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  1. Alan Blum (1984). Self-Reflection in the Arts and Sciences. Humanities Press.
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    Alan Blum (2012). The Enigma of the Brain and its Place as Cause, Character and Pretext in the Imaginary of Dementia. History of the Human Sciences 25 (4):108-124.
    An analysis of the collective engagement with the disease known as Alzheimer’s and the dementia reputed of it reveals recourse to a socially standardized formula that attributes causal agency to the brain in the absence of clinching knowledge. I propose that what Baudrillard calls the model of molecular idealism stipulates such a neurological view of determinism in order to provide caregivers with reassurance in the face of the perplexing character of dementia and the depressing reactions to mortality that it brings (...)
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  3. Alan F. Blum (1974). Theorizing. London,Heinemann.
     
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  4. Alan Blum (1991). The Melancholy Life World of the University. Dianoia 2 (1):16-42.
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    Alan F. Blum (1974). Positive Thinking. Theory and Society 1 (3):245-269.
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    Alan Blum (2010). Peter McHugh 1929–2010. [REVIEW] Human Studies 33 (2):229-229.
    In thinking of my relationship to Peter McHugh as an intimate collaboration, I take some reactions elicited to a most recent unpublished writing of his on intimacy as an occasion for discussing both intimacy and collaboration as a notion in-itself and as applicable to us in particular, treating that space between the general and particular of intimacy as its zone of fundamental ambiguity. I try to being to view a story of the imaginary of community, its elemental stirrings, that Peter (...)
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    Alan Blum (1985). The Collective Representation of Affliction: Some Reflections on Disability and Disease as Social Facts. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 6 (2).
    A perspective is developed for approaching affliction as a social fact. Disability and disease are considered as two ways in which we suffer a disjunction which arises from the need to take initiative with respect to the inexorable, whether that means the mark of disability or the unconquerability of disease.The story of affliction always raises and masks in certain respects the problem of suffering as the collective representation of our experience of subjectivity where that experience passes through the separateness of (...)
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    Alan Blum (2014). Aging as a Social Form: The Phenomenology of the Passage. Journal of Medical Humanities 35 (1):19-36.
    If philosophers have discussed life as preparation for death, this seems to make aging coterminous with dying and a melancholy passage that we are condemned to survive. It is important to examine the discourse on aging and end of life and the ways various models either limit possibilities for human agency or suggest means of being innovative in relation to such parameters. I challenge developmental views of aging not by arguing for eternal life, but by using Plato’s conception of form (...)
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  9. Alan Blum (2015). Guide for the Perplexed. Philosophy and Rhetoric 48 (1):54-72.
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  10. Alan Blum (2010). Peter McHugh 1929–2010: The Unique Gesture. Human Studies 33 (2-3):231-252.
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