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  1. Sporting Education and Somaesthetics.T. J. Bonnet - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (3):116-120.
    Preview: /Review: Satoshi Higuchi, Somaesthetics and the Philosophy of Culture: Projects in Japan (New York, NY; Oxford, England: Routledge, 2021), 138 pages./ Satoshi Higuchi’s Somaesthetics and the Philosophy of Culture is a succinct and innovative work in aesthetics and philosophy of education, despite what the title may otherwise imply. Indeed, the title may be the only shortcoming in this work, for it does not convey the scope of the concepts covered. It may be better titled Somaesthetics and the Philosophy of (...)
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  2. What Can Justice-Seeking Social Movements Teach Us About Democracy?Joshua Forstenzer - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (3):121-124.
    Preview: /Review: Justo Serrano Zamora, Democratization and Struggles Against Injustice (London and New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2021), 232 pages./ “No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.” In amongst a plethora of memorable metaphors and other impressive rhetorical devices, we find in Martin Luther King Jr’s most iconic speech (delivered at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln (...)
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  3. The Concept of Cultural Normativity in the Context of Phenomenology of Law.Maria Gołębiewska - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (3):79-97.
    The goal of the text is to reconstruct the concept of cultural normativity found in the phenomenological philosophy of law. The starting point of the text is the distinction between cultural normativity and normativity in culture. This distinction is based on reference to an extra-cultural, but not non-human instance – transcendent to the creations of humanity and its world, but in relations with the human equipment, with the characteristics of a specific human being and its existence. The specific relations between (...)
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    Racial Fraud and the American Binary.Kevin Harrelson - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (3):44-61.
    In response to recent controversies about racial transitioning, I provide an argument that deceptions about ancestry may sometimes constitute fraud. In order to arrive at this conclusion, I criticize the arguments from analogy made famous by Rebecca Tuvel and Christine Overall. My claim is that we should not think of racial transitioning as similar to gender transitioning, because different identity groups possess different kinds of obstacles to entry. I then provide historical surveys of American racial categories and the various types (...)
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  5. Racial Fraud and the American Binary.Kevin J. Harrelson - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (3):44-61.
    In response to recent controversies about racial transitioning, I provide an argument that deceptions about ancestry may sometimes constitute fraud. In order to arrive at this conclusion, I criticize the arguments from analogy made famous by Rebecca Tuvel and Christine Overall. My claim is that we should not think of racial transitioning as similar to gender transitioning, because different identity groups possess different kinds of obstacles to entry. I then provide historical surveys of American racial categories and the various types (...)
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    Racial Foster Care, Contraceptive Knowledge and Adoption in Alain Locke’s Philosophy of Culture.Myron Moses Jackson - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (3):62-78.
    This article confronts the problems of establishing normative restrictive claims for delegitimizing conduct and attitudes of cultural appropriation. Using C. Thi Nguyen’s and Matthew Strhol’s intimacy account (IA) as a background, I offer an alternative of cultural adoption relying upon Alain Locke’s value theory and philosophical pluralism. The phenomenon of cultural adoption I propose develops some insights from Nguyen’s and Strohl’s IA, while critiquing their framework’s perceived limitations. By adding loyalty and intensity to the prerogatives of intimacy, the hope is (...)
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  7. Undoing the Mirage of Racism through Philosophy of Race.Myron Moses Jackson - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (3):1-4.
    Preview: No shortage of bigotry and prejudice can be found around the world. But why race to the bottom and compete for a monopoly on tragedy in human mistreatment? The philosophy of race is an intricate piece to the study of language, art, history, and culture and wants to learn about elsewhere and distant others. How we go about understanding the issues of identity politics and what solidifies a community’s sense of purpose and mythic consciousness hinges upon our attitudes toward (...)
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  8. Not for the Faint of Heart: Becoming an Antiracist Philosopher in a Society Polarized by Critical Race Theory.Adebayo Oluwayomi - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (3):5-23.
    This paper examines the polemical nature of anti-racist education and discourse in America today. On one side of this issue are those who think of the efforts toward inclusion, diversity, and the pursuit of social justice in academia as serving positive ends. On the other side are those who oppose and vilify such efforts as evidence of the destructive ethos of liberal education. This has led to a situation where universities and schools across the country have seen professors and teachers, (...)
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  9. Black Women’s Hair Consciousness and the Politics of Being.Sarah Setlaelo - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (3):24-43.
    Black women do not want to become white women because they know that this is impossible. Yet, some black women straighten and curl their naturally kinky hair, or wear hair extensions, weaves and wigs that resemble Caucasian hair. Still, they recognize that hair is only one attribute of their Being and that even if they choose to wear non-African hairstyles, they can concurrently embrace other aspects of their black identity. So, is this a matter of cultural assimilation or integration, or (...)
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    Mutterings to the Wall.Kevin C. Taylor - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (3):98-115.
    This paper takes up Hadot’s call for more comparative work on Buddhism and Philosophy as a Way of Life by comparing Zen Master Hakuin Ekaku’s artwork Pilgrims with the graffiti artist Banksy’s The Street is in Play. Beyond the striking similarities in form and apparent tongue-in-cheek criticism of graffiti, this paper explains the context of Hakuin’s artwork and the text of his painting before exploring the importance of graffiti in the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch. I argue that by (...)
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    Filming Concepts, Thinking Images: On Wonder, Montage and Disruption in an Image-Saturated.Vania Baldi & Nélio Conceição - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (2):70-85.
    This article explores the relation between cinema and philosophy through the lens of interest shown by some filmmakers in the lives and works of philosophers. It begins by delving into contemporary perspectives on the relationship between philosophy and cinema. In order to assess how the constitutive dissimilarity of the two terms and the ways in which they can be brought together are at the origin of speculative short circuits and experiences of wonder, it brings together the works of thinkers – (...)
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    The Wise Designer. [REVIEW]Monika Favara-Kurkowski - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (2):98-106.
    Preview: /Review: Brian S. Dixon, Dewey and Design: A Pragmatist Perspective for Design Research, 200 pages./ Brian S. Dixon’s book Dewey and Design provides, as the book’s subtitle declaims, a pragmatist perspective for design research. Design research is an academic field that specifically deals with the design process. Its domain-specific knowledge led to the establishment of design as an independent discipline of study in the second half of the last century. According to Dixon’s description, design research consists of three major (...)
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    The Missing Pieces of Derrida’s Voice and Phenomenon.Graham Harman - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (2):4-25.
    Jacques Derrida’s critique of Edmund Husserl in Voice and Phenomenon targets several ways in which Husserl’s theory of signs is said to remain dependent on a model of presence, and therefore to be a form of onto-theology. In a sense this simply extends Martin Heidegger’s own critique of Husserl as failing to account for what remains obscure behind any presentation to the mind. Yet Derrida’s critique is ultimately more radical than Heidegger’s, though the radicality is in this case unjustified. Namely, (...)
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    The Courage of Untruth?Michał Herer - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (2):62-69.
    Michel Foucault defined parrhesia as “the free courage by which one binds oneself in the act of telling the truth.” Could telling objective untruth also be a parrhesiastic act, insofar as it requires courage and initiates subjectivation? Climate deniers, anti-vaccinationists and other groups that delegitimize the authority of science present themselves as courageously standing up against the dominant discourse, as rebellious subjects who speak the inconvenient and unaccepted truths. It is not difficult to prove that their truths are untruths, but (...)
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    The Shrimp-Mirror-Stitch, or Voice in Psychoanalysis.Adam Lipszyc - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (2):37-50.
    The paper is an attempt at a systematic review and a tentative synthesis of the philosophically most relevant theories of voice that are to be found within the psychoanalytic tradition. Beginning with some reflections borrowed from Thomas Ogden, the author proceeds to examine two lines of thinking about voice: the ‘paternal’ line which discusses voice mostly in relation to the superego and the orientation of the self and the ‘maternal’ line which discusses voice in relation to the processes of subjective (...)
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  16. The Power of Voice.Marcin Rychter - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (2):1-3.
    Preview: Ernst Cassirer rightly observed that culture, in all its manifold forms, requires expression and, accordingly, is always mediated by some means of communication. These means are extremely diverse – from simple gestures and face expressions or drawings on the stone walls to sounds combined in sophisticated ways into musical compositions, subtle languages of literature, carefully arranged moves of dancers and actors, mathematical formulas, and – more recently – whole worlds created in the digital, virtual realm. There is, however, one (...)
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    Reports on Shusterman’s Work as “The Man in Gold”.Joanna Smętek - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (2):86-91.
    Preview: Shusterman, as a philosopher who draws from the work of John Dewey, has pragmatic expectations for art. For Dewey, communing with art was an intensification of experience, that is to say being in the world. For art is full of meaning, and it is in human nature to rush to search for meanings. Experience is only satisfactory if it enriches what is lived in it. Dewey’s message was one of the first voices to warn of the alienation of art. (...)
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    The Singing Voice’s Charms: Aesthetic and Transformative Aspects of Singing in Literature, Art, and Philosophy.Małgorzata A. Szyszkowska - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (2):26-36.
    Music, as sung and listened to, has been described in many a tale as powerful and transformative. Yet, the important question is not so much if that claim is true or whether it may be verified, but what kind of power and transformation are alluded to in those mythical and literary sources? Taking these symbolic claims and elaborating on their possible meaning, alongside thinkers such as Carolyne Abbate or Roland Barthes, proceeds to find ways in which these claims may suggest (...)
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    The Way of Thought and Practice. [REVIEW]Kevin C. Taylor - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (2):92-97.
    Preview: /Review: Poul Andersen, The Paradox of Being: Truth, Identity, and Images in Daoism, 362 pages./ Philosophy tends to approach Daoism in degrees. One may be introduced to the Dao de Jing of Laozi and appreciate the poetic structure and appreciate the virtues of non-coercive action. When one next encounters the writings of Zhuangzi, one is struck by the difference in style, the humor, and often the difficulty in penetrating the meaning of many passages. This is frequently contrasted with Confucian (...)
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    “We Must Speak”: Humility and Social Activism.Jennifer Wargin - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (2):51-61.
    Humility is enjoying an upsurge of interest among contemporary virtue theorists. Unfortunately, many of these discussions have cast humility as inconsistent with social activism. Humility is assumed to consist of quiet and unobtrusive traits which seem inconsistent with the assertiveness and outspokenness required for social activism. Paul Bloomfield argues that this aspect of humility – being inconsistent with social activism – prevents it from counting as a virtue at all as a virtue must be the kind of thing that is (...)
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    The Edges of the World: Diasporic Metaphysics of Bruno Schulz.Agata Bielik-Robson - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (1):49-64.
    This essay is a theologico-philosophical meditation on Bruno Schulz, focusing on his “love for the marginal”: a special attention paid to tandeta, in other words all things trashy, located on the eponymous edges of the world, far away from the center. Contrary to the assumed mode of interpretation, which reads Schulz’s fascination with the “dark forces of life” in terms of the depth subversive toward the surface, I propose a different scheme: an opposition of center and edges/margins, deriving from the (...)
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    De-Limitations of Culture.Przemysław Bursztyka - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (1):1-6.
    Preview: Culture, one can say, is the process of projecting, creating, and setting limitations. It begins with such acts as much as it lives and sustains itself through them. The limitations concern its inward reality as much as the demarcation between itself and an outward sphere – the realm which is considered as not belonging to it, a dark zone of what was excluded. Culture not only sets its outward, external limits, but it is itself permeated by a whole series (...)
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    Richard Rorty, Jürgen Habermas, and the Nature of Philosophical Dialogue. [REVIEW]Robin Friedman - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (1):126-131.
    Preview:/Review: Marcin Kilanowski, The Rorty-Habermas Debate: Toward Freedom as Responsibility,, 304 pages./ The American philosopher Richard Rorty and the German philosopher Jürgen Habermas engaged in a lengthy discussion over the years on a range of issues, particularly as these issues involved the nature of liberal, democratic society following the horrors of Auschwitz. The two thinkers came from different philosophical traditions with Rorty associated with analytical philosophy and pragmatism and Habermas with Continental philosophy, the Frankfurt School, and critical theory. Both philosophers (...)
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    The Criteria Necessary to Achieve Formal Definitions of Sign and Symbol.Charles Herrman - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (1):97-121.
    This paper attempts to illustrate a process of analysis that will hopefully open a path to more complete and useful definitions of sign and symbol. It applies a form-content analysis to the metaphysical properties of these two concepts. The objective is to locate criteria necessary and sufficient to derive formal definitions for these terms. Wittgenstein’s concept of “forms of representation” is analyzed and applied to the topic. Criteria are outlined that determine the appropriateness of the sign and symbol to be (...)
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    Kant, Anti-Supersessionism, and the Holocaust.Wojciech Kozyra - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (1):80-96.
    It is common to accuse Christian supersessionism of responsibility for the Holocaust. This article qualifies this claim by arguing that the theological ideology that directly preceded and aided the Holocaust was unequivocally hostile to this traditional Christian doctrine. It is German neo-Marcionism – which deliberately fought against replacement theology – that provides a direct religious context for the Nazi solution to the Jewish question. Kant appears in this picture as the first modern German Christian who consistently pursued an anti-supersessionist agenda (...)
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    The Limits of Representation and What Lies Beneath.Andrzej Leder - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (1):65-79.
    This article attempts to demonstrate that the failure to recognize real conflicts and bring them to representation is the chief yet highly inconspicuous reason behind the regression of ways in which we understand and describe today’s reality. Crucially, this shortcoming has helped to elevate the language of economics to the rank of the basic idiom for the development of mutual representations. As my analyses show, the language of economy has become the principal medium of representation for communities separated by great (...)
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    The First Lady of German Philosophy: Husserl’s Rebellious Student Hedwig Conrad-Martius. [REVIEW]James McLachlan - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (1):122-125.
    Preview:/Review: James G. Hart, Hedwig Conrad-Martius’ Ontological Phenomenology, ed. Rodney K.B Parker, 284 pages./ James Hart is an important phenomenological scholar and thinker who is the author of several books and many articles on Husserl, Husserl’s Utopian Poetics, and the phenomenological movement. This book is Hart’s dissertation written at the University of Chicago between 1969 and 1972. The book has an appendix of the opening sections of Conrad-Martius’s Metaphysics of the Earthly translated by Rodney Parker, who encouraged Hart to publish (...)
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    Boundaries, Transgression, and Resistance.Zofia Rosińska - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (1):7-17.
    In this essay I analyze the phenomenon of boundary and the mode of human experiencing of it. I claim that it is essential, or even foundational, to culture. Humans encounter boundaries positively or negatively virtually everywhere, in all forms of experience of reality and of themselves. To experience a boundary is, obviously, not identical with a simple acceptance of our limitations, but is equally constituted by a pursuit to transgress it. There is no boundary without at least possible transgression, and (...)
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    Gardening: (De)Constructing Boundaries.Mateusz Salwa - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (1):36-48.
    This paper discusses gardening as a practice that may be useful in reconsidering how landscape boundaries can be experienced. The assumption is that one should think of landscapes as “entities” which are material, but at the same time may be said to exist only insofar as they are experienced by humans. As such, they are always bounded. In order to show how gardening may be helpful in shaping the boundaries of landscapes two approaches to gardening are discussed: one treats gardening (...)
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    Infinity Now! Speculative Philosophy and Addiction.Maciej A. Sosnowski - 2022 - Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 6 (1):18-35.
    This essay is an attempt to look at the existential phenomenon of being addicted from the perspective of speculative philosophy. The starting point is the description of Walter Benjamin’s narcotic experiences. Further in my considerations I am guided by the Kantian categories of the dialectics of pure reason, with particular emphasis on transcendental ideas. However, only the philosophy of G. W. F. Hegel along with the concepts of desire and habit allows us to comprehend addiction as a wild and unbridled (...)
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