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  1. L. Sebastian Purcell (2010). After Hermeneutics? Symposium 14 (2):160-179.
    Recently Alain Badiou and Quentin Meillassoux have attacked the core of the phenomenological hermeneutic tradition: its commitment to the finitude of human understanding. If accurate, this critique threatens to render the whole tradition a topic of merely historical interest. Given the depth of the criticism, this essay aims to establish a provisional defense of hermeneutics. After briefly reviewing each critique, it is argued that Badiou and Meillassoux themselves face rather intractable difficulties. These difficulties, then, open the space for a hermeneutic (...)
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  2. L. Sebastian Purcell (2010). Phenomenology of a Photograph, Or: How to Use an Eidetic Phenomenology. Phaenex 5 (1):12-40.
    The present article aims to make good on Roland Barthe’s unfulfilled promise to provide an eidetic phenomenology for the photograph. Though the matter deserves consideration simply because no relevant account has yet been provided, the consequences of adumbrating eight eidetic features, we hope to show, bear directly on the phenomenology of time, the possibility of technological events, and the status of truth as what Heidegger called alētheia . Finally, and most importantly for the enterprise of phenomenological reflection, if we are (...)
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  3. L. Sebastian Purcell (2009). The Way Toward Wisdom: An Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Introduction to Metaphysics. By Benedict M. Ashley, O.P. Heythrop Journal 50 (4):747-748.
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  4. L. Sebastian Purcell (2008). Review of “Counter-Experiences: Reading Jean-Luc Marion”. [REVIEW] Essays in Philosophy 9 (1):17.
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  5. L. Sebastian Purcell (2008). Review of" What White Looks Like: African-American Philosophers on The Whiteness Question". [REVIEW] Essays in Philosophy 9 (1):16.
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  6. L. Sebastian Purcell (2007). Review of “The Continental Ethics Reader”. [REVIEW] Essays in Philosophy 8 (2):7.
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