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    God and the Between.William Desmond - 2008 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    An original work which rethinks the question of God in a constructive spirit, drawing its conclusions by considering ideas received from both philosophy and religion. Makes an important new contribution to the ongoing scholarly debates surrounding the intersection of philosophy and religion Suggests that this junction is not just dictated by religion having to prove its credentials to rational philosophy, but that it is also a matter of philosophy wondering if religion is the ultimate partner in dialogue Includes discussion of (...)
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  2. Hegel’s God: A Counterfeit Double?William Desmond - 2003 - Ashgate Publishing Company.
    William Desmond's misgivings regarding Hegel's take on God leads the reader through Hegel's writings to reveal a path that leads anywhere but to God. The author believes that an idol is no less an idol constructed from thought as constructed from gold.
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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: Political Theory in the American Academy.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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Gift of Beauty and the Passion of Being.William Desmond - 2018 - Maynooth Philosophical Papers 9:21-42.
    This is a reflection on the gift of beauty and the passion of being in light of the fact that today we often meet an ambiguous attitude to beauty. Beauty seems bland and lacks the more visceral thrill of the ugly, indeed the excremental. We crave what disrupts and provokes us. Bland beauty seems to be the death of originality. How then be open at all to beauty as gift? In fact, we often are disturbed paradoxically by beauty: both taken (...)
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  13. 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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    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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    Godsends. On the Surprise of Revelation.William Desmond - 2016 - Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 92 (1):7-28.
    © 2016 by Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses. All rights reserved. I want to reflect on the nature of revelation by means of the idea of the "godsend". While seeming to be ordinary this word carries communication of what is beyond the ordinary. A godsend suggests something like a chink or crack through which something is revealed - a kind of gap, or permeability, a porosity to a light that comes from a source beyond. In that gifted porosity is there an opening (...)
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    Hegel, Dialectic, and Deconstruction.William Desmond - 1985 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 18 (4):244 - 263.
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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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    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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  19. Art and the Absolute.William Desmond - 1988 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 2 (1):57-62.
     
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  20. Desire, Dialectic and Otherness: An Essay on Origins.William Desmond - 1987 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 27 (1):127-128.
     
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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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    Hegel: The Letters.William Desmond - 1986 - The Owl of Minerva 17 (2):204-208.
    The appearance in English of Hegel’s letters is long overdue. We can now thank Clark Butler and Christiane Seiler for the tremendous work of translation they have done in bringing the letters to us. In addition to this immense labor of translation, Butler has also contributed a very helpful introduction to this volume, explaining the general organization of this English edition of the letters and giving us a brief overview of Hegel’s life in relation to them. Butler distinguishes helpfully between (...)
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    Hermeneutics and Hegel’s Aesthetics.William Desmond - 1985 - Irish Philosophical Journal 2 (2):94-104.
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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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    God, the Devil, and the Perfect Pizza: Ten Philosophical Questions. [REVIEW]William Desmond - 1990 - Teaching Philosophy 13 (3):306-308.
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    Response to Stephen Houlgate.William Desmond - 2005 - The Owl of Minerva 36 (2):175-188.
    This is a response to issues raised by Stephen Houlgate in his article “Hegel, Desmond, and the Problem of God’s Transcendence,” dealing with Hegel’s God: A Counterfeit Double? The response focuses especially on the hermeneutical finesse we need in reading Hegel on religion, on the nature of “release” in Hegel, on the need for an agapeic God, and on the differences between Hegel’s speculative philosophy and Desmond’s metaxological approach to the practice of philosophy.
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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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  29. Some Remarks in Response to Professor Wang Shouchang.William Desmond - 1999 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 30 (4):75-80.
    I want to thank Professor Wang for a very interesting and informative paper. It is especially informative to one who is relatively ignorant of the complex history of China's involvement with notions of modernity, and the variety of its contacts with Western influences. On the whole, the paper offers much valuable information about significant historical landmarks, and the diversity of ways that Chinese intellectuals and leaders have responded to them. Overall, four phases or periods are differentiated for comment and elucidation.
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    Flux-Gibberish: For and Against Heraclitus.William Desmond - 2017 - Review of Metaphysics 70 (3).
    The article is a reflection occasioned by an impression of Aristotle’s irritation at the views of the Heracliteans. It offers a reflection that is inspired by, companioned by Heraclitus. It looks at aspects of the approaches of Hegel and Nietzsche as also taking a companioning approach. There is something resistant in Heraclitus’s mode of articulation that makes one diffident in claiming that now at last one is the privileged one to understand him. Heraclitus offers us striking thoughts that strike one (...)
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    Stephen Bungay, "Beauty and Truth: A Study of Hegel's Aesthetics". [REVIEW]William Desmond - 1987 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 25 (2):307.
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    Thinking on the Double: The Equivocities of Dialectic.William Desmond - 1994 - The Owl of Minerva 25 (2):221-234.
    Dialectic has a plurality of meanings which in some respects define the repertoire of possible ways of thinking offered to us by the philosophical tradition. These meanings range from dialectic’s identification with specious reasoning to a method for dissolving specious reasoning. They include its all but identification with logic, as in the Middle Ages, Kant’s view of dialectic in relation to the critique of illusion, when reason strays into contradiction in treating of transcendental objects. They include the Hegelian notion of (...)
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    Response to Peter Hodgson.William Desmond - 2005 - The Owl of Minerva 36 (2):189-200.
    This is a response to issues raised by Peter Hodgson in his article “Hegel’s God: Counterfeit or Real?” dealing with Hegel’s God: A Counterfeit Double? The response focuses especially on Hodgson’s identification of Desmond’s view with that of Kierkegaard, on the question of whether Hegel is an agapeic thinker, and on the issue of the contemporary relevance of Hegel for theological reflection.
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    The Theater of the Metaxu: Staging the Between. [REVIEW]William Desmond - 2011 - Topoi 30 (2):113-124.
    Human life is defined between diverse extremes: birth and death, nothing and infinity. Theater tries to stage something of this between-being and bring it out of its recess in everyday life. What can be called a metaxological philosophy can illuminate this between-condition. “ Metaxu ” is the Greek word for “between,” while “ logos ” can mean an accounting, or reasoning, or wording. A metaxological philosophy of the theatre would look on it as staging the between . Can we say (...)
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    Being Between: Conditions of Irish Thought.William Desmond - 2008 - Centre for Irish Studies.
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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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    Response to Professor Taft.William Desmond - 1987 - The Owl of Minerva 18 (2):163-165.
    Richard Taft’s discussion focuses on the undoubted fact that a shift occurs in Hegel’s attitude to art. This shift served to put increasing distance between him and the approaches of Schelling and Hölderlin to the issue. Hegel became the defender of the supremacy of philosophy against any Romantic effort to assert art’s superiority, also against the traditional theological subordination of philosophy to religion. It is clear, and Taft is helpful here, that the younger Hegel was not insistent on the primacy (...)
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  38. 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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    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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  40. A Theory of History.William Desmond - 1982 - Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 29:326-328.
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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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  42. 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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  43. Consecrated Thought.William Desmond - 2005 - Journal of Philosophy and Scripture 2 (2).
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  44. Despoiling the Egyptians Gently : Merold Westphal and Hegel.William Desmond - 2009 - In B. Keith Putt (ed.), Gazing Through a Prism Darkly: Reflections on Merold Westphal's Hermeneutical Epistemology. Fordham University Press.
     
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    Godsends: From Default Atheism to the Surprise of Revelation.William Desmond - 2021 - Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press.
    Godsends is William Desmond's newest addition to his masterwork on the borderlines between philosophy and theology. For many years, William Desmond has been patiently constructing a philosophical project-replete with its own terminology, idiom, grammar, dialectic, and its metaxological transformation-in an attempt to reopen certain boundaries: between metaphysics and phenomenology, between philosophy of religion and philosophical theology, between the apocalyptic and the speculative, and between religious passion and systematic reasoning. In Godsends, Desmond's newest addition to his ambitious masterwork, he presents an (...)
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  46. Gently : Merold Westphal and Hegel.William Desmond - 2009 - In B. Keith Putt (ed.), Gazing Through a Prism Darkly: Reflections on Merold Westphal's Hermeneutical Epistemology. Fordham University Press.
     
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  47. Giacomo Rinaldi "A History and Interpretation of the Logic of Hegel".William Desmond - 1993 - Humana Mente:381.
     
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    Hegel's Antiquity.Will D. Desmond - 2020 - Oxford University Press.
    Although Hegel is generally understood as a thinker of modernity, this volume argues that his modernity can only be understood in essential relation to classical antiquity. It explores his readings of the ancient Graeco-Roman world in each of the major areas of his historical thinking in turn, from politics and art to history itself.
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    Hegel's Antiquity.Will D. Desmond - 2020 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    Although Hegel is generally understood as a thinker of modernity, this volume argues that his modernity can only be understood in essential relation to classical antiquity. It explores his readings of the ancient Graeco-Roman world in each of the major areas of his historical thinking in turn, from politics and art to history itself.
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  50. Hegel and his critics. Philosophy in the Aftermath of Hegel.William Desmond - 1994 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 99 (1):135-136.
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