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    More than Adequate Logic: Blanchot avec Sade
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 41 (1): 33-47. 2010.
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    Shall I Love You as My Brother?: Deconstruction, Friendship, and Our Shared Future
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 82 189-201. 2008.
    This essay begins with a perceived problem found in Maurice Blanchot’s work, namely that, while on the one hand, love as we find it in friendship is based upon the separation of two people, a distance which can never be erased; on the other hand, Blanchot makes a comment in a letter to the effect that ‘the Jews are our brothers,’ indicating a love based upon the familial bond, or closeness. This would seem (to some readers, such as Jacques Derrida) to involve a contradiction between the closenes…Read more
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    Shall I Love You as My Brother?: Deconstruction, Friendship, and Our Shared Future
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 82 189-201. 2008.
    This essay begins with a perceived problem found in Maurice Blanchot’s work, namely that, while on the one hand, love as we find it in friendship is based upon the separation of two people, a distance which can never be erased; on the other hand, Blanchot makes a comment in a letter to the effect that ‘the Jews are our brothers,’ indicating a love based upon the familial bond, or closeness. This would seem to involve a contradiction between the closeness and the distance created in a love relati…Read more
  • What way forward for the contemporary university? Critical University traverses fields in critical theory, psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and the philosophy of education to focus and provoke further discussion of the university in crisis.
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    Two Slices from the Same Loaf?
    Ethical Perspectives 14 (2): 117-138. 2007.
    In this essay, I seek the roots of social justice in the writings of Simone Weil and Emmanuel Levinas as such roots relate to nourishment. Both thinkers have a rigorous demand embedded in their ethics, a demand that tries to appeal to man as an emotional, sympathetic, rational, and embodied being.For Levinas, it is the actual face of the Other that calls me to my ethical duty; for Weil, the bellow of protestors marching the picket line. Neither relies upon theory from which to base the ethical d…Read more