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    Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography.Henry McDonald, Rudiger Safranski & Shelley Frisch - 2003 - Substance 32 (1):156.
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    The Normative Basis of Culture: A Philosophical Inquiry.Henry McDonald - 1986
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    Why Literature Matters: Permanence and the Politics of Reputation (review).Henry McDonald - 2001 - Philosophy and Literature 25 (2):373-376.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Philosophy and Literature 25.2 (2001) 373-376 [Access article in PDF] Book Review Why Literature Matters: Permanence and the Politics of Reputation Why Literature Matters: Permanence and the Politics of Reputation, by Glenn C. Arbery; 255 pp. Wilmington, Delaware: ISI Books, 2001, $24.95. Over the last decade or so, there has appeared an increasing number of books critical of the profession of literary studies. Such criticism has typically been directed (...)
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    Aesthetics As First Ethics: Levinas and the Alterity of Literary Discourse.Henry McDonald - 2008 - Diacritics 38 (4):15-41.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Aesthetics As First EthicsLevinas and the Alterity of Literary DiscourseHenry McDonald (bio)1Notwithstanding the considerable amount of scholarly attention paid since the 1980s to Emmanuel Levinas’s ethical philosophy of “the other,” critics and theorists have generally approached the relation between ethics and aesthetics in his work warily. Although readings of poetry and fiction inspired by Levinas’s philosophy continue to grow at a rapid rate, arguments applying that philosophy to literary (...)
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    Art and Impowerment: Levinas, Nietzsche, and the Ethics of Literary Discourse.Henry McDonald - 2010 - The European Legacy 15 (4):439-465.
    This article draws on the profound affinities between the thought of Levinas and Nietzsche to argue that aesthetics plays a major role in Levinas's ethical philosophy. As in the case of Nietzsche, who called himself “the first tragic philosopher,” aesthetics gives reference to the tragic, yet affirmative content of Levinas's ethics. For both, what Levinas calls the “alterity,” or otherness, of art and literature is located not in an ontological or conceptual “beyond”—in a “spiritual” dimension “which sets itself up as (...)
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  6. Crossroads of Skepticism: Wittgenstein, Derrida, and Ostensive Definition.Henry McDonald - 1990 - Philosophical Forum 21 (3):261-276.
     
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    Language and being: Crossroads of modern literary theory and classical ontology.Henry McDonald - 2004 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 30 (2):187-220.
    My argument is that poststructuralist and postmodernist theory carries on and intensifies the main lines of a characteristically modern tradition of aesthetics whose most important point of reference is not French structuralism – as the term, ‘poststructuralism’, implies – but the tradition of 18th-century German romanticism and idealism that culminated in the work of Heidegger during the Weimar period in Germany between the world wars and afterward. What characterizes this modernist tradition of aesthetics is its valorization of language as a (...)
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    Levinas, Heidegger, and Hitlerism's Ontological Racism.Henry McDonald - 2010 - The European Legacy 15 (7):891-896.
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    Theory's imaginary: the imperative of language.Henry McDonald - 2001 - History of European Ideas 27 (4):389-423.
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    The ontological turn: Philosophical sources of american literary theory.Henry McDonald - 2002 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 45 (1):3-33.
    The most important sources of contemporary American literary theory are neither the linguistics-based movement of French structuralism, as the term 'poststructuralism' implies, nor a 'modernity' that has been superseded, as the term 'postmodernism' implies, but rather a modernist tradition of aesthetics shaped by eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century German romanticism and idealism, movements that culminated in the work of Heidegger during the Weimar period between the World Wars and afterward, exercising an increasingly dominant influence on French theorists after World War II, (...)
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  11. Wittgenstein, narrative theory, and cultural studies.Henry McDonald - 2001 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2001 (121):11-53.
     
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