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    Hiding Between Basho and Chōra
    Research in Phenomenology 49 (3): 335-361. 2019.
    This essay considers the relation between two fundamentally different notions of place—the Greek concept of χώρα and the Japanese concept of basho 場所—in an effort to address the question of a possible “other beginning” to philosophy by rethinking the relation between nature and the elemental. Taking up a cross-cultural comparative approach, ancient through contemporary Eastern and Western sources are considered. Central to this endeavor is reflection on the concept of the between through an enga…Read more
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    Levinas and the Ancients (edited book)
    Indiana University Press. 2008.
    The relation between the Greek and Judeo-Christian traditions is "the great problem" of Western philosophy, according to Emmanuel Levinas. In this book Brian Schroeder, Silvia Benso, and an international group of philosophers address the relationship between Levinas and the world of ancient thought. In addition to philosophy, themes touching on religion, mythology, metaphysics, ontology, epistemology, ethics, and politics are also explored. The volume as a whole provides a unified and extended d…Read more
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    SPEP Co-Director's Address: The Basho of Transcontinental Philosophy
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 31 (3): 319-334. 2017.
    The general topic of my remarks concerns the place, or basho in Japanese, of transcontinental philosophy within the context of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy and the philosophical profession in general. I introduced the term transcontinental when as director of the thirty-fifth Collegium Phaenomenologicum in 2010 I formulated the theme of that year's meeting: "Transcontinental Philosophy: Interpreting Philosophy Across Borders and Idioms." Marking what was a historic fi…Read more
  • Violence and the Absolute
    Dissertation, State University of New York at Stony Brook. 1990.
    Centered around the work of Emmanuel Levinas, this dissertation reassesses the relation between the concepts of totality and the Absolute in an effort to bypass certain metaphysical and ontological prejudices that have resulted in a history of violent thought and action in Western culture. This study is intended for consideration not only by the philosophical community, but by the disciplines of theology and social and political science as well. ;This dissertation is composed of two movements. F…Read more
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    One of the most pressing concerns for contemporary society is the issue of violence and the factors that promote it. In ____Altared Ground: Levinas, History and Violence__ Brian Schroeder stages an engagement between Emmanuel Levinas, one of the leading figures in 20th century Continental philosophy, and Plato, Hegel, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida and others in the history of ideas. Not merely an exposition of Levinas' original and complex thinking, Brian Schroeder seeks to re-rea…Read more
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    Evil and the Unconscious
    Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 61 (1): 173-176. 1986.
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    Preface
    Studies in Practical Philosophy 4 (2): 1-2. 2004.
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    Set in the context of global philosophy, this volume offers critical, innovative, and productive dialogue between some of the most influential philosophical figures from East and West.
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    Levinas and Platonic paideia
    In Claire Elise Katz & Lara Trout (eds.), Emmanuel Levinas, Routledge. pp. 2--10. 2005.
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    Theological Nihilism and Italian Philosophy
    Philosophy Today 49 (4): 355-361. 2005.
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    The philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty serves both as a ground and a site of departure for Levinas’ thinking. This essay takes up their relationship, with particular regard to the question of whether Merleau-Ponty’s later shift from phenomenology to ontology brings him under Levinas’ critique of ontology as a totalizing philosophy of power that ultimately either denies or negates the radical alterity of the other. Both thinkers are engaged in reconceiving the intersubjective relation, and focus…Read more
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    Blood and Stone—A Response to Altizer and Lingis
    New Nietzsche Studies 4 (3-4): 29-41. 2000.
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    Reterritorializing Subjectivity
    Research in Phenomenology 42 (2): 251-266. 2012.
    Abstract The philosophies of Deleuze, Guattari and Levinas are taken up in an effort to advance the ethical, political, and technological implications of how we interpret, inhabit, and territorialize the Earth. The difference between their views on the relation between immanence and transcendence and their respective analyses of the face and faciality are brought to bear in addressing the questions of ethics, politics, and values in relation to the constitution and liberation, or resingularizati…Read more
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    Nietzsche and Levinas
    In Claire Elise Katz & Lara Trout (eds.), Emmanuel Levinas, Routledge. pp. 2--270. 2005.
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    Reversibility and Irreversibility
    Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy/Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale 1 (1): 65-79. 1997.
    The philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty serves both as a ground and a site of departure for Levinas’ thinking. This essay takes up their relationship, with particular regard to the question of whether Merleau-Ponty’s later shift from phenomenology to ontology brings him under Levinas’ critique of ontology as a totalizing philosophy of power that ultimately either denies or negates the radical alterity of the other. Both thinkers are engaged in reconceiving the intersubjective relation, and focus…Read more
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    The Inoperative Earth
    Studies in Practical Philosophy 4 (1): 126-145. 2004.
  • Japan : the dilemma of Dôgen
    In David Edward Jones & Ellen R. Klein (eds.), Asian Texts, Asian Contexts: Encounters with Asian Philosophies and Religions, State University of New York Press. 2009.
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    The listening eye: Nietzsche and Levinas
    Research in Phenomenology 31 (1): 188-202. 2001.
    Nietzsche's recognition of existence as an ever-shifting play of surface appearances presages his "revaluation of all values," his response to those who would stabilize becoming by metaphysically reifying it as being. Nietzsche arguably provides Levinas with his deepest ethical challenge. Consequently, Levinas himself undertakes a similar revaluation of the ground of traditional values and of the subject. Both put forth heterodox notions of subjectivity insofar as the subject is constituted by a…Read more