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    Hannah Arendt and Human Rights: The Predicament of Common Responsibility.Peg Birmingham - 2006 - Indiana University Press.
    Hannah Arendt’s most important contribution to political thought may be her well-known and often-cited notion of the "right to have rights." In this incisive and wide-ranging book, Peg Birmingham explores the theoretical and social foundations of Arendt’s philosophy on human rights. Devoting special consideration to questions and issues surrounding Arendt’s ideas of common humanity, human responsibility, and natality, Birmingham formulates a more complex view of how these basic concepts support Arendt’s theory of human rights. Birmingham considers Arendt’s key philosophical works (...)
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  2. The An-Archic Event of Natality and the" Right to Have Rights".Peg Birmingham - 2007 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 74 (3):763-776.
    My claim is that Arendt founds the 'right to have rights' in the anarchic event of natality. Arendt is very explicit that the event of natality is an ontological event. In The Human Condition, she writes: "The miracle that saves the world, the realm of human affairs, from its normal "natural" ruin is ultimately the fact of natality, in which the faculty of action is ontologically rooted." At the same time, she is equally insistent that this ontological event is not (...)
     
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  3. Arendt and Hobbes: Glory, Sacrificial Violence, and the Political Imagination.Peg Birmingham - 2011 - Research in Phenomenology 41 (1):1-22.
    The dominant narrative today of modern political power, inspired by Foucault, is one that traces the move from the spectacle of the scaffold to the disciplining of bodies whereby the modern political subject, animated by a fundamental fear and the will to live, is promised security in exchange for obedience and productivity. In this essay, I call into question this narrative, arguing that that the modern political imagination, rooted in Hobbes, is animated not by fear but instead by the desire (...)
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    On Violence, Politics, and the Law.Peg Birmingham - 2010 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 24 (1):1.
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    The Pleasure of Your Company: Arendt, Kristeva, and an Ethics of Public Happiness.Peg Birmingham - 2003 - Research in Phenomenology 33 (1):53-74.
    In this essay, I examine Arendt's and Kristeva's account of the archaic event of natality, arguing that each attempts to show how this event is the source of our pleasure in the company of others. I first examine Arendt's understanding of natality, showing that in her early writings, specifically in The Origin of Totalitarianism, the event of natality carries with it a capacity for violence that Arendt does not continue to develop in her later formulations. This lack of development leaves (...)
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    On Violence, Politics, and the Law.Peg Birmingham - 2010 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 24 (1):1-20.
    If each age has its particular point of entry to the central political problems of authority, power, and obligation, then the present age has its point of access in the relation among violence, politics, and the law. Ours is an age that has largely replaced its theological underpinnings with political revolutions, while at the same time it has grown skeptical of natural right and natural law claims. If the political order is no longer founded in the theological and is unable (...)
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    Logos and the Place of the Other.Peg E. Birmingham - 1990 - Research in Phenomenology 20 (1):34-54.
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    Holes of Oblivion: The Banality of Radical Evil.Peg Birmingham - 2003 - Hypatia 18 (1):80-103.
    This essay offers a reflection on Arendt's notion of radical evil, arguing that her later understanding of the banality of evil is already at work in her earlier reflections on the nature of radical evil as banal, and furthermore, that Arendt's understanding of the “banality of radical evil” has its source in the very event that offers a possible remedy to it, namely, the event of natality. Kristeva's recent work on Arendt is important to this proposal insofar as her notion (...)
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  9. Holes of Oblivion: The Banality of Radical Evil.Peg Birmingham - 2003 - Hypatia 18 (1):80-103.
    : This essay offers a reflection on Arendt's notion of radical evil, arguing that her later understanding of the banality of evil is already at work in her earlier reflections on the nature of radical evil as banal, and furthermore, that Arendt's understanding of the "banality of radical evil" has its source in the very event that offers a possible remedy to it, namely, the event of natality. Kristeva's recent work (2001) on Arendt is important to this proposal insofar as (...)
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    The Time of the Political.Peg Birmingham - 1991 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 14 (2/1):25-45.
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    Elated Citizenry: Deception and the Democratic Task of Bearing Witness.Peg Birmingham - 2008 - Research in Phenomenology 38 (2):198-215.
    It has become nearly a truism for contemporary theorists of democracy to understand the democratic space as agonistic and contested. The shadow that haunts thinkers of democracy today, and out of which this assumption emerges, is the specter of totalitarianism with its claims to a totalizing knowledge in the form of ideology and a totalizing power of a sovereign will that claims to be the embodiment of the law. Caught up in these totalizing claims, the citizenry becomes elated. The only (...)
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    Refiguring Continental Philosophy.Peg Birmingham & James Risser - 2007 - Philosophy Today 51 (Supplement):3-7.
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    The Subject of Praxis.Peg Birmingham - 1999 - Research in Phenomenology 29 (1):215-226.
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    Ambrosio, Franci J. Dante and Derrida Face to Face. Albany: SUNY Press, 2007. $75.00 Baggett, David and William A. Drrumin, Eds. Hitchock and Philosophy: Dail M for Metaphysics. Chicago: Open Court, 2007. $17.95 Pb. Bird, Colin. An Introduction to Political Philosophy. Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. $24.99 Pb. [REVIEW]Peg Birmingham, James Campbell, Maria C. Cimitile, Elian P. Miller, Conal Condren, Stephen Gaukroger, Ian Hunter, John W. Cooper & M. I. Ada - forthcoming - Philosophy Today.
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    An Incarnation Openly Bearing Its Emptiness.Peg Birmingham - 2010 - Philosophy Today 54 (Supplement):26-30.
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  16. A Lying World Order : Political Deception and the Threat of Totalitarianism.Peg Birmingham - 2010 - In Roger Berkowitz, Jeffrey Katz & Thomas Keenan (eds.), Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics. Fordham University Press.
     
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  17. Agamben on Violence, Language, and Human Rights.Peg Birmingham - 2011 - In Nathan Eckstrand & Christopher S. Yates (eds.), Philosophy and the Return of Violence: Studies From This Widening Gyre. Continuum International Publishing Group.
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    A Ravaged Site: On Time and the Law. [REVIEW]Peg Birmingham - 2007 - Continental Philosophy Review 40 (4):435-446.
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    Building From Ruins: The Wandering Space of the Feminine.Peg Birmingham - 1992 - Research in Phenomenology 22 (1):73-79.
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    Brill Online Books and Journals.Peg Birmingham - 2011 - Research in Phenomenology 41 (1).
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    Dennis Schmidt and the Origin of the Ethical Life.Peg Birmingham - 2017 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 (1):53-66.
    This essay explores Dennis Schmidt’s notion of an “original ethics,” asking how language, freedom and history are at work in this original ethics. The essay first examines Schmidt’s claim that philosophy has traditionally understood ethical and political life as rooted in a subject ruled entirely by what he calls “the law of the common.” The essay specifically looks at how Plato and Hobbes embrace the law of the common, expelling thereby the law of the idiom from their respective ethical and (...)
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  22. Hannah Arendt and Political Glory: Earthly Immortality and a Post-Theological Concept of the Political.Peg Birmingham - 2016 - Rowman & Littlefield International.
    Leading philosopher Peg Birmingham explores the relation between political deception, violence, and law in an attempt to renew the concept of the political.
     
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  23. Deception, Violence and Law: Renewing the Political.Peg Birmingham - 2017 - Rowman & Littlefield International.
    Leading philosopher Peg Birmingham explores the relation between political deception, violence, and law in an attempt to renew the concept of the political.
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  24. Europe and the Infinite Task of Universality Europe, or the Infinite Task: A Study of a Philosophical Concept.Peg Birmingham - 2010 - Research in Phenomenology 40 (1):132-140.
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    Editors' Introduction.Peg Birmingham & Steven Crowell - 2005 - Philosophy Today 49 (Supplement):3-12.
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    Editors' Introduction.Peg Birmingham & Leonard Lawlor - 2009 - Philosophy Today 53 (Supplement):3-4.
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    Editors' Introduction.Peg Birmingham & James Risser - 2006 - Philosophy Today 50 (Supplement):3-11.
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    Editors’ Introduction.Peg Birmingham & Steven Crowell - 2005 - Philosophy Today 49 (Supplement):3-12.
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    Editors’ Introduction.Peg Birmingham & Leonard Lawlor - 2009 - Philosophy Today 53 (Supplement):3-4.
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    Editors’ Introduction.Peg Birmingham & James Risser - 2006 - Philosophy Today 50 (Supplement):3-11.
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    Editors' Introduction.Peg Birmingham, Ian Alexander Moore & Vilde Aavitsland - 2017 - Philosophy Today 61 (4):815-816.
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    Editorial Note.Peg Birmingham & Ian Alexander Moore - 2015 - Philosophy Today 59 (4):711-711.
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    Europe, Universality, Philosophy: A Monstrous Promise?Peg Birmingham - 2011 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 3 (1).
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    Feminist Fictions: Discourse, Desire and the Law.Peg Birmingham - 1996 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 22 (4):81-93.
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    Gadamer’s Century: Essays in Honor of Hans-Georg Gadamer.Peg Birmingham - 2004 - Review of Metaphysics 57 (4):851-853.
    The title of this collection of essays contains a productive ambiguity that carries through the collection. The essays, by such notable thinkers as Alasdair MacIntyre, Robert Pippen, Paul Ricoeur, Stanley Rosen, Charles Taylor, and Gianni Vattimo, address both Gadamer’s own life and work that spanned just over a century and the philosophical century which he inhabited, most notably, the century in which philosophy itself grappled with the end of metaphysics and the concomitant loss of the absolute universal. It is a (...)
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  36. Hannah Arendt : The Spectator's Vision.Peg Birmingham - 1999 - In Joke J. Hermsen & Dana Richard Villa (eds.), The Judge and the Spectator: Hannah Arendt's Political Philosophy. Peeters.
     
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  37. Hannah arendti.Peg Birmingham - 2010 - In Alan D. Schrift (ed.), The History of Continental Philosophy. University of Chicago Press. pp. 4--133.
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  38. Heidegger and Arendt: The Lawful Space of Worldly Appearance.Peg Birmingham - 2013 - In Francois Raffoul & Eric S. Nelson (eds.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger. Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 157.
     
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  39. Hannah Arendt's Dismissal of the Ethical.Peg Birmingham - 1995 - In Philippe van Haute & Peg Birmingham (eds.), Dissensus Communis: Between Ethics and Politics. Kok Pharos.
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    Introduction.Peg Birmingham - 2018 - Philosophy Today 62 (1):1-1.
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    Natal Finitude: Syncopated Temporality and the Endurance of the New.Peg Birmingham - 2013 - Research in Phenomenology 43 (1):141-148.
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    Note From the Editors.Peg Birmingham & Ian Alexander Moore - 2016 - Philosophy Today 60 (2):427-427.
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    Philosophy in a Time of Pandemic.Peg Birmingham & Ian Alexander Moore - 2020 - Philosophy Today 64 (4):813-813.
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    Political Philosophy at the Closure of Metaphysics, by Bernard Flynn. [REVIEW]Peg Birmingham - 1991 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 16 (2):499-509.
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    Review Articles.Peg Birmingham - 2010 - Research in Phenomenology 40 (1):132-140.
  46. Reading Experimentally. Review of "The Language of Difference" by Charles E. Scott. [REVIEW]Peg Birmingham - 1988 - Research in Phenomenology 18 (1):283.
     
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    Superfluity and Precarity.Peg Birmingham - 2018 - Philosophy Today 62 (2):319-335.
    In this essay I take up Butler’s and Arendt’s respective accounts of the production of precarity and superfluity, asking whether they are proximate accounts, as they seem to be, or whether Butler’s turn to precarity misses the radical nature of Arendt’s genealogy of the production of superfluity, a genealogy that begins at the inauguration of modernity, attempts to find a “perfect superfluousness” in the death camps, and continues unabated in the contemporary global world. Reading Arendt against Butler, I argue that (...)
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    Subjectivity and Representation in Descartes: The Origins of Modernity.Peg Birmingham & Dalia Judovitz - 1991 - Substance 20 (1):131.
  49. The An-Archic Event of Natality and the "Right to Have Rights".Peg Birmingham - 2007 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 73:763-776.
    My claim is that Arendt founds the 'right to have rights' in the anarchic event of natality. Arendt is very explicit that the event of natality is an ontological event. In The Human Condition, she writes: "The miracle that saves the world, the realm of human affairs, from its normal "natural" ruin is ultimately the fact of natality, in which the faculty of action is ontologically rooted." At the same time, she is equally insistent that this ontological event is not (...)
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    Toward a Genealogy of Science. Review of "La Puissance du Rationnel" by Dominique Janicaud. [REVIEW]Peg Birmingham - 1987 - Research in Phenomenology 17 (1):281.
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