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1 Mirandola, Giovanni Pico Della, On the Dignity of Man (Indianapolis, 1998), 45Google Scholar.

2 Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, Introduction to Philosophy of History, trans. Rauch, L. (Indianapolis, 1988), 57Google Scholar, original emphasis.

3 Nietzsche, Friedrich, The Gay Science, trans. Kaufmann, W. (New York, 1974), 181Google Scholar.

4 Kojève, Alexandre, Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit, ed. Queneau, Raymond, trans. Nichols, James H. (Ithaca, 1980), 20Google Scholar.

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6 Ibid., 313.

7 Derrida, Jacques, “This Strange Institution Called Literature,” in idem, Acts of Literature, ed. Attridge, Derek (New York, 1992), 46Google Scholar, original emphasis.

8 Baring, Edward, “Humanist Pretensions: Catholics, Communists, and Sartre's Struggle for Existentialism in Postwar France,” Modern Intellectual History 7/3 (Oct. 2010), 581609CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

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10 Funkenstein, Amos, “History, Counterhistory and Narrative,” in Perceptions of Jewish History (Berkeley, 1993), 36Google Scholar.