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  1. Identity, Self-Reflection and the Problem of Validating Standards.Stanley Raffel - 1994 - History of the Human Sciences 7 (2):65-81.
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    Reviews : Stanley Rosen, The Ancients and the Moderns: Rethinking Modernity, New Haven, Conn. London: Yale University Press, 1989, £18.00, X + 236 Pp. [REVIEW]Stanley Raffel - 1991 - History of the Human Sciences 4 (1):148-151.
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    Parasites, Principles and the Problem of Attachment to Place.Stanley H. Raffel - 2006 - History of the Human Sciences 19 (3):83-108.
    This article is concerned with exploring the idea of places as providing persons with nourishment. This version of person–place relations is displayed in a paper by McHugh and, in provocative fashion, in Michel Serres’s analysis of the human condition as a parasitic one. Unlike McHugh, Serres combines his analysis of parasites with a concern that principled actors may be insufficiently attached to places. His views are revealed in his interpretations of works by Molière and Plato. By reinterpreting these works, I (...)
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  4. Habermas, Lyotard and the Concept of Justice.Stanley Raffel - 1992 - Macmillan.
    Habermas' recent work makes a major claim: to be able to determine what is the most rational thing to do. Postmodernists, notably Lyotard, have perhaps successfully belittled this claim as too positivistic. This book does not dispute the validity of the postmodern critique but it is concerned to resist the irrationality which, thus far, seems to coincide with anti-positivism. The author looks at the concept of justice, as one that is both essential to Habermas and Lyotard but is also utilized (...)
     
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    On Generosity.Stanley Raffel - 2001 - History of the Human Sciences 14 (4):111-128.
    The article addresses the problem of how to theorize generosity. It argues that generosity is a matter of social actors orienting to standards and suggests, drawing on an analysis by Derrida, that while he too sees the necessity of standards, for him this leads to certain dilemmas as to how actors can actually accomplish generosity. How can actors display the fulsomeness generosity requires while still respecting standards or limits? An attempt is made to resolve this problem by proposing, in line (...)
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    Understanding Each Other: The Case of the Derrida-Searle Debate.Stanley Raffel - 2011 - Human Studies 34 (3):277-292.
    This paper revisits the Derrida-Searle debate, an exchange that, unfortunately, did not lead to much, if any, mutual understanding. I will suggest that this failure can be traced back to key features of their respective theories. In that Searle and Derrida use their own theories of speech as resources in trying to understand each other, their unsuccessful communication can be used to reveal a great deal about the limitations of both their theories. My paper tries to draw out these limitations (...)
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    The Interplay of Courage and Reason in Moral Action.Stanley Raffel - 2011 - History of the Human Sciences 24 (5):89-102.
    This article argues that both courage and reason are necessary aspects of moral action. It begins by examining Plato’s changing conceptions of these two virtues, and, in particular, the settled view he arrives at in The Statesman. Sloterdijk’s recent attempt in his book advocating rage to appropriate this dialogue in order to criticize Habermas is then considered. I suggest, by interpreting various claims by these two authors, that neither understands that both reason and courage have essential roles in moral action. (...)
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    Health and Life.Stanley Raffel - 1985 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 6 (2).
    This paper considers some of the potential implications for an interest in health of the basic fact that to live is to have been given something in advance. It is suggested that various thinkers such as Alfred Adler, Sartre, and Heidegger are unable to develop a positive attitude toward this fact and therefore are not logically in a position to be committed to health. An alternative to all of these is found in Hannah Arendt's notion that activity is an essential (...)
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    Peter McHugh's Late Work.Stanley Raffel - 2010 - Human Studies 33 (2-3):289-292.
    I focus on some of Peter McHugh’s most recent papers. This is work that is not yet widely known, some of which has not even been published as yet. I try to show that while the work does not in any way contradict his life-long commitments, it still has the capacity to be not at all predictable.
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    Imagination.Stanley Raffel - 2004 - Human Studies 27 (3):207-220.
    This paper begins by examining a text in which one writer, Richard Ford, is discussing both the persona and the work of another writer, Raymond Carver. Ford''s positive reaction to Carver provides us with a puzzle as to what the basis for it is. I suggest that what he is really admiring is a kind of originality that he detects in Carver. I try to specify the constitutive rules for the generation of this form of originality. They seem to take (...)
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  11. Department of Sociology University of Edinburgh.Stanley Raffel - forthcoming - History of the Human Sciences.
     
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  12. The Method of Metaphor.Stanley Raffel - 2013 - Intellect.
    Both sides in controversies tend to argue they have logic on their side. This book proposes that the interminable nature of these controversies suggests there is a problem with the main tool of logic, the syllogism. Drawing on contemporary developments in social theory and philosophy, Stanley Raffel argues that metaphors are not just aesthetic tools; they can also be used to judge phenomena. Featuring case studies drawn from both literary material and current controversial debates, _The Method of Metaphor_ ultimately demonstrates (...)
     
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