•  92
    On hölderlin's "andenken": Heidegger, Gadamer and henrich—a decision?
    Research in Phenomenology 34 (1): 181-197. 2004.
    Often, respectable scholars attack the soundness of Heidegger's "violent" interpretations of Hölderlin (and others). In this case, Dieter Henrich offers a particularly harsh assessment of Heidegger's interpretation of " Andenken." Hans-Georg Gadamer, student of Heidegger and teacher of Henrich, attempts to bring harmony where none seems possible. A study of the three interpretations indicates that scholarship alone is sufficient to reach a decision on the strength of the interpretations.
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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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    What becomes of science in "the future of phenomenology"?
    Research in Phenomenology 32 (1): 219-229. 2002.
    A recent issue of Research in Phenomenology contains a section on "The Future of Phenomenology," but none of the articles contained therein deals with a future engagement of phenomenology with science, especially mathematical natural science. In this paper, I discuss this engagement that was once so central to phenomenology and suggest lines along which its revival can fruitfully occur. Toward this end, I trace the contours of the Heisenberg-Heidegger exchange and show how recent readings of the…Read more
  •  49
    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
  •  45
    Sallis, Brann, and the problem of imagination
    Research in Phenomenology 29 (1): 106-118. 1999.
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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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    Nietzsche on the Socratic morality as decadence
    with Allen W. Larsen
    The European Legacy 2 (2): 320-325. 1997.
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    Logocentric Logos in Plato’s Timaeus
    Philosophy Today 48 (1): 27-34. 2004.
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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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    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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    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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    Nous and play
    The European Legacy 2 (2): 350-355. 1997.
    No abstract
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    Hegers Crypto-Kantian View of the French Revolution
    Social Philosophy Today 3 139-155. 1990.
  •  25
    The Romance of a Platonic Crossing
    Philosophy Today 54 (4): 401-407. 2010.
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    Phenomenology and the Riddle of geometry
    Research in Phenomenology 15 (1): 165-176. 1985.
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    Reveals comedy's contributions to the philosophical enterprise
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    In a letter written to Gadamer after receiving a copy of Truth and Method, Leo Strauss offered many criticisms with which Gadamer took issue. However, he acknowledged the important hint cited in the title. Perhaps strangely, Gadamer never took up this hint and showed very little interest in comedy throughout his Gesammelte Schriften. In this essay, I show that there are ample resources within Gadamerian hermeneutics to answer Strauss positively, also for a rich philosophy of comedy along Gadamer…Read more
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    The vastly underrated Plutus receives at least some of its due in this paper. At its beginning, I attempt to locate Plutus within both the Hegelian discourse on comedy and within Hume's poetical and philosophical fictions. Employing the same method of close textual analysis that I employed in Philosophy and Comedy: Aristophanes, Logos, and Eros, I focus upon the thoroughgoing materialism of the poor farmer Chremylus who laments the unjust distribution of wealth, and who seeks to restore the god'…Read more
  •  18
    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
  •  16
    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
  •  15
    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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    Concerning 'Syntheses of Understanding’ in the B Deduction
    Proceedings of the Eighth International Kant Congress 2 287-293. 1995.