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    Paul Redding & Paolo Diego Bubbio (2014). Hegel and the Ontological Argument for the Existence of God. Religious Studies 50 (04):485-486.
    We reconstruct Hegel’s implicit version of the ontological argument in the light of his anti-representationalist idealist metaphysics. For Hegel, the ontological argument had been a peculiarly modern form of argument for the existence of God, presupposing a ‘representationalist’ account of the mind and its concepts. As such, it was susceptible to Kant’s famous refutation, but Kant himself had provided a model for an alternative conception of concept, one developed by Fichte with his notion of the I=I. We reconstruct an Hegelian (...)
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    Paolo Diego Bubbio (2012). Sacrifice In Hegel'sPhenomenology Of Spirit. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (4):1-19.
    In this paper I rely on recent literature that emphasises the importance of recognition in Hegel's philosophy in order to apply the recognition-theoretic approach to the notion of sacrifice in the Phenomenology of Spirit. Firstly, I conduct a preliminary analysis by examining the general meaning of sacrifice as a form of determinate negation. Secondly, I focus on two phenomenological moments (the struggle between ?faith? and ?pure insight?, and the cult) in order to answer the question, ?Is a real (effective and (...)
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    Paolo Diego Bubbio (2014). Hegel, the Trinity, and the ‘I’. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 76 (2):129-150.
    The main goal of this paper is to argue the relevance of Hegel’s notion of the Trinity with respect to two aspects of Hegel’s idealism: the overcoming of subjectivism and his conception of the ‘I’. I contend that these two aspects are interconnected and that the Trinity is important to Hegel’s strategy for addressing these questions. I first address the problem of subjectivism by considering Hegel’s thought against the background of modern philosophy. I argue that the recognitive structure of Hegel’s (...)
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  4. Paolo Diego Bubbio (2014). God, Incarnation, and Metaphysics in Hegel's Philosophy of Religion. Sophia (4):1-19.
    In this article, I draw upon the ‘post-Kantian’ reading of Hegel to examine the consequences Hegel’s idea of God has on his metaphysics. In particular, I apply Hegel’s ‘recognition-theoretic’ approach to his theology. Within the context of this analysis, I focus especially on the incarnation and sacrifice of Christ. First, I argue that Hegel’s philosophy of religion employs a distinctive notion of sacrifice (kenotic sacrifice). Here, sacrifice is conceived as a giving up something of oneself to ‘make room’ for the (...)
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    Paolo Diego Bubbio (2015). Hegel: Death of God and Recognition of the Self. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 23 (5):689-706.
    This paper covers the theme of the death of God considered from a Hegelian standpoint. For Aristotle, the image of God as ‘thought thinking itself’ was an image of the knowledge aspired to in philosophy. With the notion of God becoming man and his insistence on the icon of the Cross, Hegel challenged the Aristotelian goal of philosophy as immutable knowledge of an ‘ultimate’ reality. Hegel viewed the crisis of normativity as strictly linked to the conception of the self. It (...)
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    Paolo Diego Bubbio (2009). Solger's Notion of Sacrifice as Double Negation. Heythrop Journal 50 (2):206-214.
    The aim of the paper is to clarify the theoretical core of Solger's thought, the foundation for his aesthetics. I first analyze Solger's dialectic of double negation. Secondly I focus on Solger's gnoseology, which is orientated toward grasping the equilibrium between the Infinite (God) and the finite (world) consisting in this double negation. Lastly I investigate the notion of sacrifice, connecting it with Solger's ironic dialectic and showing its relevance to a complete understanding of his thought.
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    Paolo Diego Bubbio (2013). Kant's Sacrificial Turns. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 73 (2):97-115.
    This paper addresses the role of the notion of sacrifice in Kant’s theoretical philosophy, practical philosophy, and in his account of religion. First, I argue that kenotic sacrifice, or sacrifice as ‘withdrawal’, plays a hidden and yet important role in the development of Kant’s transcendental philosophy. Second, I focus on Kant’s practical philosophy, arguing that the notion of sacrifice that is both implied and explicitly analyzed by Kant is mainly suppressive sacrifice. However, Kant’s account is fundamentally ambiguous, as sometimes the (...)
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  8. Paolo Diego Bubbio (2000). Il circolo auto-referenziale del logos sacrificale: Spunti gnoseologici del pensiero di René Girard. Filosofia 51 (1):35-65.
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    Paolo Diego Bubbio (2009). On Søren Kierkegaard. Review of Metaphysics 62 (3):675-676.
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    Paolo Diego Bubbio (2012). Kierkegaard's Regulative Sacrifice: A Post-Kantian Reading ofFear and Trembling. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 20 (5):691-723.
    Abstract The present paper suggests to consider Kierkegaard?s use of Abraham?s story in Fear and Trembling in regulative terms, that is, to consider it as a model ? not for our moral behaviour but rather for our religious behaviour. To do so, I first rely on recent literature to argue that Kierkegaard should be regarded as a distinctively post-Kantian philosopher: namely, a philosopher who goes beyond Kant in a way that is nevertheless true to the spirit of Kant?s original critical (...)
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    Paolo Diego Bubbio (forthcoming). Hegel: Death of God and Recognition of the Self. Hegel: Death of God and Recognition of the Self:1-18.
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    Paolo Diego Bubbio (2009). Solger and Hegel: Negation and Privation. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 17 (2):173-187.
    This paper has two related goals. Firstly, after briefly clarifying the theoretical core of Solger's thought, it will analyse his metaphysics from Hegel's point of view, emphasizing that sacrifice is, for Solger, the fundamental structure of the relationship between the finite and the Infinite. Secondly, it will investigate the main reasons behind Hegel's criticism of Solger, showing that they have different conceptions of privation and negation and concluding that Solger and Hegel have different aims. Hegel's aim consists in recomposing the (...)
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  13. Paolo Diego Bubbio (2005). Mimetic Theory and Hermeneutics. Colloquy 9:16-28.
    René Girard's mimetic theory has been object of much interest in the last few years, both in the 'Continental' and in the 'English-speaking' philosophical areas. Nevertheless, Girard's thought is not always accepted in the academic circles. The main cause for this is that his theory is considered too 'philosophical' in the Human Sciences Departments, and it seems too close to cultural anthropology and literary criticism to be appreciated by philosophers. This is the reason why it could be fruitful to focus (...)
     
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  14. Paolo Diego Bubbio (2008). Review of Chris Fleming, Rene Girard: Violence and Mimesis. [REVIEW] Australian Religious Studies Review 21 (1):96-97.
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    Paolo Diego Bubbio (2015). Hegel, Heidegger, and the 'I'. Philosophy Today 59 (1):73-90.
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    Paolo Diego Bubbio (2010). Girard and Anselm: The Ontological Argument and Mimetic Theory. Analecta Hermeneutica 2 (2).
    It may seem strange to connect the ontological argument for God‟s existence with René Girard‟s thought. My first aim is to clarify this connection.In order to do so, we must first suggest three distinct hermeneutical approaches to Girard. Ifwe take an internal, literal approach, we find that Girard writes nothing about theontological proof. Nevertheless, he does cite Anselm. If we take an internal, nonliteral approach to Girard, we can try to deduce what he might have thought about the ontological proof (...)
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    Paolo Diego Bubbio (2009). Review of F. Mooney, On Soren Kierkegaard: Dialogue, Polemics, Lost Intimacy, and Time. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics 62 (3):675-676.
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    Paolo Diego Bubbio (2004). Oblazione e paradosso. Fascino e ambiguità nell'evoluzione del pensiero di René Girard. Iride 17 (1):151-162.
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  19. Paolo Diego Bubbio (2011). 1 6 AZ Glossary. In Felicity Joseph, Jack Reynolds & Ashley Woodward (eds.), Continuum Companion to Existentialism. Continuum
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  20. Paolo Diego Bubbio (2015). Introduction. Philosophy Today 59 (1):1-5.
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  21. Paolo Diego Bubbio (2012). Kierkegaard is Standing by Himself--Through Hegel's Help. The Notion of Sacrifice in Kiekegaard's Works of Love. In P. D. Bubbio & P. Redding (eds.), Religion After Kant: God and Culture in the Idealist Era. Cambridge Scholars Press
  22. Paolo Diego Bubbio & Silvio Morigi (eds.) (2008). Male E Redenzione: Sofferenza E Trascendenza in René Girard. Edizioni Camilliane.
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  23. Paolo Diego Bubbio (2014). Sacrifice in the Post-Kantian Tradition: Perspectivism, Intersubjectivity, and Recognition. State University of New York Press.
    _An examination of the philosophical notion of sacrifice from Kant to Nietzsche._.
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  24. Paolo Diego Bubbio (2012). Through Hegel's Help : The Notion of Sacrifice in Kierkegaard's Works of Love. In P. D. Bubbio & P. Redding (eds.), Religion After Kant: God and Culture in the Idealist Era. Cambridge Scholars Press
  25. Paolo Diego Bubbio & Philip Andrew Quadrio (eds.) (2011). The Relationship of Philosophy to Religion Today. Cambridge Scholars.
     
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  26. Paolo Diego Bubbio (2007). Literary Aesthetics and Knowledge in René Girard’s Mimetic Theory. Literature and Aesthetics 17 (1):35-50.
    René Girard’s mimetic theory has significantly influenced the fields of comparative literature and cultural studies, as well as sociological anthropology and philosophy. Nevertheless, I argue that a somewhat different line of interpretation, an interdisciplinary one, has not been sufficiently investigated. This involves an interpretation which focuses on the vicissitudes of the mimetic and “victimage” circle not (or not only) in sociological terms, but by analysing their articulation on the level of knowledge. The sociological and epistemological perspectives do not exclude each (...)
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