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Kierkegaard, Literature, and the Arts

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ISBN: 9780810135970 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101376
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Soren Kierkegaard was as much aesthete as philosopher, and his writings are as much literary and music criticism as philosophy. Kierkegaard, Literature, and the Arts contains fourteen essays that focus on the influence and reception of Kierkegaard in literature, the visual arts, and music. The essays in part I focus on Kierkegaard in relationship to literature, his own main medium of expression; part II, to the performing arts, including theater, music, and dance; part III, to visual arts and film; while the essays of part IV are comparative in nature, considering Kierkegaard in juxtaposition with a Romantic poet, a modern composer, and a contemporary musician, singer, and song-writer.

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Perception in Aristotle’s Ethics

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Book Series: Rereading Ancient Philosophy ISBN: 9780810136434 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101381
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Rabinoff strives to account for ethical perception (aisthesis) in Aristotle’s ethics—to give it a place of importance in ethical choice and action—and to offer an account of the faculty of perception expansive enough to include reception of the ethical significance of particulars. The book is motivated by particular features of Aristotle’s thought and by increasing philosophical awareness that the ethical agent is an embodied, situated individual, rather than a disembodied, abstract rational will. Traditionally, the soul has been understood to have a non-rational part characterized by desire and perception and a rational part characterized by thinking, knowledge, and argument. Depending on how the relationship between the sides is conceived, the non-rational is either a bane to be controlled by the rational, or plays an irreducible role in moral action. By establishing and accounting for perception’s place in ethics, Rabinoff shows the importance for ethical life of integrating both.

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21 Legalities and materialities (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Routledge Handbooks ISBN: 9781138956469 9781317353003 9781317352990 9781317352983 9781315665733 Year: Pages: 22 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Law --- Anthropology
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This chapter reflects on what materiality-inflected methodologies1 can bring to&#xD;an anthropology of law, and to legal studies more generally. Its starting point is an&#xD;increasing attention across the social sciences and humanities for objects, and thinking&#xD;beyond the human. These have often, but not only, emerged from science and&#xD;technology studies (STS), to which we pay particular attention. However, approaches&#xD;to materiality have themselves become diversified, and their implications for law can&#xD;similarly be read in multiple ways. At the same time, legal anthropology has helped to&#xD;re-characterise the complexity of law as a field of social activity by paying attention&#xD;to its meanings, for actors within as well as outside its own institutions; to its modes of&#xD;action in practice, again within its explicitly designated spaces as well as its everyday;&#xD;to its unexpected forms, patterns and directions; to its multiplicity and uncertainty.&#xD;Approaches within a broadly defined ‘legal anthropology’ agenda have provided tools&#xD;to move away from grand and removed theorisation of the law, or an exclusive attention&#xD;to its own claims, and towards a subtler understanding of law as a relatively fluid,&#xD;changing and uncertain set of practices. While doing so, legal anthropology has also&#xD;reminded us of the significance of empirical research to identify and theorise the&#xD;complex existences of law, a contribution which echoes some of the implications of&#xD;materiality-oriented theories.

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Transkulturelle Erkundungen

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ISBN: 9783205232704 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103649
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Dieses Werk präsentiert interdisziplinäre und internationale Zugänge zur Transkulturalität aus Philosophie, Politikwissenschaft, Ethnomusikologie, Popularmusikforschung, Gender und Queer-Studies, Musikwissenschaft, Musikpädagogik, Postcolonial Studies, Migrationsforschung und Minderheitenforschung. Es sind die nachhaltigen Ergebnisse einer Ringvorlesung an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien-mdw aus den Jahren 2014-2018, bei der Wissenschaft und Kunst in einen fruchtbaren Dialog traten.

Visual Representations in Science

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Book Series: History and Philosophy of Technoscience ISBN: 9781138089938 Year: Pages: 372 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences
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Visual representations (photographs, diagrams, etc.) play crucial roles in scientific processes. They help, for example, to communicate research results and hypotheses to scientific peers as well as to the lay audience. In genuine research activities they are used as evidence or as surrogates for research objects which are otherwise cognitively inaccessible. Despite their important functional roles in scientific practices, philosophers of science have more or less neglected visual representations in their analyses of epistemic methods and tools of reasoning in science. This book is meant to fill this gap. It presents a detailed investigation into central conceptual issues and into the epistemology of visual representations in science.

Invito a Vico

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Book Series: I Quaderni del LAB ISSN: 2465-1338 ISBN: 9788890871245 Year: Pages: 220 Language: Italian
Publisher: Istituto per la storia del pensiero filosofico e scientifico moderno - National Research Council
Subject: Philosophy
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This book contains eight essays on Vico written by Pietro Piovani between 1968 and 1976. It is the only collection of writings on Vico designed by the author, for a publication in Spanish. Although the single essays had the widest circulation and impact since their writing, this is the first time that the collection as it was conceived by the author it is published in Italian.

Beyond Foucault: Excursions in Political Genealogy

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ISBN: 9783038972440 9783038972457 Year: Pages: 140 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-245-7 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Social Sciences --- Philosophy --- Arts in general
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ca. 200 words; this text will present the book in all promotional forms (e.g. flyers). Please describe the book in straightforward and consumer-friendly terms.[Trump and Trumpism, 21st century warfare, chronic illness, intellectual property: These are just some of the issues examined here. Inspired by the work of Michel Foucault, this book includes articles from scholars employing political genealogy as a methodology and model of theoretical inquiry representing a wide range of disciplines, from the social sciences to the humanities, from philosophy to medicine, to economics, to political and cultural theory. Featuring some of the best and most current work in political genealogy, this work invites us to rethink many of the key concepts in political theory as well as cultural types of expression that we do not routinely think of as political, such as dance, romantic movies, and literature. Broadly conceived, this volume contains essays—excursions, explorations, experimentations—into how political genealogy helps us to understand what Foucault calls “the history of our present,” while at the same time looking to our future, to what being a political subject will look like in the 21st century.

Reformation im Diskurs. Akademievorlesungen Oktober 2016 - Januar 2017

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Book Series: Hamburger Akademievorträge ISBN: 9783943423402 Year: Pages: 132 DOI: 10.15460/HUP.AV.2.172 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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Martin Luther's Reformation has changed not only theology and church, but the world itself. In a multifaceted process, Luther's ideas and their effects have transformed church and culture, economy and society and paved the way for the modern age. The contributions in the second volume of the "Hamburger Akademievorträge" deal with these developments which are elementary for contemporary life.

Cícero: obra e recepção

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Book Series: Humanitas Supplementum ISSN: 21828814 ISBN: 9789892616704 Year: Pages: 236 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1671-1 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: Philosophy
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The book brings together seven essays on Cicero written by specialists in the Author. The essays are grouped into two sections: in the first one, papers on Cicero’s works (the dialogues: Lucullus, De finibus, De oratore, De officiis); in the second one, papers on both the early and late reception of Cicero (in Seneca, Petrarch and Erasmus). The essays belong to professors from Brazilian (Adriano Scatolin, Bianca Fanelli Morganti, Elaine Cristine Sartorelli, Sidney Calheiros de Lima), French (Carlos Lévy) and Italian universities (Aldo Setaioli, Ermanno Malaspina). The book avoids biographical approach, which sometimes takes the works of Cicero as a reliable witness of political and family events, sometimes distrusts them as a distorted picture of public and private actors; or yet, conceives of them as either the Author’s profession of faith in a philosophical doctrine, or a tendentious presentation of the theses of philosophical schools. Instead, the essays adopt another interpretative key, so that, when analyzing a philosophical dialogue of Cicero, instead of seeking references to its historical moment, focus on its controversial aspects (due to the dispute between the schools of philosophy), rhetorical aspects (the amplifying devices through which the Author compares the strength of one thesis with the weakness of another), fictional aspects (including the description of the scene and the picture of the characters). Thus, it can be said that the book seeks a more appropriate approach to Cicero’s works, not taking them as mere source of historical knowledge, but considering their historicity, that is, the devices for discursive production of their own time.

Shadowing the Anthropocene: Eco-Realism for Turbulent Times

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ISBN: 9781947447875 9781947447882 Year: Pages: 294 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0211.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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A spectre is haunting humanity: the spectre of a reality that will outwit and, in the end, bury us. “The Anthropocene,” or The Human Era, is an attempt to name our geological fate – that we will one day disappear into the layer-cake of Earth’s geology – while highlighting humanity in the starring role of today’s Earthly drama. In Shadowing the Anthropocene, Adrian Ivakhiv proposes an ecological realism that takes as its starting point humanity’s eventual demise. The only question for a realist today, he suggests, is what to do now and what quality of compost to leave behind with our burial. The book engages with the challenges of the Anthropocene and with a series of philosophical efforts to address them, including those of Slavoj Žižek and Charles Taylor, Graham Harman and Timothy Morton, Isabelle Stengers and Bruno Latour, and William Connolly and Jane Bennett. Along the way, there are volcanic eruptions and revolutions, ant cities and dog parks, data clouds and space junk, pagan gods and sacrificial altars, dark flow, souls (of things), and jazz. Ivakhiv draws from centuries old process-relational thinking that hearkens back to Daoist and Buddhist sages, but gains incisive re-invigoration in the philosophies of Charles Sanders Peirce and Alfred North Whitehead. He translates those insights into practices of “engaged Anthropocenic bodymindfulness” – aesthetic, ethical, and ecological practices for living in the shadow of the Anthropocene.

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