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    Interpreting Bergson: Critical Essays.Alexandre Lefebvre & Nils F. Schott (eds.) - forthcoming - Cambridge University Press.
    Bergson was a pre-eminent European philosopher of the early twentieth century and his work covers all major branches of philosophy. This volume of essays is the first collection in twenty years in English to address the whole of Bergson's philosophy, including his metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of life, aesthetics, ethics, social and political thought, and religion. The essays explore Bergson's influence on a number of different fields, and also extend his thought to pressing issues of our time, including (...)
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    The Image of Law: Deleuze, Bergson, Spinoza.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2008 - Stanford University Press.
    The Image of Law is the first book to examine law through the work of Gilles Deleuze, activating his thought within problems of jurisprudence and developing a concept of judgment that acknowledges its inherently creative capacity.
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    Human Rights in Deleuze and Bergson's Later Philosophy.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2011 - Theory and Event 14 (3).
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    Human Rights and the Leap of Love.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2016 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 24 (2):21-40.
    To commemorate the 75 th anniversary of Henri Bergson’s death I present what I believe is his most vital and lasting contribution to political philosophy: his conception of human rights. This article has two goals. The first is to present Bergson’s writings on human rights as clearly and simply as possible, so as to reach the wide audience it deserves. The second is to demonstrate his relevance for contemporary human rights scholarship. To do so, I connect him to recent debates (...)
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    The Rights of Man and the Care of the Self.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2016 - Political Theory 44 (4):518-540.
    In this article, I claim that Mary Wollstonecraft and Edmund Burke both conceive of the rights of man as a medium for individuals to care for and cultivate the self. Beginning with Michel Foucault’s doubts that a concern with the care of the self can be found in modern political thought, I turn to Wollstonecraft and Burke in order to show that their debate turns precisely on the question of whether the rights of man enables or disables a care of (...)
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    We Do Not Yet Know What the Law Can Do.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2006 - Contemporary Political Theory 5 (1):52-67.
    A recurrent problem in Spinoza's ethical and political philosophy is what beings can do, what their affects are, and how these affects may be diminished or enhanced. This paper focuses on Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise to examine how natural and positive law engages a constitutive relationship with our affective capacity or, in Spinoza's language, our modal power and conatus. This paper begins with a critique of interpretations of Spinoza as a precursor of liberal political and juridical philosophies, and proceeds to argue (...)
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  7. A New Image of Law: Deleuze and Jurisprudence.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2005 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2005 (130):103-126.
     
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    Alexandre Lefebvre Interviews Paul Patton.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2013 - Contemporary Political Theory 12 (3):206-214.
  9. Bergson and Human Rights.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2012 - In Alexandre Lefebvre & Melanie Allison White (eds.), Bergson, Politics, and Religion. Duke University Press.
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    Bergson Et les Droits de L'Homme: La Conversion Et le Souci de Soi.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2016 - Dissertatio 43 (S4):172-193.
    Este artigo examina a concepção bergsoniana de direitos humanos [les doits de l’homme] em As Duas Fontes da Moral e da Religião. Proponho que Bergson apresenta uma visão original quanto aos direitos humanos. Mais do que entendê-los como um dispositivo para proteger os seres humanos de sérios abusos sociais, legais e políticos, Bergson os concebia como um meio de transformação pessoal. Em particular, argumento que para Bergson o verdadeiro potencial dos direitos humanos é iniciar toda a humanidade numa vida predisposta (...)
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    Bergson, Human Rights, and Joy.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2017 - Continental Philosophy Review 50 (2):201-223.
    This article examines Henri Bergson’s conception of human rights in The Two Sources of Morality and Religion. I claim that he provides an original view of human rights. Rather than understand human rights primarily as an institution to protect all human beings from serious social, legal, and political abuse, Bergson conceives of them as a medium of personal transformation. In particular, I argue that for him the true potential of human rights is to initiate all human beings into a way (...)
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  12. Bergson, Politics, and Religion.Alexandre Lefebvre & Melanie White (eds.) - 2012 - Duke University Press.
    Henri Bergson is primarily known for his work on time, memory, and creativity. His equally innovative interventions into politics and religion have, however, been neglected or dismissed until now. In the first book in English dedicated to Bergson as a political thinker, leading Bergson scholars illuminate his positions on core concerns within political philosophy: the significance of emotion in moral judgment, the relationship between biology and society, and the entanglement of politics and religion. Ranging across Bergson's writings but drawing mainly (...)
     
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    Critique of Teleology in Kant and Dworkin: The Law Without Organs (Lwo).Alexandre Lefebvre - 2007 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 33 (2):179-201.
    Kant proposes a unique and necessary presupposition of our faculty of judgment. Empirical nature, together with its diverse laws, must be judged as if it were a coherent unity. In a teleological judgment, we add that nature must be judged as if it were purposively designed for our faculty of judgment. In this article, I argue that Kant's insights on reflective teleological judgment - the least commentedupon element of the Critical philosophy - are adopted by Dworkin towards a philosophy of (...)
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    Habermas and Deleuze on Law and Adjudication.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2006 - Law and Critique 17 (3):389-414.
    ABSTRACTThis article stages an encounter between Habermas and Deleuze on law, rights, and adjudication. Most of the article is spent developing Habermas’s concept of adjudication as the application of communicatively generated norms. This application, I argue, involves a complex temporality that is at once retrospective and non-creative. Deleuze is used to critique this concept of adjudication in favor of one based on concrete situations and the creation of new problems. In so doing, I will develop Deleuze’s notorious, and notoriously hostile, (...)
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  15. Human Rights as a Way of Life: On Bergson's Political Philosophy.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2013 - Stanford University Press.
    The work of Henri Bergson, the foremost French philosopher of the early twentieth century, is not usually explored for its political dimensions. Indeed, Bergson is best known for his writings on time, evolution, and creativity. This book concentrates instead on his political philosophy—and especially on his late masterpiece, _The Two Sources of Morality and Religion_—from which Alexandre Lefebvre develops an original approach to human rights. We tend to think of human rights as the urgent international project of protecting all people (...)
     
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  16. Human Rights and the Care of the Self.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2018 - Duke University Press.
    When we think of human rights we assume that they are meant to protect people from serious social, legal, and political abuses, and to advance global justice. In _Human Rights and the Care of the Self_, Alexandre Lefebvre turns this assumption on its head, showing how the value of human rights also lies in enabling ethical practices of self-transformation. Drawing on Foucault's notion of 'care of the self', Lefebvre turns to some of the most celebrated authors and activists in the (...)
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    Law and the Ordinary: Hart, Wittgenstein, Jurisprudence.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2011 - Télos 2011 (154):99-118.
    ExcerptIt is often observed by H. L. A. Hart, and also by his friends and interpreters, that when he accepted Oxford's Chair of Jurisprudence in 1952 his field was in a bad way. Looking back in an interview, Hart remarks that at the time British jurisprudence “had no broad principles, no broad faith; it confronted no large questions…. It focused on technical, legal problems. There were no large-scale inquiries into the philosophical dimensions of law…. There was no legal philosophy. Jurisprudence (...)
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    Review of Michael R. Kelly (Ed.), Bergson and Phenomenology[REVIEW]Alexandre Lefebvre - 2011 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2011 (6).
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  19. The Gift of Law: Greek Euergetism and Ottoman Waqf.Alexandre Lefebvre & Engin F. Isin - 2005 - European Journal of Social Theory 8 (1):5-23.
    Modern social and political thought has approached the questions of politics, law, and citizenship from the vantage point of a fundamental divide between the occidental and oriental, or archaic and modern, institutions. This article creates a concept, the gift of law, by staging two gift-giving practices as two historical moments: Greek euergetism and Ottoman waqf. While it is indebted to Mauss, our articulation of the gift of law also owes to the critical interventions of Jacques Derrida and Pierre Bourdieu, who (...)
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    The Political Given: Decisionism in Schmitt's Concept of the Political.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2005 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2005 (132):83-98.
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    Things Temporal Exposé, Passages From Benjamin.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2003 - Journal for Cultural Research 7 (1):47-60.
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  22. The Time of Law : Evolution in Holmes and Bergson.Alexandre Lefebvre - 2009 - In Rosi Braidotti, Claire Colebrook & Patrick Hanafin (eds.), Deleuze and Law: Forensic Futures. Palgrave-Macmillan.
  23. Henri Bergson.Nils F. Schott & Alexandre Lefebvre (eds.) - 2015 - Duke University Press.
    Appearing here in English for the first time, Vladimir Jankélévitch's _Henri Bergson_ is one of the two great commentaries written on Henri Bergson. Gilles Deleuze's _Bergsonism_ renewed interest in the great French philosopher but failed to consider Bergson's experiential and religious perspectives. Here Jankélévitch covers all aspects of Bergson's thought, emphasizing the concepts of time and duration, memory, evolution, simplicity, love, and joy. A friend of Bergson's, Jankélévitch first published this book in 1931 and revised it in 1959 to treat (...)
     
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