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    The Synecdoche of Poiesis.Jeremiah Bowen - 2020 - Substance 49 (1):3-24.
    A word from the wise is not to be discarded, O Phaedrus, but it is to be examined.The Socratic project is founded on the fallibility of those reputed to be wise, and the necessity of examining their wisdom. The importance of fallibility is clear enough in the Apology, in Socrates’s insistence that he is only wiser than others because he acknowledges his own ignorance. In Phaedrus, it is the basis of his distinction between the sophoi, the wise or learned, and (...)
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    Against Pessimism, or, the Education of Hope.Mikkel Krause Frantzen - 2020 - Substance 49 (1):97-109.
    We live in a time of crisis. Economic crisis, ecological crisis, refugee crisis. Scholars talk about the end of history, the end of politics, the end of nature, the end of the world as we know it. Racism and neo-fascism are on the march pretty much all over the Western world; Mexican children are torn away from their parents at the US border; temperatures are rising everywhere ; islands of microplastic accumulate in the Pacific, and the latest news: Europe’s taxpayers (...)
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    Foreign Food, Foreign Flesh: Apathetic Anthropophagy and Racial Melancholia in Houellebecq's Submission.Luke F. Johnson - 2020 - Substance 49 (1):25-40.
    One of the more telling projects of the Rassemblement National is their vendetta against halal meat. Calling for a lawsuit against commercial fraud in 2012, Marine Le Pen claimed that “the entirety of meat distributed in Île-de-France, unbeknownst to the consumer, is exclusively halal”. For Le Pen, this insidious ruse was a way of showing the French that they were being disrespected in their own country. She continues in Le Parisien, “the fact that everybody is obligated to submit to dietary (...)
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    On the Word BUT and its Function: An Investigation, Using Algorithms, Into Hegel's Method of Paragraph Composition.S. F. Kislev - 2020 - Substance 49 (1):41-73.
    “The forms of thought are first set out and stored in human language,” we read in the preface to the second edition of Hegel’s Science of Logic. Man thinks through language, and everything he “transforms into language and expresses in it contains a category, whether concealed, mixed, or well defined”. Language, then, harbors thought categories. There is a philosophy of language, but there is also a philosophy implied in language. How is this supposed to work? More specifically, how is this (...)
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    Cognitive Literary Science: Dialogues Between Literature and Cognition Ed. By Michael Burke, Emily T. Troscianko.Jean-François Vernay - 2020 - Substance 49 (1):110-114.
    Cognitive Literary Studies is gradually making its mark on the publishing world with a growing number of theoretical works that blend scientific approaches with the practice of literary theory. To some extent, this slowly emerging current could even be construed as the missing link, if not the ideal interface, between science and the humanities. At the crossroads of these two areas of study, Cognitive Literary Studies offers an extraordinary opportunity to bridge the “gulf of mutual incomprehension” between literary intellectuals and (...)
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    Devlin's Love: Autopoiesis and Harold Pinter's Ashes to Ashes.Guy Zimmerman - 2020 - Substance 49 (1):74-96.
    Whereas the action of a representational or realist play is typically the product of careful dramatic construction involving motivations and conflict, Harold Pinter’s late play Ashes to Ashes assembles itself out of pure aporia and not knowing. The first lines of the play, for example, combine anxious questioning with slowly emergent knowledge about an event in the past:Well…for example…he would stand over me and clench his fist. And then he’d put his other hand on my neck and grip it and (...)
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  7. Why Michel Serres?Christopher Watkin - 2020 - Substance 48 (3).
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