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    Jorge Arditi (1996). Simmel's Theory of Alienation and the Decline of the Nonrational. Sociological Theory 14 (2):93-108.
    By any standard, nonrationality is an undertheorized concept in sociology. This paper attempts to open a discussion on nonrationality by analyzing one of the most fruitful theorizations of the concept: Simmel's. Simmel developed a theory that placed nonrationality on the same plane with rationality and attributed to the former a role as fundamental as the latter's in the foundations of action, and as central as the latter's in the generation of existential meanings. The gradual eclipse of the nonrational elements of (...)
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    Minjoo Oh & Jorge Arditi (2010). Self-Cultivation as a Microphysics of Reverence: Toward a Foucauldian Understanding of Korean Culture. Philosophy East and West 60 (1):20 - 39.
    This essay discusses Korean Neo-Confucian conceptions of the self and the important practice of self-cultivation in Neo-Confucian culture. Although approaching the question and practice from different perspectives, these conceptions reflect a foundation in reverence for knowledge, righteousness, propriety, and benevolence. Basic comparisons are then drawn between Neo-Confucian and Western conceptions of the self and self-cultivation. In particular, Michel Foucault's work on self-cultivation as embedded in social discourses or practices suggests that Neo-Confucian self-cultivation also can be described through a microphysics of (...)
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  3. Minjoo Oh & Jorge Arditi (2009). Self-Cultivation as a Microphysics of Reverence: Toward a Foucauldian Understanding of Korean Culture. Philosophy East and West 60 (1):20-39.
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