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Figures Of The Thinkable

Author : Cornelius Castoriadis
ISBN : 0804742340
Genre : Philosophy
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A collection of articles, lectures, and interviews whose apparent variety, touching on social criticism, psychoanalysis, philosophy, poetry and science, among others, is actually strongly focused on one main idea: that of autonomous, creative action at the individual and collective levels.

Postscript On Insignificance

Author : Cornelius Castoriadis
ISBN : 9781441111104
Genre : Philosophy
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Cornelius Castoriadis (1922-1997) was a philosopher, social critic, political activist, practicing psychoanalyst and professional economist. His work is widely recognized as one of the most singular and important contributions to twentieth-century thought. In this collection of interviews, Castoriadis discusses some of his most important ideas with leading figures in the disciplines that play such a crucial part in his philosophical work: poetry, psychoanalysis, biology and mathematics. Available in English for the first time, these interviews provide a concise and accessible introduction to his work as a whole, allowing him to draw on the astounding breadth of his knowledge (ranging from political theory and sociology to ontology and the philosophy of science). They also render Castoriadis' cutting, polemical and entertaining style while displaying the originality and clarity of his primary concepts. Intellectually provoking, this timely collection shows how Castoriadis' polemics are sharp and riveting, his conceptual manoeuvres rigorous and original, and his passion inspiring. This is an excellent introduction to one of Europe's most important intellectuals.

Human Extinction And The Pandemic Imaginary

Author : Christos Lynteris
ISBN : 9781000698886
Genre : Social Science
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This book develops an examination and critique of human extinction as a result of the ‘next pandemic’ and turns attention towards the role of pandemic catastrophe in the renegotiation of what it means to be human. Nested in debates in anthropology, philosophy, social theory and global health, the book argues that fear of and fascination with the ‘next pandemic’ stem not so much from an anticipation of a biological extinction of the human species, as from an expectation of the loss of mastery over human/non-humanl relations. Christos Lynteris employs the notion of the ‘pandemic imaginary’ in order to understand the way in which pandemic-borne human extinction refashions our understanding of humanity and its place in the world. The book challenges us to think how cosmological, aesthetic, ontological and political aspects of pandemic catastrophe are intertwined. The chapters examine the vital entanglement of epidemiological studies, popular culture, modes of scientific visualisation, and pandemic preparedness campaigns. This volume will be relevant for scholars and advanced students of anthropology as well as global health, and for many others interested in catastrophe, the ‘end of the world’ and the (post)apocalyptic.

Imagined Sovereignties

Author : Kevin Olson
ISBN : 9781316592090
Genre : Political Science
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Movements like the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and the Tea Party embody some of our deepest intuitions about popular politics and 'the power of the people'. They also expose tensions and shortcomings in our understanding of these ideals. We typically see 'the people' as having a special, sovereign power. Despite the centrality of this idea in our thinking, we have little understanding of why it has such importance. Imagined Sovereignties probes the considerable force that 'the people' exercises on our thought and practice. Like the imagined communities described by Benedict Anderson, popular politics is formed around shared, imaginary constructs rooted in our collective imagination. This book investigates these 'imagined sovereignties' in a genealogy traversing the French Enlightenment, the Haitian Revolution, and nineteenth-century Haitian constitutionalism. It problematizes taken-for-granted ideas about popular politics and provokes new ways of imagining the power of the people.

Creation Rationality And Autonomy

Author : Giorgio Baruchello
ISBN : WISC:89122736242
Genre : Philosophy
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Cornelius Castoriadis was one of the most original and creative thinkers of the 20th century. Between 2006 and 2009, the Nordic Summer University hosted a series of workshops on his thought that attracted partcipants from various disciplinary fields and nations. This colletion is a result from these encounters, with contributions from political philosophy, Hellenic studies, architecture, critique of ideology, pedagogy, sociology, phenomenology, psychology and psychoanalysis - and, true to the spirit of Castoriadis, combinations of these. Some authors are known Castoriadis scholars, while others are researchers in their own fields who have seen in Castoriadis a way to enrich their work.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015066381453
Genre : Bibliography, National
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ISBN : IND:30000116393095
Genre : Proverbs
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Yearbook of international proverb scholarship.

Figures Of Heresy

Author : Andrew Dix
ISBN : UOM:39015063301884
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"God is dead," Nietzsche famously declared in The Gay Science; but this book will investigate God's surprising persistence and resurrection in the works of even the most seemingly atheistic of writers, who continue to deploy Judaic and Christian narratives and tropes even as they radically rewrite them in the face of new cultural, political, and scientific imperatives. Contributors to Figures of Heresy explore the range, power, and implication of Christian and Jewish heresies in canonical Anglo-American writers-including Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson, T. S. Eliot, John Steinbeck, and Jim Crace-as well as in some less familiar texts: the Mormon scriptures of Joseph Smith and various Victorian rewritings of the Book of Esther. A polemical essay by Michelene Wandor reflects on conceptions of Jewishness, which she finds in need of heretical renewal. Valentine Cunningham's provocative introduction argues that the acts of literary writing and reading are necessarily heretical. A coda to the book, Between Heresy and Superstition, takes as its motto Thomas Huxley's observation in 1881 that "It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions." Contributions offer readers a rare opportunity of witnessing an extended academic exchange, exploring the process by which former heresies may indeed risk ossification as new kinds of doctrinal conformity. In debating the politics and theology of Bob Dylan's Christian Albums, Bryan Cheyette and Kevin Mills also raise important questions of orthodoxy and dissent in our critical practice. The revitalization of heresy in literary interpretations, as well as in our religious thinking, forms the guiding objective of this exciting critical book.

A Society Adrift

Author : Cornelius Castoriadis
ISBN : 0823230937
Genre : Philosophy
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"This posthumous collection of interviews and occasional papers given by Castoriadis between 1974 and 1997 is a lively, direct introduction to the thinking of a writer who never abandoned his radically critical stance. It provides a clear, handy resume of his political ideas, in advance of their times and profoundly relevant to today's world." "For this political thinker and longtime militant (co-founder with Claude Lefort of the revolutionary group "Socialisme au Barbarie"), economist, psychoanalyst, and philosopher, two endless interrogationshow to understand the world and life in society - were intertwined with his own life and combats." "Castoriadis constantly returns to the question of democracy as the never-finished, deliberate creation by the people of societal institutions, analyzing its past and its future in the Western world. He scathingly criticizes "representative" democracy and develops a conception of direct democracy extending to all spheres of social life." --Book Jacket.

Figures Of Speech

Author : Susan Elizabeth Ryan
ISBN : UOM:39015029200451
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Major Figures Of Modern Austrian Literature

Author : Donald G. Daviau
ISBN : UOM:49015003024180
Genre : Austrian literature
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The fifteen essays cover the life and works of the major authors representing the generation who began their literary careers before Word War 2, were driven into exile or into inner emigration during the years of annexation (1938-1945), and attained full prominence in the post-war period.

C?lukya Architecture Text Figures And Maps

Author : Gerard Foekema
ISBN : 8121510716
Genre : Architecture, Hindu
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Major Figures Of Contemporary Austrian Literature

Author : Donald G. Daviau
ISBN : UOM:39015011926378
Genre : Austrian literature
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The purpose of this volume is to help make the major figures of the contemporary generation of writers in Austria accessible to an English-speaking audience. The fifteen essays cover the life and works of fifteen authors-Aichinger, Artmann, Bauer, Bernhard, Canetti, Ebner, Fried, Frischmuth, Handke, Innerhofer, Jandl, Jonke, Mayrocker, Roth, and Turrini-with each essay written by a specialist. The contributions are designed to be clear and informative for readers with no background in Austrian or German literature, while at the same time sufficiently analytical to make them useful even to specialists in the field. The book should appeal to general readers as well as to students and scholars working in the area of Austrian and German literature or in English and Comparative Literature."

A Dictionary Of The English Language

Author : Samuel Johnson
ISBN : UIUC:30112040446467
Genre : English language
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The Lichtenberg Figures

Author : Ben Lerner
ISBN : 1619320738
Genre : Poetry
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Winner of the Hayden Carruth Award uses "broken sonnets" to explore complex juxtapositions of contemporary culture.

The Editorial

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ISBN : NYPL:33433081645180
Genre : Editorials
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Aristotle S Prior Analytics Book I

Author : Aristotle
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124155008
Genre : Philosophy
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The Prior Analytics marks the beginning of formal logic, and is one of the most influential works in the history of thought. It is here that Aristotle sets out his system of syllogistic reasoning. The first book, to which this volume is devoted, offers a coherent presentation of Aristotle's logic as a general theory of deductive argument.

Ibon Facts And Figures

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ISBN : UOM:39015084839631
Genre : Philippines
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Social Text

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ISBN : UCSC:32106018601036
Genre : Culture
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Critical Hermeneutics And Shakespeare S History Plays

Author : William M. Hawley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105002269889
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book provides new insights into the theatrical and philosophical foundations of Shakespeare's history plays through a dialogue with the theories of Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Paul Ricoeur. Widely regarded to be anti-historical and nihilistic, Derrida and Foucault are shown to hold as responsible an attitude toward politics, truth, and art as Ricoeur. In the author's close critique of the ten plays, the sometimes conflicting views of these theorists reveal Shakespeare's developing historical understanding. Rather than promulgating a single historical perspective, Shakespeare's -historiography- plays afford pluralistic views of myth, politics, gender, sexuality, intersubjectivity, and religion because of their profound theatricality. Shakespeare's -detour- into history and culture thus joins the skeptical dimension of critical hermeneutics."

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