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    As If Consenting to Horror.Emmanuel Levinas & Paula Wissing - 1989 - Critical Inquiry 15 (2):485-488.
    I learned very early, perhaps even before 1933 and certainly after Hitler’s huge success at the time of his election to the Reichstag, of Heidegger’s sympathy toward National Socialism. It was the late Alexandre Koyré who mentioned it to me for the first time on his return from a trip to Germany. I could not doubt the news, but took it with stupor and disappointment, and also with the faint hope that it expressed only the temporary lapse of a great (...)
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    Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths? An Essay on the Constitutive Imagination.Marilyn A. Katz, Paul Veyne & Paula Wissing - 1992 - History and Theory 31 (1):65.
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    Forms of Life and Forms of Discourse in Ancient Philosophy.Pierre Hadot, Arnold I. Davidson & Paula Wissing - 1990 - Critical Inquiry 16 (3):483-505.
    Here we are witness to the great cultural event of the West, the emergence of a Latin philosophical language translated from the Greek. Once again, it would be necessary to make a systematic study of the formation of this technical vocabulary that, thanks to Cicero, Seneca, Tertullian, Victorinus, Calcidius, Augustine, and Boethius, would leave its mark, by way of the Middle Ages, on the birth of modern thought. Can it be hoped that one day, with current technical means, it will (...)
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    Thinking the Apocalypse: A Letter From Maurice Blanchot to Catherine David.Maurice Blanchot & Paula Wissing - 1989 - Critical Inquiry 15 (2):475-480.
    I prefer to put this in a letter to you instead of writing an article that would lead one to believe that I have any authority to speak on the subject of what has, in a roundabout way, become the H. and H. affair . In other words, a cause of extreme seriousness, already discussed many times although certainly endless in nature, has been taken up by a storm of media attention, which has brought us to the lowest of passions, (...)
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    Neither an Accident nor a Mistake.Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe & Paula Wissing - 1989 - Critical Inquiry 15 (2):481-484.
    Something … happened … in the first half of this century, and the second half, hovering between nightmare and parody, is only its shadow. Even so we must take its measure. Not on a small scale, based on the last three or four centuries…. But since philosophy, even in its possibility, is at stake, the true assessment, incalculable as it is, of the entire history of the West is needed. And that is another matter altogether.We know that this other matter (...)
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    Prismatic Effects.Alain Viala & Paula Wissing - 1988 - Critical Inquiry 14 (3):563-573.
    In recent years the sociology of literature has developed on the basis of another formula: literature is part of the larger social order. It is not the “expression of society” but an integral part of it. The idea is simple, the implications are great. Literature as part of the social order goes beyond a study of the external social manifestations of literature, beyond the sociology of the book, author, and reader practiced, for example, by Robert Escarpit—a sociology which leads inevitably (...)
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