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  1. Wesley Phillips (2012). Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel, The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-Reference in Contemporary Thought. Radical Philosophy 172:59.
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  2. Wesley Phillips (2012). The Future of Speculation? Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 8 (1):289-303.
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  3. Wesley Phillips (2011). Melancholy Science? German Idealism and Critical Theory Reconsidered. Telos 2011 (157):129-147.
    ExcerptResigned and Radical Thought It has been said on numerous occasions that Frankfurt School critical theory is, and always was, a spent force. Its totalizing theory of reification leads to a reification of the theory itself. Famously, Adorno was forced to answer to the “reproach” of “resignation” from his students during the 1960s.1 Adorno had already defined his project as “melancholy science,” and it is not difficult to connect melancholia to resignation.2 In this essay Adorno will be read by way (...)
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  4. Wesley Phillips (2010). History or Counter-Tradition? The System of Freedom After Walter Benjamin. Critical Horizons 11 (1):99-118.
    I seek to interpret the work of Walter Benjamin in light of the "system programme" of German Idealism, in order to confront an antinomy of contemporary radical thought. Benjamin has been regarded as an anti-Hegelian thinker of the exception. Reading him against the grain, I draw out a concept of counter-tradition that eschews the opposition of intra-historical progress and extra-historical exception. The philological inspiration is a book by Franz Joseph Molitor, student of Schelling and "teacher" of Benjamin: The Philosophy of (...)
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