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    Post-Cultural Studies: A Brief Introduction.Randall E. Auxier & Samuel Maruszewski - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (4):78-84.
    Preview: This is a relatively brief reflection on where we are with our “culture” in the present, a time when Politics has done a great deal of damage to our communicative purposes and hopes. Our culture has become a “post-culture,” we believe, in a sense to be defined here. It is hard enough to say what one means by “culture,” so the challenge of describing what “post-culture” means will be greater. It should be attempted because there has been a deep-seated (...)
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    Taylor and Vattimo on the Place of Culture in Political Practical Reasoning.Mauro Javier Saiz - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (4):55-72.
    Philosophical hermeneutics has become an unavoidable reference in the field throughout the twentieth century but has seldom been extended to draw conclusions in the area of political theory. Two intellectuals that have contributed to such a project are Charles Taylor and Gianni Vattimo, although they exhibit some important differences in key aspects of this enterprise, both at the level of the conceptual premises and at that of the prescribed policies and objectives. Here I examine these thinkers’ notion of tradition – (...)
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    From Here to Theology: Response to Joshua Farris.Stephen Priest - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (4):5-13.
    Joshua Farris usefully applies my distinction between conditioned and de-conditioned philosophy to some limits of science, and the disclosure of the soul. It is argued that further de-conditioning is conducive to answering the profound philosophical questions: What is it to be now?, and What is it to be? but these answers are only adequate when they entail the existence of God. It follows that physicalism, determinism, and naturalism are false, and that science (knowingly or unknowingly) presupposes theology.
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    Prayer as a Form of Life, Life as a Form of Prayer.Zofia Rosińska - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (4):73-77.
    Preview: /Zofia Rosińska interviewed by Mikołaj Sławkowski-Rode/ MSR: Your book Po śladach. Doświadczenie modlitewne w ujęciu filozofii kultury [After the Traces. The Experience of Prayer in the Perspective of Philosophy of Culture] has an unusual format for an academic work. Apart from an overview and discussion of various conceptions and examples of prayer you have added an annex containing eight interviews with various people as well as five testimonials concerning the experience of prayer – some very intimate. What was the (...)
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    Pragmatic or Absolute Establishment of Philosophy.Ebrahim Safabakhsh - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (4):40-54.
    At the foundation of systematic thinking lie decisive assumptions that cannot be articulated and treated in a theoretical manner. Nonetheless, they are settled practically and metaphorically to orient and provoke the systematic attempts of philosophy. This field of non-theoretical assumptions is the theme of this paper. In the following, I articulate one specific metaphorical and practical answer that defies theoretical and systematic treatment. While it is among the most fundamental and fatal answers that can ever be ventured in the entire (...)
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    Science versus Religion as Guide to Metaphysics.Mikołaj Sławkowski-Rode - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (4):1-4.
    Preview: This is the second volume of the double issue of Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture devoted to the relationship between science and religion. The contributions across these two volumes have mostly been concerned with, and argued for, various aspects of a non-reductive view of this relationship, according to which reality is not limited to what the natural sciences can tell us about it. That is the view that science and religion are not in conflict, or that the (...)
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    Nothingness at the Intersection of Science, Philosophy, and Religion.Nicholas Waghorn - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (4):26-39.
    This contribution examines the effects that a philosophical consideration of nothing has on the debate between theism and atheism. In particular, it argues that surprising conclusions that arise from a close analysis of the concept of nothing result in three claims that have relevance for that debate. Firstly, that on the most plausible demarcation criterion for science, science is constitutionally unable to show theism to be a redundant hypothesis; the debate must take place at the level of metaphysics. Secondly, that (...)
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    Quantum Meta-physics: Nonlocality and Limits of Determinism.Bartosz Wesół - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (4):14-25.
    This essay aims to show that the recent development of quantum theory may provide us with an answer to one of the most compelling metaphysical problems, namely the problem of determinism. First, I sketch the conceptual background and draw the distinction between metaphysical and epistemological determinisms. Then, on the ground of the analysis of the problem of determinism in quantum mechanics, I argue that (1) metaphysical determinism is independent of quantum-mechanical formalism, and (2) that quantum nonlocality makes epistemological determinism impossible. (...)
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    Reconceptualizing Eastern Europe: Toward a Common Ethos.Przemysław Bursztyka - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (3):67-102.
    The aim of this essay is a philosophical reconstruction of the category of Eastern Europe (as topographical and ethical, and only by implication a geographical one). This will proceed in three steps. First, deconstruction of the category in question by exposing its colonialist and post-colonialist origins. Second, projection of a new cultural geography of Eastern Europe. The main criteria of which are: 1) belonging to the European community of values, 2) being directly and permanently exposed to a paradoxical cultural formation, (...)
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    More Substance, Please: A Reply To Michael Esfeld’s Minimalist Ontology of Persons.Alin Christoph Cucu - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (3):48-66.
    Michael Esfeld has recently put forth his ontology of persons, with which he hopes to secure freedom and irreducible personhood as well as scientific realism, all by working with minimal ontological assumptions. I present his view and investigate it, finding it too minimalistic: Esfeld’s featureless matter points do not warrant an emergence of persons from matter, and his claim that persons can create themselves by adopting a normative attitude seems more like a just-so story. Also, Esfeld’s rejection of classical mind-body (...)
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    All Art is Ecological.Jan Defrančeski - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (3):136-138.
    Preview: /Review: Timothy Morton, All Art is Ecological, (London: Penguin Books, 2021), 105 pages./ The book All Art is Ecological provides a provocative and entertaining, but no less concise and instructive study into the nature of the relationship between art and ecological awareness – from the perspective of one of the leading object-oriented ontologists of our time. In that sense, this book can also be read as a short introduction to Morton’s philosophy, which judging by his other books, provides solid (...)
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    De-Conditioning and Images of the Mind: Scientific Images and Dualistic Images.Joshua R. Farris - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (3):31-47.
    “De-Conditioning and Images of the Mind” explores the categories of Stephen Priest as developed in his article, “The Unconditioned Soul.” Through an analysis of historical and contemporary examples of the “conditioned” mode in recent philosophical and scientific discussions of the mind, the article articulates limitations of the proposed methods and advances examples of “de-conditioning” the mind that point in the direction of what Priest calls the “unconditioned.”.
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    Movenglish: Dance as Sign System.Niko Popow - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (3):103-114.
    The paper examines a central question in the philosophy of dance from the vantage point of a specific choreographic practice: Movenglish. Movenglish attempts to establish a one-to-one mapping between English words and dance movement equivalents in the body in a way that maximally captures both the connotative and denotative aspects of the words in question. The paper argues that the success of Movenglish has several important consequences for the philosophy of dance as well as our understanding of sign systems more (...)
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    God and Some Limits of Science.Stephen Priest - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (3):4-30.
    Some problems are too subjective, too intimate, too proximal, to admit in principle of any scientific solution: Why is anything you? Is there free will? Is death the end? Other problems are too objective, too macroscopic: Why is there a universe? Why is there anything? What is it to be? Why does mathematics exist? Why does anything happen? Scientific explanation is therefore essentially subject to at least two types of limit, subjective and objective, even though other problems prima facie straddle (...)
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    Aesthetic Judgment, Embodied Rationality, and the Truth of Appearances: An Introduction to Roger Scruton’s Philosophical Anthropology.Eryn Rozonoyer & Paul T. Wilford - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (3):115-135.
    This paper offers an interpretation of and introduction to the philosophical anthropology of Roger Scruton through an examination of the aesthetic dimension of human rationality. We argue that attending to our aesthetic experience as individuated subjects capable of intersubjective communion offers a helpful corrective to the deracinated and disembodied view of human rationality prevalent in much of our contemporary ethical and scientific discourse. Through a consideration of how embodied rationality is at work in four different forms of art – painting, (...)
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    The Ontologies of Science and Religion.Mikołaj Sławkowski-Rode - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (3):1-3.
    Preview: Science and religion are complex cultural phenomena, which bear on our understanding of the world, life, consciousness, agency, morality, as well as all other fundamental issues human beings puzzle over. There exists a longstanding question about whether science and religion, and the responses they offer to these issues, are complementary or in conflict. The conflict narrative, championed for example by the New Atheists, emphasizes discrepancies between scientific and religious explanations and typically advances methodological, ethical, and ontological naturalism as providing (...)
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    “Pigeons Fly off a Stone Mountain”: From a Cooing Lovebird to a War Pigeon, or Modification of Embroidered Rock Dove’s Symbolics in Today’s Ukrainian Merch.Tetiana Brovarets - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (2):52-67.
    The article is devoted to the symbolics of doves on epigraphic embroidered towels (mainly known as rushnyks with inscriptions), which were massively produced by Ukrainian girls and women from the end of the nineteenth till the middle of the twentieth century. Embroidering lines from folk songs or proverbs on textile was a very popular kind of so-called written (or fixed) folklore. By combining these verbal texts with different images of pigeons, fundamentally new works were created. For some time, this phenomenon (...)
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    Toward a Philosophy of Urbanism.Adam Chmielewski - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (2):111-114.
    Preview: /Adam Chmielewski interviewed by Eli Kramer / AC: In the nineteenth century, some people thought that the sciences should free themselves from the philosophical speculations from which they originated, and that philosophy itself, as obsolete, should be replaced by strict science. Gradually, however, the strict and uncontestable sciences resorted back again to the allegedly obsolete philosophy to understand what they are, what they are actually doing, and why. In other words, not only did science not replace philosophy but returned (...)
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    Ruins: Between Past and Present, Between Culture and Nature.Beata Frydryczak - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (2):9-16.
    The main question of the essay is: do ruins need a new definition? Ruins are not only destroyed architecture, but also everything that has been associated with it in the process of life. From the perspective of the question, the concept of ruins should be understood much broader than just architecturally, and they should be assigned not to the past but to the present, or rather between past and present. If we consider ruins from the standpoint which situates them between (...)
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    Distracted Aesthetics: Towards a Hermeneutics of Engagement with Distractive Works of Art.Justin L. Harmon - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (2):36-51.
    Western aesthetics has privileged contemplation as a necessary condition for authentic aesthetic experience. In contrast, I argue that the adequacy of aesthetic comportment must be measured by the self-presentation of the object in question, shaped by the place from which such presentations issue. Thus, the specific character of many forms of art, particularly in urban contexts, solicits a kind of “distracted” engagement rather than contemplative attention. Distraction is a positive mode of aesthetic engagement. I begin with a critical account of (...)
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    Glimmers of Interspecies Resurgence in Public Art: A Reinterpretation of Joanna Rajkowska’s Oxygenator.Agata Kowalewska - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (2):17-26.
    The article proposes a new, interspecies interpretation of Joanna Rajkowska’s Oxygenator. Read as what Anna Tsing calls latent commons and problematized through Chantal Mouffe’s concept of agonistic spaces, the canonical piece of public art is shown to have been an experimental site of more-than-human resurgence.
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    Transformation of Trust into Capital, Financialization and the Moment of Betrayal.Andrzej Leder - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (2):68-92.
    In his text, the author develops the notion of trust as a condition for the possibility of any relational anthropology. Referring to the root associated with trust as the foundation of the relationship, he takes a position in the dispute about the primal nature of trust or perfidy; believes that in the abusive practices of credit and debt there is a reversal of the meaning of what is a necessary element of human life, relationships based on trust. Perfidy is possible (...)
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    Häm on the Wall: Hamacher, Celan, and Two Simple Questions.Adam Lipszyc - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (2):93-102.
    The paper is a modest attempt at a careful assessment of Werner Hamacher’s version of deconstruction as a reading strategy which centers upon the idea of the afformative caesura. In order to probe the potential and the possible limits of Hamacher’s strategy, the author presents a Hamacherian reading of one of Paul Celan’s poems, titled “Mauerspruch,” a poem brimming with references to Walter Benjamin’s work. In the first part of the paper the author shows the effectiveness of Hamacherian perspective. In (...)
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    Philosophy and the Urban Everyday.Mateusz Salwa - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (2):1-8.
    Preview: It is not a gross exaggeration to state that philosophy is an inherently urban phenomenon. Born and largely practiced in the Greek polis, it was developed throughout the ages in various places that more often than not were situated within city walls. Even if, udoubtedly, philosophy has never been limited solely to urban spaces, it has become more and more embedded in cities over the centuries. Consequently, from the 19th century on it has been part and parcel of the (...)
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    The War in Ukraine and the Threat of the Return of the Old-World Order.Scott Shapiro - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (2):103-110.
    Preview: /Scott Shapiro interviewed by Eli Kramer / EK: Thanks for talking with me today. Your book, The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World is not only kind of groundbreaking in the way it changes how we think about the role of international law in the history and philosophy of culture, and some of our progressive success of not having disastrous violence shape us each generation, but it has only become more relevant since the war (...)
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    Cultural Complexities and their Environment: Investigations of Code–Switching in Contemporary Visual Arts.Zoltán Somhegyi - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (2):27-35.
    Contemporary artworks are primary sources for a better understanding of the most important issues in our current reality. The complexities of cultural interactions are often thematized in pieces of art using the artistic means of code-switching, and where the investigation of these questions is pursued in and with regards to the issues of the broader context, including the built and the urban setting. In this paper I examine some aspects of these questions, with the help of some inspiring examples, through (...)
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    Responses to Naturalism.Robin Friedman - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (1):132-139.
    Preview: /Review: Paul Giladi, ed., Responses to Naturalism: Critical Perspectives from Idealism and Pragmatism (New York, NY, Routledge, 2020), 330 pages./ Although Bergson does not have a prominent place in this outstanding new volume of essays edited by Paul Giladi, Responses to Naturalism: Critical Perspectives from Idealism and Pragmatism, the book helped me follow through from my ongoing study of Bergson’s work. The book shows the development and continued dominance of the naturalistic position in philosophy. The book also shows the (...)
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    The Honor-Based Society, Past and Present.Charles Herrman - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (1):81-102.
    This paper asserts that honor-based peoples have and maintain a distinct cultural identity that is valid for at least eighty-five percent of the world population. It is necessarily considered relative to dignity-based societies which make up the other fifteen percent. Practically all dignity-based cultures originated during the Enlightenment; modern honor-based groups will oftentimes through diffusion manifest some dignity-based traits or observe fewer of the traditional honor-based features. This paper will survey both traditional and modern forms of the honor-based culture.
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    Confucian Multiculturalism: A Kantian Reinterpretation of the Classic of Rites.Andrew Ka Pok Tam - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (1):26-46.
    Chinese Communist monocultural policies, notably the re-education camps for the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, have recently been condemned for violating human rights. In response to critics, the Chinese Communist Party frequently replied that one should not impose Western concepts of democracy, liberty, and human rights on the Chinese people. Nevertheless, instead of introducing Western philosophies criticizing the current Chinese Communist monoculturalism; with the help of a modern reinterpretation of the Classic of Rites, this paper aims to construct a Confucian Multiculturalism and (...)
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    The Spiritual Exercise of "Sankofa": Toward a Post-Colonial, Pluralistic, and Intercultural Philosophy.Eli Kramer - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (1):1-5.
    Preview: Philosophy has notably struggled in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries to come to terms with how it participated in the erasure and invisibility of persons across the globe. Western philosophy over hundreds of years found itself immersed in the colonial project, in all its economic, social, political, legal, disciplinary, and aesthetic dimensions. Its logic of Western racial superiority, grounded in eugenics, social Darwinism, and deterministic accounts of racial realism, grew and deepened, especially in Europe and the Americas. No domain (...)
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    An Invitation to Recover Our Imaginations.James William Lincoln - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (1):125-131.
    Review: Brandon Absher, The Rise of Neoliberal Philosophy: Human Capital, Profitable Knowledge, and the Love of Wisdom (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2021), 196 pages./ This review explores Brandon Absher’s (2021) The Rise of Neoliberal Philosophy: Human Capital, Profitable Knowledge, and the Love of Wisdom. Rise offers an accessible breakdown of Neoliberalism, its cultivation of the Neoliberal University, an argument for the claim that academic philosophy has contracted neoliberal predilections, and some thoughts about what should be done as a result. The (...)
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    The Museum’s Fourth Future.Jean-Paul Martinon - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (1):103-124.
    It is a widely accepted trope that museums work for future generations. They often define themselves in relation to heritage: something of the past, which is celebrated in the present and securely preserved for the future. In doing so, museums cloak themselves in a shroud of respectability for appropriately thinking in short and long terms and bravely facing future challenges. But what kind of future is at stake in this imperative to secure a heritage for future generations? Taking on a (...)
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    Collective Improvisations: Amiri Baraka and the Articulation of Blackness Across Socio-Cultural Movements.Victor Peterson Ii - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (1):6-25.
    In 1966, Leroi Jones, soon to be Amiri Baraka, outlined a program to reorient the philosophical underpinnings of Black study. Modes of inhabiting and thereby constructing the domains in which one participates were revealed as a function of one’s mode of expression. Jones/Baraka proposed that blackness was expressed by the operation of a collective improvisation. How can improvisation, traditionally conceived as an individual activity, be a collective process? Taking our cue from articulation theory and the request that it be formalized (...)
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    Undertaking Empirically-Engaged African Philosophy: The Development and Validation of the African Time Inventory.Aïda C. Terblanché-Greeff & Petrus Nel - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (1):47-64.
    Cross-cultural conflict is often rooted in variation between values from different cultures, for example, differences in time orientation. Usually, individuals are monochronic or polychronic regarding time orientation. In South Africa, the term African time represents a nuanced polychronic time orientation. As this term is often used pejoratively, it is cardinal to break down stigmatization and create cultural awareness regarding this unique time orientation. In this paper, we argue that people must be cognizant of particular time orientations to facilitate intercultural dialogue (...)
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  35. Like Marginalia in the Canon of the Oppressors: Critical Theorizing at the Margin and Attempts for Redemptive Alternatives.Renz M. Villacampa - 2023 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7 (1):65-80.
    Bestrewn with relics of subjugation, the frameworks that hinge on social progress have failed to appraise the plight of the marginalized in the democratic discourse. This is the case in the Philippines, as in other fringed spaces caught in hegemonic world-building. In this setup, emancipation is anchored in salvific attempts – salvaging the marginalized from a messianic standpoint. This tends to produce a pejorative image of the marginalized as incapable of self-determination. I argue in a three-part discussion: (1) reexamine the (...)
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