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A. Ihlenfeldt

eine von F. K. Dallwey 1974 für die Stempel AG für den Bleisatz geschnittene Schreibschrift. Present. 1974...

Value Contrasts and Consensus in Present-Day Europe

Painting Europe’s Moral Landscapes


Edited by Wil Arts and Loek Halman

People's fundamental values can be conceived of as conceptions of what is desirable. They influence their selection from available modes, means and ends of action. Because of the societal importance of values they deserve scholarly attention. This volume inquires into the values present-day Europeans cherish by empirically analyzing the data of 2008/2010 wave of the European Values Study and explaining the consensus and contrasts in value orientations found. The contributors to this volume try to capture the diversities and similarities in value orientations between contemporary European countries in a range of life-spheres by unravelling context and composition effects. They are in search of evidence that either country level factors such as institutional arrangements or the composition of the populations of countries in terms of gender, age, socio-economic status, religion etcetera have the greatest impact. By doing so they paint the moral landscapes of Europe today.

Piercing the Present with the Past

Reflections on Massimiliano Tomba’s Marx’s Temporalities

Harry Harootunian

historiography focused on penetrating the phantasmagoric screen of present capitalism, critically represented as the ‘political economy of the dead’, ‘a world of commodities soaked in blood’. 1 Tomba is further concerned with how Marx gradually recognised the need for a different form of history from one that

Karen Anne McCarthy

experience, according to Cathy Caruth, constitutes “a break in the mind’s experience of time.” 3 This article’s primary focus is on the form of Veronica’s narrative, which goes some way to relaying this “break” with time. Her attempt to recount the “event” employs predominantly homodiegetic present-tense or

Andrea Staiti

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/008555510X12626616014583 Research in Phenomenology 40 (2010) 34–54 R e s e a r c h i n P h e n o m e n o l o g y Th e Primacy of the Present: Metaphysical Ballast or Phenomenological Finding? Andrea Staiti Boston College Abstract In


Etienne de Villiers

This essay provides a sketch of the public role churches play in present democratic South Africa. The strong effect the transition to a democratic dispensation has had on the public role of churches and the dominant transformation approach on which the public role of many of them was based in the apartheid era is discussed first. An attempt is then made to determine the opportunity churches have to play a public role in the present South Africa. The opportunity still there to play a constructive public role is, however, not optimally utilised by all churches. Some of the reasons for this are discussed. In conclusion, a number of challenges the South African churches face regarding their public role in present South Africa are indicated.

Peripheral Visions in the Globalizing Present

Space, Mobility, Aesthetics


Edited by Esther Peeren, Hanneke Stuit and Astrid Van Weyenberg

This volume sheds new light on how today’s peripheries are made, lived, imagined and mobilized in a context of rapidly advancing globalization. Focusing on peripheral spaces, mobilities and aesthetics, it presents critical readings of, among others, Indian caste quarters, the Sahara, the South African backyard and European migration, as well as films, novels and artworks about marginalized communities and repressed histories. Together, these readings insist that the peripheral not only needs more visibility in political, economic and cultural terms, but is also invaluable for creating alternative perspectives on the globalizing present. Peripheral Visions combines sociological, cultural, literary and philosophical perspectives on the periphery, and highlights peripheral innovation and futurity to counter the lingering association of the peripheral with stagnation and backwardness.

Emmanuel Renault

in authors as diverse as Engels, Plekhanov, Korsch, Lukács and Marcuse 12 ). The early writings tend to be presented as a journey in the course of which Marx eventually reached his final philosophical position by combining various philosophical influences (primarily Hegel, Feuerbach, French

Rudolf Bernet

A PRESENT FOLDED BACK ON THE PAST (BERGSON) by RUDOLF BERNET University of Leuven A BSTRACT In Matter and Memory , Bergson examines the relationship between perception and mem- ory, the status of consciousness in its relation to the brain, and more generally, a pos- sible conjunction of matter

Kelvin Knight

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156920611X564699 Historical Materialism 19.1 (2011) 145–174 Agency and Ethics, Past and Present Kelvin Knight London Metropolitan University Abstract Chris Wickham’s work appears to be motivated by an