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    • Bend, Engage, Wait, and Watch: Rethinking Political Agency in a World of Flows 

      Phillips, Charles A. (Johns Hopkins University, 2014-09-24)
      We inhabit an era of accelerated pace and a precarity of being that rivals vulnerabilities encountered regularly by the Greek polis. And yet our operative conceptions of political agency have yet to catch up with this ...
    • Hegel's Transcendental Ontology 

      Lebanidze, Giorgi (Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA, 2016-02-16)
      This dissertation presents an account of the basic schema of Hegel’s ontological theory based on a close reading of the key part of his Logic: the Doctrine of the Concept. The careful examination of the internal architectonic ...
    • Humanism at the Limits: Alienation, Difference, Critique 

      Walker, Drew Carraway (Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA, 2013-10-25)
      This dissertation emerges from an analysis of the recent focus on the vulnerability and finitude of human life as an ethical foundation for politics. I argue that this humanist turn reinforces the experience of vulnerability ...
    • Novels and Ideas: Conceptions of Agency in Nineteenth-Century Fiction 

      Fessenbecker, Patrick (Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA, 2014-03-14)
      “Novels and Ideas” examines the representation of moral agency in Victorian fiction. A major strain of criticism portrays the investment in ethics in Victorian fiction as a way to avoid more serious political issues, ...
    • Receptive Autonomy: A Psychoanalytic Ethics of Creative Discontent 

      Glanz, Katherine M.; 0000-0002-1398-2053 (Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA, 2017-02-09)
      In contemporary political theory, the concept of autonomy generally signifies a liberal notion of rational choice and non-dependence. Theorists critical of liberalism often conceive of autonomy as inherently bound to a ...
    • Sex, Politics, and National Identity: The Petit-maître in Eighteenth-Century France 

      Manna, Karen (Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA, 2013-10-23)
      Abstract Sex, Politics, and National Identity: The Petit-Maître in Eighteenth-Century France The petit-maître, a popular social and literary type in eighteenth-century France, emblematizes the negative image of the old ...