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  1. The Modality of Sovereignty: Agamben and the Aporia of Primacy in Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta.Nahum Brown - 2013 - Mosaic.
    This essay offers an examination of Agamben's statement that there is an important ambiguity in Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta as to whether actuality or potentiality is primary. I argue that this ambiguity is significant because it exposes the ontological dimension of Agamben's paradox of sovereignty.
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    Aristotle's Doctrine of the Mean and the Circularity of Human Nature.Nahum Brown - 2016 - Kritike 10 (2):122-131.
    Aristotle's famous claim that human beings are animals with rationality has a subtle and complicated articulation in his doctrine of the mean. This paper offers textual analysis of Aristotle's discussion of the mean as a resource for coming to terms with the thesis that humans naturally deliberate over the essence of their nature. Unlike other animals who tend to act without deliberation and without mediation, human beings are the animals who are capable of giving an account of themselves. However, this (...)
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    Aristotle and Heidegger.Nahum Brown - 2016 - Idealistic Studies 46 (2):199-214.
    Aristotle claims in book 9 of the Metaphysics that potentiality is distinct from actuality yet also that potentiality exists only for the sake of actuality. This essay presents the relationship between potentiality’s existence and actuality’s priority as an aporia, where potentiality remains distinct from and exists in excess of actuality, even though it exists only as actuality. I claim that this aporia helps the early Heidegger of Being and Time to conclude, contrary to Aristotle, that potentiality stands higher than actuality.
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    Aristotle and Heidegger in Advance.Nahum Brown - forthcoming - Idealistic Studies.
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    The Presence of Nature.Nahum Brown - 2011 - Environmental Philosophy 8 (1):124-128.
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    The Presence of Nature: A Study in Phenomenology and Environmental Philosophy. [REVIEW]Nahum Brown - 2011 - Environmental Philosophy 8 (1):124-128.
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  7. Hegel's Actuality Chapter of the Science of Logic: A Commentary.Nahum Brown - 2018 - Lexington Books.
    Brown offers close textual analysis of Hegel’s theory of modality. It situates Hegel within historical and contemporary debates about metaphysics, bringing him into dialogue with Aristotle, Leibniz, Kant, Heidegger, and Agamben. It is of benefit to anyone interested in the history of possibility.
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