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    Epistemology and Eudaimonism in Augustine’s Contra Academicos.Brian Harding - 2006 - Augustinian Studies 37 (2):247-271.
    The paper has two main parts. First, I introduce the eudaimonistic setting of the epistemological discussions in book one and – very briefly – and make a few points about book two. Second, in an analysis of book three, I show how Augustine relieves a tension which was present between the conclusions of books one and two and how the relief of that tension culminates in a critique of the skeptic’s eudaimonistic claims more so than their epistemological ones.
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    Skepticism, Illumination and Christianity In Augustine’s Contra Academicos.Brian Harding - 2003 - Augustinian Studies 34 (2):197-212.
    This is my first published paper, written over a decade ago. I can't remember exactly what I argued in it, but I can assure you that the follow up paper "Epistemology and Eudaimonism in Augustine's Contra Academicos" is better.
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    Auto‐Affectivity and Michel Henry's Material Phenomenology.Brian Harding - 2012 - Philosophical Forum 43 (1):91-100.
    This paper provides an introduction and overview of Michel Henry's work, with particular emphasis on his understanding of auto-affectivity. It concludes by pointing to some objections or questions sympathetic phenomenologists may have for his work.
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  4. Augustine and Roman Virtue.Brian Harding - 2011 - London: Continuum.
    [From the publisher] "Augustine and Roman Virtue" seeks to correct what the author sees as a fundamental misapprehension in medieval thought, a misapprehension that fuels further problems and misunderstandings in the historiography of philosophy. This misapprehension is the assumption that the development of certain themes associated with medieval philosophy is due, primarily if not exclusively, to extra-philosophical religious commitments rather than philosophical argumentation, referred to here as the ‘sacralization thesis'. Brian Harding explores this problem through a detailed reading of Augustine's (...)
     
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    Epoché, the Transcendental Ego, and Intersubjectivity in Husserl’s Phenomenology.Brian Harding - 2005 - Journal of Philosophical Research 30:141-156.
    This essay is concerned with defending Husserl against the criticism that he is insuffi ciently attentive to intersubjectivity. It has two moments; the fi rst articulates what I take to be a general version of the critique and then turns to a discussion of a version derived from Wittgenstein’s private language argument and the ensuing debate regarding this critique between Suzanne Cunningham and Peter Hutcheson. This discussion concludes by noting a general agreement betweenthe two participants that Husserl’s ego is not (...)
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    An Avant‐Garde Theological Generation: The Nouvelle Théologie and the French Crisis of Modernity. By Jon Kirwan. Pp. 311, Oxford University Press, 2018, £70.00. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2021 - Heythrop Journal 62 (1):193-194.
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    Being and Truth. By Martin Heidegger. Trans. G. Fried and R. Polt. Pp. Xviii, 236, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2016, $39.95. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2017 - Heythrop Journal 58 (4):721-722.
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    Book Review: Machiavelli’s Florentine Republic, by Michelle T. Clarke. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2019 - Political Theory 47 (5):751-756.
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    Between the Canon and the Messiah: The Structure of Faith in Contemporary Continental Thought. By Colby Dickinson. Pp. 266, London: Bloomsbury, 2013, $37.95. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2015 - Heythrop Journal 56 (6):1088-1089.
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    Between the Canon and the Messiah: The Structure of Faith in Contemporary Continental Thought. By Colby Dickinson. Pp. 266, London, Bloomsbury, 2013, $39.95. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2017 - Heythrop Journal 58 (4):733-734.
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    Christopher Watkin: Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux: Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2011, Xiii + 281 Pp, $105.00 , $40.00. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2013 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 74 (3):359-362.
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    Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger and the Return of the Far Right. By Ronald Beiner. Pp. 167, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018, $18.68. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2021 - Heythrop Journal 62 (1):159-160.
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    Dialectics of Desire and the Psychopathology of Alterity: From Levinas to Kierkegaard Via Lacan.Brian Harding - 2007 - Heythrop Journal 48 (3):406–422.
  14. Eco‐Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy. Edited by M. Fritsch, P. Lynes, & D. Wood. Pp. 314, Bronx, NY, Fordham University Press, 2018, $32.00. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2021 - Heythrop Journal 62 (1):208-208.
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    Eckhart, Heidegger and the Imperative of Releasement. By Ian Alexander Moore. Pp. Xvii, 331, Albany, SUNY University Press, 2019, $95.00. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2021 - Heythrop Journal 62 (1):156-157.
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    Exorcising Philosophical Modernity: Cyril O'Regan and Christian Discourse After Modernity. Edited by Phillip John Paul Gonzales. Pp. Xii, 299, Eugene, OR, Wipf & Stock, 2020, $36.00. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2021 - Heythrop Journal 62 (1):201-202.
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    Fate and Faith After Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy. By Peter S. Dillard. Pp. 178, Eugene, Oregon, Pickwick, 2020, $24.00. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2021 - Heythrop Journal 62 (1):160-161.
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  18. German Philosophy: A Dialogue. By Alain Badiou and Jean‐Luc Nancy. Edited by Jan Völker; Translated by R. Lambert. Pp. 81. Cambridge, MA, The MIT Press, 2018, $11.66. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2021 - Heythrop Journal 62 (1):182-183.
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    Heidegger and Kabbalah: Hidden Gnosis and the Path of Poiēsis. By Elliot R. Wolfson. Pp. 468, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2019, $47.99. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2021 - Heythrop Journal 62 (1):163-163.
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    Heidegger and the Jews: The Black Notebooks. By Donatella di Cesare; Translated by Murtha Baca. Pp. X, 310, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2018, £17.22. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2021 - Heythrop Journal 62 (1):159-159.
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    Heidegger and the Problem of Consciousness. By Nancy J. Holland. Pp. 132, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2018, $38.00. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2021 - Heythrop Journal 62 (1):157-158.
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    Hegel. By Martin Heidegger. Trans. J. Arel & N. Feuerhahn. Pp. Xix, 168, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2015, $28.23. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2017 - Heythrop Journal 58 (4):720-721.
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    Hegel, Husserl and the Phenomenology of Historical Worlds. By Tanja Staehler. Pp. Xi, 246, London/NY, Rowman and Littlefield, 2017, $120.00. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2017 - Heythrop Journal 58 (4):718-719.
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    Heidegger: His Life and Philosophy. By Alain Badiou and Barbara Cassin; Introduction by Kenneth Reinhard, Translated by Susan Spitzer. Pp. Xx, 96, NY, Columbia University Press, 2016, $20.00. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2017 - Heythrop Journal 58 (4):726-727.
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    Heidegger’s Politics of Enframing: Technology and Responsibility. By Javier Cardoza‐Kon. Pp. Xi, 144, London, Bloomsbury, 2018, £31.48. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2021 - Heythrop Journal 62 (1):162-163.
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  26. Is Machiavelli's Discussion of the Eternity of the World Averroistic?Brian Harding - 2010 - Southwest Philosophical Studies 32:77-84.
    No, it is not Averroistic. Read the paper to find out why.
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    Interpretation of Nietzsche's Second Untimely Meditation. By Martin Heidegger; Translated by U. Hasse & M. Sinclair. Pp. Xiv, 312, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2016, $55.00. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2017 - Heythrop Journal 58 (4):724-725.
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    In Praise of Heteronomy: Making Room for Revelation. By Merold Westphal. Pp. Xvi, 241, Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, 2017, $27.09. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2019 - Heythrop Journal 60 (2):324-325.
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    Introduction to Existentialism: From Kierkegaard to The Seventh Seal. By Robert L. Wicks. Pp. Ix, 225, Londo: Bloomsbury, 2020, £20.69. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2021 - Heythrop Journal 62 (1):155-156.
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  30. Jose Ortega y Gasset's Anti-Idealistic Interpretation of Phenomenology.Brian Harding - 2016 - In Brian Harding & Michael R. Kelly (eds.), Early Phenomenology: Metaphysics, Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion. London: Bloomsbury. pp. 107-124.
    In this paper, relying mainly on his "Preface for Germans" I describe Ortega's complaints about Husserl's transcendental reduction, his own "anti-idealistic" approach to phenomenology, and his alternative version of the reduction, a reduction to life. Similarities with the work of Michel Henry are noted, but not explored in detail. Mention is made of Graham Harmon's interpretation of Ortega in "Guerrilla Metaphysics," but only to set up my interpretation of Ortega.
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  31. Machiavelli’s Politics and Critical Theory of Technology.Brian Harding - 2009 - Argumentos de Razón Técnica: Revista Española de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad, y Filosofía de la Tecnología 12:37-58.
    This paper attempts to forge a dialogue between Machiavelli and Andrew Feenburg's Critical Theory of Technology. It makes some interesting points along the way, but I've re-thought a lot of what I say in here, and am not sure if I would still endorse it all.
     
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    Metaphysical Speculation and its Applicability to a Mode of Living: The Case of Boethius' De Consolatione Philosophiae.Brian Harding - 2004 - Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch Fur Antike Und Mittelalter 9:81-92.
    This paper argues that Boethius' De Consolatione Philosophiae presents theoretical metaphysical speculation as having a direct bearing on the life of the metaphysician. Boethius accomplishes this through his depiction of Lady Philosophy's `therapy' wherein complex metaphysical arguments are utilized to pull Boethius out of his depression, returning him to what she calls his true self. I begin the paper by contextualizing this discussion in terms of the debate as to whether or not the `philosophic life' of pagan antiquity is present (...)
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    Metaphysical Speculation and its Applicability to a Mode of Living.Brian Harding - 2004 - Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch Fur Antike Und Mittelalter 9 (1):81-92.
    This paper argues that Boethius’ De Consolatione Philosophiae presents theoretical metaphysical speculation as having a direct bearing on the life of the metaphysician. Boethius accomplishes this through his depiction of Lady Philosophy’s ‘therapy’ wherein complex metaphysical arguments are utilized to pull Boethius out of his depression, returning him to what she calls his true self. I begin the paper by contextualizing this discussion in terms of the debate as to whether or not the ‘philosophic life’ of pagan antiquity is present (...)
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  34. Not Even a God Can Save Us Now: Reading Machiavelli After Heidegger.Brian Harding - 2017 - Montreal: Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    The interplay between violence, religion, and politics is a central problem for societies and has attracted the attention of important philosophers, including Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida, and René Girard. Centuries earlier during the Italian Renaissance, these same problems drew the interest of Niccolò Machiavelli. In Not Even a God Can Save Us Now, Brian Harding argues that Machiavelli’s work anticipates – and often illuminates – contemporary theories on the place of violence in our lives. While remaining cognizant of the historical (...)
     
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    Ontology After Ontotheology: Plurality, Event and Contingency in Contemporary Philosophy. By Gert‐Jan van der Heiden. Pp. Ix, 340, Pittsburg, Duquesne University Press, 2014, $30.00. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2015 - Heythrop Journal 56 (6):1085-1086.
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    Object Oriented Ontology and José Ortega y Gasset’s Anti-Idealist Interpretation of Phenomenology.Brian Harding - 2014 - Southwest Philosophy Review 30 (1):169-175.
    This paper is a discussion and critique of G. Harmon's interpretation of Ortega 's work, as set out in Harmon's "Guerrilla Metaphysics." I argue that while Harmon is right to point out Ortega 's critique of idealism, Ortega nevertheless remains a 'philosopher of access.' Ortega 's disagrees with the idealist i claim that we access reality through ideas, but agrees with the more basic point that philosophy ought to give an account of how we access reality.
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  37. Privileging the Recipient of the Gift.Brian Harding - 2011 - Alea: Revista Internacional de Fenomenología y Hermenéutica 9:95-112.
    A substantial part of Marion’s project in Being Given turns on a “triple epoché” wherein Marion brackets each part of the tripartite structure of the gift – the giver, the recipient and the given itself – to show that none of them is essential for thinking about the gift. In three separate variations, each element of the gift is bracketed individually, and in each of these instances the other two elements are specifically not bracketed. Indeed, Marion admits that the reduction (...)
     
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    Subjectivity and Irreligion: Atheism and Agnosticism in Kant, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2005 - Review of Metaphysics 59 (1):194-196.
    This is a short book review. The 'title' of the piece is the title of the book under review.
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    Saturating the Phenomenon: Marion and Buber.Brian Harding - 2013 - Sophia 52 (2):295-313.
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  40. Sacred Violence in Mimetic Theory and Levinasian Ethics.Brian Harding - 2020 - Journal for Cultural Research 23 (4):396-410.
    Levinas is famously opposed to the sacred and its association with violence. In Totality and Infinity, he writes that he seeks to describe a relationship with the other that is ‘purified of the vio...
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    Tauromachia as Counter-Sacrificial Ritual: Insights From Mimetic Theory.Brian Harding - 2018 - Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture 25 (1):243-263.
    Many proponents and opponents of the Corrida de Toros agree in describing the practice as a sacrifice. This surprising agreement is compounded by a further agreement that the sacrificial victim is the bull. In what follows, I contest both points. Beginning with the later, I argue that the victim is not the bull but the torero, especially the matador. Rather than seeing the corrida as the sacrifice of the bull, it is the deferred sacrifice of the torero, and the crowd (...)
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    The Crisis of Modernity. By Augusto Del Noce. Edited and Translated by Carlo Lancellotti. Pp. 312, Montreal, McGills‐Queen's University Press, 2014, $34.95. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2017 - Heythrop Journal 58 (4):737-738.
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    The Disintegration of Community: On Jorge Portilla's Social and Political Philosophy. By Carlos Alberto Sánchez & Francisco Gallegos. Pp. Ix, 215, Albany, NY, SUNY Press, 2020, $95.00. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2021 - Heythrop Journal 62 (1):170-170.
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    The History of Beyng. By Martin Heidegger; Translated by Wiliam McNeill and Jeffrey Powell. Pp. Xiii, 208, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2015, $36.00. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2017 - Heythrop Journal 58 (4):723-724.
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    The Kingdom and the Glory: For a Theological Genealogy of Economy and Government. By Giorgio Agamben; Trans. L. Chiesa with M. Mandarini. Pp. 303, Palo Alto, Stanford University Press, 2012, $24.95. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2015 - Heythrop Journal 56 (3):531-532.
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    The Old and the New Phenomenology of Religion.Brian Harding - 2014 - Heythrop Journal 55 (4):533-544.
    This paper contrasts the 'old' phenomenology of religion, in the form of G. van der Leeuw, with the work of a representative 'new' phenomenologist of religion, M. Henry. The central contrast drawn in the paper is between van der Leeuw's understanding of "life" with that of Michel Henry, but some points about basic methodological differences are made as well.
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    The Routledge Companion to Phenomenology. Edited by Sebastian Luft and Søren Overgaard . Pp. 716. London/NY, Routledge, 2012, $200.00. [REVIEW]Brian Harding - 2014 - Heythrop Journal 55 (4):720-721.
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    The Use of Alexander the Great in Augustine’s City of God.Brian Harding - 2008 - Augustinian Studies 39 (1):113-128.
    This paper focuses on the figure of Alexander the Great in Augustine's City of God. It argues that Alexander is used to as a negative exemplar, showing the short coming of Roman virtue. It is easier for Augustine's interlocutors to recognize the flaws in Alexander (a non-Roman) than to recognize flaws in Roman heroes. However, once the flaws in Alexander are identified, the flaws in Rome are easier to discern.
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    The Virtue of Suicide and the Suicide of Virtue: A Reading of Cicero’s On Ends and Tusculan Disputations.Brian Harding - 2009 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 14 (1):95-111.
    This paper argues that suicide is very important for Cicero’s articulation and defense of the philosophical life. Happiness, according to Cicero, is dependent upon a willingness to commit suicide. I explain why this is the case through a discussion of On Ends and the Tusculan Disputations. I conclude with some critical remarks about Cicero’s argument, with reference to book XIX of Augustine’s City of God.
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  50. What is Minimalist Phenomenology?Brian Harding - 2008 - Alea:Alea: Revista Internacional de Fenomenología y Hermenéutica 6:161-181.
    In this paper I look at Dominique Janicaud’s proposal for a minimalist phenomenology. He develops this proposal in Phenomenology wide open, a sequel of sorts to his essay on the ‘Theological turn.’ Eschewing his polemics, I try to determine (a) the problem that he hopes minimalist phenomenology will solve; (b) the nature of this minimalism and how it differs from other approaches to phenomenology; and (c) critically evaluate some aspects of this minimalism, wondering if the gains of minimalist phenomenology are (...)
     
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