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    Hent de Vries (2013). A Religious Canon for Europe? Policy, Education, and the Postsecular Challenge. Social Research: An International Quarterly 80 (1):203-232.
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    Hent de Vries (2005). Minimal Theologies: Critiques of Secular Reason in Adorno and Levinas. Johns Hopkins University Press.
    What, at this historical moment "after Auschwitz," still remains of the questions traditionally asked by theology? What now is theology's minimal degree? This magisterial study, the first extended comparison of the writings of Theodor W. Adorno and Emmanuel Levinas, explores remnants and echoes of religious forms in these thinkers' critiques of secular reason, finding in the work of both a "theology in pianissimo" constituted by the trace of a transcendent other. The author analyzes, systematizes, and formalizes this idea of an (...)
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    Hent de Vries (1999). Philosophy and the Turn to Religion. Johns Hopkins University Press.
    If religion once seemed to have played out its role in the intellectual and political history of Western secular modernity, it has now returned with a vengeance. In this engaging study, Hent de Vries argues that a turn to religion discernible in recent philosophy anticipates and accompanies this development in the contemporary world. Though the book reaches back to Immanuel Kant, Martin Heidegger, and earlier, it takes its inspiration from the tradition of French phenomenology, notably Emmanuel Levinas, Jean-Luc Marion, and, (...)
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    Hent de Vries (2006). From “Ghost in the Machine” to “Spiritual Automaton”: Philosophical Meditation in Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Levinas. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 60 (1-3):77-97.
    This essay discusses Stanley Cavell’s remarkable interpretation of Emmanuel Levinas’s thought against the background of his own ongoing engagement with Wittgenstein, Austin, and the problem of other minds. This unlikely debate, the only extensive discussion of Levinas by Cavell in his long philosophical career sofar, focuses on their different reception of Descartes’s idea of the infinite. The essay proposes to read both thinkers against the background of Wittgenstein’s model of philosophical meditation and raises the question as to whether Cavell and (...)
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    Hent de Vries (2001). Of Miracles and Special Effects. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 50 (1-3):41 - 56.
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    Hent de Vries (2000). De terugkeer van'de religie1 en de taak van de filosofie. Krisis 1 (4):6-11.
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    Hent de Vries (2011). “A Greatest Miracle”: Stanley Cavell, Moral Perfectionism, and the Ascent Into the Ordinary. Modern Theology 27 (3):462-477.
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    Hent de Vries (2000). Horror Relïgiosus. Krisis 1 (4):41-53.
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    Hent de Vries (2014). Chapitres À Écrire : Jacques Derrida Et la Méditation Sceptique. Rue Descartes 82 (3):154.
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    Hent De Vries (1998). On Obligation: Lyotard and Levinas. Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 20 (2/1):83-112.
  11. Hent de Vries (2007). The Shibboleth Effect : On Reading Paul Celan. In Bettina Bergo, Joseph D. Cohen & Raphael Zagury-Orly (eds.), Judeities: Questions for Jacques Derrida. Fordham University Press
     
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  12. Hent de Vries & Samuel Weber (eds.) (1997). Violence, Identity, and Self-Determination. Stanford University Press.
    With the collapse of the bipolar system of global rivalry that dominated world politics after the Second World War, and in an age that is seeing the return of "ethnic cleansing" and "identity politics," the question of violence, in all of its multiple ramifications, imposes itself with renewed urgency. Rather than concentrating on the socioeconomic or political backgrounds of these historical changes, the contributors to this volume rethink the _concept_ of violence, both in itself and in relation to the formation (...)
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    Hent de Vries (1998). On Obligation. Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 20 (2/1):83-112.
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    Hent de Vries (2010). The Deep Conditions of Secularity. Modern Theology 26 (3):382-403.
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  15. Hent de Vries (2015). Invocatio Dei,la Discipline de la Tolérance, Et la Vérité de la Vérité. J.H.H. Weiler Et la Constitution de L’Europe. Cités 62 (2):27.
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  16. Hent de Vries & Nils F. Schott (eds.) (2015). Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World. Cup.
    One can love and not forgive or out of love decide not to forgive. Or one can forgive but not love, or choose to forgive but not love the ones forgiven. Love and forgiveness follow parallel and largely independent paths, a truth we fail to acknowledge when we pressure others to both love and forgive. Individuals in conflict, sparring social and ethnic groups, warring religious communities, and insecure nations often do not need to pursue love and forgiveness to achieve peace (...)
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  17. Hent de Vries (2009). Tiefendimension von Säkularität. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 57 (2):301-318.
    To analyse and explain Charles Taylor′s understanding of secularity in terms of “optionality” or “plurality” and to illuminate the nature of the hypothetical stance and the virtuality of beliefs it entails requires one to engage in a larger than empirical and, as it were, deeper than merely historical inquiry, one that is, if not metaphysical, then at least ontological or pre-ontological. The conditions of the secular age should, on this view, not be confused with the epistemological or, more broadly normative, (...)
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  18. H. A. Krop, Arie L. Molendijk, Hent de Vries & H. J. Adriaanse (eds.) (2000). Post-Theism: Reframing the Judeo-Christian Tradition. Peeters.
     
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