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  1. The Challenge of Bergsonism: Phenomenology, Ontology.Leonard Lawlor - forthcoming - Ethics.
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    Derrida and Husserl: The Basic Problem of Phenomenology.Leonard Lawlor - 2002 - Indiana University Press.
    Lawlor’s investigations of the work of Jean Cavaillès, Tran-Duc-Thao, and Jean Hyppolite, as well as recent texts by Derrida, reveal the depth of Derrida’s relationship to Husserl’s phenomenology.
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  3. Thinking Through French Philosophy: The Being of the Question.Leonard Lawlor - 2003 - Indiana University Press.
    "... no other book undertakes to relate all these French philosophers to each other the way that [Lawlor] does, brilliantly." —François Raffoul For many, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Gilles Deleuze represent one of the greatest movements in French philosophy. But these philosophers and their works did not materialize without a philosophical heritage. In Thinking through French Philosophy, Leonard Lawlor shows how the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty formed an important current in sustaining the development of structuralism and post-structuralism. Seeking the (...)
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    This is Not Sufficient: An Essay on Animality and Human Nature in Derrida.Leonard Lawlor - 2007 - Cambridge University Press.
    Derrida wrote extensively on "the question of the animal." In particular, he challenged Heidegger's, Husserl's, and other philosophers' work on the subject, questioning their phenomenological criteria for distinguishing humans from animals. Examining a range of Derrida's writings, including his most recent _L'animal que donc je suis_, as well as _Aporias_, _Of Spirit_, _Rams_, and _Rogues_, Leonard Lawlor reconstructs a portrait of Derrida's views on animality and their intimate connection to his thinking on ethics, names and singularity, sovereignty, and the notion (...)
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    The Implications of Immanence: Toward a New Concept of Life.Leonard Lawlor - 2006 - Fordham University Press.
    The Implications of Immanence develops a philosophy of life in opposition to the notion of “bio-power,” which reduces the human to the question of power over what Giorgio Agamben terms “bare life,” mere biological existence. Breaking with all biologism or vitalism, Lawlor attends to the dispersion of death at the heart of life, in the “minuscule hiatus” that divides the living present, separating lived experience from the living body and, crucially for phenomenology, inserting a blind spot into a visual field.Lawlor (...)
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  6. The End of Phenomenology: Expressionism in Deleuze and Merleau-Ponty. [REVIEW]Leonard Lawlor - 1998 - Continental Philosophy Review 31 (1):15-34.
    In this paper I examine how well Merleau-Ponty's philosophy can respond to Deleuze's challenge to phenomenology. The Deleuzian challenge is double, that of immanence and that of difference; in other words, the double challenge is what Deleuze calls the paradox of expression. I bring together, in particular, Deleuze's 1969 The Logic of Sense and Merleau-Ponty's 1945 the Phenomenology of Perception, and am able to discover a lot of similarities mainly centered around the notion of a past that has never been (...)
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    The Merleau-Ponty Reader.Leonard Lawlor & Ted Toadvine (eds.) - 2007 - Northwestern University Press.
    The first reader to offer a comprehensive view of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s work, this selection collects in one volume the foundational essays necessary for understanding the core of this critical twentieth-century philosopher’s thought. Arranged chronologically, the essays are grouped in three sections corresponding to the major periods of Merleau-Ponty’s work: First, the years prior to his appointment to the Sorbonne in 1949, the early, existentialist period during which he wrote important works on the phenomenology of perception and the primacy of perception; (...)
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    This Is Not Sufficient.Leonard Lawlor - 2007 - Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy/Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale 11 (1):79-100.
    Derrida wrote extensively on "the question of the animal." In particular, he challenged Heidegger's, Husserl's, and other philosophers' work on the subject, questioning their phenomenological criteria for distinguishing humans from animals. Examining a range of Derrida's writings, including his most recent _L'animal que donc je suis_, as well as _Aporias_, _Of Spirit_, _Rams_, and _Rogues_, Leonard Lawlor reconstructs a portrait of Derrida's views on animality and their intimate connection to his thinking on ethics, names and singularity, sovereignty, and the notion (...)
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  9. Logic and Existence.Jean Hyppolite, Leonard Lawlor & Amit Sen - 1998 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 60 (2):415-415.
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    Early Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy.Leonard Lawlor - 2011 - Indiana University Press.
    Lawlor discusses major theoretical trends in the work of these philosophers -- immanence, difference, multiplicity, and the overcoming of metaphysics.
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    Jacques Derrida.Leonard Lawlor - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Becoming and Auto-Affection: Part 2: Who Are We?Leonard Lawlor - 2009 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 30 (2):219-237.
  13. The Value of Flesh: Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy and the Modernism/Postmodernism Debate.Fred Evans & Leonard Lawlor - 2000 - In Fred Evans & Leonard Lawlor (eds.), Chiasms: Merleau-Ponty's Notion of Flesh. State University of New York Press. pp. 1--22.
     
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    Vulnerability and Violence: On the Poverty of the Remainder.Leonard Lawlor - 2018 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 49 (3):217-228.
    This article tries to show the irreducible connection between vulnerability and violence. This connection leads us back to the ethical level of experience. If vulnerability makes violence irreducible, then at least two reactions to violence are possible. On the one hand, a reaction is possible in which one attempts to negate vulnerability in order to close down the very thing within us that allows violence to enter. This negative reaction is actually the worst violence. On the other hand, a reaction (...)
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  15. Verflechtung: The Triple Significance of Merleau-Ponty’s Course Notes on Husserl’s 'The Origin of Geometry'.Leonard Lawlor - 2002 - In Maurice Merleau-ponty: Husserl at the limits of phenomenology. Northwestern University Press.
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    Following the Rats: Becoming-Animal in Deleuze and Guattari.Leonard Lawlor - 2008 - Substance 37 (3):169-187.
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    The Wake of Imagination: Toward a Postmodern Culture.Leonard Lawlor - 1990 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 48 (2):179-181.
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  18. .Fred Evans & Leonard Lawlor (eds.) - 2000 - State University of New York Press.
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    5 Phenomenology and Metaphysics, and Chaos: On the Fragility of the Event in Deleuze.Leonard Lawlor - 2012 - In Daniel W. Smith & Henry Somers-Hall (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Deleuze. Cambridge University Press. pp. 103.
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  20. The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon.Leonard Lawlor & John Nale (eds.) - 2014 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon is a reference tool that provides clear and incisive definitions and descriptions of all of Foucault's major terms and influences, including history, knowledge, language, philosophy and power. It also includes entries on philosophers about whom Foucault wrote and who influenced Foucault's thinking, such as Deleuze, Heidegger, Nietzsche and Canguilhem. The entries are written by scholars of Foucault from a variety of disciplines such as philosophy, gender studies, political science and history. Together, they shed light on concepts (...)
     
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    Philosophical Debates About Derrida and the Death Penalty: State of the Question.Leonard Lawlor - forthcoming - Wiley: The Southern Journal of Philosophy.
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    This Is Not Sufficient: The Question of Animals in Derrida.Leonard Lawlor - 2007 - Symposium 11 (1):79-100.
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    Henri Bergson.Leonard Lawlor - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Imagination and Chance: The Difference Between the Thought of Ricoeur and Derrida.Leonard Lawlor - 1993 - State University of New York Press.
    Imagination and Chance illuminates the different philosophical projects that animate Ricoeur’s hermeneutics and Derrida’s deconstruction. Basic concepts in Ricouer such as discourse, metaphor and symbol, and tradition are examined, and texts by Derrida including “White Mythology,” Introduction to Husserl’s The Origin of Geometry, and “The Double Session” are analyzed. The book also includes a previously untranslated round table discussion between Ricoeur and Derrida.
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  25. Husserl at the Limits of Phenomenology Including Texts by Edmund Husserl.Leonard Lawlor & Bettina Bergo (eds.) - 2002
  26. The Beginnings of Thought : The Fundamental Experience in Derrida and Deleuze.Leonard Lawlor - 2003 - In Paul Patton & John Protevi (eds.), Between Deleuze and Derrida. Continuum.
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    The End of Ontology: Interrogation in Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze.Leonard Lawlor - 1999 - Chiasmi International 1:233-251.
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    Philosophical Debates About Derrida and the Death Penalty: State of the Question.Leonard Lawlor - 2021 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 59 (4):477-494.
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    Eschatology and Positivism: The Critique of Phenomenology in Derrida and Foucault.Leonard Lawlor - 2004 - Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française 14 (1):22-42.
  30. Essence and Language. The Rupture in Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy.Leonard Lawlor - 2003 - Studia Phaenomenologica 3 (3-4):155-162.
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    L’héritage de L’origine de la géométrie: les limites de la phénoménologie chez Merleau-Ponty et Derrida.Leonard Lawlor - 2000 - Chiasmi International 2:337-348.
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    Essence and Language: The Rupture in Merleau-Ponty’s Philosophy.Leonard Lawlor - 2003 - Studia Phaenomenologica 3 (3/4):155-162.
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  33. Institution and Passivity: Course Notes From the College de France.Leonard Lawlor & Heath Massey (eds.) - 2010 - Northwestern University Press.
    Institution and Passivity is based on course notes for classes taught at the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris. Philosophically, this collection connects the issue of passive constitution of meaning with the dimension of history, furthering discussions and completing arguments started in The Visible and the Invisible and Signs. Leonard Lawlor and Heath Massey’s translation makes available to an English-speaking readership a critical transitional text in the history of phenomenology.
     
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    The Ontology of Memory: Bergson’s Reversal of Platonism.Leonard Lawlor - 2003 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 8 (1):69-102.
    This essay attempts to reflect on Bergson’s contribution to the reversal of Platonism. Heidegger, of course, had set the standard for reversing Platonism. Thus the question posed in this essay, following Heidegger, is: does Bergson manage not only to reverse Platonism but also to twist free of it. The answer presented here is that Bergson does twist free, which explains Deleuze’s persistent appropriations of Bergsonian thought. Memory in Bergson turns out to be not a memory of an idea, or even (...)
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    The Gift of Time: The Question of the Death Penalty in Derrida.Leonard Lawlor - forthcoming - Southern Journal of Philosophy.
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    Recenterings of Continental Philosophy.Cynthia Willett & Leonard Lawlor - 2010 - Philosophy Today 54 (Supplement):3-4.
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    Auto-Affection and Becoming : Who Are We?Leonard Lawlor - 2009 - Environmental Philosophy 6 (1):1-19.
    This essay pursues a double strategy to transform our human collective relation to animal life. On the one hand, and this strategy is due to Derrida’s thought, it attempts to criticize the belief that humans have a kind of subjectivity that is substantially different from that of animals, the belief that humans have in their self-relation a relation of pure self-presence. On the other hand, the essay attempts to enlarge the idea of auto-affection to include the voices and looks of (...)
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    Being Inclined: Félix Ravaisson’s Philosophy of Habit by Mark Sinclair.Leonard Lawlor - 2021 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 59 (1):157-158.
    Being Inclined is erudite, clearly written, and well-argued. It is rich in the history of philosophy and in philosophical ideas. It is not an exaggeration when Sinclair says that “philosophy advances, and can only advance, by means of a living dialogue with the past”. This short review cannot do the book justice.Being Inclined is divided into six chapters. From a historical viewpoint, chapters 1 and 2 are revelatory for the Anglophone reader of the last two hundred years of French philosophy. (...)
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    A Little Daylight: A Reading of Derrida's ?White Mythology? [REVIEW]Leonard Lawlor - 1991 - Man and World 24 (3):285-300.
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    Navigating a Passage: Deconstruction as Phenomenology. [REVIEW]Leonard Lawlor - 1993 - Diacritics 23 (2):2.
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    The Friend of the Future: A Note on Merleau-Ponty’s “Brouillion D’Une Rédaction”.Leonard Lawlor - 2009 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 30 (1):79-86.
  42. A New Possibility of Life: The Experience of Powerlessness as a Solution to the Problem of the Worst.Leonard Lawlor - 2008 - Studia Philosophica 1.
    This essay is part of an attempt to determine a new mode of existence, an ethics, for humans. It consists in reversing the idea of the worst, which is unconditional “impassage”: “don’t let anyone in; don’t let anyone out!” As a reversal, the new mode of existence turns us into friends of passage, a people who love the world so much that they will let everyone without exception enter and let everyone without exception exit. They say, “Let’s tear down all (...)
     
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  43. Asceticism and Sexuality : "Cheating Nature" in Bergson's The Two Sources of Morality and Religion.Leonard Lawlor - 2012 - In Alexandre Lefebvre & Melanie Allison White (eds.), Bergson, Politics, and Religion. Duke University Press.
     
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    Presentazione.Mauro Carbone & Leonard Lawlor - 2001 - Chiasmi International 3:11-11.
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    Phenomenology and Metaphysics: Deconstruction in La Voix Et le Phénomène.Leonard Lawlor - 1996 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 27 (2):116-136.
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    “Benign Sexual Variation”: An Essay on the Late Thought of Merleau-Ponty.Leonard Lawlor - 2008 - Chiasmi International 10:47-56.
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    A Note on the Relation Between Étienne Souriau's L'Instauration Philosophique and Deleuze and Guattari's What is Philosophy?Leonard Lawlor - 2011 - Deleuze and Guatarri Studies 5 (3):400-406.
    Hello, I would like to read this paper on Deleuze, Guattari and Souriau. I'll be pleased if you could send it tp me. -/- Regards, -/- Marcio.
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    Bergson Revisited.Leonard Lawlor - 2006 - Symposium 10 (1):35-52.
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    The Sensible Universe Seconded…: Comments on Mauro Carbone’s an Unprecedented Deformation: Proust and the Sensible Ideas: The SUNY Press, Albany, NY, 2010, ISBN: 1438430205, P 122, $23.95. [REVIEW]Leonard Lawlor - 2012 - Continental Philosophy Review 45 (4):569-578.
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    “There Will Never Be Enough Done”: An Essay on the Problem of the Worst in Deleuze and Guattari.Leonard Lawlor - 2010 - Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry 5 (11):1-13.
    The question confronting thought today is: what is a suicide bomber? But this question is a sign of a greater problem: the problem of the worst, which is apocalypse, complete suicide. Deleuze and Guattari and Derrida have given us the philosophical concepts to formulate this problem with more complexity and precision. Deleuze and Guattari have defined our current situation in terms of the post-fascist figure of the war machine, a figure that is worse, more terrifying, than fascism itself. Similarly, Derrida (...)
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