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    Resistance and Repetition: Freud and Hegel
    Research in Phenomenology 45 (2): 237-266. 2015.
    _ Source: _Volume 45, Issue 2, pp 237 - 266 This essay explores the vicissitudes of resistance as the central concept of both Freud and Hegel. Read through the prism of psychoanalysis, Hegel appears less as a philosopher of inexorable progress than as a thinker of repetition, delay, and stuckness. It is only on this seemingly unpromising basis that the radical potential of both thinkers can be retrieved
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    Mourning work and play
    Research in Phenomenology 23 (1): 105-130. 1993.
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    Missed Revolutions: Translation, Transmission, Trauma
    Idealistic Studies 38 (1-2): 23-40. 2008.
    This essay explores the familiar German ideology according to which a revolution in thought would, in varying proportions, precede, succeed, accommodate, and generally upstage a political revolution whose defining feature was increasingly thought to be its founding violence: the slide from 1789 to 1793. Germany thus sets out to quarantine the political threat of revolution while siphoning off and absorbing the revolution’s intensity and energy for thinking as such. The essay holds that this stru…Read more
  •  61
    Adorno avec Sade
    Differences 11 (2): 1-14. 2006.
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    Interrupting the conversation: notes on Rorty
    Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 1986 (69): 119-130. 1986.
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    Adorno avec Sade..
    Symposium 11 (2): 371-382. 2007.
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    Missed Revolutions, Non-Revolutions, Revolutions to Come: On Mourning Sickness
    with Joshua Nichols
    Phaenex 7 (1): 309-346. 2012.
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    Excavating the repressive hypothesis: aporias of liberation in Foucault
    Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 1986 (67): 111-119. 1986.
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    Mourning Sickness: Hegel and the French Revolution
    Stanford University Press. 2010.
    This book explores Hegel's response to the French Revolutionary Terror and its impact on Germany.
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    Questioning the question: A response to Charles Scott
    Research in Phenomenology 21 (1): 149-158. 1991.
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    Material Remains: Doris Salcedo
    Oxford Literary Review 39 (1): 42-64. 2017.
    Doris Salcedo's artworks seem to confront the challenge that Adorno expressed so brutally: how to commemorate a traumatic event which both demands and refuses commemoration; where all available cultural forms threaten to trivialize, sentimentalize, mystify, embellish, instrumentalize, or otherwise betray the memory of the dead; and where every attempt to acknowledge injury seems only to compound it. On the one hand, it is the task of art to commemorate suffering. On the other hand, art, by its v…Read more
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    Interrupting the Conversation: Notes on Rorty
    Télos 1986 (69): 119-130. 1986.
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    "Beyond" "Aufhebung": Reflections on the Bad Infinite
    Dissertation, University of Toronto (Canada). 1986.
    This thesis explores Heidegger's attempt to move beyond the recuperative powers of the dialectic. Its title announces a certain aporia: the "beyond," of course, is precisely what Hegel claims to have transcended; and he has determined that all attempts to overcome him--refutation, opposition, supersession; reversal , inversion , bisection , dissection , periodization --only confirm the potency of the original system. Heidegger displays an acute self-consciousness concerning such aporias of "over…Read more
  • Hegel and resistance: history, politics and dialectics (edited book)
    Bloomsbury Academic. 2018.
    The concept of resistance has always been central to the reception of Hegel's philosophy. The prevalent image of Hegel's system, which continues to influence the scholarship to this day, is that of an absolutist, monist metaphysics which overcomes all resistance, sublating or assimilating all differences into a single organic 'Whole'. For that reason, the reception of Hegel has always been marked by the question of how to resist Hegel: how to think that which remains outside of or other to the t…Read more
  • The claims of history
    with Ce Scott, Dj Schmidt, Tr Flynn, T. Sheehan, C. Painter, and Sg Crowell
    Research in Phenomenology 29 (1): 1-104. 1999.