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Blake Ewing

became a matter of consciousness, which Kant separates between our “particular and limited private horizon” and the “absolute and universal horizon” that delineates the extent of human knowledge. In epistemology and in phenomenology, too, horizons are

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Sectarianism and Recognition in Iraq

From Consociationalism to Deliberation?

Nicolas Pirsoul

. Conversely, Daesh proved through its actions that the absolute denial of recognition creates an environment where violence is the only form of communication. It therefore appears that a minimum level of recognition represents a first necessary step towards

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From Schmitt to Foucault

Inquiring the Relationship between Exception and Democracy

Sara Raimondi

order. Secondly, the juridical void opens room for a potential absolute violence by the sovereign (1998, 2005). 7 The way in which he even graphically represents this process—by analyzing a “force-of-law” where the last term is marked by a cross

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The Specter of Communism

Denmark, 1848

Bertel Nygaard

political program) in Denmark during the 1840s, communism had a strong presence in the discourse of the social order, including the conservative adherents of absolute monarchy as well as the liberal and democratic currents of the opposition attaining

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Timo Pankakoski and Antto Vihma

supplementary perspectives. Despite Blumenberg’s idiosyncratic focus on what he called “absolute metaphors” and the concomitant philosophical task of mapping the thought elements irreducible to pure conceptual language, he also noted the role of metaphors as

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“Such a Poor Finish”

Illegitimacy, Murder, and War Veterans in England, 1918-1923

Ginger S. Frost

plead postpartum insanity, shame, and poverty more convincingly. The HO insisted that seven years in prison was the absolute least a man should serve for such a crime, if only to act as a deterrent. Pole’s case was an extreme example of violence from ex

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An Intellectual Genealogy of the Revolt against “Esprit de Système”

From the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

Jeffrey D. Burson

learned contemplation of nature is powerless to understand much less yet appropriate the mind and purposes of God. Instead, the divine possesses absolute agency over all created forms. There is thus, as Calvin asserts with cantankerous redundancy

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Appropriations and Contestations of the Islamic Nomenclature in Muslim North India

Elitism, Lexicography, and the Meaning of The Political

Jan-Peter Hartung

which [the power of] the king is not absolute [ muṭlaq al-ʿnān ]. In such a [form of] leadership the ordinary crowds [ ʿāmm raʿāyā ] would be permitted to issue positive laws, and nothing is above these laws; in such a sultanate the flocks would consider

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Cary J. Nederman

splitter “separate[s] the good prince from the bad” in absolute terms that may not be crossed; kings are kings and tyrants are tyrants simpliciter ; (2) the lumper occupies a position directly opposing the splitter, denying the distinction between kings

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Modernity, Ḥadātha, and Modernité in the Works of Abdallah Laroui

Conceptual Translation and the Politics of Historicity

Nils Riecken

configuration as an absolute break. As David Scott has pointed out regarding modern invocations of historical breaks, it is crucial to ask “how this break is configured and what it is understood to consist in.” 70 Chronotopes of modernity and modernism, and