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  1. James G. Williams (2014). Dialogue on Sacrifice and Orthodoxy: Reflections on the Schwager-Girard Correspondence. Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 21 (1):47-54.
    My friendship with René Girard and Raymund Schwager has been of utmost significance for my life and work; therefore it is an honor to share some of my reflections on their correspondence. I should point out that I know René Girard much better than I knew Raymund Schwager. I first met Girard in 1987, and I have been with him many times in the classroom, in seminars, in his home, and on the telephone. However, I do feel that in 1991 (...)
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  2. James Williams (2011). Book: The Singularity Is Near-by Ray Kurzweil. Philosophy Now 86:43.
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  3. James Williams (2011). Event. In Charles J. Stivale (ed.), Gilles Deleuze: Key Concepts. Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
     
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  4. James Williams (2011). Objects in Manifold Times: Deleuze and the Speculative Philosophy of Objects as Processes. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 7 (1):62-75.
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  5. James Williams (2011). The Force of the Virtual: Deleuze, Science, and Philosophy. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 25 (3):300 - 302.
    International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Volume 25, Issue 3, Page 300-302, September 2011.
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  6. James Williams (2011). The Singularity Is Near. Philosophy Now 86:43-44.
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  7. James D. Williams (2011). Evolution und Kreationismus im Schulunterricht aus Sicht Großbritanniens. Ist Evolution eine Sache der Akzeptanz oder des Glaubens? In Dittmar Graf (ed.), Evolutionstheorie-Akzeptanz Und Vermittlung Im Europäischen Vergleich. Springer. 99--118.
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  8. James D. Williams (2011). Sache der Akzeptanz oder des Glaubens? In Dittmar Graf (ed.), Evolutionstheorie-Akzeptanz Und Vermittlung Im Europäischen Vergleich. Springer. 99.
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  9. Jack Reynolds, James Chase, James Williams & Edwin Mares (2010). Introduction: Post-Analytic and Meta-Continental Philosophy. In James Williams, Jack Reynolds, James Chase & Edwin Mares (eds.), Postanalytic and Metacontinental: Crossing Philosophical Divides. Continuum.
    This chapter sketches some of the difficulties involved in defining analytic and continental philosophy, but begins to elaborate an argument for the centrality of methodology to the 'divide'.
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  10. Jack Reynolds, James Chase, James Williams & Edwin Mares (eds.) (2010/2011). Postanalytic and Metacontinental: Crossing Philosophical Divides. Continuum.
    Analytic and Continental philosophy have become increasingly specialised and differentiated fields of endeavour. This important collection of essays details some of the more significant methodological and philosophical differences that have separated the two traditions, as well as examining the manner in which received understandings of the divide are being challenged by certain thinkers whose work might best be described as post-analytic and meta-continental. -/- Together these essays offer a well-defined sense of the field, of its once dominant distinctions and of (...)
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  11. James Williams (2010). Against Oblivion and Simple Empiricism. Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry 5 (11):25-34.
    This article discusses Gilles Deleuze’s article ‘Immanence: a life. . .’ in relation to two problems. The first is the problem of empirical oblivion, or the way any record of an event involves a forgetting of aspects of that event which may later turn out to be of great significance. The second is the problem of latent significance, that is, of how events missed in the past remain latent and can be - perhaps ought to be–returned to in the future. (...)
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  12. James Williams (2010). Immanence and Transcendence as Inseparable Processes: On the Relevance of Arguments From Whitehead to Deleuze Interpretation. Deleuze Studies 4 (1):94-106.
    It is argued in this paper that recent work on immanence and transcendence in Whitehead scholarship, notably by Basile and Nobo, provides helpful guidelines and ideas for work on problems regarding immanence in Deleuze's philosophy. By following arguments on theism and naturalism in the reception of Whitehead, it argues that Deleuze's philosophy depends on reciprocal relations between that actual and the virtual such that they cannot be considered as separate without also being incomplete. It is then shown that Deleuze's philosophy (...)
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  13. James Williams (2010). On the Problem of Selection in Events for Deleuze and Davidson. In , Postanalytic and Metacontinental: Crossing Philosophical Divides. Continuum.
  14. James Williams (ed.) (2010/2011). Postanalytic and Metacontinental: Crossing Philosophical Divides. Continuum.
    This important collection of essays details some of the more significant methodological and philosophical differences that have separated the two traditions, as ...
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  15. James Williams (2009). If Not Here, Then Where? On the Location and Individuation of Events in Badiou and Deleuze. Deleuze Studies 3 (1):97-123.
    This paper sets out a series of critical contrasts between Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze's philosophies of the event. It does so in the context of some likely objections to their positions from a broadly analytic position. These objections concern problems of individuation and location in space-time. The paper also explains Deleuze and Badiou's views on the event through a literary application on a short story by John Cheever. In conclusion it is argued that both thinkers have good answers to (...)
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  16. James D. Williams (2009). Belief Versus Acceptance: Why Do People Not Believe in Evolution? Bioessays 31 (11):1255-1262.
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  17. James Williams (2008). Correspondence Why Deleuze Doesn't Blow the Actual on Virtual Priority. A Rejoinder to Jack Reynolds. Deleuze Studies 2 (1):97-100.
    Your classic Jaguar XK 120 stands useless by the roadside. Why? Because you gave priority to the admittedly gorgeous 6 cylinder straight six engine; because you privileged the highest value part. Rubber pipes perish, though, and now thanks to a leak in a cheap hose the head gasket has blown. You are stranded and facing a costly bill. More seriously, your mechanical gaffe is a sign of your misunderstanding of Deleuze. Like Sir William Lyons, he engineers systems where the concept (...)
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  18. James Williams (2008). Gilles Deleuze and Michel Henry: Critical Contrasts in the Deduction of Life as Transcendental. Sophia 47 (3):265-279.
    To address the theological turn in phenomenology, this paper sets out critical arguments opposing the theist phenomenology of Michel Henry and Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy of the event. Henry’s phenomenology has been overlooked in recent commentaries compared with, for example, Jean-Luc Marion’s work. It will be shown here that Henry’s philosophy presents a detailed novel turn in phenomenology structured according to critical moves against positions developed from Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty. This demonstration is done through a strong contrast with Deleuze and (...)
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  19. Keith Crome & James Williams (eds.) (2006). The Lyotard Reader and Guide. Edinburgh University Press.
    The Lyotard Reader and Guide is a one-stop companion to Lyotard's thought. It covers the full range of his works, from his three main books ( Discours, figure; Libidinal Economy; and The Differend) and up to his influential essays in The Inhuman and Postmodern Fables. -/- The readings are organized into sections on philosophy, politics, art, and literature. Several have never before been translated into English. Detailed introductions to each section by two leading Lyotard scholars explain the philosopher's key ideas (...)
     
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  20. James Williams (2005). Citizenship and the Environment. Contemporary Political Theory 4 (4):473-475.
  21. James Williams (2005). Understanding Poststructuralism. Acumen Pub..
    Understanding Poststructuralism presents a lucid guide to some of the most exciting and controversial ideas in contemporary thought. This is the first introduction to poststructuralism through its major theorists - Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, Lyotard, Kristeva - and their central texts. Each chapter takes the reader through a key text, providing detailed summaries of the main points of each and a critical and detailed analysis of their central arguments. Ideas are clearly explained in terms of their value to both critical thinking (...)
     
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  22. James Williams (2000). Deleuze's Ontology and Creativity: Becoming in Architecture. Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy 9:200-219.
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  23. James Williams (2000). Lyotard and the Political. Routledge.
    Lyotard and the Political is the first book to consider the full range of the French philosopher Francois Lyotard's political thought and its broader implications. Author James Williams clearly and carefully traces the development of Lyotard's thought from his early Marxist essays on the Algerian struggle for independence to his break with the thought of Marx and Freud. This book explains why Lyotard lost his belief in revolutionary politics and seeks to draw out the positive and negative consequences of this (...)
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  24. James Williams (2000). The Last Refuge From Nihilism. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 8 (1):115 – 124.
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  25. James Williams (1998). Lyotard: Towards a Postmodern Philosophy. Polity Press.
    Jean-Francois Lyotard was one of the most influential European thinkers in recent decades.
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  26. Richard Kearney & James Williams (1996). Narrative and Ethics. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 70:29 - 61.
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  27. Norbert Lohfink & James G. Williams (1995). The Destruction of the Seven Nations in Deuteronomy and the Mimetic Theory. Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 2 (1):103-117.
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  28. James Williams (1995). Gilles Deleuze, Difference and Repetition Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 15 (4):233-235.
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  29. James G. Williams (1995). Book Review: Job, Boethius, and Epic Truth. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Literature 19 (2):379-380.
  30. James Williams & Peter Eisenman (1995). Reworking Eisenman. Philosophical Quarterly 45 (178):109.
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  31. James G. Williams (1994). History-Writing as Protest: Kingship and the Beginning of Historical Narrative. Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 1 (1):91-110.
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  32. James G. Williams (1990). On the Formalization of Semantic Conventions. Journal of Symbolic Logic 55 (1):220-243.
    This paper discusses six formalization techniques, of varying strengths, for extending a formal system based on traditional mathematical logic. The purpose of these formalization techniques is to simulate the introduction of new syntactic constructs, along with associated semantics for them. We show that certain techniques (among the six) subsume others. To illustrate sharpness, we also consider a selection of constructs and show which techniques can and cannot be used to introduce them. The six studied techniques were selected on the basis (...)
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  33. James H. Williams (1988). Editor's Introduction. Contemporary Chinese Thought 19 (4):3-13.
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