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    The Southern Journal of Philosophy, EarlyView.
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    The Southern Journal of Philosophy, EarlyView.
  • The Gift of Time: The Question of the Death Penalty in Derrida
    Southern Journal of Philosophy. forthcoming.
    The Southern Journal of Philosophy, EarlyView.
  • Derrida (edited book)
    Routledge. 2002.
    The value of these volumes lies not only in the fact that it will make many well-known essays easily available, but also that it will present many essays never before translated into English. The names alone of the authors assembled here indicate the importance of this collection, contributors include: Blanchot, Cixous, deMan, Foucault, Gadamer, Habermas, Irigaray, Levinas, Lyotard and Ricoeur.
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    The Gift of Time: The Question of the Death Penalty in Derrida
    Southern Journal of Philosophy. forthcoming.
    The Southern Journal of Philosophy, EarlyView.
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    Being Inclined: Félix Ravaisson’s Philosophy of Habit by Mark Sinclair
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 59 (1): 157-158. 2021.
    Being Inclined is erudite, clearly written, and well-argued. It is rich in the history of philosophy and in philosophical ideas. It is not an exaggeration when Sinclair says that “philosophy advances, and can only advance, by means of a living dialogue with the past”. This short review cannot do the book justice.Being Inclined is divided into six chapters. From a historical viewpoint, chapters 1 and 2 are revelatory for the Anglophone reader of the last two hundred years of French philosophy. Si…Read more
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    Mark Sinclair, Bergson
    Philosophical Quarterly 70 (281): 874-876. 2020.
    Mark Sinclair, Bergson. London: Routledge, 2020. $33.95 PB.
  • Introduction
    In Alan D. Schrift (ed.), The History of Continental Philosophy, Routledge. pp. 1-14. 2010.
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    Recenterings of Continental Philosophy
    Philosophy Today 54 (Supplement): 3-4. 2010.
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    The Most Difficult Task: On the Idea of an Impure, Pure Non-Violence
    Studia Phaenomenologica 19 251-260. 2019.
    This article attempts to elaborate on the Derridean idea of transcendental violence and his idea of “violence against violence.” It does this by examining the structure of the gift as Derrida presents it in Given Time. The article lays out in detail all of the conditions for the gift Derrida presents across Given Time. More precisely, it examines Derrida’s analysis of the giving of counterfeit money. The conclusion it draws is that the giving of counterfeit money comes closest to the golden mean…Read more
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    This essay attempts to answer three types of question concerning the images of violence found in deconstructive discourse. First, there is the question of confusion between real violence and transcendental violence. Second, there is the question of a lack of vigilance in regard to real violence. And finally, third, there is the question of the need for a moral principle of non-violence. The response to the first type of question lies in the recognition that the violence Derrida attributes to the…Read more
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    Violence and Reactions
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 56 (3): 403-413. 2018.
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    Difference and Dependency, Violence and Sublimation
    Philosophy Today 62 (2): 607-617. 2018.
    This essay assesses Kelly Oliver’s long publication career by focusing on two novel ideas we find in her work. Both are ideas belonging to the new kind of ethics Oliver envisions. On the one hand, there is the idea of dependency. Through dependency, she aims to ground an obligation to care for the ones who provide the care to the dependents. The second idea is sublimation. Through her studies of psychoanalysis, Oliver shows that sublimation allows the subject to distance herself from the violenc…Read more
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    I Value Effort above Everything Else
    Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 39 (1): 79-101. 2018.
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    Martin C. Dillon
    Chiasmi International 7 21-22. 2005.
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    No More Insults to Friendship!
    Oxford Literary Review 36 (2): 240-244. 2014.
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    Michael Naas, Derrida From Now On , 266 pp. ISBN: 978-0823229598 (review)
    Oxford Literary Review 35 (1): 127-131. 2013.
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    Vulnerability and Violence: On the Poverty of the Remainder
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 49 (3): 217-228. 2018.
    This article tries to show the irreducible connection between vulnerability and violence. This connection leads us back to the ethical level of experience. If vulnerability makes violence irreducible, then at least two reactions to violence are possible. On the one hand, a reaction is possible in which one attempts to negate vulnerability in order to close down the very thing within us that allows violence to enter. This negative reaction is actually the worst violence. On the other hand, a reac…Read more
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  • Introduction
    with Pierre Rodrigo
    Chiasmi International 13 13-14. 2011.
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    Blindness has been a pervasive theme throughout Derrida’s career. But Derrida uses the word “blindness” only once in the title of one his works. This text is, ofcourse, Memoirs of the Blind, Mémoires d’aveugle, an essay he wrote for the catalogue for an exhibition he organized at the Louvre in 1990. I argue that Memoirs of the Blind is more than just a phase in Derrida’s deconstruction of the metaphysics of presence. Instead, it opens a larger, more ambitious project that we can call “the decons…Read more