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    Child’s Play.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2011 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 16 (1):49-64.
    This article explores the influence of Winnicott’s conceptual constellation of early childhood, play, use, transitional phenomena, and transitional object upon Agamben’s thinking of contemporary historical exigency.
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    The Theological-Political Problem in Leo Strauss’s Writings on Moses Mendelssohn.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2014 - Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 22 (2):191-215.
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    Child’s Play: Reflections on Agamben’s Conception of Contemporary Historical Exigency and its Winnicottian Dimension.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2011 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 16 (1):49-64.
    This article explores the influence of Winnicott’s conceptual constellation of early childhood, play, use, transitional phenomena, and transitional object upon Agamben’s thinking of contemporary historical exigency.
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  4. Philosophy of History as the History of Philosophy in Schelling’s System of Transcendental Idealism.Jeffrey Bernstein - 2004 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 8 (2):233-254.
    Schelling’s System of Transcendental Idealism is usually considered to be either an early Fichtean-influenced work that gives little insight into Schelling’s philosophy or a text focusing on self-consciousness and aesthetics. I argue that Schelling’s System develops a subtle conception of history which originates in a dialogue with Kant and Hegel and concludes in proximity to an Idealist version of Spinoza. In this way, Schelling develops a philosophy of history which is, simultaneously, a dialectical engagement with the history of philosophy.
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    Améry's Duress.Jeffrey Bernstein - 2016 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 24 (3):192-212.
    If truth hurts, this is no doubt because it is often enough forced on us. And the question as to whether the reception of “nice,” “easy” truths is similarly an outcome of coercion negates itself in its very formulation — we do not ask “why are things the way they are?” from a feeling of comfort; the plaintiff cry of “how, then, shall we live?” does not come to us out of a sense of security. Indeed, insofar as truth overtakes (...)
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  6. Antinomical Messianism: Agamben’s Interpretation of Benjamin’s “History” Thesis.Jeffrey Bernstein - 2010 - Philotheos 10:304-323.
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    Aggadic Moses: Spinoza and Freud on the Traumatic Legacy of Theological-Political Identity.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2008 - Idealistic Studies 38 (1-2):3-21.
    This paper attempts to explore the problem of collective identity and its subsequent historical legacies through a reading of Spinoza’s and Freud’s respective accounts of Moses. In working their way through the aggadah of Moses, both Spinoza and Freud find the halakhic core of collectivity to be expressed in and as social mediation. Moreover, both thinkers discover that the occlusion of this core leads to a collective trauma, the symptom of which is the formation of the ‘theological-political’.
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    Aggadic Moses.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2008 - Idealistic Studies 38 (1-2):3-21.
    This paper attempts to explore the problem of collective identity and its subsequent historical legacies through a reading of Spinoza’s and Freud’s respective accounts of Moses. In working their way through the aggadah (i.e., legend) of Moses, both Spinoza and Freud find the halakhic (i.e., legal) core of collectivity to be expressed in and as social mediation. Moreover, both thinkers discover that the occlusion of this core leads to a collective trauma (in Freud’s sense), the symptom of which is the (...)
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    Badiou’s Ahistorical Century: Alain Badiou, The Century, Trans., with Commentary and Notes, Alberto Toscano (USA: Polity Press, 2007), 233 Pp. + Index.Jeffrey Bernstein - 2009 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 35 (9):1143-1149.
    This review essay explores Alain Badiou’s paradoxical attempt to give a philosophical account of the 20th century which is not understood along the lines of history. As an example of Badiou’s project of ‘subtractive formalization’, The Century amounts to an essentially ahistorical treatment of a historical period.
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    Balibar, Etienne. Spinoza and Politics.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 1999 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (2):426-428.
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    Creation History: The Creation of the World, or Globalization.Jeffrey Bernstein - 2008 - Research in Phenomenology 38 (1):122-128.
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    Dark Ground and Unconscious in Schelling and Freud.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2020 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 12 (2):148-155.
    ABSTRACT This review-essay explores the subtle and crucial relation between Schelling’s thinking of the dark ground and Freud’s construal of the unconscious in Teresa Fenichel’s provocative new work.
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    Dialectics of Enlightenment: Understanding Contemporary Materialist Receptions of German Idealism.Jeffrey Bernstein - 2004 - Idealistic Studies 34 (2):131-150.
    This article explores the recent reception of the German Idealist tradition within the English-speaking philosophical world. Texts by four authors—Fredrick Beiser, Richard Velkley, Dennis Schmidt, and Gregg Horowitz—are examined as to their respective participation in what I call a materialist appropriation of German Idealism. In this article, I explore what the term ‘materialism’ means in this context and the reasons for such a new interpretation. I hold that this interpretation is utilized as a response to the Enlightenment priority of universalizing (...)
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    Editor’s Note.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2008 - Idealistic Studies 38 (1-2):1-1.
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    Faith and Freedom: Moses Mendelssohn’s Theological-Political Thought. [REVIEW]Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2012 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 6 (2):224-226.
    This article is currently available as a free download on ingentaconnect.
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    Francis Bacon.Jeffrey Bernstein - 2001 - Teaching Philosophy 24 (2):188-191.
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    Francis Bacon: The New Organon. [REVIEW]Jeffrey Bernstein - 2001 - Teaching Philosophy 24 (2):188-191.
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    From Tragedy to Iconoclasm: The Changing Status of Hölderlin in Adorno’s Conception of History.Jeffrey Bernstein - 2010 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 15 (1):139-163.
    This paper explores the transformation which Adorno’s conception of history undergoes from his texts of the 1930s to those of the 1960s. This transformation involves a change in the role played by Hölderlin’s figure of transience. In the texts of the ’30s, Hölderlinian transience amounts to a moment of negative content within Adorno’s conception of history. In the texts of the ’60s, such transience becomes the very form of Adornian philosophical history. As such, his thinking of history changes from a (...)
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    How Leo Strauss Approached Hegel on Faith and God.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2018 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 45 (1-2):72-90.
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    Idiocy/Privacy.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2017 - Research in Phenomenology 47 (3):449-459.
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    Imagination and Lunacy in Kant’s First Critique and Anthropology.Jeffrey Bernstein - 1997 - Idealistic Studies 27 (3):143-154.
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    Is History New? Recent Modernist Interpretations of Hegel.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2012 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 6 (2):283-298.
    This review explores a recent trend in commentary on Hegel’s philosophy of history which owes much of its interpretive substance to the aesthetic modernism of the Frankfurt School. This modernist trend emphasizes the interplay of form and content, material conditions of rationality, and the temporal disjunction between experiencing and cognizing history. In so doing, it produces a deeply political, psychoanalytic, and musical reading of Hegel.
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    Jean Améry, Commemoration and Comparative Engagement.Jeffrey Bernstein - 2016 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 24 (3):1-2.
    2016 marks the 50 th Anniversary of the publication of Jean Améry’s collection of essays dealing with his experiences at Auschwitz entitled Jenseits von Schuld und Sühne: Bewältigungsversuche eines Überwältigten. Translated into English as At The Mind’s Limits: Contemplations By A Survivor On Auschwitz And Its Realities, Améry’s collection immediately set a standard for philosophical accounts of the camps that even today remains unchanged. More uncompromising than the texts of Wiesenthal, Levi, Borowski, and Wiesel, Améry’s collection philosophically explores the extreme (...)
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  24. Leo Strauss on the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2015 - State University of New York Press.
    _Explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history._.
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  25. Michael G. Vater and David W. Wood, Ed. And Trans., The Philosophical Rupture Between Fichte and Schelling: Selected Texts and Correspondence. [REVIEW]Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2012 - Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History 42 (3):403-408.
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    New Directions in the Thought of Leo Strauss.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2014 - Idealistic Studies 44 (2-3):139-147.
    The figure and thought of Leo Strauss continues to provoke impassioned reactions from advocates and critics. The majority of these reactions are less engaged with Strauss’s thought than with his person and school. This volume seeks to contribute to the increase in philosophical attention paid to Strauss’s thought. The contributions collected herein exemplify both a deep and abiding familiarity with Strauss’s thought as well as a need to find new directions to explore within that thought.
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    Nietzsche, Psychology, and First Philosophy (Review).Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2011 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (1):127-128.
    The first four chapters of Pippin's elegant volume on Nietzsche were originally delivered as a series of lectures at the Collège de France in 2004. In a certain respect, the context of these lectures defines the parameters of Pippin's reading of Nietzsche: he advocates an interpretation very close to Bernard Williams in emphasizing the psychological aspects and motifs of Nietzsche's thought over and against certain contemporary French appropriations . In over-emphasizing the deconstructive capacity of Nietzsche's text, Pippin holds, these interpretations (...)
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    On the Interval Between Negative and Positive Philosophy in Schelling's Thought. Review of The Conspiracy of Life: Meditations on Schelling and His Time by Jason M. Wirth. [REVIEW]Jeffrey Bernstein - 2005 - Research in Phenomenology 35 (1):343-350.
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    Peter Sloterdijk: Rage and Time: A Psychopolitical Investigation. Mario Wenning (Trans.). [REVIEW]Jeffrey Bernstein - 2011 - Continental Philosophy Review 44 (2):253-257.
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    Returns of the Repressed: Transmissions of Spinoza.Jeffrey Bernstein - 2003 - Idealistic Studies 33 (2/3):115-120.
    This introduction provides the context for the succeeding papers in this volume. After raising the question as to why Spinoza's philosophy attracts such extreme-and extremely diverse-attention and interpretation, I suggest that there is a "repressed" element to his thought which becomes manifest when one perceives the diversity of Spinoza-interpretations in a relational manner. I refer to this repressed element of Spinoza's thought as "the materiality of nature." I claim that the articles in this volume, all of which contain important insights (...)
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  31. Resistance to Tyrants, Obedience to God: Reason, Religion, and Republicanism at the American Founding.Jeffrey A. Bernstein, Maura Jane Farrelly, Robert Faulkner, Matthew Holbreich, Jonathan Israel, Peter McNamara, Carla Mulford, Vincent Philip Muñoz, Danilo Petranovich, Eran Shalev & Aristide Tessitore - 2013 - Lexington Books.
    This volume, with contributions from scholars in political science, literature, and philosophy, examines the mutual influence of reason and religion at the time of the American Founding.
     
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    Ready When You Are: A Correspondence on Claire Elise Katz's Levinas and the Crisis of Humanism.Jeffrey A. Bernstein & Claire E. Katz - 2014 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 22 (2):123-136.
    A Conversation with Claire Katz about her book, Levinas and the Crisis of Humanism.
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    Spinoza and Politics. [REVIEW]Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 1999 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (2):426-427.
    Balibar’s text gives an interpretation of Spinoza’s philosophy which has received relatively scarce attention in the English speaking world. This interpretation can be termed “dialectical” insofar as it views Spinoza’s texts in a dynamic relationship with one another, and with the historical and theologicopolitical environment of seventeenth century Holland. Thus, when he states that “I propose to initiate the reader into Spinoza’s thinking through his politics,” Balibar means for the political context to be understood not as a static ground for (...)
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    The Causation Debate in Modern Philosophy, 1637-1739.Jeffrey Bernstein - 2000 - Teaching Philosophy 23 (4):381-384.
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    The Irreducibility of the Ontic.Jeffrey Bernstein - 2000 - Idealistic Studies 30 (2):91-105.
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    Thoughts on the Two Translations of Heidegger’s Beiträge.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2012 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 4 (2):295 - 306.
    The following reflections examine the new translation of Heidegger’s Beiträge zur Philosophie in relation to the former one. These reflections assess the relative merits of both translations and attempt to show how this relation illustrates specific issues in Heidegger’s text concerning the first and other beginnings of Western thought.
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    The Problem of Our Law: Political Theology and the Theological-Political Problem in Giorgio Agamben and Leo Strauss.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2019 - Télos 2019 (188):153-172.
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    The Paradoxical Transmission of Tradition and Agamben's Potential Reading of the Rishonim.Jeffrey Bernstein - 2011 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 3 (2):225-242.
    This essay explores the significance of Agamben’s sparse references to medieval Jewish thinkers (that is, the Rishonim) and raises the question as to whether the modern interpretive horizon of “history” is adequate for providing an understanding of these thinkers.
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    The Relevance of Philosophy to Life.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 1996 - Review of Metaphysics 50 (1):167-168.
    The notion of "relevance" in philosophy is ultimately determined by a notion of "utility" that has been present in American culture from very early on. In Democracy in America, Tocqueville stated that "Democratic nations... prefer the useful to the beautiful, and... require that the beautiful should be useful". Today, the issues of utility and relevance are motivations for a congress which threatens to drastically cut funding for humanities programs around the country. At a time when employment in the academy is (...)
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    The Weimar Moment: Liberalism, Political Theology, and Law. Edited by Leonard V. Kaplan and Rudy Koshar. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012. [REVIEW]Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2013 - Constellations 20 (3):508-509.
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    Viewing the Premises, Review Of: Richard L. Velkley. Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of Philosophy: On Original Forgetting.Jeffrey A. Bernstein - 2012 - Research in Phenomenology 42 (3):467-477.
    A principle aim of this paper is to convince friends and critics of deconstruction that they have overlooked two crucial aspects of Derrida's work, namely, his rearticulation of the concept of experience and his account of the experience of undecidability as an ordeal. This is important because sensitivity to Derrida's emphasis on the ordeal of undecidability and his rearticulation of the concept of experience-a rearticulation that is already under way in his early engagement with Husserl and continued in later work-necessitates (...)
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