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    Being Startled: Phenomenology at the Edge of Meaning
    PhaenEx 3 (2): 149-178. 2008.
    Opening with a consideration of the methodological stakes, the paper examines, in a preparatory way, the phenomenon of the startle as a limit case for phenomenological analysis. Taking a bearing from a traditional Husserlian schema, the analysis quickly finds itself twisting and turning, contorting the received phenomenological method in order to remain with the phenomenon. Elements of Heidegger’s “fundamental analysis of Dasein” are also tried out, but similarly find themselves dislocated by th…Read more
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    Higher education, pedagogy and the 'customerisation' of teaching and learning
    Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (1): 15-34. 2008.
    It is well documented that the application of business models to the higher education sector has precipitated a managerialistic approach to organisational structures ( Preston, 2001 ). Less well documented is the impact of this business ideal on the student-teacher encounter. It is argued that this age-old relation is now being configured (conceptually and organisationally) in terms peculiar to the business sector: as a customer-product relation. It is the applicability and suitability of such a…Read more
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    It is well documented that the application of business models to the higher education sector has precipitated a managerialistic approach to organisational structures. Less well documented is the impact of this business ideal on the student-teacher encounter. It is argued that this age-old relation is now being configured in terms peculiar to the business sector: as a customer-product relation. It is the applicability and suitability of such a configuration that specifically concerns this contrib…Read more
  • Différance and Paranoia
    Janus Head 14 (2): 49-69. 2015.
    This exploratory essay aims to open différance to a form of enquiry it has not seen coming. A consideration of the complex temporality that attends its historical emergence leads to a specifically différantial articulation of spatio-temporality. A residual element of spacing before/behind spati­otemporality provokes further consideration. The notion of verbality is introduced to provide analytical purchase. Analysis identifies a fundamen­tal mannerism in différance; a participative and orchestra…Read more