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  1. Ammon Allred (2010). How is Philosophy Possible? Blanchot on Secrecy, Ambiguity and the Care for Death. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 18 (2):149-175.
    I examine the contribution that the first part of Maurice Blancot's recit Death Sentence makes to his understanding of the relationship between philosophy and literature. I use a reading of the Kantian, transcendental account of literature in “How is Literature Possible” as the starting point for an analysis of the way in which Blanchot uses secrets in describing J.'s death in Death Sentence, linking secrecy up with the imaginary, ambiguity and dissimulation. The purpose for this refinement is to challenge the (...)
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  2. Ammon Allred (2009). The Divine Logos. Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 14 (1):1-18.
    In this paper, I address the way in which Plato’s Sophist rethinks his lifelong dialogue with Heraclitus. Plato uses a concept of logos in this dialogue that is much more Heraclitean than his earlier concept of the logos. I argue that he employs this concept in order to resolve those problems with his earlier theory of ideas that he had brought to light in the Parmenides. I argue that the concept of the dialectic that the Stranger develops rejects, rather than (...)
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  3. Ammon Allred (2005). The Arts of the Novel: Heidegger and Kundera on the Forgetting of Being. Philosophy Today 49 (2):127-144.
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