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Brian Treanor
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  1. Turn Around and Step Forward.Brian Treanor - 2010 - Environmental Philosophy 7 (1):27-46.
    Insufficiently radical environmentalism is inadequate to the problems that confront us; but overly radical environmentalism risks alienating people with whom, in a democracy, we must find common cause. Building on Paul Ricoeur’s work, which shows how group identity is constituted by the tension between ideology and utopia, this essay asks just how radical effective environmentalism should be. Two “case studies” of environmental agenda—that of Michael Schellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, and that of David Brower—serve to frame the important issues of cooperation (...)
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    Narrative Environmental Virtue Ethics.Brian Treanor - 2008 - Environmental Ethics 30 (4):361-379.
    It is increasingly clear that virtue ethics has an important role to play in environmental ethics. However, virtue ethics—which has always been characterized by a degree of ambiguity—is faced with substantial challenges in the contemporary “postmodern” cultural milieu. Among these challenges is the lure of relativism. Most virtue ethics depend upon some view of the good life; however, today there is no unambiguous, easily agreed-upon account of the good life. Rather, we are presented with a bewildering variety of conflicting accounts (...)
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    Environmentalism and Public Virtue.Brian Treanor - 2010 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 23 (1-2):9-28.
    Much of the literature addressing environmental virtue tends to focus on what might be called “personal virtue”—individual actions, characteristics, or dispositions that benefit the individual actor. There has, in contrast, been relatively little interest in either “virtue politics”—collective actions, characteristics, or dispositions—or in what might be called “public virtues,” actions, characteristics, or dispositions that benefit the community rather than the individual. This focus, however, is problematic, especially in a society that valorizes individuality. This paper examines public virtue and its role (...)
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    Constellations: Gabriel Marcel's Philosophy of Relative Otherness.Brian Treanor - 2006 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 80 (3):369-392.
    This paper examines the postmodern question of the otherness of the other from the perspective of Gabriel Marcel’s philosophy. Postmodernity—typified by philosophical movements like deconstruction—has framed the question of otherness in all-or-nothing terms; either the other is absolutely, wholly other or the other is not other at all. On the deconstructive account, the latter position amounts to a kind of “violence” against the other. Marcel’s philosophy offers an alternative to this all-or-nothing model of otherness. His thought can satisfy the fundamental (...)
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  5. Emplotting Virtue: Narrative and the Good Life.Brian Treanor - 2010 - In Brian Treanor & Henry Isaac Venema (eds.), A Passion for the Possible: Thinking with Paul Ricoeur. Fordham University Press.
     
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Matthew Chrisman, Brian Treanor, Mette Lebech, G. L. Huxley & Ciaran McGlynn - 2007 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 15 (2):303 – 323.
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    Narrative Environmental Virtue Ethics: Phronesis Without a Phronimos.Brian Treanor - 2008 - Environmental Ethics 30 (4):361-379.
    It is increasingly clear that virtue ethics has an important role to play in environmental ethics. However, virtue ethics—which has always been characterized by a degree of ambiguity—is faced with substantial challenges in the contemporary “postmodern” cultural milieu. Among these challenges is the lure of relativism. Most virtue ethics depend upon some view of the good life; however, today there is no unambiguous, easily agreed-upon account of the good life. Rather, we are presented with a bewildering variety of conflicting accounts (...)
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    Jill Graper Hernandez, Gabriel Marcel’s Ethic of Hope: Evil, God and Virtue.Brian Treanor - 2012 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 20 (1):143-146.
    Review of Jill Graper Hernandez, Gabriel Marcel's Ethic of Hope: Evil, God, and Virtue.
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    God and the Other Person: Levinas’s Appropriation of Kierkegaard’s Encounter with Otherness.Brian Treanor - 2001 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 75:313-324.
    One of the most astonishing aspects of Levinas’s philosophy is the assertion that other persons are absolutely other than the self. The difficulties attending a relationship with absolute otherness are ancient, and immediately invoke Meno’s Paradox. How can we encounter that which is not already within us? The traditional reply to Meno reduces other persons to the role of midwife and thereby, says Levinas, mitigates their alterity. Although Descartes seems to provide a rejoinder to anamnesis in theThird Meditation, this response (...)
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    Joy and the Myopia of Finitude.Brian Treanor - 2016 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 8 (1):6-25.
    Philosophy, by and large, tends to dwell on what might be called the woeful nature of reality—finitude, suffering, loss, death, and the like. While these topics are no doubt worthy of philosophical concern, undue focus on them tends to obscure other facets of our experience and of reality, giving philosophy a temperament that could justifiably be called melancholic. Without besmirching the value of such inquiry, this paper suggests that philosophers have largely ignored the experience of joy and, consequently, missed its (...)
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    Constellations: Gabriel Marcel’s Philosophy of Relative Otherness.Brian Treanor - 2006 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 80 (3):369-392.
    This paper examines the postmodern question of the otherness of the other from the perspective of Gabriel Marcel’s philosophy. Postmodernity—typified by philosophical movements like deconstruction—has framed the question of otherness in all-or-nothing terms; either the other is absolutely, wholly other or the other is not other at all. On the deconstructive account, the latter position amounts to a kind of “violence” against the other. Marcel’s philosophy offers an alternative to this all-or-nothing model of otherness. His thought can satisfy the fundamental (...)
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    The Wisdom of Frugality: Why Less is More—More or Less. [REVIEW]Brian Treanor - 2016 - Environmental Ethics 38 (3):383-384.
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    Editor's Introduction.Brian Treanor - 2018 - Environmental Philosophy 15 (1):1-6.
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    Vitality: Carnal, Seraphic Bodies.Brian Treanor - 2017 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 25 (1):200-220.
    This paper reflects on experiences of what i call vitality. Such experiences are neither idiosyncratic nor mere romanticism. Moreover, while some figures in continental philosophy do address the body—as perceiving, as sexed, as political—there has been almost no attention given to the active body of vitality. Drawing from the work of Michel Serres, this paper will uncover some of the significant features of such bodily experiences.
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    Blessed Are Those Who Have Not Seen and Yet Believe: Postmodernity and the Return of Religion.Brian Treanor - 2010 - Analecta Hermeneutica 2.
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    What Tradition, Whose Archive?: Blogs, Googlewashing, and the Digitization of the Archive.Brian Treanor - 2009 - Analecta Hermeneutica 1:289-302.
    One of the central points of Derrida’sArchive Fever is that the nature of the “archive” affects not only what is archived, but also how we relate to and access it. The archive also conditions the process of archiving itself and, indeed, the very nature of what is archivable. Derrida's comments, however, were made in 1995, when the full extent of the Internet boom was only beginning to become evident. The intervening years have reshaped the archive in ways that Derrida could (...)
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    The God Who May Be: Quis Ergo Amo Cum Deum Meum Amo?Brian Treanor - 2004 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 60 (4):985 - 1010.
    This paper takes up Richard Kearney's work The God Who May Be, specifically in the context of postmodern debates concerning epistemological claims regarding the other. Kearney's hermeneutics of religion attempts to forge a middle path between ontotheological philosophies of religion and various quasi-religious manifestations of postmodernism; however, my main concern is to address certain points of disagreement between Kearney and proponents of a deconstructive "religion without religion" principally Jacques Derrida and John D. Caputo. The main issue at stake is just (...)
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    God and the Other Person.Brian Treanor - 2001 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 75:313-324.
    One of the most astonishing aspects of Levinas’s philosophy is the assertion that other persons are absolutely other than the self. The difficulties attending a relationship with absolute otherness are ancient, and immediately invoke Meno’s Paradox. How can we encounter that which is not already within us? The traditional reply to Meno (anamnesis) reduces other persons to the role of midwife and thereby, says Levinas, mitigates their alterity. Although Descartes seems to provide a rejoinder to anamnesis in theThird Meditation, this (...)
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    Gabriel (-Honoré) Marcel.Brian Treanor - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Anatheism: Returning to God After God.Brian Treanor - 2011 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 19 (5):771 - 777.
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies, Volume 19, Issue 5, Page 771-777, December 2011.
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    Interspecies Ethics. [REVIEW]Brian Treanor - 2016 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 8 (2):247-250.
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    The Overqualified Artist: The Regulation of Mimesis in Plato's Republic.Brian Treanor - unknown
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    Turn Around and Step Forward: Ideology and Utopia in the Environmental Movement.Brian Treanor - 2010 - Environmental Philosophy 7 (1):27-46.
    Insufficiently radical environmentalism is inadequate to the problems that confront us; but overly radical environmentalism risks alienating people with whom, in a democracy, we must find common cause. Building on Paul Ricoeur’s work, which shows how group identity is constituted by the tension between ideology and utopia, this essay asks just how radical effective environmentalism should be. Two “case studies” of environmental agenda—that of Michael Schellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, and that of David Brower—serve to frame the important issues of cooperation (...)
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    Interpreting Nature.Forrest Clingerman, Brian Treanor, Martin Drenthen & David Utsler (eds.) - 2013 - Fordham University Press.
    The twentieth century saw the rise of hermeneutics, the philosophical interpretation of texts, and eventually the application of its insights to metaphorical “texts” such as individual and group identities. It also saw the rise of modern environmentalism, which evolved through various stages in which it came to realize that many of its key concerns—“wilderness” and “nature” among them—are contested territory that are viewed differently by different people. Understanding nature requires science and ecology to be sure, but it also requires a (...)
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  25. Carnal Hermeneutics.Richard Kearney & Brian Treanor (eds.) - 2015 - Fordham.
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    Aspects of Alterity: Levinas, Marcel, and the Contemporary Debate.Brian Treanor - 2006 - Fordham University Press.
    "Every other is truly other, but no other is wholly other." This is the claim that Aspects of Alterity defends. Taking up the question of otherness that so fascinates contemporary continental philosophy, this book asks what it means for something or someone to be other than the self. Levinas and those influenced by him point out that the philosophical tradition of the West has generally favored the self at the expense of the other. Such a self-centered perspective never encounters the (...)
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    A Passion for the Possible: Thinking with Paul Ricoeur.Brian Treanor & Henry Isaac Venema (eds.) - 2010 - Fordham University Press.
    The essays in this volume trace the fluid movement between phenomenological and religious descriptions of the capable self that emerges across Ricoeur's oeuvre ...
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  28. Embodied Ears: Being in the World and Hearing the Other.Brian Treanor - 2010 - In Bruce Ellis Benson & Norman Wirzba (eds.), Words of Life: New Theological Turns in French Phenomenology. Fordham University Press.
     
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    Emplotting Virtue: A Narrative Approach to Environmental Virtue Ethics.Brian Treanor - 2014 - State University of New York Press.
    _A rich hermeneutic account of the way virtue is understood and developed._.
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  30. High Aspirations : Climbing and Self-Cultivation.Brian Treanor - 2010 - In Stephen E. Schmid (ed.), Climbing - Philosophy for Everyone: Because It's There. Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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  31. Plus de Secret: The Paradox of Prayer.Brian Treanor - 2005 - In Bruce Ellis Benson & Norman Wirzba (eds.), The Phenomenology of Prayer. Fordham University Press.
     
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  32. The Paradox of Justice and Love: Emmanuel Levinas and Gabriel Marcel on the Nature of Otherness.Brian Treanor - 2001 - Dissertation, Boston College
    This dissertation opens, or perhaps re-opens, a dialogue between the work of Emmanuel Levinas and that of Gabriel Marcel. These two thinkers, each in his own way a philosopher of "the other," both provide us with descriptions of the intersubjective relationship. However, the remarkable similarity of these descriptions is matched by a frustrating incompatibility. The remarkable similarity manifests itself in the emphasis both philosophies place on the unique and in some sense inviolable position of the other person with respect to (...)
     
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