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April Flakne
New College of Florida
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    Through Thick and Thin: Validity and Reflective Judgment.April Flakne - 2005 - Hypatia 20 (3):115-126.
    : Judgment -- Moral and ethical aspects. The application of "thick" ethical concepts is best understood as a process of reflective rather than deductive judgment. Taking the form "B is as X as A," where X is a thick ethical concept and A and B are narrative wholes unified through X (for example, "Those who hid Jews from the Nazis were as brave as Achilles"), reflective judgment opens thick ethical concepts to transformation. Though interpretive, such reflective judgment may still be (...)
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    Can Facts Survive? Lies and the Complicity of Common Sense.April Flakne - 2020 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 34 (4):545-560.
    ABSTRACT Can “facts” survive the advent of modern political practices of lying? This essay revisits Arendt's “Truth and Politics” to explore this question. Arendt ties the fate of facts closely to that of common sense, which both depends upon facts and is charged with combating the lies that would assault not only individual facts but factuality itself. Arendt hewed closely to our two major philosophical traditions of common sense. While she recognized the ways in which common sense as koine aisthesis, (...)
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  3. Issues in Phenomenology.John K. Oconnor, Adam S. Miller, Chad Engelland & April Flakne - 2007 - Philosophy Today 51:14-49.
  4. Julia Kristeva, Hannah Arendt: Life is Narrative Reviewed By.April Flakne - 2001 - Philosophy in Review 21 (5):344-346.
     
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    Through Thick and Thin: Validity and Reflective Judgment.April Flakne - 2005 - Hypatia 20 (3):115-126.
    The application of “thick” ethical concepts is best understood as a process of reflective rather than deductive judgment. Taking the form “B is as X as A,” where X is a thick ethical concept and A and B are narrative wholes unified through X, reflective judgment opens thick ethical concepts to transformation. Though interpretive, such reflective judgment may still be able to provide validity without recourse to “thin,” purportedly context-neutral terms.
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    ‘No Longer and Not Yet’: From Doxa to Judgment.April Flakne - 1999 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 21 (2):153-175.
    In The Human Condition, Hannah Arendt quotes from Antigone: “But great words, counteracting the great blows of the overproud, teach understanding in old age.” She quotes Sophocles to exemplify the original, pre-philosophical and even pre-polis belonging together of words and deeds. She then cautions: “The content of these lines is so puzzling to modern understanding that one rarely finds a translator who dares to give the bare sense.”.
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    Contac/Improv: A Synaesthetic Rejoinder to Derrida’s Reading of Merleau-Ponty.April Flakne - 2007 - Philosophy Today 51 (Supplement):42-49.