Risk and Meaning: Adversaries in Art, Science and Philosophy by Nicolas Bouleau

By Nicolas Bouleau

This richly illustrated ebook is an exploration of the way probability and possibility, at the one hand, and which means or value at the different, compete for the limelight in paintings, in philosophy, and in technological know-how. In sleek society, prudence and likelihood calculation permeate our day-by-day lives. but it truly is transparent for all to determine that neither wary financial institution rules nor arithmetic have avoided monetary crises from happening many times. Nicolas Bouleau argues that it's the which means we assign to an occasion that determines the perceived danger, and that we mostly flip a blind eye to this crucial truth, as the notice "meaning" is itself awkward to provide an explanation for. He tackles this basic query via examples taken from cultural fields starting from portray, structure, and song, to poetry, biology, and astronomy. this permits the reader to view overwhelming hazards in a distinct mild. Bouleau clarifies that crucial factor in a time of uncertainty is to consider prudence on the next point, person who actually addresses a number of the subjective interpretations of the world.

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Literatur und Wissen: Theoretisch-methodische Zugänge by Tilmann Köppe

By Tilmann Köppe

The philological and philosophical-aesthetic learn quarter on "Literature and data" is particularly complicated. The contributions of this publication supply a survey of this examine region and strengthen ways to guage present theories and strategies. therefore, the diversity of case reports is supplemented through a basically theoretically orientated point of view. The e-book covers, between different issues, the explication of the foremost phrases "literature" and "knowledge" and the class of information move to the sensible spectrum of (fictional) literature. a number of the contributions supply a easy assessment of this advanced study area.

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Identität und Selbst-Zerstörung: Grundlagen einer by Carl Hegemann,Christoph Menke

By Carl Hegemann,Christoph Menke

»Das Theater ist nicht tot, es stinkt nur ein bisschen.« Carl Hegemann

Unter dem Titel Identität und Selbst-Zerstörung beschäftigt sich Carl Hegemann mit dem krisenhaften modernen Subjekt in seiner Beziehung zur Gesellschaft und der Rolle des Theaters in diesem Kontext. Auf der Grundlage dieses philosophischen Textes von 1978, entwickelte er seine Arbeitsweise als Dramaturg an der Volksbuhne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin und beeinflusste so in Zusammenarbeit mit Frank Castorf, Christoph Schlingensief und René Pollesch maßgeblich die deutsche Theaterlandschaft der letzten Jahrzehnte.

Die Neuausgabe ist ergänzt um ein Vorwort von Christoph Menke, einen textual content von René Pollesch (2017) und den textual content "Das Drama der Subjektkonstitution" (2012) von Carl Hegemann.

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Under Suspicion (NONE) by Boris Groys,Carsten Strathausen

By Boris Groys,Carsten Strathausen

Since the general public normally regards the media with suspicion and mistrust, the media’s primary drawback is to regain that belief throughout the construction of sincerity. Advancing the sphere of media stories in a really leading edge means, Boris Groys makes a speciality of the media’s impact of sincerity and its manufacture of belief to assuage skeptics.

Groys identifies different types of media sincerity and its influence on politics, tradition, society, and conceptions of the self. He is determined by varied philosophical writings thematizing the gaze of the opposite, from the theories of Heidegger, Sartre, Mauss, and Bataille to the poststructuralist formulations of Lacan and Derrida. He additionally considers media “states of exception” and their production of results of sincerity—a method that feeds the media’s predilection for the intense and the sensational, extra fueling the public’s suspicions. Emphasizing the media’s construction of emotion over the presentation (or lack thereof) of “facts,” Groys launches a well timed examine that boldly demanding situations the presumed authenticity of the media’s worldview.

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Merleau-Ponty and the Art of Perception by Duane H. Davis,William S. Hamrick

By Duane H. Davis,William S. Hamrick

Philosophers and artists think about the relevance of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy for realizing paintings and aesthetic experience.

This selection of essays brings jointly assorted yet interrelated views on paintings and belief in response to the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. even though Merleau-Ponty centred virtually solely on portray in his writings on aesthetics, this assortment additionally considers poetry, literary works, theater, and relationships among artwork and technology. as well as philosophers, the individuals comprise a painter, a photographer, a musicologist, and an architect. This widened scope bargains vital philosophical advantages, trying out and offering facts for the empirical applicability of Merleau-Ponty’s aesthetic writings. The crucial argument is that for Merleau-Ponty the account of conception can be an account of paintings and vice versa. within the philosopher’s writings, paintings and conception hence intertwine unavoidably instead of contingently such that they could in simple terms be exotic by way of abstraction. for that reason, his account of notion and his account of artwork are natural, interdependent, and dynamic. The participants learn a variety of elements of this intertwining throughout varied creative media, every one ingeniously revealing an unique viewpoint in this intertwining.

Duane H. Davis is Professor of Philosophy on the college of North Carolina at Asheville and the editor of Merleau-Ponty’s Later Works and Their functional Implications: The Dehiscence of Responsibility.

William S. Hamrick is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Southern Illinois college Edwardsville. he's the coauthor (with Jan Van der Veken) of Nature and symbols: A Whiteheadian Key to Merleau-Ponty’s primary Thought; writer of Kindness and the great Society: Connections of the Heart; and the coeditor (with Suzanne L. Cataldi) of Merleau-Ponty and Environmental Philosophy: living at the Landscapes of Thought, all released by way of SUNY Press.

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Phenomenologies of Art and Vision: A Post-Analytic Turn by Paul Crowther

By Paul Crowther

discussions of the picture prefer to emphasize art's societal capabilities. Few
studies come with regards to answering why images and sculptures fascinate and
intrigue despite any sensible services they could serve. In this
original, thought-provoking learn, Paul Crowther unearths the intrinsic
significance of images and sculptures.
to handle the
question of ways portray turns into an paintings, Crowther makes use of the analytic philosophy
of Richard Wollheim as a place to begin. yet to sufficiently solution the
question, he makes a massive hyperlink to a practice even more winning in
giving voice to the deeper ontology of visible paintings - existential phenomenology.
the result's a piece that demonstrates the
reciprocal courting among phenomenology and analytic aesthetics. To
expand its ontological scope and remedy the matter of expression, analytic aesthetics
needs phenomenology; whereas to advance a sustained, severely balanced, and
intellectually on hand ontology, phenomenology wishes the discursive strength and
lucidity of analytic philosophy. This convincing case for a post-analytic
phenomenology of paintings is a crucial development of up to date discussions of
the philosophy of art.

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Interpreting Music by Lawrence Kramer

By Lawrence Kramer

Interpreting Music is a finished essay on figuring out musical which means and acting track meaningfully—"interpreting song" in either senses of the time period. Synthesizing and advancing twenty years of hugely influential paintings, Lawrence Kramer essentially rethinks the innovations of labor, ranking, functionality, performativity, interpretation, and meaning—even the very thought of music—while breaking down traditional knowledge and got rules. Kramer argues that tune, faraway from being closed to interpretation, is preferably open to it, and that musical interpretation is the paradigm of interpretation commonly. The publication illustrates the numerous dimensions of examining tune via a chain of case stories drawn from the classical repertoire, yet its equipment and rules hold over to different repertoires simply as they convey past song by way of operating through song to wider philosophical and cultural questions.

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Politics and Beauty in America: The Liberal Aesthetics of by Timothy J. Lukes

By Timothy J. Lukes

This booklet holds classical liberalism accountable for an American thought of attractiveness that facilities upon ladies, desolate tract, and machines. for every of the 3 attractiveness elements, a cultural entrepreneur supremely delicate to liberalism’s survival schedule is brought. P.T. Barnum’s exhibition of Jenny Lind is a masterful mix of lady attractiveness and feminine efficiency within the subsistence realm. John Muir’s Yosemite Valley is definitely beautiful, yet purely after a rigorous liberal schooling prepares for its adventure. And Harley Earl’s 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air is a dreamy expressionist sculpture, yet with a realistic 265 cubic inch V-8 beneath.  Not that American attractiveness has been uniformly pragmatic. The Nineteen Fifties are reconsidered for having quickly facilitated a rest of the liberal survival priorities, and the creations of painter Jackson Pollock and jazz virtuoso Ornette Coleman are evaluated for his or her resistance to the pressures of pragmatism. the writer concludes with a provocative hypothesis relating to a destiny liberal habitat the place Emerson’s admonition to connect stars to wagons is rescinded. 

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Noise Matters: Towards an Ontology of Noise by Greg Hainge

By Greg Hainge

we all know what noise is. Or do they? do we in reality say that one man's noise is one other teenager's tune? Is noise in truth in simple terms an auditory phenomenon or does it expand a long way past this realm? If our universal definitions of noise are unavoidably subjective and noise isn't just disagreeable sound, then it advantages a more in-depth glance (or listen).

Greg Hainge units out to outline noise during this manner, to discover inside of it a sequence of operations universal throughout its a number of manifestations that permit us to understand it as anything except a hugely subjective time period that tells us little or no. studying a variety of texts, together with Sartre's novel Nausea and David Lynch's iconic motion pictures Eraserhead and Inland Empire, Hainge investigates a number of the 20th Century's so much notorious noisemongers to indicate that they are now not that noisy in the end; and it unearths precise noise in a few wonderful locations. the result's an exhilarating and illuminating research of sound and culture.

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