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Sarah Horton
Boston College (PhD)
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    Riddles of the Body: Derrida and Hegel on Corporeality and Signs.Sarah Horton - forthcoming - Continental Philosophy Review:1-18.
    Proper attention to the theme of corporeality is crucial for understanding Derrida’s analysis of Hegel in “The Pit and the Pyramid.” This article argues that Derrida’s essay compels us to face the impossibility of giving a wholly coherent account of embodiment. The Aufhebung supposedly unites the exteriority of the corporeal with interiority in a higher unity that cancels and preserves them both; Hegel’s own text reveals, however, that meaning is primordially absent from the body that was thought to incarnate it. (...)
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    The Look as a Call to Freedom: On the Possibility of Sartrean Grace.Sarah Horton - 2022 - Sartre Studies International 28 (2):77-97.
    While the traditional understanding of the look views it in terms of shame and oppression, I read Sartre’s Notebooks for an Ethics with Beauvoir’s Ethics of Ambiguity to argue that the look always gives me the world and inaugurates my freedom. Even the oppressor’s look reveals that I am free and that my existence is conditioned by the existence of other free beings. Because the look gives me the world as the arena within which I act freely, it is a (...)
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  3. When the Face Becomes a Carrier: Biopower, Levinas’s Ethics, and Contagion.Sarah Horton - 2021 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 77 (2-3):715-732.
    In the midst of a pandemic, what does it mean to see the Other as Other and not as a carrier of the virus? I argue that in seeking a Levinasian response to the pandemic, we must be mindful of the implications of the mechanisms of surveillance and control that, presented as ways to protect the Other, operate by controlling the Other and rendering our relation to the Other increasingly impersonal. Subjected to these mechanisms, the Other becomes a dangerous entity (...)
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  4. The Just as an Absent Ground in Plato's Cratylus.Sarah Horton - 2021 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 25 (2):281-292.
    Through a study of nature and paternal power, this paper sheds light on the neglected theme of the relation between language and justice in Plato’s Cratylus. The dialogue inquires after the correctness of names, and it turns out that no lineage leads us back to a natural ground of names. Every lineage breaks; nature is always disrupted by the monstrous. It does not follow, however, that names are mere conventions without significance: on the contrary, naming is best understood as a (...)
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    Review of Johan de Jong: The Movement of Showing: Indirect Method, Critique, and Responsibility in Derrida, Hegel, and Heidegger. [REVIEW]Sarah Horton - 2021 - Phenomenological Reviews 2021.
    Review of Johan de Jong, The Movement of Showing: Indirect Method, Critique, and Responsibility in Derrida, Hegel, and Heidegger (New York: SUNY, 2020).
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  6. The Hermeneutics of Givenness by Jean-Luc Marion.Sarah Horton - 2020 - In Jean-Luc Marion and Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer (ed.), The Enigma of Divine Revelation: Between Phenomenology and Comparative Theology. New York, NY, USA: pp. 17–47.
    Translation (French to English) of Jean-Luc Marion's "La donation en son herméneutique," originally published (in French) as chapter II of Reprise du donné (Paris: PUF, 2016).
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  7. Illegible Salvation: The Authority of Language in The Concept of Anxiety.Sarah Horton - 2018 - In Joseph Westfall (ed.), Authorship and Authority in Kierkegaard’s Writings. London, UK: pp. 121-137.
    This essay examines the analysis of language in The Concept of Anxiety and argues that language ultimately reveals itself as both dangerous and salvific. The pseudonymous author, Vigilius Haufniensis, is suspicious of language, for it divides the individual from herself and thereby makes possible the self-forgetfulness of objective chatter. Indeed, this warning (which commenters have tended to follow uncritically) is a legitimate one – yet it fails to grasp that by rendering the self other than itself, language constitutes the self. (...)
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  8. New Preface, Opening, and Afterword to Saint Bonaventure and the Entrance of God Into Theology by Emmanuel Falque.Sarah Horton - 2018 - In Saint Bonaventure and the Entrance of God into Theology by Emmanuel Falque. Allegany, NY 14706, USA: pp. xix-xxiii, xxv-xli, 219-257.
    My contributions to this book are the translations (French to English) of the Preface to the American Edition, "Opening: Confrontation with Étienne Gilson," and "Afterword: Saint Thomas and the Entrance of God into Philosophy.".
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  9. Solidarity and the Absurd in Kamel Daoud's Meursault, Contre-Enquête.Sarah Horton - 2016 - Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 24 (2):286-303.
    This article examines Kamel Daoud’s treatment of solidarity and the absurd in Meursault, contre-enquête and posits that the question of how to live in solidarity with others is central to the novel, although the word ‘solidarity’ never appears in it. After recalling Camus’s discussion of the absurd in Le Mythe de Sisyphe and of solidarity in L’Homme révolté, the article examines the manner in which Haroun, Daoud’s narrator and the brother of the Arab Meursault killed in L’Étranger, reveals his own (...)
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  10. Philosophy and Theology: New Boundaries by Emmanuel Falque.Sarah Horton - 2020 - In Martin Koci and Jason W. Alvis (ed.), Transforming the Theological Turn: Phenomenology with Emmanuel Falque. Lanham, MD 20706, USA: pp. 3–24.
    Translation (French to English) of "Philosophie et théologie : nouvelles frontières" by Emmanuel Falque.
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  11. The Discarnate Madman by Emmanuel Falque.Sarah Horton - 2019 - Journal for Continental Philosophy of Religion 1 (1):90–117.
    Translation (French to English) of Emmanuel Falque's "Le fou désincarné." I also wrote a translator's note, placed at the conclusion of the article. Phenomenology must begin to acknowledge the organic, animal nature of the body instead of focusing only on the pure subjectivity of the flesh. Mediating between Descartes's extended body (a mere object that is entirely distinct from the self) and Husserl's lived body (the flesh that is the self), the spread body is the organic body that I have, (...)
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  12. The Joy of Desire: Understanding Levinas’s Desire of the Other as Gift.Sarah Horton - 2017 - Continental Philosophy Review 51 (2):193-210.
    In this paper, I argue that if we understand Levinas’s Desire of the Other as gift, we can understand it as joyful—that is, as celebratory. After presenting Levinas’s conception of Desire, I consider his claim, found in Otherwise than Being, that the self is a hostage to the Other, and I contend that, paradoxical as it may seem, being a hostage to the Other is actually liberating. Then, drawing on insights Richard Kearney offers in Reimagining the Sacred, I argue for (...)
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    Recognition and Hospitality: Coming Back to Odysseus's Coming Home by Pierre Drouot.Sarah Horton - 2018 - In Chris Doude van Troostwijk & Matthew Clemente (eds.), Richard Kearney's Anatheistic Wager. Bloomington, IN, USA: pp. 189-200.
    Translation (French to English) of Pierre Drouot's "Reconnaissance et hospitalité – Retour sur le retour d’Ulysse.".
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  14. The Authentic Person’s Limited Bad Faith.Sarah Horton - 2017 - Sartre Studies International 23 (2):82-97.
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    The Annunciate by Jean-Luc Nancy.Sarah Horton - 2018 - In Richard Kearney & Matthew Clemente (eds.), The Art of Anatheism. London, UK: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 124-126.
    Translation (French to English) of Jean-Luc Nancy's "L'Annoncée.".
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