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  1. Basic Philosophical Writings.Emmanuel Lévinas, Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak, Simon Critchley & Robert Bernasconi - 1996
     
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  2. Kant's Third Thoughts on Race.Robert Bernasconi - 2011 - In Stuart Elden & Eduardo Mendieta (eds.), Reading Kant's Geography. State University of New York Press. pp. 291--318.
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    Re-Reading Levinas.Robert Bernasconi & Simon Critchley (eds.) - 1991 - Indiana University Press.
    These essays provoke new responses to the work of the eminent French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas through an analysis of how the problematics of reading, deconstruction, feminism, and psychotherapy complicate and deepen Levinas's account of ...
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    The Cambridge Companion to Lévinas.Robert Bernasconi & Simon Critchley (eds.) - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
    Emmanuel Levinas is now widely recognised alongside Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Sartre as one of the most important Continental philosophers of the twentieth century. His abiding concern was the primacy of the ethical relation to the other person and his central thesis was that ethics is first philosophy. His work has also had a profound impact on a number of fields outside philosophy such as theology, Jewish studies, literature and cultural theory, psychotherapy, sociology, political theory, international relations theory and critical legal (...)
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  5. The Provocation of Levinas: Rethinking the Other.Robert Bernasconi & David Wood (eds.) - 1988 - Routledge.
    There is a growing recognition of Levinas's importance. It can in part be attributed to an increasing concern that twentieth-century continental philosophy seems to have no place for ethics. In making ethics fundamental to philosophy, rather than a problem to which we might one day return, Levinas transforms continental thought. The book brings together some of the most interesting and far-reaching responses to the work of Levinas, in three different areas: contemporary feminism, psychotherapy, and Levinas's relation to other philosophers. It (...)
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    The Third Party. Levinas on the Intersection of the Ethical and the Political.Robert Bernasconi - 1999 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 30 (1):76-87.
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    Race.Robert Bernasconi (ed.) - 2001 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This volume provides an introduction to the concept of race within philosophy. It gives an overview of the most important contributions by continental philosophers to the understanding or race as well as presenting a general review of recent philosophical discussions.
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  8. Hegel at the Court of the Ashanti.Robert Bernasconi - 1998 - In Stuart Barnett (ed.), Hegel After Derrida. Routledge. pp. 41--63.
    Hegel called world history a court of judgement, a world court, and in his Lectures on the Philosophy of World History he took Africans before that court and found them to be barbaric, cannibalistic, preoccupied with fetishes, without history, and without any consciousness of freedom. -/- In this paper, after rehearsing some of the more familiar objections to Hegel's verdict against Africa, I turn the tables and put Hegel on trial. More specifically, given that much of Hegel's account is directed (...)
     
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  9. Heidegger’s Destruction of Phronesis.Robert Bernasconi - 1990 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 28 (Supplement):127-147.
  10. Will the Real Kant Please Stand Up-The Challenge of Enlightenment Racism to the Study of the History of Philosophy.Robert Bernasconi - 2003 - Radical Philosophy 117:13-22.
  11. Crossed Lines in the Racialization Process: Race as a Border Concept.Robert Bernasconi - 2012 - Research in Phenomenology 42 (2):206-228.
    Abstract The phenomenological approach to racialization needs to be supplemented by a hermeneutics that examines the history of the various categories in terms of which people see and have seen race. An investigation of this kind suggests that instead of the rigid essentialism that is normally associated with the history of racism, race predominantly operates as a border concept, that is to say, a dynamic fluid concept whose core lies not at the center but at its edges. I illustrate this (...)
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    Derrida and Différance.David Wood & Robert Bernasconi (eds.) - 1988 - Northwestern University Press.
    A Society of the Friends of Difference would have to include Heraclitus, Nietzsche, Saussure, Freud, Adorno, Heidegger, Levinas, Deleuze, and Lyotard among its most prominent members.
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  13. What is the Question to Which 'Substitution'is the Answer.Robert Bernasconi - 2002 - In Simon Critchley & Robert Bernasconi (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Levinas. Cambridge University Press. pp. 234--251.
     
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    Must We Avoid Speaking of Religion? The Truths of Religions.Robert Bernasconi - 2009 - Research in Phenomenology 39 (2):204-223.
    Heidegger already recognized in the 1920s the difficulties facing a phenomenology of religion, but the problems are greatly multiplied once one recognizes that many of the so-called religions were constituted as such only in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and that the "invention" of these religions was according to an idea of religion shaped by Christianity. By investigating the incompatible attempts of Kant and Hegel to negotiate that idea, I identify the genealogy of the double bind whereby today (...)
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  15. The Contradictions of Racism : Locke, Slavery, and the Two Treatises.Robert Bernasconi & Anika Maaza Mann - 2005 - In Andrew Valls (ed.), Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy. Cornell University Press.
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    Where Is Xenophobia in the Fight Against Racism?Robert Bernasconi - 2014 - Critical Philosophy of Race 2 (1):5-19.
    What is at stake in identifying some actions or speech acts as racist as opposed to regarding them as “merely” xenophobic? If we understand racism as a system, how does this impact the way we address the distinction between the terms racism and xenophobia? My attempt to address these questions is guided by two observations drawn from the genealogy of the term racism. First, in the English language, the word was initially a synonym for Nazi anti-Semitism. The strategies to combat (...)
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    White on White/Black on Black.George Yancey, Cornel West, Kal Alston, Molefi Kete Asante, Bettina G. Bergo, Robert Bernasconi, Janine Jones, Chris Cuomo, Clarence Sholé Johnson, John H. Mcclendon Iii, Greg Moses, Monique Roelofs, Crispin Sartwell & Anna Stubblefield - 2005 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    White on White/Black on Black is a unique contribution to the philosophy of race. The text explores how 14 philosophers, 7 white and 7 black, philosophically understand the dynamics of the process of racialization.
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    Heidegger in Question: The Art of Existing.Robert Bernasconi - 1993 - Humanities Press.
    Robert Bernasconi explores in the context of Heidegger's thought a number of questions of far-reaching concern: what is the role of literary examples within philosophy? Is art dead? What is the relation of art to nature? Is there a place for the idea of a "people" in art and literary theory, and in philosophy? Is the history of philosophy to be written as a narrative? What is the status of ethics within philosophy? What place does philosophy give to praxis? What (...)
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    Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings.Adriaan T. Peperzak, Simon Critchley & Robert Bernasconi (eds.) - 1996 - Indiana University Press.
    Emmanuel Levinas has exerted a profound influence on 20th-century continental philosophy. This anthology, including Levinas's key philosophical texts over a period of more than forty years, provides an ideal introduction to his thought and offers insights into his most innovative ideas. Five of the ten essays presented here appear in English for the first time. An introduction by Adriaan Peperzak outlines Levinas's philosophical development and the basic themes of his writings. Each essay is accompanied by a brief introduction and notes. (...)
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  20. African Philosophy’s Challenge to Continental Philosophy.Robert Bernasconi - 1997 - In Emmanuel Eze (ed.), Postcolonial African Philosophy: A Critical Reader. Blackwell. pp. 183--196.
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  21. The Double Face of the Political and the Social: Hannah Arendt and America's Racial Divisions.Robert Bernasconi - 1996 - Research in Phenomenology 26 (1):3-24.
  22. Levinas and the Struggle for Existence.Robert Bernasconi - 2005 - In Eric Sean Nelson, Antje Kapust & Kent Still (eds.), Addressing Levinas. Northwestern University Press. pp. 170--184.
     
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  23. Race and Earth in Heidegger's Thinking During the Late 1930s.Robert Bernasconi - 2010 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 48 (1):49-66.
    In 1934 Heidegger offered an account of what a Volk is in terms of the existential analytic of Dasein set out in Being and Time , but soon after he abandoned this framework as he began the task of overcoming metaphysics. Integral to this new task was a confrontation with the racial policies not just of the Nazis but also of the Allies because he believed that the Western philosophical tradition was deeply implicated in these policies. Against this background, this (...)
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  24. Deconstruction and the Possibility of Ethics.Robert Bernasconi - 1987 - In John Sallis (ed.), Deconstruction and Philosophy: The Texts of Jacques Derrida. University of Chicago Press. pp. 122--39.
     
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    The Provocation of Levinas: Rethinking the Other.Krzysztof Ziarek & Robert Bernasconi - 1990 - Substance 19 (1):95.
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    The Ethics of Suspicion.Robert Bernasconi - 1990 - Research in Phenomenology 20 (1):3-18.
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    How to Read Sartre.Robert Bernasconi - 2007 - W.W. Norton & Co..
    'I too was superfluous' -- 'Outside, in the world, among others' -- 'Hell is other people' -- 'He is playing at being a waiter in a café' -- 'In war there are no innocent victims' -- 'I am obliged to want others to have freedom' -- 'The authentic Jew makes himself a Jew' -- 'The eyes of the least favoured' -- 'A future more or less blocked off' -- 'Man is violent'.
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    A Most Dangerous Error: The Boasian Myth of a Knock-Down Argument Against Racism.Robert Bernasconi - 2019 - Angelaki 24 (2):92-103.
    A genealogy of the English word racism shows that its dominant sense was shaped by Franz Boas, Ruth Benedict, and Ashley Montagu around 1940 in order to establish a broad consensus against a narrow form of antisemitism found among some anthropologists in Nazi Germany. Their strategy, which was to challenge the biological concept of race on which racism, on their account, was said to be parasitic was subsequently adopted by UNESCO in 1950 and is still advocated by many today. But (...)
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    Race and Racism in Continental Philosophy.Robert Bernasconi (ed.) - 2003 - Indiana University Press.
    This volume provides an indispensable critical introduction to new perspectives on thinking about race and racism.
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    On Heidegger’s Other Sins of Omission: His Exclusion of Asian Thought From the Origins of Occidental Metaphysics and His Denial of the Possibility of Christian Philosophy.Robert Bernasconi - 1995 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 69 (2):333-350.
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    On Deconstructing Nostalgia for Community Within the West: The Debate Between Nancy and Blanchot.Robert Bernasconi - 1993 - Research in Phenomenology 23 (1):3-21.
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    Different Styles of Eschatology: Derrida's Take on Levinas' Political Messianism.Robert Bernasconi - 1998 - Research in Phenomenology 28 (1):3-19.
  33. Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth as the Fulfillment of Sartre’s Critique of Dialectical Reason.Robert Bernasconi - 2010 - Sartre Studies International 16 (2):36-47.
    Frantz Fanon was an enthusiastic reader of Sartre's Critique of Dialectical Reason and in this essay I focus on what can be gleaned from The Wretched of the Earth about how he read it. I argue that the reputation among Sartre's critics of the Critique as a failure on the grounds that it was left incomplete should take into account its presence in Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth . Their shared perspectives on the systemic character of racism and colonialism, (...)
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    The Third Party.Robert Bernasconi - 2005 - In Claire Elise Katz & Lara Trout (eds.), Emmanuel Levinas. Routledge. pp. 1--1.
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    The Other Does Not Respond: Levinas’s Answer to Blanchot.Robert Bernasconi - 2019 - Angelaki 24 (3):88-98.
    Levinas’s idea of substitution promotes what sounds at first sight like a full-blown notion of relationality. This is reflected, for example, in his adoption of Rimbaud’s phrase “I is an ot...
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  36. Bridging the Abyss: Heidegger and Gadamer.Robert Bernasconi - 1986 - Research in Phenomenology 16 (1):1-24.
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    The Question of Language in Heidegger's History of Being.Robert Bernasconi - 1985 - Macmillan.
    This study is not an attempt to render an account of Heidegger's history of Being; that history is not a story and cannot be retold as one. This book is concerned with the insight that introduces us to the history of Being and the transformation in our re.
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    Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context.Jonathan Judaken & Robert Bernasconi (eds.) - 2012 - Columbia University Press.
    Situating existentialism within the history of ideas, it features new readings on the most influential works in the existential canon, exploring their formative contexts and the cultural dialogues of which they were a part.
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  39. The Violence of the Face: Peace and Language in the Thought of Levinas.Robert Bernasconi - 1997 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 23 (6):81-93.
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    Facing Up to the Eurocentrism and Racism of Academic Philosophy in the West: A Response to Davis, Direk, and Mills.Robert Bernasconi - 2017 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 9 (2):151-161.
    In this paper I address the questions posed to me by Bret Davis, Zeynep Direk, and Charles Mills, by focusing on, first, the eurocentrism of academic philosophy in the West and strategies to overcome it; secondly, the interface of critical philosophy of race and global politics, especially as the latter touches on Islamophobia; and, thirdly, the role of critical philosophy of race in challenging the complacency of philosophy departments in the face of the discipline’s long-standing complicity with racism.
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  41. The Policing of Race Mixing: The Place of Biopower Within the History of Racisms. [REVIEW]Robert Bernasconi - 2010 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 7 (2):205-216.
    In this paper I investigate a largely untold chapter in the history of race thinking in Northern Europe and North America: the transition from the form of racism that was used to justify a race-based system of slavery to the medicalising racism which called for segregation, apartheid, eugenics, and, eventually, sterilization and the holocaust. In constructing this history I will employ the notion of biopower introduced by Michel Foucault. Foucault’s account of biopower has received a great deal of attention recently, (...)
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    The Double Face of the Political and the Social: Hannah Arendt and America's Racial Divisions: Reason and Community.Robert Bernasconi - 1996 - Research in Phenomenology 26 (1):3-24.
  43. The Greatness of the Work of Art.Robert Bernasconi - 1999 - In James Risser (ed.), Heidegger Toward the Turn: Essays on the Work of the 1930s. State University of New York Press. pp. 95--117.
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  44. No Exit: Levinas' Aporetic Account of Transcendence.Robert Bernasconi - 2005 - Research in Phenomenology 35 (1):101-117.
    In this paper I present Levinas' account of excendence in On Escape and Existence and Existents and show its continuity with his subsequent discussions of transcendence in Time and the Other, Totality and Infinity, and Otherwise than Being. I argue that Levinas' critique of the traditional idea of identity plays a decisive role in establishing the continuity between these various accounts as it provides the key to unlocking his account of transcendence as a formal structure. However, the meaning of trascendence (...)
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    With What Must the History of Philosophy Begin?Robert Bernasconi - 2003 - Proceedings of the Hegel Society of America 16:35-49.
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    The Fate of the Distinction Between Praxis and Poiesis.Robert Bernasconi - 1986 - Heidegger Studies 2:111-139.
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    Heidegger and the Invention of the Western Philosophical Tradition.Robert Bernasconi - 1995 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 26 (3):240-254.
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    Almost Always More Than Philosophy Proper.Robert Bernasconi - 2000 - Research in Phenomenology 30 (1):1-11.
  49. Levinas's Ethical Critique of Levinasian Ethics.Robert Bernasconi - 2012 - In Scott Davidson & Diane Perpich (eds.), Totality and Infinity at 50. Duquesne University Press.
     
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    Heidegger in Question: The Art of Existing.Robert Bernasconi - 1996 - Humanity Books.
    Robert Bernasconi explores in the context of Heidegger's thought a number of questions of far-reaching concern: what is the role of literary examples within philosophy? Is art dead? What is the relation of art to nature? Is there a place for the idea of a "people" in art and literary theory, and in philosophy? Is the history of philosophy to be written as a narrative? What is the status of ethics within philosophy? What place does philosophy give to praxis? What (...)
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