By Patricia Pisters,Rosi Braidotti
By Polona Tratnik
This publication displays at the phenomenon of biotechnology and the way it impacts the physique and discusses a couple of comparable matters, together with visualization, mediation, and epistemology.
The writer bargains a compelling thesis, arguing that the exploration of the human physique has one final goal: to realize wisdom of it and to beat it. Exploration of physique has an intrinsic hyperlink to energy, due to the fact that wisdom is constitutive for the ability over the physique. eventually the conquest of physique potential the facility to interfere into existence processes.
The ebook breaks new flooring with its examine of physique visualizations, from the Renaissance drawings to the clinical imaging. particularly, it investigates their complicated mediality. It additionally considers the extension and the achieve of biopower that's now attainable due to a variety of engineering applications.
The writer initially questions the learn procedure by means of rethinking the connection among psychological and sensual exam. She takes under consideration the epistemological challenge of the 2 modes of exploration: acquiring wisdom from empirical exploration and projecting that wisdom to the article of exploration.
By Michael Horvath
By Michael Vincent Whitemiller,Frank R. Buryanke
By John Arthos
Close readings of Gadamer's remedy of aesthetics in Truth and Method, in addition to his many essays and lectures on artwork, spotlight an method of artwork that's not ancillary to historic, philosophical, and linguistic topics. The ebook establishes Gadamer's place at the standards for the judgment of artwork, and the stability among construction and reception from a hermeneutic viewpoint. delivering worthwhile insights to a couple of the main tantalizing and imprecise Gadamerian topics, this not just makes an important addition to Gadamer scholarship, yet presents aesthetics students, critics, and interpreters with new methods of wondering art.
By Hans Rainer Sepp,Lester Embree
By Glen A. Mazis
Before his demise in 1961, Merleau-Ponty fearful approximately what he observed as humanity’s more and more self-enclosed and manipulative method of experiencing self, others, and the world—the outcomes of which stay obvious in our damaging lack of ability to hook up with others inside and throughout cultures. In Merleau-Ponty and the Face of the World, Glen A. Mazis presents an total attention of Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy that brings out what he sees as a corrective prescription for moral reorientation that's basic to Merleau-Ponty’s idea. Mazis starts through examining the most important function that silence performs for Merleau-Ponty as a good, robust presence instead of a scarcity or vacancy, after which builds in this to discover the moral importance of the face-to-face come upon in his suggestion as one in every of team spirit instead of legal responsibility. within the final a part of the e-book, Mazis strains the improvement of what he calls “physiognomic mind's eye” in Merleau-Ponty’s paintings. This realizing of mind's eye isn't really fancy or make-believe, yet fairly brings out the depths of perceptual which means and ends up in an appreciation of poetic language because the key to revitalizing either ethics and ontology. Drawing on Merleau-Ponty’s released works, lecture notes, unpublished writings, and the paintings of many phenomenologists and Merleau-Ponty students, Mazis additionally bargains incisive readings of Merleau-Ponty’s paintings because it pertains to that of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Gaston Bachelard, and Emmanuel Levinas.
Glen A. Mazis is Professor of Philosophy and arts at Penn kingdom Harrisburg. he's the writer of Earthbodies: Rediscovering Our Planetary Senses and Humans, Animals, Machines: Blurring Boundaries, either additionally released through SUNY Press.
By Eran Dorfman
By Patrick Colm Hogan
By Sam Girgus,Sam B. Girgus
In his philosophy of ethics and time, Emmanuel Levinas highlighted the strain that exists among the "ontological event" of fast adventure and the "ethical event" of redemptive relationships-associations during which absolute accountability engenders a transcendence of being and self.
In an unique commingling of philosophy and cinema learn, Sam B. Girgus applies Levinas's ethics to a number of foreign motion pictures. His efforts element to a transnational development he phrases the "cinema of redemption" that portrays the fight to hook up with others in redeeming methods. Girgus not just finds the ability of those movies to articulate the hindrance among ontological id and moral subjectivity. He additionally locates time and ethics in the constitution and content material of movie itself. Drawing at the paintings of Luce Irigaray, Tina Chanter, Kelly Oliver, and Ewa Ziarek, Girgus reconsiders Levinas and his dating to movie, enticing with a feminist specialise in the sexualized girl physique. Girgus deals clean readings of movies from numerous many years and cultures, together with Frank Capra's Mr. Smith is going to Washington (1939), Federico Fellini's La dolce vita (1959), Michelangelo Antonioni's L'avventura (1960), John Huston's The Misfits (1961), and Philip Kaufman's The insufferable Lightness of Being (1988).