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  1. Truth, Power, Intellectuals and Universities.Bert Olivier - 2011 - In Gerard Walmsley (ed.), African Philosophy and the Future of Africa. Council for Research in Values and Philosophy. pp. 23.
     
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    Nietzsche, Immortality, Singularity and Eternal Recurrence.Bert Olivier - 2007 - South African Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):70-84.
    Joan Copjec has shown that modernity is privy to a notion of immortality all its own – one that differs fundamentally from any counterpart entertained in Greek antiquity or the Christian Middle Ages. She points to Blumenberg and Lefort as thinkers who have construed this concept in its modern guise in different ways, and ultimately opts for Lefort's paradoxical understanding of immortality as the ‘transcending of time, within time' before elaborating on a corresponding notion in Lacan's work. It can be (...)
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    Signs of Radical Democracy? Deleuze, Badiou, Rancière and Tahrir Square, 2011.Bert Olivier - 2014 - Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 61 (139):1-21.
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    The Amplification of Reason, or the Recuperation of Imagination: Peter Weir's Dead Poets Society.Bert Olivier - 2001 - South African Journal of Philosophy 20 (2):171-190.
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    Gadamer, Heidegger, Play, Art and the Appropriation of Tradition.Bert Olivier - 2002 - South African Journal of Philosophy 21 (4):242-257.
    The present paper is an investigation into the links between Gadamer's conception of the mode of being of art in terms of 'play', and related models in the thought of some of his philosophical precursors, notably Kant and Heidegger. Due attention is given to the shift, in Gadamer's work, to a less subject-oriented approach to art, compared to those of Kant and Schiller, and the extent to which his own views were shaped by Heidegger's move away from subjectivism is emphasized. (...)
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    Lacan's Subject: The Imaginary, Language, the Real and Philosophy.Bert Olivier - 2004 - South African Journal of Philosophy 23 (1):1-19.
    The thought of the psychoanalytical thinker, Jacques Lacan, is examined in this paper with a view to ascertaining the place and function of the so-called imaginary in it, the symbolic as well as the 'real'. The extent to which the imaginary or realm of images is construed by Lacan as being the order of identification and a (spurious) sense of unity of the ego or self, is contrasted with the symbolic (or linguistic) order as that of the subject and of (...)
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    Body, Thought, Being-Human and Artificial Intelligence: Merleau-Ponty and Lyotard.Bert Olivier - 2002 - South African Journal of Philosophy 21 (1):45-62.
    This article focuses in a comparative manner on the thought of Merleau-Ponty and Lyotard with a view to lending sup port to Busch's claim, that 'existentialism' preceded poststructuralism and postmodernism as far as criticism of certain features of modern philosophy are concerned. Attention is first given to Lyotard's critique of artificial intelligence, especially in so far as it displays a dependence on and development of insights on the part of Merleau-Ponty's phenomenological-existential understanding of human embodiment and the specificity of human (...)
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    Nature, Capitalism, and the Future of Humankind.Bert Olivier - 2005 - South African Journal of Philosophy 24 (2):121-136.
    This paper addresses the question regarding the relation between capitalism and nature, on the one hand, and that of the continued existence of life, including humankind, on earth in light of the disturbing evidence that has emerged since the early 1970s, concerning massive environmental degradation, on the other. It is argued that the evidence of such destruction is there for every one to see; what is less obvious – in fact, mostly ignored or denied – is the connection between capital (...)
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    Discourse, Agency and the Question of Evil.Bert Olivier - 2003 - South African Journal of Philosophy 22 (4):328-347.
    This paper addresses the question of evil from an ethical and discourse-analytical perspective, taking Joan Copjec's commentary on Kant's notion of ‘radical evil' and its relation to human freedom as its point of departure. Specifically, Copjec's argument, that for Kant (and, one may add, for Lacan) the subject is always ‘in excess of itself', provides an important foil for, or corrective to what may seem to be the upshot of Foucault's notion of discourse (its heuristic value notwithstanding). The latter entails (...)
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    When Robots Would Really Be Human Simulacra: Love and the Ethical in Spielberg's AI and Proyas's I, Robot.Bert Olivier - 2008 - Film-Philosophy 12 (2):30-44.
    Steven Spielberg’s AI – Artificial Intelligence, and Alex Proyas’s neo-noir, I, Robot, may both be understood as attempts to answer the question: ‘What conditions doesartificial intelligence research have to satisfy before it can justly claim to have producedsomething which truly simulates a human being?’1I would like to show that, farfrom construing this question simply in terms of intelligence, the films in questiondemonstrate that far more than this is at stake, and each articulates the ‘more’ in different,but related, terms. Moreover, contrary (...)
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    Philosophy and the Pursuit of One's Desire: Mathilde's Project.Bert Olivier - 2005 - Janus Head 8 (2):473-47483.
    The present paper is a reading of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s recent film, A Very Long Engagement, mainly through the lenses of Jacques Lacan’s psychoanalytical theory of the human subject—particularly his notion of the subject’s desire, which constitutes every human subject as a singular being. Moreover, for Lacan the subject faces the task of taking up his or her desire as a prerequisite for truly ethical action. The character of Mathilde in Jeunet’s film, it is argued, may be seen as being paradigmatic (...)
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    The Subversion of Plato's Quasi-Phenomenology and Mytho-Poetics in the Symposium.Bert Olivier - 2009 - Janus Head 11 (1):59-76.
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    Teaching Philosophy, Popular Culture, and Student Experience.Bert Olivier - 2000 - South African Journal of Philosophy 19 (1):1-7.
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  14. Beyond Hierarchy? The Prospects of a Different Form of Reason.Bert Olivier - 1996 - South African Journal of Philosophy 15 (2):41-50.
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  15. Critique, Architecture, Culture, Art.Bert Olivier - 1998 - University of Port Elizabeth.
     
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  16. Freud and Lyotard on Civilization.Bert Olivier - 1998 - South African Journal of Philosophy 17 (2):126-141.
     
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  17. 'I Don't Know My Way About': Philosophy, Map Making and Teaching.Bert Olivier - 1996 - South African Journal of Philosophy 15 (3):105-111.
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  18. Intersecting Philosophical Planes: Philosophical Essays.Bert Olivier - 2008 - P. Lang.
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    Philosophy and Communication: Collected Essays.Bert Olivier - 2009 - Peter Lang.
    The essays assembled in this volume focus on philosophical questions regarding various aspects of communication.
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    Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Theory: Collected Essays.Bert Olivier - 2009 - Peter Lang.
    The essays brought together in this volume are written from the dual perspectives of philosophy and psychoanalytic theory.
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    Philosophy and the Arts: Collected Essays.Bert Olivier - 2009 - Peter Lang.
    This collection of philosophical essays addresses important issues in the arts, encompassing painting, sculpture, photography, film and architecture.
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  22. Projections: Philosophical Themes on Film.Bert Olivier - 2002 - University of Port Elizabeth.
     
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  23. The Logic of Noir and the Question of Radical Evil.Bert Olivier - 2004 - Film and Philosophy 8:122-137.
     
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  24. The Sublime, Unpresentability and Postmodern Cultural Complexity.Bert Olivier - 1997 - South African Journal of Philosophy 16 (1):7-13.
     
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