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Smith, Michael Bradley 1940-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 18 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: B2430.L483, 194
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Bradley Smith
Machiavelli in the making by Claude Lefort( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Machiavelli in the Making, the influential French scholar and public intellectual Claude Lefort introduces a wholly novel interpretation of Niccoló Machiavelli's oeuvre, revealing in the Florentine's thought a thoroughly modern concept of the political with implications for "our experience of politics here and now." Lefort extricates Machiavelli's thought from the dominant interpretations of Machiavelli as the founder of "objective" political science, which, having liberated itself from the religious and moralizing tendencies of medieval political reflection, attempts to arrive at a realistic discourse on the operations of raw power. Lefort ultimately finds that Machiavelli's discourse opens the "place of the political," which had previously been occupied by theology and morality. An essential contribution to the ongoing reassessment of Machiavelli's significance, Machiavelli in the Making also stands as a crucial text for the understanding of Lefort's later writings on democracy and totallitarianism
Merleau-Ponty's philosophy of expression by Michael B Smith( )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texts and dialogues by Maurice Merleau-Ponty( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alterity and transcendence by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text brings together 12 essays which explore two of the core concepts which structure Levinas' philosophy
The mystic fable by Michel de Certeau( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entre nous : thinking-of-the-other by Emmanuel Lévinas( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dis-enclosure : the deconstruction of Christianity by Jean-Luc Nancy( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This book is ... [an] investigation into what is left of a monotheistic religious spirit--notably, a minimalist faith that is neither confessional nor credulous. Articulating this faith as works and as an objectless hope, Nancy deconstructs Christianity in search of the historical and reflective conditions that provided its initial energy. Working through Blanchot and Nietzsche, re-reading Heidegger and Derrida, Nancy turns to the Epistle of Saint James rather than those of Saint Paul, discerning in it the primitive essence of Christianity as hope. The 'religion that provided the exit from religion, ' as he terms Christianity, consists in the proclamation of an end. It is the proclamation that counts, however, rather than any finality. In this proclamation there is proximity to others and to what was once called parousia. But parousia is no longer presence; it is no longer the return of the Messiah. Rather it is what is near us and does not cease to open and to close, a presence deferred yet imminent. In a demystified age where we are left with a vision of a self-enclosed world--in which humans are no longer mortals facing an immortal being, but entities whose lives are accompanied by the time of their own decline--parousia stands as a question. Can we venture the risk of a decentered perspective, such that the meaning of the world can be found inside and outside, whithin and without our so-immanent world? The deconstruction of Christianity that Nancy proposes is neither a game nor a strategy. it is an invitation to imagine a strange faith that enacts the inadequation of life to itself. Our lives overflow the self-contained boundaries of their biological and sociological interpretations. Out of this excess wells up a fragile, overlooked meaning that is beyond both confessionalism and humanism"--Page 4 of cover
The Merleau-Ponty aesthetics reader : philosophy and painting by Maurice Merleau-Ponty( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Judeities : questions for Jacques Derrida( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Invited to answer questions about his relationship to Judaism, Jacques Derrida spoke through Franz Kafka:?As for myself, I could imagine another Abraham.?From the experience of a summons that surprises us and prompts the query?Who, me?? Derrida explores the movement between growing up Jewish,?becoming Jewish,? and?Jewish being? or existence. His essay?The Other Abraham? appears here in English for the first time. We no longer confront?Judaism? but?judeity,? multiple Judaisms and Jewishnesses, manifold ways of being and writing as a Jew?in Derrida?s case, as a French-speaking Algerian de
 
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Entre nous : thinking-of-the-other
Alternative Names
Smith, Michael B. 1940-

Smith, Michael B. 1965-

Smith, Michael B. Jr

Smith, Michael Bradley

Smith, Michael Bradley 1940-

Languages
English (12)

Covers
The mystic fableEntre nous : thinking-of-the-otherThe Merleau-Ponty aesthetics reader : philosophy and paintingJudeities : questions for Jacques Derrida