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- Adrian Machiraju, James F. Sennet, Ed. The Analytical Theist: An Alvin Plantinga Reader.Book review of a collection of papers on philosophy and religion by Professor Alvin Plantinga.No categories
- Jonathan Harris, Plato, Byzantium and the Italian Renaissance.The ideas of Plato (429-347 BC) have exerted such an abiding influence on western philosophy and political thought that it is easy to forget that for many centuries, between about 500 and 1400, his works were almost unknown in western Europe. This was partly because very few people in Medieval Europe knew enough Greek to read Plato and even if they had, copies of the Dialogues were almost impossible to obtain, with only the Timaeus available in Latin translation. Scholars were (...)No categories
- Andrew Gibson, Melencolia Illa Heroica: Françoise Proust, Walter Benjamin and `Catastrophe in Permanence': In Memoriam F.P. 1947-1998.Françoise Proust’s essential points of reference are Kant and Walter Benjamin. Alain Badiou ignores the extraordinary and sometimes beautiful dark power of Proust’s work on Benjamin. As is clear, however, from both Daniel Bensaïd’s interview with Proust and the title of Élizabeth Lemirre and Catherine Perret’s memorial volume (Une philosophie de la résistance: Françoise Proust), the concept of Proust that is most likely to become the dominant one is not Badiou’s, but rather the concept of her as above all a (...)
- Peter Johnston, "Presences of the Infinite": J.M. Coetzee and Mathematics.This thesis articulates the resonances between J. M. Coetzee's lifelong engagement with mathematics and his practice as a novelist, critic, and poet. Though the critical discourse surrounding Coetzee's literary work continues to flourish, and though the basic details of his background in mathematics are now widely acknowledged, his inheritance from that background has not yet been the subject of a comprehensive and mathematically- literate account. In providing such an account, I propose that these two strands of his intellectual trajectory not (...)