Archive for the Enlightenment category

Witold Gombrowicz: Philosophy in 6 1/4 hours (2)

Witold Gombrowicz, A Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes; translated by Benjamin Ivry. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. 109, [1] pp. [8] Existentialism [Heidegger, Husserl, Sartre] (4 May 1969) [9] Existentialism [Kierkegaard, Descartes, Sartre] (5 May 1969) [10] Freedom in Sartre (6 May 1969) [11] The View of Others [Sartre] (7 […]

Witold Gombrowicz: Philosophy in 6 1/4 hours (1)

Witold Gombrowicz, A Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes; translated by Benjamin Ivry. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. 109, [1] pp. Lessons/Sections: [1] First Lesson: Kant 1724-1804 [+ Descartes] (27 April 1969) [2] Second Lesson: Kant: The Categories (28 April 1969) [3] Third Lesson: Kant (30 April 1969) [4] Fourth Lesson: […]

Philosophical languages, Romantic historicism, Hegel, Marx

Edited from original of 08 July 2006: Cook, Daniel J. “Marx’s Critique Of Philosophical Language,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 42 (June 1982): 530-554. ABSTRACT: Though Marx never systematically developed a theory of language, he often commented in his pre-1848 writings on the role of language in traditional philosophies and ideologies. In this paper, I examine […]

Spinoza’s Semantics

Jongeneelen, Gerrit H. “Semantic Change and the Semantics of Spinozism,” Lexicon Philosophicum 11 (2001): 111-128. This article explores Spinoza’s philosophy of language, puts it into the context of the linguistic thought of his time as well as Dutch linguistic usage, and raises the question of Spinoza’s relation to semantic revolution. In addition, this article is […]

March – mid-June 2008 reading review (1): books

I have not published a reading review since June 2007. Instead of beginning with July, I’ll work my way backward. At the moment there is too much non-book material to document readily, so this is an effort at compiling a list of books I’ve read part or all of since the beginning of March. I […]

Stephen Eric Bronner (3): Bronner vs. Goldner on science & the Enlightenment

The debate: Bronner, Stephen Eric. "The Great Divide: The Enlightenment and its Critics," New Politics, vol. 5, no. 3 (new series), whole no. 19, Summer 1995, pp. 65-86. Goldner, Loren. "A Reply to Stephen Eric Bronner: Renaissance or Enlightenment," New Politics, vol. 6, no. 1 (new series), whole no. 21, Summer 1996, pp. 137-145. Bronner, […]

Stephen Eric Bronner (2): Rosa Luxemburg’s Legacy

In July 2007 I read the following interventions in a debate published in the journal New Politics (new series). First, Bronner: “The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg,” Vol. VIII, No. 3 (New Series), Summer 2001, Whole No. 31, pp. 162-167. “A Reply to David Camfield and Alan Johnson,” Vol. VIII, No. 4 (New Series), Winter 2002, […]

Stephen Eric Bronner: Critical Theory, Enlightenment, radical politics (1)

Stephen Eric Bronner is not content to regurgitate the critical theory of its European originators of an earlier era, and he is not averse to criticizing their lapses. None of his books are to be missed, but for critical theory I suggest Of Critical Theory and Theorists above all. In October 2006 I read the […]