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    Ethics and the Between.William Desmond - 2001 - State University of New York Press.
    Articulates the necessity for a comprehensive reconstructive thinking about the meaning of being good.
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    Being and the Between.William Desmond - 1995 - State University of New York Press.
    This is the culmination of a systematic metaphysics written by a world-class philosopher, demonstrating the need for a renewal of metaphysics.
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    Is There a Sabbath for Thought?: Between Religion and Philosophy.William Desmond - 2005 - Fordham University Press.
    Seeking to renew an ancient companionship between the philosophical andthe religious, this book’s meditative chapters dwell on certain elementalexperiences or happenings that keep the soul alive to the enigma of the divine.William Desmond engages the philosophical work of Pascal, Kant, Hegel,Nietzsche, Shestov, and Soloviev, among others, and pursues with a philosophicalmindfulness what is most intimate in us, yet most universal: sleep, poverty,imagination, courage and witness, reverence, hatred and love, peace and war.Being religious has to do with that intimate universal, beyond (...)
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    Art and the Absolute: A Study In Hegel’s Aesthetics.William Desmond - 1986 - State University of New York Press.
    The book draws on the astonishing scope and depths of Hegel's Lectures on Aesthetics, exploring the multifaceted issue of art and the absolute. Why does Hegel ascribe absoluteness to art? What can such absoluteness mean?
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    Art, Origins, Otherness: Between Philosophy and Art.William Desmond - 2003 - State University of New York Press.
    Addresses the end of art and the task of metaphysics.
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  6. The Greek Praise of Poverty: The Origins of Ancient Cynicism.William D. Desmond - 2006 - University of Notre Dame Press.
    "Rich in new and stimulating ideas, and based on the breadth of reading and depth of knowledge which its wide-ranging subject matter requires, _The Greek Praise of Poverty_ argues impressively and cogently for a relocation of Cynic philosophy into the mainstream of Greek ideas on material prosperity, work, happiness, and power." —_A. Thomas Cole, Professor Emeritus of Classics, Yale University _ "This clear, well-written book offers scholars and students an accessible account of the philosophy of Cynicism, particularly with regard to (...)
     
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    Perplexity and Ultimacy: Metaphysical Thoughts From the Middle.William Desmond - 1995 - State University of New York Press.
    Desmond explores perplexity regarding ultimacy--the metaphysical perplexity that precedes and exceeds scientific and commonsense curiosity.
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  8. Cynics.William Desmond & Steven Gerrard - 2008 - University of California Press.
    Far from being pessimistic or nihilistic, as modern uses of the term "cynic" suggest, the ancient Cynics were astonishingly optimistic regarding human nature. They believed that if one simplified one's life—giving up all unnecessary possessions, desires, and ideas—and lived in the moment as much as possible, one could regain one's natural goodness and happiness. It was a life exemplified most famously by the eccentric Diogenes, nicknamed "the Dog," and his followers, called dog-philosophers, _kunikoi, _or Cynics. Rebellious, self-willed, and ornery but (...)
     
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    Hegel’s God, Transcendence, and the Counterfeit Double: A Figure of Dialectical Equivocity?William Desmond - 2005 - The Owl of Minerva 36 (2):91-110.
    This article explains some of the major intentions the author had in writing the book Hegel’s God: A Counterfeit Double? It especially focuses on the question of transcendence, both with respect to the question of God as such, as well as Hegel’s option for a version of holistic immanence. It spells out some of the details of the book itself, and explains the guiding thread of the counterfeit double. The texts of Hegel may be saturated with the word “God,” but (...)
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  10. Beyond Hegel and Dialectic: Speculation, Cult, and Comedy.William DESMOND - 1992 - State University of New York Press.
    This book is a defense of speculative philosophy in the wake of Hegel. In a number of wide-ranging, meditative essays, Desmond deals with the criticism of speculative thought in post-Hegelian thinking. He covers the interpretation of Hegelian speculation in terms of the metataxological notion of being and the concept of philosophy that Desmond has developed in two previous works, Philosophy and Its Others, and Desire, Dialectic and Otherness. Though Hegel is Desmond’s primary interlocuter, there are references to Aristophanes, Socrates, Plato, (...)
     
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    E-Collection.Patricia Jagentowicz Mills, Robert D. Walsh, Gary Shapiro, Katharina Dulckeit, George Armstrong Kelly, Merold Westphal, William Desmond, Joseph Fitzer, William Leon McBride & Thomas F. O'Meara - 1986 - The Owl of Minerva 17 (2):181-194.
    Hegel introduced the Phenomenology of Mind as a work on the problem of knowledge. In the first chapter, entitled “Sense Certainty, or the This and Meaning,” he concluded that knowledge cannot consist of an immediate awareness of particulars ). The tradition discusses sense certainty in terms of this failure of immediate knowledge without, however, specifically addressing the problem of reference. Yet reference is distinct from knowledge in the sense that while there can be no knowledge of objects without reference, there (...)
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    Is There Metaphysics After Critique?William Desmond - 2005 - International Philosophical Quarterly 45 (2):221-241.
    This paper offers two related refl ections on the questions of metaphysics after critique. The first is an analysis of the project of critique since Kant and its influence on the disputed status of metaphysics. It explores the theoretical and practical aspects of this by claiming that an understanding of thinking as negativity, whether in Hegelian form as determinate negation or in more radical deconstructive forms, lies at the heart of this disputed status. Not least, the relation of philosophy to (...)
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    Can Philosophy Laugh at Itself? On Hegel and Aristophanes.William Desmond - 1989 - The Owl of Minerva 20 (2):131-149.
    Can philosophy laugh at itself? Like Houdini I weigh myself down with chains, the harder to test my virtuosity as an escape artist. So I take the heaviest burden on myself: Hegel. If any philosopher was serious, Hegel was. But - to parody Nietzsche - here is the heaviest thought: Hegel had a sense of humor. My reader will think that already I am joking, but please do not laugh. I am deadly serious: Hegel had a sense of humor. I (...)
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    Hegel, Dialectic, and Deconstruction.William Desmond - 1985 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 18 (4):244 - 263.
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    Gothic Hegel.William Desmond - 1999 - The Owl of Minerva 30 (2):237-252.
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    God, Ethos, Ways.William Desmond - 1999 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 45 (1):13-30.
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    Dream Monologues of Autonomy.William Desmond - 1998 - Ethical Perspectives 5 (4):305-321.
    The writer of the below thought he would do something clever and out of the way. I tried to dissuade him, but without success. I told him that readers would prefer a more sober scholarly approach. I tried to appeal to his other work and his systematic proclivities. Why not try like Schelling to produce a system of freedom? He looked at me queerly. I was a bit taken aback when he burst out laughing in my face, and blurted out: (...)
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  18. The Greek Praise of Poverty: A Genealogy of Early Cynicism.William Desmond - 2001 - Dissertation, Yale University
    Introduction. Why did Cynicism emerge throughout the Greek world when it did? Survey of relevant literature; criticism of previous suggestions and assumptions. Cynic individualism represents a radical internalization of widespread ideals of individual excellence. Cynic asceticism is a paradoxical response to the perceived problems of wealth and poverty in the fourth century B.C.E.: to escape poverty one must embrace it. Outline of chapters. ;Chapter one: Praise of poverty and work. Popular attitudes to work and wealth precede the Cynic praise of (...)
     
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    Collingwood, Imagination and Epistemology.William Desmond - 1975 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 24:82-103.
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    Doing Justice and the Practice of Philosophy.William Desmond - 2005 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 79:41-59.
    There is a sense of doing justice prior to the juxtaposition of theory and practice, accounting for an ontological vulnerability prior to both social power andsocial vulnerability. Justice in the sense of “being true” involves fidelity to truth that we neither possess nor construct, preceding all efforts to enact justice. The charge to be just precedes any just act. There is a “patience of being,” or a receiving of being before acting, which we must then actively take up. All this (...)
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    Being and Dialectic: Metaphysics as a Cultural Presence.William Desmond & Joseph Grange (eds.) - 2000 - State University of New York Press.
    Diverse voices explore the possibility of doing metaphysics in light of contemporary critiques.
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    Hegel and His Critics: Philosophy in the Aftermath of Hegel.William Desmond (ed.) - 1988 - State University of New York Press.
    Many of the essays are followed by commentaries presenting alternative analyses. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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    Philosophy and its Others: Ways of Being and Mind.William Desmond - 1990 - State University of New York Press.
    He develops a position between the Hegelian extreme which reduces the plurality of others to a dialectical totality and the Wittgensteinian and deconstructive options that celebrate plurality, but without a proper sense of the connectedness ...
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    Enemies.William Desmond - 2001 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 63 (1):127 - 151.
    Much has been written on love and friendship, but not a lot on the nature of an enemy, in a manner analogous to the nature of love itself. To understand something about what it means to be an enemy is not at all self-evident. And if we do not know what an enemy is, do we really know what a friend or a lover is? An understanding of what it means to be an enemy might offer us something like the (...)
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    Hegel and the Problem of Religious Representation.William Desmond - 1984 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 30:9-22.
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    Doing Justice and the Practice of Philosophy.William Desmond - 2005 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 79:41-59.
    There is a sense of doing justice prior to the juxtaposition of theory and practice, accounting for an ontological vulnerability prior to both social power andsocial vulnerability. Justice in the sense of “being true” involves fidelity to truth that we neither possess nor construct, preceding all efforts to enact justice. The charge to be just precedes any just act. There is a “patience of being,” or a receiving of being before acting, which we must then actively take up. All this (...)
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  27. Hegel, History and philosophical contemporaneity.William Desmond - 1981 - Filosofia Oggi 4 (2):211-226.
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    Being, Determination, and Dialectic: On the Sources of Metaphysical Thinking.William Desmond - 1995 - Review of Metaphysics 48 (4):731 - 769.
    Often we attribute the sources of this contested place to Hume, and in a more qualified way to Kant. By contrast, Hegel is frequently presented as embodying a post-critical resurgence of metaphysics, a recrudescence of what seemed to have been safely stowed in its grave. True, one finds interpretations in which Hegel as metaphysician is subordinated to Hegel the true heir of the Kantian project. Nevertheless, Hegel's continuity with the prior tradition is so massively evident, and not least in his (...)
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    Dream Monologues and Autonomy.William Desmond - 1998 - Ethical Perspectives 5 (4):305-321.
    The writer of the below thought he would do something clever and out of the way. I tried to dissuade him, but without success. I told him that readers would prefer a more sober scholarly approach. I tried to appeal to his other work and his systematic proclivities. Why not try like Schelling to produce a system of freedom? He looked at me queerly. I was a bit taken aback when he burst out laughing in my face, and blurted out: (...)
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    Hegel and the Problem of Religious Representation.William Desmond - 1984 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 30:9-22.
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  31. Educating for Democracy: Paideia in an Age of Uncertainty.Mona Abousenna, Alexander Ageev, Alexander Chumakov, William Desmond, Ovadia Ezra, Eduard Girusov, Charles L. Glenn, Bradley Googins, Sidney Griffith, Elmer Hankiss, Vittorio Hosle, Elena Karpuhina, Steven Katz, Nur Kirabiev, Vladislav Lektorsky, Igor Lukes, Alexei Malashenko, Katherine Marshall, Alan Olson, James Post, Sheila Puffer, Kurt Salamun, John Silbur, David Steiner, Viachaslav Stepin, Bassam Tibi, Elena Trubina, Irina Tuuli, Mourad Wahba & Gregory Walters (eds.) - 2004 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The central conflicts of the world today are closely related to cultural, traditional, and religious differences between nations. As we move to a globalized world, these differences often become magnified, entrenched, and the cause of bloody conflict. Growing out of a conference of distinguished scholars from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, this volume is a singular contribution to mutual understanding and cooperative efforts on behalf of peace. The term paideia, drawn from Greek philosophy, has to do with (...)
     
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  32. Educating for Democracy: Paideia in an Age of Uncertainty.Mona Abousenna, Alexander Ageev, Alexander Chumakov, William Desmond, Dr Ovadia Ezra, Eduard Girusov, Charles L. Glenn, Bradley Googins, Sidney Griffith, Elmer Hankiss, Vittorio Hosle, Elena Karpuhina, Steven Katz, Nur Kirabiev, Vladislav Lektorsky, Igor Lukes, Alexei Malashenko, Katherine Marshall, Alan Olson, James Post, Sheila Puffer, Kurt Salamun, John Silbur, David Steiner, Viachaslav Stepin, Bassam Tibi, Elena Trubina, Irina Tuuli, Mourad Wahba & Gregory Walters (eds.) - 2004 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The central conflicts of the world today are closely related to cultural, traditional, and religious differences between nations. As we move to a globalized world, these differences often become magnified, entrenched, and the cause of bloody conflict. Growing out of a conference of distinguished scholars from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, this volume is a singular contribution to mutual understanding and cooperative efforts on behalf of peace. The term paideia, drawn from Greek philosophy, has to do with (...)
     
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    Art as "Aesthetic" and as "Religious" in Hegel's Philosophy of Absolute Spirit.William Desmond - 1987 - Proceedings of the Hegel Society of America 8:170-196.
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    Art and Logic in Hegel’s Philosophy. [REVIEW]William Desmond - 1981 - The Owl of Minerva 12 (4):7-9.
    A fate similar to Kant’s sometimes befalls Hegel: the importance of their meditation on art is not always given its full due. In Kant’s case the Critique of Judgement becomes an elaborate afterthought, filling some of the gaps left by the Critique of Pure Reason and the Critique of Practical Reason. Particularly with English-speaking commentators, Kant is read from the First Critique forwards, never also from the Third Critique backwards. Hegel, we add, did not lend himself to such a unilinear (...)
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    Aesthetics and Subjectivity: From Kant to Nietzsche. [REVIEW]William Desmond - 1992 - International Studies in Philosophy 24 (2):125-126.
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    Art and the Impossible Burden of Transcendence: The End of Art and the Task of Metaphysics.William Desmond - 2000 - Hegel-Jahrbuch 2 (1):75-91.
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    Art and the Absolute Revisited.William Desmond - 2000 - Proceedings of the Hegel Society of America 14:1-12.
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  38. Art and the Absolute.William Desmond - 1988 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 2 (1):57-62.
     
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    Absolute Knowledge.William Desmond - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (1):170-171.
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    Absolute Knowledge: Hegel and the Problem of Metaphysics. [REVIEW]William Desmond - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (1):170-172.
    This is one of the best books on Hegel recently to have appeared in the English-speaking philosophical world. Its virtues include a commitment to intelligible argumentation and lucid exposition. In addition, it gets to the heart of some of the fundamental issues in Hegel's systematic thought. Overall, the book is written with exceptional clarity. This is especially to be noted, since treatments which focus predominantly on Hegel's logic frequently end up leaving the obscure more obscure. Moreover, White's aim is not (...)
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    Art, Philosophy and Concreteness in Hegel.William Desmond - 1985 - The Owl of Minerva 16 (2):131-146.
    It is a philosophical commonplace to juxtapose logic and imagination, reason and sensibility, the concept and intuition, philosophy itself and art. Frequently these pairs are thought of as opposites, one mediated through abstract reflection, the other a more intimate participant in the given of concrete existence. Philosophy does not always come off uncriticized in this opposition. Its reflective, analytical impulse is often thought to abstract us, remove us from the concretely real. Art, by contrast, it is said, serves to keep (...)
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    Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment: A Discussion with Charles L. Griswold.William Desmond - 2000 - Ethical Perspectives 7 (1):52-72.
    William Desmond: It is a pleasure to welcome Professor Charles Griswold today. I thank him for his willingness to present us with an overview of his new book Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment , and to participate in a discussion. Professor Griswold is professor of philosophy at Boston University, where he is also the chair of the philosophy department. His new work on Adam Smith might seem like something of a departure from the concerns of many of his (...)
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    Autonomia Turannos.William Desmond - 1998 - Ethical Perspectives 5 (4):233-253.
    In modernity generally substantive conceptions of the good have been pervasively criticized, and not least in our own time. All values seem open to critique or question. Indeed, the claim is that they must be open to such critique if they are to pass muster — especially if we claim to live in an accountable, transparent, and democratic manner. Nevertheless, there seems to be one value that is accepted as basic in a widespread way. This is the value of freedom. (...)
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    A Theory of History.William Desmond - 1982 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 29:326-328.
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    A Theory of History. [REVIEW]William Desmond - 1982 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 29:326-328.
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  46. A Theory of History.William Desmond - 1982 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 29:326-328.
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  47. Being Between: Conditions of Irish Thought.William Desmond - 2008 - Centre for Irish Studies.
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    Beyond Conflict and Reduction: Between Philosophy, Science, and Religion.William Desmond, John Steffen & Koen Decoster (eds.) - 2001 - Leuven University Press.
    INTRODUCTION Much attention has been devoted to the different tensions and conflicts between science and religion in the modern age. ...
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  49. Beyond Conflict and Reduction. Between Philosophy, Science and Religion.William Desmond, John Steffen & Koen Decoster - 2002 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 64 (4):804-805.
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    Between Finitude and Infinity: Hegelian Reason and the Pascalian Heart.William Desmond - 1995 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 9 (2):83 - 110.
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