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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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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.

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.

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.

Reiner Schürmann and Poetics of Politics

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ISBN: 9781947447738 9781947447745 Year: Pages: 176 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0209.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Philosophy
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Reiner Schürmann’s thinking is, as he himself would say, “riveted to a monstrous site.” It remains focused on and situated between natality and mortality, the ultimate traits that condition human life. This book traces the contours of Schürmann’s thinking in his magnum opus Broken Hegemonies in order to uncover the possibility of a politics that resists the hegemonic tendency to posit principles that set the world and our relationships with one another into violent order. The book follows in the footsteps of Oedipus who, in abject recognition of his finitude, stumbles upon the possibility of another politics with the help of his daughters at Colonus. The path toward this other, collaboratively created and thus poetic politics begins with an encounter with Aristotle, a thinker whom Schürmann most frequently read as the founder of hegemonic metaphysics, but whose thinking reveals itself as alive to beginnings in ways that open new possibility for human community. This return to beginnings leads, in turn, to Plotinus, who Schürmann reads as marking the destitution of the ancient hegemony of the Parmenidean principle of the One. By bringing Schürmann’s innovative and compelling reading of René Char’s poem, The Shark and the Gull, into dialogue with Plotinus we come to encounter the power of symbols to transform reality and open us to new constellations of possible community. In Plotinus, where we expected to encounter an end, we experience a new way of thinking natality in terms of what comes to language in Char as the nuptial. Having thus been awakened to the power of symbols, we are prepared to experience how in Kant being itself comes to expression as plurivocal in a way that reveals just how pathologically delusional it is to attempt to deploy univocal principles in a plurivocal world. This opens us to what Schürmann calls the “singularization to come,” a formulation that gestures to a mode of comportment at home in the ravaged site between natality and mortality. This then returns us to Oedipus at Colonus; but not to him alone. Rather, it points to the relationship that emerges for a time between Antigone, Ismene, and Oedipus, as they navigate a way between their exile from Thebes and Oedipus’s final resting place near Athens. Here, having been awakened to the power of a poetic politics, we attend to three symbolic moments of touching between Oedipus and his daughters through which we might discern something of the new possibilities a poetic politics opens for us if we settle into the ravaged site that conditions our existence, together.

Philosophy of Globalization

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ISBN: 9783110544671 9783110492415 9783110491685 Year: Pages: 480 DOI: 10.1515/9783110492415 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101193
Subject: Philosophy
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The aim of the publication is both to provide the debates on globalization with a genuine philosophical perspective by working out its normative dimensions, and to scientifically ground the ethical-philosophical discourse on global responsibility. Other topics addressed are the altering consciousness of space and time, and globalization as a discourse, as an ideology and as a symbolic form.

Dialog über die Liebe - Amatorius

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ISBN: 9783161488245 9783161564451 Year: DOI: 10.1628/978-3-16-156445-1 Language: English
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103658
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Plutarch gives Plato's philosophy of love a new direction by applying its basic ideas to marital love and by defending the significance of sexuality for personality development and human bonding. This work is presented here with a literary-oriented introduction, the Greek text has been checked carefully, the German translation aims to be readable and is supplemented by detailed notes. Four essays by various authors are included.

The Wind ~ An Unruly Living

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ISBN: 9781947447950 9781947447967 Year: Pages: 176 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0237.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: History
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A process begun in Pisa, Italy in April of 2016 during a workshop on political theory in the Anthropocene, The Wind ~ An Unruly Living is a philosophical exercise (askêsis, translated, following Ignatius of Loyola, as “spiritual exercise”). In his exercise, Bendik-Keymer throws to the void: the ideology of self-ownership from a society of possession. By using the Stoic kanôn, the rule of living by phûsis, he follows an element. Unhappily for the Stoic and happily for us, the wind is unruly. A swerve of currents through a social fabric, it’s full of holes, all holely. Stretch and stitch as you want, it might settle more shapely tattered into light, but it will never become whole. The wind’s only holesome.

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