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    Existence and Negativity: The Relevance of the Patočka–Bergson Controversy Over Nothingness.Jakub Čapek - 2021 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 29 (1-2):22-47.
    In in the second half of the 1940s, Jan Patočka emphasized the essentially negative character of human existence. He thus found himself in the neighborhood of Sartre’s existentialism, Heidegger’s philosophy of being, and Hegel’s dialectic, and at the same time in opposition to schools of thought which either completely reject the substantive use of “the nothing,” such as Carnap’s positivism, or relativize it, like Bergson. It is the latter polemic, Patočka’s with Bergson, which is discussed in this article. The concept (...)
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    Book Review: Leonard Harris, A Philosophy of Struggle: The Leonard Harris Reader. Edited by Lee A. McBride III (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020). [REVIEW]Duncan R. Cordry - 2021 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 29 (1-2):203-209.
    The following paper serves as a review of a recent compilation of essays by Leonard Harris, addressing the reimagining of philosophy contained therein and engaging a handful of views borne by this unique philosophical conception from a Deleuzo-Guattarian perspective, focusing on a few of the strategic merits and challenges faced by a potential alliance between these thinkers.
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    Book Review: Emmanuel Alloa, Frank Chouraqui, and Rajiv Kaushik (Eds.), Merleau-Ponty and Contemporary Philosophy. [REVIEW]Jason K. Day - 2021 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 29 (1-2):198-202.
    Merleau-Ponty and Contemporary Philosophy is an ambitious collected volume of fourteen chapters, accompanied by an epilogue by Jean-Luc Nancy, in which current Merleau-Ponty scholars together aim to demonstrate the urgent relevance of Merleau-Ponty to contemporary philosophy across a range of fields including ontology, epistemology, anthropology, embodiment, animality, politics, language, aesthetics, and art. Divided into four thematic sections, namely, “Legacies”, “Mind and Nature”, “Politics, Power, and Institution” and “Art and Aesthetics”, this collected volume provides a rich resource for Merleau-Ponty scholars who (...)
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    Editor’s Preface to L’Évolution du Problème de la Liberté, Cour au Collège de France 1904-1905: Life and Freedom.Arnaud François - 2021 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 29 (1-2):182-185.
    This is an English translation of the French editor's preface to The Evolution of the Problem of Freedom, which is the first course Bergson taught as the chair in the “History of Modern Philosophy” at the Coll è ge de France.
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    Penser les paysages avec les trois synthèses du temps de Deleuze.James Kelly - 2021 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 29 (1-2):130-147.
    Cet article examine, à partir de la philosophie du temps de Gilles Deleuze, la problématique de la faille entre l’être humain et le monde naturel décrite par Pierre Montebello dans son livre L'autre métaphysique. L’article présente la métaphysique deleuzienne comme une continuation de la lignée philosophique qui est tracée par Montebello. Il explore comment la philosophie du temps de Deleuze nous sert à penser les paysages – y compris ses habitants humains – non pas en termes d’espace ou d’étendue mais (...)
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    Démocratie ontologique, phénoménologie démocrate: Jan Patočka et Jean-Luc Nancy.Jorge Nicolás Lucero - 2021 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 29 (1-2):48-64.
    Le travail cherche à rapprocher les réflexions philosophico-politiques de Jan Patočka et Jean-Luc Nancy à partir du sujet de la démocratie. En analysant la caractéristique «non-politique» de la pensée patočkienne, on soutient que le philosophe tchèque permet de penser un sens onto-phénoménologique pour la démocratie, appartenant à la nature humaine et notamment donné dans le troisième mouvement de l’existence. L’ontologie du singulier-pluriel de Nancy, pour sa part, reformule la différence entre l’être et l’étant par la voie de la distinction entre (...)
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    Recension: Magali Bessone, Faire justice de l’irréparable. Esclavage colonial et responsabilité contemporaine.Johann Michel - 2021 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 29 (1-2):186-192.
    Recension de Magali Bessone, Faire justice de l’irréparable. Esclavage colonial et responsabilité contemporaine.
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    Jean Wahl and Karl Jaspers on Descartes and Kierkegaard: An Epistolary Exchange.Ian Alexander Moore & Barbara Wahl - 2021 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 29 (1-2):173-181.
    A translation of selected correspondence between Jean Wahl and Karl Jaspers on Descartes and Kierkegaard.
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    Lettre de Jean Wahl à Martin Heidegger.Ian Alexander Moore & Barbara Wahl - 2021 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 29 (1-2):169-172.
    Cette lettre, publiée ici pour la première fois en français, dans sa version originale, a été envoyée par Jean Wahl à Martin Heidegger le 12 décembre 1937. Elle répond à une lettre que Heidegger avait écrite à Wahl une semaine plus tôt au sujet des thèses de Wahl dans la célèbre conférence « Subjectivité et transcendance ». [1] Dans cette conférence, qui a été décrite comme « un tournant dans l’histoire intellectuelle du XXe siècle », [2] Wahl s’interrogeait, entre autres, (...)
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    The Life-Idealism of Michel Henry.Steven Nemes - 2021 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 29 (1-2):87-108.
    The purpose of the present essay is to exposit and interpret the principal contours of the phenomenology of Christianity proposed by Michel Henry in dialog with his theological critics. Against the claims commonly made about him, Henry is not a Gnostic of any sort: neither a monist, nor a dualist, nor a pantheist, nor a denier of faith, nor a world- or creation-denier or anything of the sort. He rather proposes a form of “life-idealism” according to which life is the (...)
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    Jan Patočka and French Phenomenology.Karel Novotný - 2021 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 29 (1-2):1-21.
    In his phenomenological works Jan Patočka increasingly referred to movement and lived/physical corporeality. He conceived the concept of the world in terms of the correlation of life with its milieu. In conjunction with Edmund Husserl’s late phenomenology of the lifeworld, he took lived corporeality as his starting point and guiding motif in a way that is parallel to Merleau-Ponty’s work. The article expresses an opinion, that it was also one of the reasons why he kept his distance from Eugen Fink’s (...)
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    The Episteme and the Historical A Priori: On Foucault’s Archaeological Method.Rik Peters - 2021 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 29 (1-2):109-129.
    Interpreters of Michel Foucault's 1966 Les mots et les choses have often conflated the terms 'episteme' and 'historical a priori'. This article suggests that the two terms are entirely separate: while 'episteme' refers to the configuration of thought in a given historical period, 'historical a priori' refers to the conditions of unity for a certain field of science within a given period. In his use of the term 'historical a priori', Foucault is thus much closer to Husserl than has hitherto (...)
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    L’« être-avec » et la pluralité dans la philosophie première de Jean-Luc Nancy.Danny Roussel - 2021 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 29 (1-2):148-168.
    Jean-Luc Nancy élabore, depuis quelques années, une philosophie première où le concept d’« être-avec » occupe une place centrale. Celui-ci a suscité son lot d'interprétations. Une des critiques faite à l’encontre du concept est articulée selon l’angle éthique, plus particulièrement en ce qui a trait à la pluralité. En effet, en amalgamant « être » et « avec », Nancy annihilerait, comme Heidegger, la nécessaire pluralité de la vie en commun. C’est ce débat que nous voulons ici commenter. Nous commencerons (...)
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    Making Sense of History with Paul Ricœur and Jan Patočka: From the Past, In the Present, Toward the Future.Maria Cristina Clorinda Vendra - 2021 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 29 (1-2):65-86.
    Paul Ricœur and Jan Patočka are considered among the most important phenomenologists of the 20 th century. As with Ricœur, Patočka ’s philosophy is shaped by an enduring critical confrontation with Husserl’s phenomenology and Heidegger’s phenomenological analyses of Dasein. The present paper aims at analyzing Ricœur ’s and Patočka ’s convergences and mutual inspirations in their perspectives on the topic of history. More precisely, I will take up the question of the meaning of history in Ricœur and Patočka as profoundly (...)
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    Book Review: Martin Ritter, Into the World: The Movement of Patočka’s Phenomenology. [REVIEW]Jakub Votroubek - 2021 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 29 (1-2):193-197.
    A review of Martin Ritter, Into the World: The Movement of Patočka’s Phenomenology.
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