James Joyce, Ulysses, Stephen Dedalus, Aristotle, Sandymount Strand, Dublin, Ireland

Ep. 26 – Ineluctable Modalities

Ineluctable modality of the podcast! A discussion of the first paragraph of “Proteus,” in which Kelly and Dermot try to make sense of Stephen’s untethered inner monologue. We discuss Aristotle’s theory of vision, Bishop George’s Berkeley’s mistrust of sense perception, an interpretation of a famous meme, who Jakob Boehme was and what he meant by “signature of all things.” This episode will leave you with a pleasing sense of superiority over your friends.

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Further Reading:

Anghinetti, P. (1982). Berkeley’s Influence on Joyce. James Joyce Quarterly,19(3), 315-329. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/25476446

Atura, A. & Dionne, L. Proteus – Modernism Lab. Retrieved from https://modernism.coursepress.yale.edu/proteus/

Burgess, A. (1968). ReJoyce. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Flood, A. (2013, Apr 11). Irish bank points to other side of misquoted James Joyce coin. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/apr/11/irish-bank-james-joyce-coin .

Gifford, D., & Seidman, R. J. (1988). Ulysses annotated: Notes for James Joyce’s Ulysses. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Gilbert, S. (1955). James Joyce’s Ulysses: a study. New York: Vintage Books.

Kalederon, M.E. (2011). Aristotle on Transparency. Retrieved from https://www.academia.edu/30310339/Aristotle_on_Transparency

Livorni, E. (1999). “Ineluctable Modality of the Visible”: Diaphane in the “Proteus” Episode. James Joyce Quarterly,36(2), 127-169. Retrieved from https://www.academia.edu/330177/_Ineluctable_Modality_of_the_Visible_Diaphane_In_the_Proteus_Episode

Tarnas, R. (1991). The passion of the Western mind: understanding the ideas that have shaped our world. New York: Ballantine.




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