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    Risk and Resistance: The Ethical Education of Psychoanalysis.Nancy Luxon - 2013 - Political Theory 41 (3):0090591713476870.
    Agonistic theories of democratic practice lack an explicit model for ethical cultivation. Even as these theorists advocate sensibilities of “ethical open-ness and receptivity,” so as to engage in the political work of “maintenance, repair, and amendment,” they lack an account of how individuals ought be motivated to this task or how it should unfold. Toward theorizing such a model, I turn to Freud and clinical psychoanalytic practice. I argue that Freud’s “second-education” (Nacherziehung) offers an ethical cultivation framed around a “combative (...)
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    Truthfulness, Risk, and Trust in the Late Lectures of Michel Foucault.Nancy Luxon - 2004 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 47 (5):464 – 489.
    This paper argues that Foucault's late, unpublished lectures present a model for evaluating those ethical authorities who claim to speak truthfully. In response to those who argue that claims to truth are but claims to power, I argue that Foucault finds in ancient practices of parrhesia (fearless speech) a resource by which to assess modern authorities' claims in the absence of certain truth. My preliminary analytic framework for this model draws exclusively on my research of his unpublished lectures given at (...)
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    Beyond Mourning and Melancholia: Nostalgia, Anger and the Challenges of Political Action.Nancy Luxon - 2016 - Contemporary Political Theory 15 (2):139-159.
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    Rancière's Lessons in Failure.Nancy Luxon - 2016 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 49 (4):392-407.
    The Lessons of Rancière grapples with the thought of a philosopher, Jacques Rancière, determined not to pass on didactic lessons to his readers. How might one write a book such as Lessons, much less comment on it? What does it mean intellectually and politically to elucidate a thinker’s insights and yet in a way that doesn’t stabilize these into a falsely systematic body of thought or set of prescriptions? In Lessons, Samuel Chambers writes in a way faithful to Rancière’s project (...)
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    Psychoanalysis and Politics.Nancy Luxon & Lynne Huffer - 2016 - Contemporary Political Theory 15 (1):119-138.
  6. Crisis of Authority: Politics, Trust, and Truth-Telling in Freud and Foucault.Nancy Luxon - 2013 - Cambridge University Press.
    Contemporary social and political theory has reached an impasse about a problem that had once seemed straightforward: how can individuals make ethical judgments about power and politics? Crisis of Authority analyzes the practices that bind authority, trust and truthfulness in contemporary theory and politics. Drawing on newly available archival materials, Nancy Luxon locates two models for such practices in Sigmund Freud's writings on psychoanalytic technique and Michel Foucault's unpublished lectures on the ancient ethical practices of 'fearless speech', or parrhesia. Luxon (...)
     
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