Ben Roth

What Do Ideas Do?

Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conferences, Vol. XXXIII (2014)
Edited by: Agata Lisiak and Natalie Smolenski
Contributions by: Assaf Ashkenazi, Mariya Ivancheva, Agata Lisiak, Matthew Maguire, Kinga Marulewska, Oskar Mulej, Christina Plank, Krisztina Rácz, Volodymyr Sklokin, Natalie Smolenski, and Gregory Winger
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Re-thinking European Politics and History

Junior Visiting Fellows’ Conferences, Vol. XXXII (2012)
Edited by: Agnieszka Pasieka, David Petruccelli, and Ben Roth
Contributions by: Vera Asenova, Tamara Banjeglav, Philip Howe, Yulia Komleva, Olha Martynuk, Agnieszka Pasieka, David Petruccelli, Elizabeth Robinson, and Ben Roth
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Confessions, Excuses, and the Storytelling Self:
Rereading Rousseau with Paul de Man

Recall the details of Rousseau’s self-described worst confession, the incident of Marion and the stolen ribbon (pp. 78-85).  He writes that his “conscience is still weighed down” by the event decades later, that its “bitter knowledge, far from fading, becomes more painful with the years,” and goes so far as to suggest that the need …
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