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  1. Ernst Wolff (forthcoming). Responsibility to Struggle – Responsibility for Peace Course of Recognition and a Recurrent Pattern in Ricœur’s Political Thought. Philosophy and Social Criticism:0191453714563875.
    The aim of this article is to present a perspective on Ricœur’s ethico-political thought in Course of Recognition and, by extension, on that of his entire work. The point of departure is the hypothesis that Ricœur’s reading of Weber on political responsibility provides one with an invaluable vantage point from where to identify a recurrent pattern in the French philosopher’s ethico-political thought. After a brief presentation and illustration of this hypothesis a close reading, principally of study III of Course of (...)
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  2. Ernst Wolff (2014). Compétences et moyens de l'homme capable à la lumière de l'incapacité. Études Ricoeuriennes / Ricoeur Studies 4 (2):50-63.
    Since Oneself as Another , Ricœur placed the notion of capability or of “I can” at the center of the hermeneutics of the self. While exploring the range of capabilities, the notion of capability itself nevertheless remains under-determined from a point of view that one may call “technical.” The claim that I defend in this article is that the hermeneutics of the capable human being requires a development of its technical dimension, in other words, a reflection on the competence and (...)
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  3. Ernst Wolff (2014). Ricœur et Giddens: l’herméneutique de l’homme capable et la théorie de structuration. Études Ricoeuriennes / Ricoeur Studies 5 (2):105-127.
    Résumé Le but de cet article est de mettre en dialogue Ricœur avec la théorie sociale d’Anthony Giddens, plus spécifiquement l’herméneutique de l’homme capable avec la théorie de la structuration. Nous commencerons par explorer quelques termes clefs permettant de comparer les deux auteurs au sujet du rapport entre acteurs et systèmes. Chez Ricœur, nous commenterons les notions d’institution et de pratique; chez Giddens, des notions importantes pour présenter la “dualité de structure.” Au cours de cette exploration, quatre tâches seront identifiées (...)
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  4. Ernst Wolff (2013). Reform and Crisis: Reflexions and Questions on the Condition of the Human and Social Sciences in South Africa and Beyond. Theoria 60 (135):62-82.
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  5. Ernst Wolff (2011). Political Responsibility for a Globalised World: After Levinas' Humanism. Columbia University Press.
     
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  6. Ernst Wolff (2011). Responsibility and Technics in Levinas And Jonas. Philosophy Today 55 (2):127-143.
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  7. Ernst Wolff (2011). Responsibility and Technics in Levinas And Jonas: Two Strategies in Response to the Disorientation of Ethics in the Modern World. Philosophy Today 55 (2):127-143.
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  8. Ernst Wolff (2011). The Quest for a Post-Metaphysical Access to the Human: From Marcel to Heidegger. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 41 (2):132-149.
     
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  9. Ernst Wolff (2010). Technicity of the Body as Part of the Socio-Technical System: The Contributions of Mauss and Bourdieu. Theoria 76 (2):167-187.
    The aim of this article is to contribute to a philosophy of technics by proposing an answer to the following question: what is the nature of the human body as an element of technical systems? The argument focuses on an examination of the phenomenon of bodily technics. This examination is guided by the conviction that Pierre Bourdieu's social theory can be read as contributing significantly to an answer to the above question. However, since Bourdieu's project is not directly aimed at (...)
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  10. Ernst Wolff (2009). Responsibility in an Era of Modern Technology and Nihilism. Part 2. Inter-Connection and Implications of the Two Notions of Responsibility in Jonas. Dialogue 48 (4):841.
    ABSTRACT: This essay aims at clarifying the content of Jonas’s philosophy of responsibility. First, an analysis is given of the connection between nihilism and modern technology. Jonas’s contribution to the problem of ethics in this context is prepared by an interpretation of the way in which fear and the myth respectively function as motivations for his work. This paves the way to a reconsideration of the content of Jonas’s philosophy, whereby two notions of responsibility should be identified: responsibility as ethicity (...)
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  11. Ernst Wolff (2009). Responsibility in an Era of Modern Technology and Nihilism, Part 1. A Non-Foundational Rereading of Jonas. Dialogue 48 (03):577-.
    ABSTRACT: The aim of this two-part article is to develop a non-foundational re-reading of Jonass concern with and understanding of nihilism. In order to delineate the proposed non-foundational reading, a philosophical and a theological discursive type in Jonas’s work is identified and the limits and failures thereof are discussed. In stead of the metaphysical foundation of ethicity, a re-reading of his work is developed out of his myth. This reading maintains the initial aim of defeating nihilism. The limitations and possibilities (...)
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  12. Ernst Wolff (2008). Aspects of Technicity in Heidegger's Early Philosophy: Rereading Aristotle's Techné and Hexis. Research in Phenomenology 38 (3):317-357.
    The article aims to advance our understanding of what the early Heidegger had in mind when he spoke about technics. Taking GA 18, Grundbegriffe der aristotelischen Philosophie, as a guiding text, Heidegger's “destructive” reading of the two notions most directly associated with Aristotle's presentation of technics—τεχνη and εξις—will be examined, especially with reference to the portrayal of technics in the Nicomachean Ethics. It will be argued that Aristotle already exaggerated the distinction between virtue and skill and that, instead of insisting (...)
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  13. Ernst Wolff (2008). Brill Online Books and Journals. Research in Phenomenology 38 (3).
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  14. Ernst Wolff (2006). From Phenomenology to Critical Theory: The Genesis of Adorno’s Critical Theory From His Reading of Husserl. Philosophy and Social Criticism 32 (5):555-572.
    This article investigates the importance of the evolution of Adorno’s interpretation of Husserl for the formation of his own philosophy. The weakness of Husserl’ notion of immediate data is revealed within the light of Hans Cornelius’s Transcendentale Systematik . When Adorno discovers in his Habilitationsschrift the importance of the social setting and ideological function of theory, he departs from Cornelius’ transcendentalism as norm for his reflection - and this insight is deployed against Husserl. Henceforth, Husserl’s philosophy is interpreted as idealist, (...)
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  15. Ernst Wolff (2006). On the Aesthetics of Food and the Art of Cooking. South African Journal of Philosophy 25 (4):290-304.
     
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