paper will trace this reconfiguration in two ways: as it lies present but concealed in the history of philosophy, for example, in Descartes’ so-called “dualism” and in Kant’s pu…Read more
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    Hearkening to Thalia: Toward the Rebirth of Comedy in Continental Philosophy
    Research in Phenomenology 39 (3): 401-415. 2009.
    This paper discloses and furthers the rebirth of comedy in Continental philosophy in three stages. The first treats Greek comedy, bringing forth the comic contours in Plato and exploring the philosophical content of Aristophanic comedy. The second examines certain German encounters with comedy, from the staid Wieland translations of Aristophanes through the thoughtful discussions of Schiller, Hegel, and Nietzsche. The third investigates twentieth-century American comedy and its connection to Ame…Read more
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    Sallis on Deuteros Plous: The Philosopher as Voyager
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 27 (2): 199-207. 2013.
    Among Platonic images that have engaged John Sallis’s thought on Plato, the second voyage of Socrates, his deuteros plous, recurs often and provocatively. It is not too much to suggest that deuteros plous has occasioned many of Sallis’s own voyages, as well as suggesting a fruitful image of the philosopher as voyager that may be gleaned from these peculiar journeys. This essay will consist of four brief sections. The first will focus upon Sallis’s earliest reading of deuteros plous in Being and …Read more
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    On Figal’s Heidegger-Critique in Gegenständlichkeit
    Research in Phenomenology 42 (3): 327-342. 2012.
    Abstract The paper is divided into four brief but related sections: (I) a description of Figal's resuscitation and reinterpretation of the word that informs the title of his book, the word “ Gegenstand ,“ and his Heidegger-critique regarding this resuscitation; (II) an examination of an important strain of the aforementioned lineage, namely, the role of Wilhelm von Humboldt as source for Heidegger's and his own Sprachdenken ; (III) an account of the Figal-Heidegger encounter with respect to the …Read more
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    John Sallis's Recent Contributions to Continental Aesthetics
    Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 19 (1): 135-141. 2014.
    In a sustained and protracted meditation on imagination and art, John Sallis has more than challenged the traditional metaphysical distinction between sensible and intelligible that has governed much of aesthetic discourse. In his Sense of Imagination , he excised that philosophical marker altogether in favor of a language of sense in which intelligibility occurs as a secondary function—if at all. Praising Hegel’s celebration of color, he disputes the latter’s declaration that “art is dead” in f…Read more
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    David Hume: Platonic Philosopher, Continental Ancestor
    State University of New York Press. 2012.
    In the first book of its kind, Bernard Freydberg places David Hume firmly in the tradition of the Platonic dialogues, and regards him as a proper ancestor of contemporary continental philosophy. Although Hume is largely confined to his historical context within British Empiricism, his skepticism resonates with the Socratic Ignorance expressed by Plato, and his account of experience points toward very contemporary concerns in continental thought. Through close readings of An Enquiry Concerning th…Read more
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    Part I. Phenomenology -- Phenomenology and the return to beginnings -- Delimitations: phenomenology and the end of metaphysics -- Part II. Sallis's Plato interpretation -- Being and logos: reading the Platonic dialogues -- Chorology: on beginning in Plato's Timaeus -- Platonic legacies -- Part III. Art/Sallis -- Stone -- Shades-of painting at the limit -- Topographies -- Part IV. Sallis and other thinkers -- The gathering of reason -- Spacings-of reason and imagination in texts of Kant, Fichte, …Read more