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    Phasmid thinking: On Georges didi-huberman’s method
    with Christopher Woodall
    Angelaki 23 (4): 103-112. 2018.
    This article is an attempt to circumscribe Georges Didi-Huberman’s inimitable practice of theory. It argues that Didi-Huberman’s ethics of looking represents a decided shift away from the traditional position of the critic as a dispassionate, objective observer. A Copernican revolution looms, which inverts the Kantian one: no longer are things adapting to their conceptual scheme, no longer is it the adaequatio rei ad intellectum, but its opposite. Didi-Huberman’s “discourse on method” is to be f…Read more
  •  21
    Du témoignage ou de l’ininterprétable
    Études Ricoeuriennes / Ricoeur Studies 6 (1): 94-110. 2015.
    This article defends the thesis that the reflection which Ricœur conducts on the notion of testimony is not one research topic among others, but forms one of the keys to understanding the Ricœurian project as such. The notion of testimony enables one to get beyond the polarity of description and ascription, in order to return to the question of the real. Through an examination of the quadruple grammar of testimony that Ricœur proposes and its context in the dialogue with historiography and theol…Read more
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    Webrova vznemirljiva teza iz dela Protestanska etika in duh kapitalizma, ki sprva izgleda tako neverjetno, je bila od svoje prve objave deležna številnih kritik, spodbijajo pa jo vse do danes. Ena izmed številnih kritik, pa ostaja še posebej nepopustljiva: če je duh samoodpovedovanja primeren za kapitalistično podjetništvo, pa ekonomije ne poganjajo samo podjetniki; ekonomija potrebuje tudi potrošnike, ki so pripravljeni kupiti več od tega, kar predstavlja njihove dejanske potrebe. Po Benjaminu …Read more
  • Transparency, Society, Subjecticity. Critical Perspectives
    with Dieter Thomä
    Palgrave Macmillan. 2018.
    This book critically engages with the idea of transparency whose ubiquitous demand stands in stark contrast to its lack of conceptual clarity. The book carefully examines this notion in its own right, traces its emergence in Early Modernity and analyzes its omnipresence in contemporary rhetoric. Today, transparency has become a catchword outplaying other Enlightenment values like empowerment, sincerity and the notion of a public sphere. In a suspicious manner, transparency is entangled in the di…Read more
  •  9
    El poder de visualizar. La "phantasia" según Aristóteles
    Anuario Filosófico 51 (2): 243-274. 2018.
  •  3
    Merleau-Ponty à Madagascar
    Chiasmi International 19 115-128. 2017.
    Si les analyses merleau-pontiennes sont aujourd’hui fréquemment utilisées dans les études postcoloniales, notamment les analyses du corps, on n’a toujours pas prêté suffisamment attention à l’importance qu’eut pour sa pensée la confrontation avec la réalité du colonialisme, au fil de divers voyages vers la moitié des années 1950. Dans l’article, il s’agit en particulier de faire émerger le rôle exemplaire qu’au pu avoir la confrontation avec la réalité de Madagascar, en 1957, et ses effets en re…Read more
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    with Judith Revel
    Chiasmi International 19 31-33. 2017.
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    La priorité que la phénoménologie classique accorde à la première personne se voit déplacée de différentes manières par les penseurs post-phénoménologiques, dont Jacques Derrida. L’article a pour but d’indiquer la fonction stratégique qu’occupe dans la pensée derridienne la figure du témoin, que ce soit en tant que tiers qui déstabilise la métaphysique de la présence dans ses premiers écrits mais surtout, comme figure spéculative dans l’œuvre tardive, entre foi et savoir. Des remarques dispersée…Read more
  • Monde humain, monde animal, monde préhistorique
    with Edmund Husserl
    Philosophie 131 (4): 20. 2016.
  • Normalité, anomalité et animalité
    with Edmund Husserl
    Philosophie 131 (4): 24. 2016.
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    Vom Stachel der Bilder
    Internationales Jahrbuch Für Medienphilosophie 3 (1): 137-162. 2017.
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    Differences in Becoming
    with Judith Michalet
    Philosophy Today. 2017.
    For a long time, Gilbert Simondon’s work was known only as either a philosophy restricted to the problem of technology or as an inspirational source for Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy of difference. As Simondon’s thinking is now finally in the process of being recognized in its own right as one of the most original philosophies of the twentieth century, this also entails that some critical work needs to be done to disentangle it from an all too hasty identification with Deleuzian categories. While …Read more
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    In contemporary social epistemology, the claim has been made that there is a traditional “neglect of testimonial knowledge,” and that in the history of epistemology, first-hand self-knowledge was invariably prioritised over secondary knowledge. While this paper acknowledges some truth in these statements, it challenges the given explanations: the mentioned neglect of testimonial knowledge is based not so much on a primacy of self-knowledge, but that of self-agency. This article retraces some cru…Read more
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    During World War II, both the US and Canadian governments issued a series of propaganda posters aimed at reducing spending and redirecting private households’ financial expenditures into the general war effort. Many of those posters, developed by some of the cleverest advertisers of the time, drew on Puritanism’s most deeply rooted principle: self-restraint. One propaganda poster succinctly exemplifies the underlying logic: as an elegant couple looks up at a gigantic elephant for sale, the capti…Read more
  •  13
    Name der Zeitschrift: Paragrana Jahrgang: 26 Heft: 1 Seiten: 141-157.
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    The Diacritical Nature of Meaning. Merleau-Ponty with Saussure
    Chiasmi International 15 167-181. 2013.
    “What we have learned from Saussure” affirms Merleau-Ponty “is that, taken singly, signs do not signify anything, and that each one of them does not so much express a meaning as mark a divergence of meaning between itself and other signs.” While it has often been stressed that Merleau-Ponty was arguably among the earliest philosophical readers of Saussure, the real impact of this reading on Merleau-Ponty’s thinking has rarely been assessed in detail. By focusing on the middle period – the years …Read more
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    La chair comme diacritique incarné
    Chiasmi International 11 249-262. 2009.
  •  16
    Afterimages: Belated Witnessing in the Photographs of the Armenian Catastrophe
    Ournal of Literature and Trauma Studies 4 (1): 43-65. 2015.
    The category of « postmemory » has been invoked by Marianne Hirsch to refer to a traumatic past which is not directly remembered in first person, but is handed down to later generations and is recalled through the mediation of narratives and images which become “prostheses” for a lack of direct memory. But how is it that these prosthetic recollections do not simply substitute for what lacks but seem to shape the very events they are meant to reproduce ? How come an event continues to haunt the m…Read more
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    Dass Bilder zwischen dem Regime der Dinge und dem Regime der Zeichen niemals einen angestammten Platz erhielten und nicht Gegenstand einer eigenen Wissenschaft wurden, ist keinem wiedergutzumachenden Vergessen geschuldet, sondern Ausdruck eines anfänglichen Skandalons, das historisch auch die Geburtsstunde der Philosophie einläutete. Bilder lassen sich nicht einmal als reine Erscheinungen absondern, weil in ihnen als Wasserzeichen stets durchscheint, was sie sichtbar werden ließ. An Husserls Gru…Read more
  •  23
    Riassunto: La carne come diacritico incarnato
    Chiasmi International 11 262-262. 2009.
  • Imagination. Suchen und Finden (edited book)
    with Gottfried Boehm, Orlando Budelacci, and Gerald Wildgruber
    W. Fink. 2014.
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    La phénoménologie comme science de l'homme sans l'homme
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 72 (1): 79-100. 2010.
    Husserlian phenomenology sets off as a fundamental rejection of those psychologisms and anthropologisms that deduce the structures of appearance from some preexisting essence of man. However, despite a clear rejection of all anthropological foundations of phenomenology, the examples of Husserl, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty show that the question of man continues to haunt the phenomenological project and constitutes something like a ‘blind spot’. Relating these unspoken tensions to another histori…Read more
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    Du Sensible À L’Oeuvre : Esthétiques de Merleau-Ponty
    with Adnen Jdey
    La lettre volée. 2012.
    Plusieurs générations de chercheurs internationaux interrogent l’esthétique de Merleau-Ponty suivant deux axes : d’une part, le dialogue constant et passionné avec des arts (peinture, littérature, cinéma) et ses protagonistes (Cézanne, Proust, Claude Simon) qui est à l’origine de l’esthétique de Merleau-Ponty, et dans d’autre part, l’impact de la pensée merleau-pontienne sur les arts, depuis le Minimal Art américain en passant par le Body Art et la danse contemporaine. Tandis que certaines contr…Read more
  •  431
    The article explores the striking coincidences in Heidegger's and Blanchot's account of the image as death mask. The analysis of the respective theories of the image brings forth two radically divergent conceptions of thinking as "laying patent" (Heidegger) and of thinking as "laying bare" (Blanchot).
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    The Inorganic Community. Hypotheses on Literary Communism in Novalis, Benjamin and Blanchot
    Boundary2. An International Journal of Literature and Culture 39 (3): 75-95. 2012.
    If literary avant-garde journals and their communities have been, in the twentieth century, a space for creating, if not sustaining, major political utopias, it should help explain why this “literary communism,” as Jean-Luc Nancy called it, is not a weakened or substitutional form of politics. No myth without narration, no implementation without an instrumentation, no organic unity without a political organ voicing its claim, in short: no organicity without an organon. But can there be a (litera…Read more
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    The madness of sight
    In Karin Leonhard & Silke Horstkotte (eds.), Seeing Perception, Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 40-59. pp. 40--59. 2007.
    Viewing Vermeer with Merleau-Ponty's eyes.