Reflevixity & Situatedness
(with side orders of slumming & liberal guilt)
Compiled by Ralph Dumain
Magritte said that one could not provide a valid explanation
of something until one had explained that explanation.
Bernard Noël [in Magritte (New York: Crown, 1977), p. 52]
Writings by Ralph Dumain
On reflexivity & situatedness
On Unreflective Reflexivity (Review: Hilary Lawson, Reflexivity: The Post-Modern Predicament)
Philosophy as Autobiography: Alternatives to Subjectivism
Critique of John McCumber, "Problems and Renewal in American Philosophy" (part of section McCumber Marking Time)
Cultural Criticism and the Social Division of Labor
The German Ideology After 150 Years
Alvin Gouldner: Notes & Commentary
The Routledge Companion to Twentieth-Century Philosophy: contents & commentary
The Positivist Dispute in German Sociology: Notes, Questions & Comments
I: Adorno's Introduction
Letter on Sapir-Whorf discussions at LogFest 89 and other topics
Hegel on the Owl of Minerva
On slumming, liberal tolerance, angst, & narcissistic self-consciousness
Anxious Intellects: From Contradiction to Complacency (book review)
Winchester Catharsis (Review: James J. Winchester, Aesthetics Across the Color Line: Why Nietzsche (Sometimes) Can't Sing the Blues)
Remembering the Past and Forgetting Yourself, Or, Why Oprah Is Not an Abolitionist (Review: Elizabeth McHenry, Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary Societies, Epilogue)
Taoism & the Tao of Bourgeois Philosophy (review of J. J. Clarke, The Tao of the West)
On multiculturalism, particularism, & identity politics
The Traditional Canon vs. Multiculturalism in the Literary Profession: A Sterile Debate
New Year's Resolution: Exploring Philosophical Cultures (December 2003 - January 2004) See sections "27-30 December 2003: Wisdom & the American Philosophical Association," "McCumber Marking Time," "Bogus Ethnophilosophy," "Winchester Catharsis."
The Reactionary Philosophy, Ambiguous Aesthetics, and Revolutionary Politics of Herbert Marcuse (draft). See final sections: "The Future," "Whose Future?".
Outsider Art & Identity Politics: A Dialogue on the Ideology of Politically Correct Art (Ralph & Sally)
Privilege — The Intersectionality Game
Cultural Sophistication and Self-Reference on American Television: Seeds of Hope?
On logic & paradox
Graham Priest, Paraconsistent Logic, and Philosophy, Or, Logic and Reality
Bibliographies & study guides
Biographical and Psychological Dimensions of Philosophy: Selected Bibliography
Cynical Reason Today: A Selected Bibliography
Annotated Bibliography on Language and Thought
Philosophy of Paraconsistency & Associated Logics (Web Guide)
Irony, Humor, & Cynicism Study Guide
Ideology Study Guide
Jorge Luis Borges: Selected Study Materials on the Web
Italo Calvino: A Select Bibliography
Doubt & Skepticism: A Directed Minimal Bibliography & Web Guide
Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking: A Guide
The Paranoia Papers: Theory of the (Un)Natural History of Social Paranoia: Selected Bibliography
Writings & Quotations by Others
On the Dialectics of Metamathematics (Excerpts) by Peter Várdy
What Is Cynical Reason? Peter Sloterdijk Explains
Quotable Quotes from The German Ideology by Marx & Engels
Lenin on Seventy Marxes
"Popes, Kings & Cultural Studies: Placing the commitment to non-disciplinarity in historical context" by Karl Maton
Alvin Gouldner on Intellectuals & the Social Totality
Alvin Gouldner on the New Class & the Culture of Critical Discourse
"Theory and Ideology" by Alvin W. Gouldner
The Dialectic of Ideology and Technology:
The Origins, Grammar, and Future of Ideology by Alvin W. Gouldner
Ideological Discourse as Rationality and False Consciousness (sections 0 - 5.3)
[Basil Bernstein, Elaborated & Restricted Linguistic Codes]
The Positivist Dispute in German Sociology by Theodor W. Adorno et al
Richard Wright Defines The Outsider
Richard Wrights Outsider, Negroes & Flying Saucers
Essays on Other Sites
Anthony Giddens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Reflexivity, Relationism, & Research: Pierre Bourdieu and the Epistemic Conditions of Social Scientific Knowledge" by Karl Maton
Meanwhile, down the Uni Bar ..... by Karl Maton
The Theory of Positive Self-Reference by Anders Bordum, May 2002
Online Reference Works
Reflexivity (social theory) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Entry needs work.
Ethnoepistemology (James Maffie), The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Shameless drivel.
Self-Knowledge (Brie Gertler), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Critical Theory (James Bohman), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Social Epistemology (Alvin Goldman), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Bibliographies on Other Sites
(Behold the Enemy)
Voices: Self Reflexity Bibliography
Reflexivity & Reflection: A Bibliography by Rebecca Moore Howard
Reflexive Social Theory
Balaban, Oded. Subject and Consciousness: A Philosophical Inquiry into Self-Consciousness. Savage, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1990.
Chai, Leon. Romantic Theory: Forms of Reflexivity in the Revolutionary Era. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Conversations About Reflexivity, edited by Margaret S. Archer. Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2010.
Hamilton, Paul. Metaromanticism: Aesthetics, Literature, Theory. Chicago; London: The University of Chicago Press, 2003.
O'Rourke, James. Review, Studies in Romanticism, Winter 2004.
Yager, Colin. Review, Romantic Circles Reviews, 2009.
Modernity: An Introduction to Modern Societies, edited by Stuart Hall et al. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 1995. Note final chapter for splendid exercise in narcissistic reflexivity. To be reviewed by R. Dumain.
Siegle, Robert. The Politics of Reflexivity: Narrative and the Constitutive Poetics of Culture. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.
Simpson, David. Situatedness: Or, Why We Keep Saying Where We're Coming From. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002.
Thomas-Fogiel, Isabelle. The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-Reference in Contemporary Thought, translated by Richard A. Lynch. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.
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