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  1. Stephen Mulhall (forthcoming). Realism, Modernism and the Realistic Spirit: Diamond's Inheritance of Wittgenstein, Early and Late. Nordic Wittgenstein Review.
    This paper argues that Cora Diamond's interpretation of Wittgenstein's early and later work, and her specific attempts to apply it in religious and ethical contexts, show a willingness to sacrifice elements of Wittgenstein's signature concepts to the demands of what she calls his 'realistic spirit'. The paper also argues that this willingness relates her project to a certain understanding of modernism in the arts.
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  2. Stephen Mulhall (forthcoming). Wittgenstein's Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense, and Imagination In. Philosophical Investigations.
     
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  3. Jessica N. Berry, Christa Davis Acampora, R. Lanier Anderson, Robert Pippin, Anthony K. Jensen, Henrik Rydenfelt, Paul Franks, Stephen Mulhall & Richard Schacht (2013). 10. Nietzsche Was No Lamarckian Nietzsche Was No Lamarckian (Pp. 282-296). Journal of Nietzsche Studies 44 (2).
     
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  4. Stephen Mulhall (2013). Orchestral Metaphysics: The Birth of Tragedy Between Drama, Opera, and Philosophy. Journal of Nietzsche Studies 44 (2):246-263.
    Although it can hardly be denied that BT is—as its first paragraph declares—centrally concerned to advance the science of aesthetics by coming to grips with the essence of Attic tragedy, it should not be forgotten that its author also characterizes the book (in its foreword) as being in constant conversation with Richard Wagner, and hence as a continuation of their joint struggle properly to grasp the true purpose and full value of Wagnerian opera, understood as aspiring to the status of (...)
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  5. Stephen Mulhall (2013). The Poetry of Thought. Common Knowledge 19 (1):139-139.
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  6. Stephen Mulhall (2013). The Routledge Guidebook to Heidegger's Being and Time. Routledge.
    The Routledge Guidebook to Heidegger’s Being and Time examines the work of one of the most controversial thinkers of the twentieth century. Heidegger’s writings are notoriously difficult, requiring careful reading. This book analyses his first major publication, Being and Time , which to this day remains his most influential work. The Routledge Guidebook to Heidegger’s Being and Time explores: The context of Heidegger’s work and the background to his writing Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, (...)
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  7. Stephen Mulhall (2013). The Self and its Shadows: A Book of Essays on Individuality as Negation in Philosophy and the Arts. Oup Oxford.
    Stephen Mulhall presents a series of multiply interrelated essays which explore the idea of selfhood as a matter of non-self-identity: for example, as becoming or self-overcoming, or as being doubled or divided. He draws on Nietzsche, Sartre, and Wittgenstein, but also on works of opera, cinema, and fiction.
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  8. Stephen Mulhall (2012). Realism, Modernism and the Realistic Spirit: Diamond's Inheritance of Wittgenstein. Nordic Wittgenstein Review 1 (1):7-33.
    This paper argues that Cora Diamond's interpretation of Wittgenstein's early and later work, and her specific attempts to apply it in religious and ethical contexts, show a willingness to sacrifice elements of Wittgenstein's signature concepts to the demands of what she calls his 'realistic spirit'. The paper also argues that this willingness relates her project to a certain understanding of modernism in the arts.
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  9. Stephen Mulhall (2011). Attunement and Disorientation: The Moods of Philosophy in Heidegger and Sartre. In Hagi Kenaan & Ilit Ferber (eds.), Philosophy's Moods: The Affective Grounds of Thinking. Springer. 123--139.
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  10. Stephen Mulhall (2011). Little Did I Know: Excerpts From Memory. Common Knowledge 17 (3):542-542.
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  11. Stephen Mulhall (2011). Reforging Siegfried's Sword. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 85 (4):639-660.
    This paper examines the significance of Anscombe’s decision to substitute the example of Excalibur for that of Nothung in section 39 of the PhilosophicalInvestigations. It argues that the substitution significantly alters the mythological background to Wittgenstein’s discussion of naming and its philosophical subliming, in which the Theatetus conception of identity, composition, and decomposition (as exemplified by objects and their possessors) is contrasted with that of Wagner’s Ring; for Arthurian legend conceives of these matters differently again. The broader purpose of the (...)
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  12. Stephen Mulhall (2011). Theology and Narrative: The Self, the Novel, the Bible. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 69 (1):29-43.
    This paper critically evaluates the work of Charles Taylor and Alasdair MacIntyre by comparing their understanding of the narrative structure of selfhood with paradigms derived from three other sources: Heidegger’s conception of human being as Dasein; Rowan Williams’ interpretation of Dostoevsky’s theology of narrative; and Kierkegaard’s project of reading the Old Testament narrative of Abraham and Isaac as part of the Christian God’s autobiography. These comparisons suggest that Taylor and MacIntyre’s own narratives of Western culture lack a certain, theologically required (...)
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  13. Stephen Mulhall (2011). The Work of Saintly Love : The Religious Impulse in Gaita's Writing. In Christopher Cordner & Raimond Gaita (eds.), Philosophy, Ethics, and a Common Humanity: Essays in Honour of Raimond Gaita. Routledge.
     
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  14. Stephen Mulhall (2011). Wittgenstein on Faith, Rationality and the Passions. Modern Theology 27 (2):313-324.
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  15. Stephen Mulhall (2011). Wittgenstein on Religious Belief. In Marie McGinn & Oskari Kuusela (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein. Oup Oxford.
     
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  16. Stephen Mulhall (2010). Hacker on Human Nature. [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 60 (239):406-412.
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  17. Stephen Mulhall (2010). The Cat and the Camel a Hesitant Response to “Morality or Moralism?”. Common Knowledge 16 (2):331-338.
    This response to “Morality or Moralism?” by Émilie Hache and Bruno Latour, while accepting the plausibility and importance of their critique of moralism in the name of morality, identifies a number of questionable steps and assumptions in their development of it. Mulhall's response questions an ambiguity in their specifications of what morality and moralism are—an unexplained tendency on their part to occlude distinctively nonhuman animal life in favor of the inanimate when advocating a concern for the nonhuman, and what appears (...)
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  18. Stephen Mulhall (2010). The Work of Wittgenstein's Words: A Reply to Baz. In William Day & Víctor J. Krebs (eds.), Seeing Wittgenstein Anew. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  19. Stephen Mulhall (2009). Autobiography and Biography. In Richard Eldridge (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature. Oup Usa.
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  20. Stephen Mulhall (2009). 'Hopelessly Strange': Bernard Williams' Portrait of Wittgenstein as a Transcendental Idealist. European Journal of Philosophy 17 (3):386-404.
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  21. Stephen Mulhall (2009). Language-Games and Language : Rules, Normality Conditions, and Conversation. In P. M. S. Hacker, Hans-Johann Glock & John Hyman (eds.), Wittgenstein and Analytic Philosophy: Essays for P.M.S. Hacker. Oxford University Press.
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  22. Stephen Mulhall (2009). Nietzsche's Style of Address: A Response to Christopher Janaway's Beyond Selflessness. European Journal of Philosophy 17 (1):121-131.
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  23. Stephen Mulhall (2009). Who Goes There? The Philosophers' Magazine 45 (45):84-84.
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  24. Stephen Mulhall (2009). Why is There Something Called Philosophy Rather Than Nothing? Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 84 (65):257-.
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  25. Stephen Mulhall (2008). On Film. Routledge.
    In this significantly expanded new edition of his acclaimed exploration of the four Alien movies, Stephen Mulhall adds several new chapters on Steven Spielberg’s Mission: Impossible trilogy and Minority Report . The first part of the book discusses the four Alien movies. Mulhall argues that the sexual significance of the aliens themselves, and of Ripley’s resistance to them, takes us deep into the question of what it is to be human. At the heart of the book is a highly original (...)
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  26. Stephen Mulhall (2008). The Violence of Paint. Inquiry 51 (6):645 – 660.
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  27. Stephen Mulhall (2007). Luck, Mystery and Supremacy: D. Z. Phillips Reads Nagel and Williams on Morality. Philosophical Investigations 30 (3):266–284.
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  28. Stephen Mulhall (2007). Philosophical Myths of the Fall. Princeton University Press.
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  29. Stephen Mulhall (2007). Picturing the Human (Body and Soul): A Reading of Blade Runner. Film and Philosophy 1:87-104.
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  30. Stephen Mulhall (2007). The Conversation of Humanity. University of Virginia Press.
    Introduction: discursive conditions -- Language, philosophy, and sophistry -- Contributions to a conversation about the conversation of humanity: Heidegger and Gadamer, Oakeshott and Rorty -- Lectures and letters as conversation: Cavell as educator in Cities of words -- Conclusion: redeeming words.
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  31. Stephen Mulhall (2007). 10 The Mortality of the Soul: Bernard Williams's Character (S). In Alice Crary (ed.), Wittgenstein and the Moral Life: Essays in Honor of Cora Diamond. Mit. 355.
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  32. Stephen Mulhall (2007). The Presentation of the Infinite in the Finite' : The Place of God in Post-Kantian Philosophy. In Brian Leiter & Michael Rosen (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
     
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  33. Stephen Mulhall (2007). Wittgenstein's Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense, and Imagination in Philosophical Investigations, Sections 243-315. Oxford University Press.
    Stephen Mulhall offers a new way of interpreting one of the most famous and contested texts in modern philosophy: remarks on "private language" in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations. He sheds new light on a central controversy concerning Wittgenstein's early work by showing its relevance to a proper understanding of the later work.
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  34. Stephen Mulhall (2007). Words, Waxing and Waning: Ethics in/and/of the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. In Guy Kahane, Edward Kanterian & Oskari Kuusela (eds.), Wittgenstein and His Interpreters: Essays in Memory of Gordon Baker. Blackwell Pub..
     
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  35. Stephen Mulhall (2007). XI-Film as Philosophy: The Very Idea. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 107 (1pt3):279-294.
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  36. Stephen Mulhall (2006). Heidegger and the Place of Ethics. Contemporary Political Theory 5 (4):492.
  37. Stephen Mulhall (2006). Heather Widdows The Moral Vision of Iris Murdoch. (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005). Pp. 190. £45.00 (Hbk). ISBN 07546 3625 9. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 42 (3):368-369.
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  38. Stephen Mulhall (2006). Suffering a Sea Change: Crisis, Catastrophe, and Convention in the Theory of Speech Acts. In Alice Crary & Sanford Shieh (eds.), Reading Cavell. Routledge.
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  39. Stephen Mulhall (2006). The Impersonation of Personality: Film as Philosophy in Mission: Impossible. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64 (1):97–110.
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  40. Stephen Mulhall (2005). Poets Thinking: Poe, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats. Common Knowledge 11 (3):498-498.
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  41. Stephen Mulhall (2005). Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Heidegger and Being and Time. Routledge.
    In this new edition of a best-selling guidebook, the author revises his discussion in light of controversial new interpretation of Being and Time . It provides a more complete analysis of Heidegger on skepticism and reassesses the relationship between the two parts of the book.
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  42. Alan Nelson, Alan Thomas & Stephen Mulhall (2005). History of Philosophy. Philosophical Books 46 (3):261-268.
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  43. Stephen Mulhall (2004). Articulating the Horizons of Liberalism: Taylor's Political Philosophy. In Ruth Abbey (ed.), Charles Taylor. Cambridge University Press. 105--126.
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  44. Stephen Mulhall (2004). Liberals and Communitarians: Whose Community? Which Individual? Think 3 (7):61.
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  45. Stephen Mulhall (2004). Nietzsche's Genealogy of Humanity. Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 66 (1):49 - 74.
    Nietzsche's critique of Christianity is approached by asking how far it implicitly relies upon Christian concepts and resources in implementing its criticisms. The essay first looks in detail at the parable of the madman in Gay Science, focussing in particular on its double address to theists as well as atheists; I explore its implicit invocation of Macbeth, as well as its articulation of an implicit theology of Holy Saturday, which roots the thought of God's death in Christian conceptions of the (...)
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  46. Stephen Mulhall (2004). Philosophy's Hidden Essence : PI 89-133. In Erich Ammereller & Eugen Fisher (eds.), Wittgenstein at Work: Method in the Philosophical Investigations. Routledge.
     
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  47. Stephen Mulhall (2004). Sous l'effet d'une transformation marine: Crise, catastrophe et convention dans la théorie des actes de parole. Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 2 (42):305-323.
    L'auteur interprète ce que Cavell a écrit sur les conférences d'Austin sur les actes de langage, en attribuant à ces récents essais la même portée subversive radicale que celle que Cavell lui-même découvre dans Quand dire, c'est faire. Il montre ensuite comment la notion cavellienne d'énoncé passionnel clarifie son idée d'une « flexible inflexibilité » dans nos façons humaines de faire des choses avec des mots, et ainsi révèle un fil directeur dans son œuvre, dans des champs aussi divers que (...)
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  48. Stephen Mulhall (2003). Laurence Paul Hemming Heidegger's Atheism: The Refusal of a Theological Voice. (Notre Dame IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002). Pp. XI+344. $45.00 (Hbk). ISBN 0 268 03058. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 39 (4):484-488.
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  49. Stephen Mulhall (2003). Stanley Cavell's Vision of the Normativity of Language: Grammar, Criteria, and Rules'. In Richard Thomas Eldridge (ed.), Stanley Cavell. Cambridge University Press. 79--106.
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  50. Stephen Mulhall (2003). Ways of Thinking: A Response to Andersen and Baggin. Film-Philosophy 7 (3).
    Nathan Andersen 'Is Film the Alien Other to Philosophy?: Philosophy *as* Film in Mulhall's _On Film_' _Film-Philosophy_, vol. 7 no. 23, August 2003 Julian Baggini 'Alien Ways of Thinking: Mulhall's _On Film_' _Film-Philosophy_, vol. 7 no. 24, August 2003.
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