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    This essay shows that Jean-Luc Nancy's reconceptualization of corporeality in such texts as L'Intrus and Corpus can be an important ally to feminist theories of body. I introduce Nancy's ontology and argue that his rejection of the unified, integrated body of humanist discourses in favor of dis-integrated bodies constituted by multiple alterities and his consequent reinterpretation of body as a "being-exscribed" begin the task of thinking bodies beyond traditional dualisms and their ahistorical …Read more
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    Vulnerability and the ethics of facial tissue transplantation
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 7 (2): 173-185. 2010.
    Two competing intuitions have dominated the debate over facial tissue transplantation. On one side are those who argue that relieving the suffering of those with severe facial disfigurement justifies the medical risks and possible loss of life associated with this experimental procedure. On the other are those who say that there is little evidence to show that such transplants would have longterm psychological benefits that couldn’t be achieved by other means and that without clear benefits, the…Read more
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    The Ethics of Emmanuel Levinas
    Stanford University Press. 2008.
    Introduction : but is it ethics? -- Alterity : the problem of transcendence -- Singularity : the unrepresentable face -- Responsibility : the infinity of the demand -- Ethics : normativity and norms -- Scarce resources? : Levinas, animals, and the environment -- Failures of recognition and the recognition of failure : Levinas and identity politics.
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    Subjectivity and sexual difference: New figures of the feminine in Irigaray and Cavarero (review)
    Continental Philosophy Review 36 (4): 391-413. 2003.
    This paper argues that the metaphors of breath and voice as employed in the recent works of Luce Irigaray and Adriana Cavarero yield a reconceptualization of subjectivity as unique, embodied and relational. When interpreted in light of Cavarero's reorientation of the question of subjectivity from a what to a who, this newly configured notion of subjectivity can serve as the basis for a non-essentialist politics of sexual difference.
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    Universality, singularity, and sexual difference: Reflections on political community
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 31 (4): 445-460. 2005.
    of the tension between universality and singularity in the constitution of political community. Politics for Derrida refers to demands for universal justice, while friendship stands in for demands to recognize the incomparable uniqueness of each person. Derrida develops the incompatibility between these demands to its furthest extreme while arguing that democracy paradoxically requires meeting the demands of both claims. The result is a democracy that is never achieved but always present only in…Read more
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    Making Tomorrow Better Than Today
    Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy/Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale 9 (2): 241-266. 2005.
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    Figurative Language and the "Face" in Levinas's Philosophy
    Philosophy and Rhetoric 38 (2): 103-121. 2005.
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    The demands of ethical life: Levinas and moral theory
    Research in Phenomenology 30 (1): 264-274. 2000.
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    What's God Got to Do with It?: A Response to Claire Katz
    philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 1 (1): 118-126. 2011.
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    A Singular Justice: Ethics and Politics between Levinas and Derrida
    Philosophy Today 42 (Supplement): 59-70. 1998.
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    A Singular Justice
    Philosophy Today 42 (9999): 59-70. 1998.
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    Review of Rodolphe Calin, Levinas Et l'Exception Du Soi (review)
    Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2007 (6). 2007.
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    Taking French Feminism to the Streets (edited book)
    with Brittany Murray
    University of Illinois Press. 2011.
    "Portions of this work were originally published as La racaille de la Republique by Fadela Amara and Mohammed Abdi, Editions du Seuil, 2006"--T.p. verso.
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    This essay shows that Jean-Luc Nancy's reconceptualization of corporeality in such texts as L'Intrus and Corpus can be an important ally to feminist theories of body. I introduce Nancy's ontology and argue that his rejection of the unified, integrated body of humanist discourses in favor of dis-integrated bodies constituted by multiple alterities and his consequent reinterpretation of body as a "being-exscribed" begin the task of thinking bodies beyond traditional dualisms and their ahistorical …Read more
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    In Irigaray and Cavarero1
    In Lenart Škof (ed.), Breathing with Luce Irigaray, Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 167. 2013.
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    Sensible Subjects: Levinas and Iragaray on Incarnation and Ethics
    In Eric Sean Nelson, Antje Kapust & Kent Still (eds.), Addressing Levinas, Northwestern University Press. pp. 296--309. 2005.
  • Totality and Infinity at 50 (edited book)
    Duquesne University Press. 2012.
  • Don't Try This at Home : Levinas and Applied Ethics
    In Scott Davidson & Diane Perpich (eds.), Totality and Infinity at 50, Duquesne University Press. 2012.
  • On standard accounts of responsibility, one is thought to be responsible for one's own actions or affairs. Levinas' philosophy speaks of a responsibility that goes beyond my actions and their consequences to an infinite, irrecusable, asymmetrical responsibility for the other human. In the dissertation, I present a defense of Levinasian responsibility and argue that distinctive of Levinas' thought as an ethics is the manner in which it maintains the absolute and unexceptionable character of respo…Read more