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Watching 9/11: In the Time of the Event


Malpas, J, Watching 9/11: In the Time of the Event, Philosophy Today, 58, (2) pp. 125-139. ISSN 0031-8256 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.5840/philtoday201413111


Taking an image by Thomas Hoepker as its starting point, this essay examines the discontinuities and contradictions that appear around the contemporary rhetoric of the ‘event’ as given particular instantiation in the destruction of the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001. It is argued that the rhetoric at issue here, in spite of its emphasis on the ‘eventful’ character of our time, actually serves to conceal the urgency of our contemporary situation as well as disabling any genuine response to it.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Hermeneutics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:91800
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2014-05-30
Last Modified:2015-04-13

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