Year:

Forthcoming articles
  1. John Haglund (forthcoming). The View From Somewhere - Investigations Pertaining to the Implications of the Impurity of the Third- and the First-Person-Perspective. Continental Philosophy Review.
    The old duality that eventually came to produce the mind/body-problem indicates the problem of transcendental subjectivity. The enduring significance of this problem shows itself in a provocation of any paradigm that has become too objectivistic, too naturalistic – even too idealistic in a certain sense – and too forgetful of its own departure from a perspective always presumed. Analytic philosophy bears a tendency towards such a ‘view from nowhere’ which denies a fundamental subjective connection. The rebuttal of this position entails (...)
    Translate
      Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  2.  3
    Andrew Inkpin (forthcoming). Was Merleau-Ponty a ‘Transcendental’ Phenomenologist? Continental Philosophy Review:1-21.
    Whether or not Merleau-Ponty’s version of phenomenology should be considered a form of ‘transcendental’ philosophy is open to debate. Although the Phenomenology of Perception presents his position as a transcendental one, many of its features—such as its exploitation of empirical science—might lead to doubt that it can be. This paper considers whether Merleau-Ponty meets what I call the ‘transcendentalist challenge’ of defining and grounding claims of a distinctive transcendental kind. It begins by highlighting three features—the absolute ego, the pure phenomenal (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  3.  6
    Jack Reynolds (forthcoming). Merleau-Ponty's Gordian Knot: Transcendental Phenomenology, Empirical Science, and Naturalism. Continental Philosophy Review:1-24.
    In this paper, I explore a series of fertile ambiguities that Merleau-Ponty's work is premised upon. These ambiguities concern some of the central methodological commitments of his work, in particular his commitment (or otherwise) to transcendental phenomenology and how he transforms that tradition, and his relationship to science and philosophical naturalism and what they suggest about his philosophical methodology. Many engagements with Merleau-Ponty's work that are more ‘analytic’ in orientation either deflate it of its transcendental heritage, or offer a "modest" (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  4. Jeremy Barris (forthcoming). The Logic of Comprehensive or Deep Emotional Change. Continental Philosophy Review:1-24.
    The article proposes an analogue of conceptual change in the context of comprehensive or deep emotional change and growth, and explores some aspects of its logic in that context. This is not to reduce emotions to concepts, but to say that concepts express the sense that is already inherent in experience and reality. When emotional states change so thoroughly that their applicable concepts become completely different, they shift from one logical structure to another. At the moment or phase when one (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  5.  4
    Susan Bredlau (forthcoming). On Perception and Trust: Merleau-Ponty and the Emotional Significance of Our Relations with Others. Continental Philosophy Review:1-14.
    Our perception of the world and our relationships with other people are not, I argue, distinct activities. Focusing, first, on Merleau-Ponty’s description in the Phenomenology of Perception of his playful interaction with an infant, and, second, on contemporary research on the phenomena referred to as neonate imitation, joint attention, and mutual gaze, I argue that perception can be a collaborative endeavor. Moreover, this collaborative endeavor, which is definitive of both infant and adult perception, entails trust; our trust in others is (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  6.  9
    Jakub Čapek (forthcoming). Narrative Identity and Phenomenology. Continental Philosophy Review:1-17.
    Narrative identity theory in some of its influential variants makes three fundamental assumptions. First, it focuses on personal identity primarily in terms of selfhood. Second, it argues that personal identity is to be understood as the unity of one’s life as it develops over time. And finally, it states that the unity of a life is articulated, by the very person itself, in the form of a story, be it explicit or implicit. The article focuses on different contemporary phenomenological appraisals (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  7.  1
    Jason Caro (forthcoming). Against Levinas’ Messianic Politics: A Polemic. Continental Philosophy Review:1-21.
    Blamelessly, most commentators attempt to deduce the political theory of Levinas from his interhuman philosophy. In contrast to the perceived state of ethical life in contemporary politics, the attractiveness of the asymmetric obligations owed by the ego to the Other make the deductive project seem urgent. But an inductive analysis of Levinas’ philosophy yields troubling prerequisites, including rigorous theocracy and a form of sociability in which no epistemological clarity is permitted that could determine in situ interpersonal duties. Such unfamiliar politics (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  8.  4
    Sebastian Gardner (forthcoming). Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology in the Light of Kant’s Third Critique and Schelling’s Real-Idealismus. Continental Philosophy Review:1-21.
    In this paper I offer a selective, systematic rather than historical account of Merleau-Ponty’s highly complex relation to classical German philosophy, focussing on issues which bear on the question of his relation to transcendentalism and naturalism. I argue that the concerns which define his project in Phenomenology of Perception are fundamentally those of transcendental philosophy, and that Merleau-Ponty’s disagreements with Kant, and the position he arrives at in The Visible and the Invisible, are helpfully viewed in light of issues which (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  9.  7
    Annabel Herzog (forthcoming). The Concept of Violence in the Work of Hannah Arendt. Continental Philosophy Review:1-15.
    Arendt claimed that violence is not part of the political because it is instrumental. Her position has generated a vast corpus of scholarship, most of which falls into the context of the realist-liberal divide. Taking these discussions as a starting point, this essay engages with violence in Arendt’s work from a different perspective. Its interest lies not in Arendt’s theory of violence in the world, but in the function that violence performed in her work, namely, in the constitutive role of (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  10.  2
    Gordon Hull (forthcoming). Equitable Relief as a Relay Between Juridical and Biopower: The Case of School Desegregation. Continental Philosophy Review:1-24.
    The present paper looks at the intersection of juridical and biopower in the U.S. Supreme Court’s school desegregation cases. These cases generally deploy “equitable relief” as a relay between the juridicially-specified injury of segregation and the biopolitical mandates of integration, allowing broad-based biopolitical remedies for juridically identified problems. This strategy enabled the Courts to negotiate between these forms of power. The analysis here thus suggests the continued relevance of juridical power, and also the limits of Foucault’s own analysis, which suggested (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  11.  4
    Andrew Inkpin & Jack Reynolds (forthcoming). Introduction: Merleau-Ponty’s Gordian Knot. Continental Philosophy Review:1-3.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  12.  8
    Matthew Lampert (forthcoming). Beyond the Politics of Reception: Jacques Rancière and the Politics of Art. Continental Philosophy Review:1-20.
    Jacques Rancière’s work has become a major reference point for discussions of art and politics. However, while Rancière’s negative theses are becoming widespread and well understood, his positive thesis is still poorly understood, owing partly to Rancière’s own formulation of the issue. I first clarify Rancière’s account of the links between politics and art. I then explore a gap in this account; Rancière has stuck too closely to a politics of art’s reception. I argue for a politics of art production, (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  13.  11
    Lode Lauwaert (forthcoming). Georges Bataille, a Reader of Marquis de Sade. On Nature, Sadistic Enjoyment, and Literature (Submitted). Continental Philosophy Review.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  14. J. Colin McQuillan (forthcoming). Michel Foucault: Introduction to Kant's Anthropology. Translated by Roberto Nigro and Kate Briggs. Continental Philosophy Review.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  15.  5
    David Morris (forthcoming). Measurement as Transcendental–Empirical Écart: Merleau-Ponty on Deep Temporality. Continental Philosophy Review:1-16.
    Merleau-Ponty’s radical reflection conceptualizes the transcendental and the empirical as intertwined, emerging only via an écart. I advance this concept of transcendental empirical écart by studying the problem of measurement in science, in both general and quantum mechanical contexts. Section one analyses scientific problems of measurement, focusing on issues of temporality, to show how measurement entails a transcendental that diverges with the empirical. Section two briefly interprets this result via Merleau-Ponty’s concept of depth, to indicate how measurement reveals a temporality (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  16.  2
    Tristan Moyle (forthcoming). Heidegger’s Philosophical Botany. Continental Philosophy Review:1-18.
    Heidegger argues that for being x to count as ‘alive’ it must satisfy three metaphysical conditions. It must be capable of engaging in active behaviour with a form of intentional directedness that offers to us a “sphere of transposition” into which we can intelligibly “transpose ourselves.” Heidegger’s discussion of these conditions, as they apply to the being of animals, is well-known. But, if his argument is sound, they ought also to apply to the being of plants. Heidegger, unfortunately, does not (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  17.  4
    Søren Overgaard (forthcoming). Other Minds Embodied. Continental Philosophy Review:1-16.
    I distinguish three kinds of other minds problems—conceptual, epistemological and empirical. I argue that while Merleau-Ponty believes embodiment helps with tackling the conceptual and epistemological problems, he suggests that it is of no clear use in solving the empirical problem. I sketch some considerations that could lend support to Merleau-Ponty’s claims about the conceptual and epistemological problems, without claiming that these are conclusive. I then proceed to argue that Merleau-Ponty’s take on the empirical problem is essentially correct.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  18.  10
    Justin Pack (forthcoming). Arendt’s Genealogy of Thinking. Continental Philosophy Review:1-14.
    This paper presents what I will call Arendt’s genealogy of thinking. My purpose in doing so is to strengthen Arendt’s critique of thoughtlessness which I believe is both a powerful, but underappreciated analytic tool and a consistent, but under-examined thread that occurs throughout Arendt’s oeuvre. To do so I revisit her phenomenology of thinking and the distinction between thinking and cognition she introduces in her last, unfinished work, The Life of the Mind. When read alongside the genealogy of action in (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  19.  14
    Matthew Sharpe (forthcoming). Killing the Father, Parmenides: On Lacan’s Anti-Philosophy. Continental Philosophy Review:1-24.
    This paper examines the historical claims about philosophy, dating back to Parmenides, that we argue underlie Jacques Lacan’s polemical provocations in the mid-1970s that his position was an “anti-philosophie”. Following an introduction surveying the existing literature on the subject, in part ii, we systematically present the account of classical philosophy Lacan has in mind when he declares psychoanalysis to be an antiphilosophy after 1975, assembling his claims about the history of ideas in Seminars XVII and XX in ways earlier contributions (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  20.  2
    Bryan Smyth (forthcoming). The Primacy Question in Merleau-Ponty’s Existential Phenomenology. Continental Philosophy Review:1-23.
    This paper takes up the question as to what has primacy within Merleau-Ponty’s existential phenomenology as a way to provide insight into the relation between empirical science and transcendental philosophy within his account of embodiment. Contending that this primacy necessarily pertains to methodology, I show how Kurt Goldstein’s conception of biology provided Merleau-Ponty with a scientific model for approaching human existence holistically in which primacy pertains to the transcendental practice of productive imagination that generates the eidetic organismic Gestalt in terms (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  21.  2
    Michela Summa (forthcoming). Toward a Transcendental Account of Creativity. Kant and Merleau-Ponty on the Creative Power of Judgment and Creativity as Institution. Continental Philosophy Review:1-22.
    Several works published in the last decades defend the claim that the concept of creativity should be demystified. With the aim of showing that creativity is not an obscure power owned by only few individuals and free from constraints, authors working at the intersection field between philosophy and cognitive science have notably focused on the structure and evolution of cognitive mechanisms underlying our creative capacities. While taking up the suggestion that we should try not to mystify creativity, this article argues (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  22. Olga A. Vlasova (forthcoming). The Biographical Approach in Karl Jaspers’ Work: From Philosophy of Life to Autobiography. Continental Philosophy Review:1-14.
    This study considers the origins and characteristics of Karl Jaspers’ biographical approach. Specifically, we analyse how this approach manifests itself in Jaspers’ work, namely, in his understanding of psychology, his psychology of worldviews, his views on the history of philosophy and his philosophical method. The biographical approach was a central strategy in Jaspers’ work as an appeal to life and was closely linked with how Jaspers understood both philosophy and his thought. For Jaspers, biography could restore mental unity and reveal (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  23.  1
    Elke Weik (forthcoming). Goethe and the Study of Life: A Comparison with Husserl and Simmel. Continental Philosophy Review:1-23.
    In the paper at hand I introduce Goethe’s ontology and methodology for the study of life as an alternative to current theories. ‘Life,’ in its individual, social and/or pan-natural form, has been a recurring topic in the social sciences for the last two centuries and may currently experience a renaissance, if we are to believe Scott Lash. Goethe’s approach is of particular interest because he formulated it as one of the first critical responses to the nascent discipline of biology. It (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
 Previous issues
  
Next issues