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    Between Heart-Mind and Names: Interrelatedness in the Chan Scholar-Monk Qisong’s Thought.Diana Arghirescu - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (3):220-234.
    ABSTRACT This essay explores in depth one aspect of a topic that looms large in Song dynasty philosophy—the mutual interaction between Confucianism and Chan Buddhism. Under these reciprocal influences, both experience meaningful and definitive changes. This Song philosophical legacy became emblematic, and has remained so until now, of the Chinese way of thinking. Yü Ying-shih describes this exchange as a bi-directional development: “the process of Confucianization of Northern Song Buddhism,” in other words, “the process of becoming proficient as Confucian scholars (...)
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  2. The Truthful Inauthenticity of the Art of the Novel: Exploring History and Identity in Leonhard Praeg’s Imitation.Florian Beauvallet - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (3):275-290.
    ABSTRACT Review essay of Imitation, a novel by Leonhard Praeg. This analysis addresses the intertextual relationship between Imitation and Immortality. It focuses on the way the titular notion is examined from both an artistic and existential perspective. The philosophical qualities of the work are discussed in order to exemplify how the form of the novel provides the author with a creative way to acknowledge and explore the complex influence of imitation in the development our personal selves and the invention of (...)
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    Simone Weil’s Method: Essaying Reality Through Inquiry and Action.Benjamin P. Davis - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (3):235-246.
    ABSTRACT I read a selection of Simone Weil’s political philosophy in the way that she reads Marx – as forming “not a doctrine but a method of understanding and action.” My claim is that Weil’s method is likewise twofold: she attempts to understand the world through inquiry, then she tests her understanding through action. First, I read “Reflections Concerning the Causes of Liberty and Social Oppression”. In that essay, inquiry, exemplified by Weil’s calling into question the term “revolution,” is her (...)
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  4. Overcoming the Anthropocene: An E-Co-Affective Intervention.Josh Hayes - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (3):297-310.
    ABSTRACT As a welcome contribution to the burgeoning literature addressing the promising intersection between biology and ontology in contemporary continental philosophy, Marjolein Oele's E-Co-Affectivity: Exploring Pathos at Life's Material Interfaces investigates the themes of affectivity and life in their multiple and divergent forms: photosynthesis and growth in plants, touch and trauma in bird feathers, the ontogenesis of human life through the placenta, the bare interface of human skin, and the porous materiality of soil. By seeking out new unexplored territory through (...)
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    Philosophy—More Than Ever.David Jones - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (3):205-206.
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  6. In This Issue 13.3.Jennifer Liu & Jason M. Wirth - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (3):203-204.
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  7. Making Visible: Sallis on the Landscapes of Cao Jun.David Pollard - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (3):311-316.
    ABSTRACT A review of Songs of Nature, a study by John Sallis of the landscapes of the modern Chinese artist Cao Jun, with philosophical emphases on the notion of landscape, this analysis widens out to a relevance to all creative work. It homes in on the comparative or intercultural overlap between Western and Eastern traditions. as well as that between painting and music and the other senses. The focus is on the elemental. Art is at base a return to nature (...)
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    Gerundive Thinking in Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback’s Time in Exile.Michael Portal - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (3):291-296.
    ABSTRACT Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback’s Time in Exile illuminates being in “gerundive time.” The gerundive tense captures how our being is always already “suspended” between worlds and meanings—how our being is a “non-final verb.” Schuback considers such existence in the work of Martin Heidegger, Maurice Blanchot, and Clarice Lispector. Of the three thinkers, Lispector’s writing best reveals how existence is an “immense struggle for presence.” Schuback’s hope is that we may find a home in our homelessness.
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  9. Konchalovsky, Frankl, Freedom: Reconsidering Runaway Train.Morgan Rempel - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (3):247-257.
    One of several life-affirming themes in Viktor Frankl’s classic Man’s Search for Meaning is the inviolate character of human freedom. Contrasting what he calls “inner freedom” with the dire external restrictions he experienced as a prisoner at Auschwitz and other concentration camps, Frankl insists that no matter how restrictive and dehumanizing one’s situation, the exercise of this internal freedom is always a possibility. Similar sentiments are found in Camus’s The Myth of Sisyphus. Though it contains elements of a typical 1980s (...)
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    On Motherhood as Ambiguity and Transcendence: Reevaluating Motherhood Through the Beauvoirian Erotic.Sara Cohen Shabot - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (3):207-219.
    ABSTRACT This paper presents an analysis of motherhood as potentially ambiguous and empowering, using the Beauvoirian concept of the erotic. I argue that Beauvoir’s notion of the erotic can allow us to reevaluate “nonproductive,” repetitive, apparently immanent activities—such as going through pregnancy, giving birth, breastfeeding, and raising a child—as projects through which we disclose freedom, and, thus, as projects that possibly lead to transcendence.It is often argued that Beauvoir considered these experiences to be ways of embracing immanence and avoiding transcendence. (...)
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    Critique as Virtue: Buddhism, Foucault, and the Ethics of Critique.Saul Tobias - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (3):258-274.
    ABSTRACT This article examines Michel Foucault’s views concerning the ethical salience of critique and compares those views to the Buddhist Madhyamaka tradition. As a critic of the Enlightenment, Foucault’s approach to ethics vacillated between deconstructing moral concepts such as “self” and “freedom,” and affirming them as the basis of an ethics conceived as “self-fashioning.” Madhyamaka thought provides a critical account of social reality that resonates with Foucault, particularly concerning the emancipatory potential of critique, but it arrives at different ethical conclusions, (...)
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    Is Anti-Oedipus Really a Critique of Psychoanalysis?Axel Cherniavsky - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (2):125-141.
    ABSTRACT “: We cannot say psychoanalysts are very jolly people; see the dead look they have, their stiff necks.” In 1972, the tone Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari used in Anti-Oedipus caused an immediate public reaction: it was regarded as the mark of a fatal critique of psychoanalysis. However, critique, in philosophy, is used in certain technical and precise senses. We will try to demonstrate that, technically, Anti-Oedipus is a delimitation of a Kantian sort, an evaluation of a Nietzschean kind, (...)
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    Redeemed From Skepticism Nietzsche’s Revaluation of Inquiry (Ζητϵῖν) and Tranquility (Ἀταραξία) in Pyrrhonian Skeptics.Jiani Fan - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (2):142-152.
    ABSTRACT Friedrich Nietzsche offers different opinions of the ancient Skeptics. On certain occasions, he praises them as philosophers of intellectual integrity, because they constantly question dogma and continue to inquire into the truth. He insists, however, that it is indispensable for every individual to adopt her own perspective in specific conditions, rather than suspend judgment as the Skeptics do. On other occasions, Nietzsche criticizes the ancient Skeptics because they separate their academic investigations from their philosophy of life and only comply (...)
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    The Exception of Transcendence: The Political Theology of Kierkegaard and Das.Mike Grimshaw - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (2):188-196.
    ABSTRACT A continuation of Das’s deep engagement with political theology, this text undertakes a deep and provocative reading of Kierkegaard’s political theology that strikes to the depths of our ontology. Positioned versus Church and State, a refutation of Christendom and its continuations in secular modernity, Kierkegaard’s political theology also exposes the limits and issues of Schmitt’s project. Tracing the influence of Schelling’s eschatological political theology upon Kierkegaard’s thought, Das articulates a political theology “to come” that is based upon the scandalous (...)
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    Aesthetic Negation and Citation: Levinas, Agnon and the Paradox of Literature.Lawrence Harvey - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (2):114-124.
    ABSTRACT Prima facie, the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas would seem to be inherently averse to literature as an ethical mode. Indeed, in his early work, up to and including Totality and Infinity, literary art is often censured with what amounts to Platonic zeal. However, as I will demonstrate, this criticism stands alongside what is seemingly an incongruous use of literary art as a means of ethical exemplification. By exploring this tension, I will show how the contra-epistemic aesthetic of S. Y. (...)
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  16. Editor’s Preface.David Jones - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (2):113-113.
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    Phenomenology and Intercultural Questioning A Case of Chinese Philosophy.Sai Hang Kwok - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (2):153-166.
    ABSTRACT Many recent works on the methodology of intercultural philosophy point to a fundamental dilemma of the discipline: if there is a common ground for intercultural understanding, then the essence of this ground is universal instead of multi-cultural; if there are irreducible and incommunicable factors in different cultures, then complete understanding seems to be impossible. In this paper, I propose that this dilemma is founded on the assumption that intercultural philosophy is equivalent to intercultural understanding. I argue that, however, intercultural (...)
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  18. Daoism and Environmental Philosophy: Nourishing Life: By Eric S. Nelson. Oxon and New York: Routledge 2020, Hardcover, $160.00, ISBN 978-0367025144. [REVIEW]Manhua Li - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (2):199-202.
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    In This Issue 13.02.Jennifer Liu & Jason M. Wirth - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (2):111-112.
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    Loughnane on Merleau-Ponty and Nishida: Artists Expressing Faith Intrinsic to Embodiment.Glen A. Mazis - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (2):180-187.
    ABSTRACT Nishida’s and Merleau-Ponty’s “perceptual ontologies” lead to other notions of self, spirituality, and faith, bringing out the distinctive and comparable religious paths of Buddhism and embodied phenomenology entered by deepening the prereflective openness to the world’s “voices of silence.” Loughnane’s study highlights how Nishida’s and Merleau-Ponty’s turn towards a series of artists in their respective cultural contexts brings out the particular groundedness in the materiality of the beings of the world in this “mutual interexpressivity” or “reversibility.” Faith is revisioned (...)
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    Being to Being: Sartre, Ramchandra Gandhi, and Abhinavagupta on Intersubjectivity.Joshua Stoll - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (2):167-179.
    ABSTRACT This paper explores and critiques Sartre’s conception of being-for-others from a non-dual perspective. His conception of intersubjectivity as being-for-others views the primary relation between oneself and others as oppressive and objectifying; the other, he says, is the death of my possibilities. It will be argued, however, that others also represent precisely the birth of one’s possibilities. To this end, we will interpret the relation of being to being from a non-dual orientation through the work of the contemporary Indian philosopher (...)
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    Merleau-Ponty’s Poetic of the World: Philosophy and Literature: By Galen A. Johnson, Mauro Carbone, and Emmanuel de Saint Aubert, New York: Fordham University Press, 2020, Paperback, $32.00, ISBN: 9780823287703. [REVIEW]Yan Yan - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (2):197-199.
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    New Insights Into the Mutual Exchange Between Confucianism and Buddhism in East Asia.Diana Arghirescu - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (1):98-107.
    ABSTRACT Starting from a comparative, textual investigation, the present research proposes a transcultural analysis of the early interaction between Confucianism and Buddhism in China, Korea, and Japan, and of their historical movement from tension/disconnection to mutual acceptance and reciprocal influence.
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    Husserl’s Phenomenology And the Problem of the Future: Towards a Practical Approach.Celia Cabrera & Verónica Kretschel - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (1):61-74.
    ABSTRACT In spite of the supposed lack of attention paid to it by Husserl in his early works on time, the future is an important topic for phenomenology that gains increasing relevance in his late works. Regarding the experience of the future, phenomenology can approach the subjective possibility of anticipating what is not yet given, both actively and passively. A new perspective on the subject’s relation to the future arises thanks to the consideration of practical phenomena. What is at stake (...)
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    Ideas in Finisterre.Julián Ferreyra - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (1):2-5.
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    People, Nation, State: The Ground in Fichte’s Addresses.Mariano Gaudio - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (1):75-87.
    ABSTRACT In Fichte’s Addresses to the German Nation, one important issue is which of the concepts works as a foundation for the others. People, nation, language, state, or education are all possible candidates to take a central place. First, this paper analyzes the problems presented by the notions of “people” and “nation,” such as their ambiguous and even contradictory aspects. Second, we focus on how the concept of education needs a solid ground from which an educational plan can develop. Finally, (...)
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    Editors’ Preface.David Jones & Jason M. Wirth - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (1):1-1.
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    Ethnocentrism in Esoteric Circles: On Political Gnoseology.Elad Lapidot - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (1):88-97.
    ABSTRACT This essay is dedicated to Elliot Wolfson’s new book on Heidegger and Kabbalah. Wolfson’s project is read here as a philosophical reflection and scholarly intervention on the “and,” that is, on pluralism in thought. Wolfson juxtaposes Heideggerian and kabbalistic corpora as expressing the same conception of non-totalitarian, plural thought, and criticizes both Heidegger and Kabbalah for betraying this pluralism in their ethnocentric tendencies. As a scholarly “ethical corrective,” Wolfson indicates in both corpora a countermeasure: A Gnostic disengagement of thought (...)
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    Towards a Transcendental Philosophy of Spatiality: Husserl, Paliard, and Deleuze on Non-Extensional Spaces.Andrés M. Osswald & Rafael E. Mc Namara - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (1):34-46.
    ABSTRACT This essay will explore the constitution of a transcendental theory of space through an examination of the notion of spatial synthesis in the works of Husserl, Paliard, and Deleuze. First, we shall explore the constitution of the sensorial fields in Husserl’s phenomenology. In Husserlian terms, space is not originally an empty form that can eventually be filled with a certain empirical content. Accordingly, the philosopher claims that spatiality is a consequence of the immanent synthesis of sensations. Then, we will (...)
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    Elevating the Determinations of Thought Above This Anxious, Incomplete Standpoint: On Kant’s Concept of an Intuitive Understanding and its Articulation in Hegel’s Objective Thought.Sandra V. Palermo & Natalia Lerussi - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (1):47-60.
    ABSTRACT In this paper, we show that Kant’s complex concept of an “intuitive understanding”, which operates in his work as a tool for defining the peculiar character of our understanding, is critically absorbed by Hegel’s concept of “objective thought.” By means of this concept, Hegel first rejects the representational conception of thought that is implied by the Kantian concept of an intuitive understanding and, second, he proposes a way of comprehending thought that allows a new conception of the relationship between (...)
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    Becoming-Practice: Deleuze and South American Transvestite Theory.Matías Soich - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (1):6-20.
    ABSTRACT Argentina has a rich history of social movements, of which the transgender is one of the most notorious and resilient. In this work, I present South American Transvestite Theory, its latest theoretical development, in the light of Deleuzian thought. Although Deleuze is not an actual source for this current, both can be productively connected as sharing several themes and concerns, such as the tight relation between creative thought and political practice, the ontological and practical consequences of the concepts of (...)
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    Spinoza in German Idealism: Rethinking Reception and Creation in Philosophy.María Jimena Solé - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (1):21-33.
    ABSTRACT It is a widely accepted idea that German Idealism stands on two pillars: Kant and Spinoza. The aim of this essay is to critically reflect on this way of understanding the history of philosophy through a study of the reception of Spinoza in the early writings of Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel. This analysis will show that each of them builds a different image of Spinoza that is not based on the scholarly study of his works, but rather deeply conditioned (...)
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    History of Chinese Philosophy Through its Key Terms: Edited by Yueqing Wang, Qinggang Bao, and Guoxing Guan and Translated by Shuchen Xiang. Singapore: Springer, 2020. © Nanjing University Press 2020, 69, 39 € (Paperback), ISBN 978-981-15-2574-2. [REVIEW]Christine Abigail L. Tan - 2021 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13 (1):108-110.
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