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    Ornaments' work: The efficacy of Kant's 'parerga'
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 60 (3). 1998.
    How can one bring about virtuous behaviour? This question is all the more pressing for Kant as his definition of the virtuous act in terms of autonomy sets up a particularproblem. Indeed, it seems that any effort to provoke an act of autonomy is doomed: should it „succeed”, the act it provoked would no longer be autonomous but rather determined by something external. A possible solution to this logical conundrum is fleetingly adumbrated by Kant in §48 of the Metaphysics of Morals. In this sectio…Read more
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    Angling for a stranglehold on the death penalty
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (s1): 160-173. 2012.
    Responding to Elizabeth Rottenberg's invitation to consider good signs, I first raise a question about “good” and “too good” signs by referring to a letter of Louis Althusser's that describes the risk that “too good” signs will be misread. I then turn to the distinction Rottenberg makes between deconstructive signs and Immanuel Kant's historical signs. Borrowing an image from Jacques Derrida's The Animal That Therefore I Am (2008), I suggest that we think of the task of abolition of the death pe…Read more
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    Expressing Freedom: Kant and Foucault
    Philosophy Today 42 (9999): 137-146. 1998.
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    Expressing Freedom: Kant and Foucault
    Philosophy Today 42 (Supplement): 137-146. 1998.
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    Derrida : echoes of the forthcoming
    In Ruth Sonderegger & Karin de Boer (eds.), Conceptions of Critique in Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, Palgrave-macmillan. 2012.