The Inner Touch

Author : Daniel Heller-Roazen
ISBN : 1890951765
Genre : History
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An original, elegant, and far-reaching philosophical inquiry into what it means to feel alive.
Category: History

The Unfinished Enlightenment

Author : Joanna Stalnaker
ISBN : 0801448646
Genre : History
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In The Unfinished Enlightenment, Joanna Stalnaker offers a fresh look at the French Enlightenment by focusing on the era's vast, collective attempt to compile an ongoing and provisional description of the world. Through a series of readings of natural histories, encyclopedias, scientific poetry, and urban topographies, the book uncovers the deep epistemological and literary tensions that made description a central preoccupation for authors such as Buffon, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Diderot, Delille, and Mercier. Stalnaker argues that Enlightenment description was the site of competing truth claims that would eventually resolve themselves in the modern polarity between literature and science. By the mid-nineteenth century, the now habitual association between description and the novel was already firmly anchored in French culture, but just a century earlier, in the diverse network of articles on description in Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie and in the works derived from it, there was not a single mention of the novel. Instead, we find articles on description in natural history, geometry, belles-lettres, and poetry. Stalnaker builds on the premise that the tendency to view description as the inevitable (and subservient) partner of narration—rather than as a universal tool for making sense of knowledge in all fields—has obscured the central place of description in Enlightenment discourse. As a result, we have neglected some of the most original and experimental works of the eighteenth century.
Category: History

Echolalias

Author : Daniel Heller-Roazen
ISBN : 1890951501
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A far-reaching philosophical investigation into the persistence and disappearance of speech, in individuals and in linguistic communities.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

No One S Ways

Author : Daniel Heller-Roazen
ISBN : 9781935408888
Genre : Language and languages
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Homer recounts how, trapped inside a monster's cave with nothing but his wits, Ulysses once saved himself by twisting his name. Odysseus called himself Outis: "no one," "no man," or, to force a translation, "not-" or "non-one." The ploy was a success. He blinded his barbaric host and eluded him, and in doing so became anonymous, at least for a while, even as he bore a name. This act illustrates a fundamental rule of language. Every time the particle "non-" is attached to a word, a single event in speech may be discerned: a term is denied, and its denotations are suppressed. In that refusal, a realm of meaning is disclosed: one that has no positive designation, although it is delimited. To exhaust this undefined expanse, one would need to traverse the entire domain of signification that a given expression implicitly excludes. Perhaps a god could do it. But in the non-man's cave, as at the hero's telling, no god is present. The thinkers who came after Odysseus did not forget the lesson that he taught. From Aristotle and his commentators in Greek, Arabic, Latin, and more modern languages, from the masters of the medieval schools and their early modern successors to Kant, Schelling, Hegel and those who came after them, philosophers have been drawn to the possibility that the seafarer laid bare. This book, then, reconstructs the adventures of a particle in philosophy. Yet its aims are not solely historical. It also seeks to show how, in its equivocations, a possibility of grammar can be an incitement to thinking. Speaking without being aware of the rules by which we speak, reasoning in our mother tongues without reflecting on the logic and illogic that they imply, we can draw on a faculty that is obscure to us, without examining it as such. 0.
Category: Language and languages

The Enemy Of All

Author : Daniel Heller-Roazen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124131470
Genre : History
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The philosophical genealogy of a remarkable antagonist: the pirate, the key to the contemporary paradigm of the universal foe.
Category: History

Disability In German Literature Film And Theater

Author : Eleoma Joshua
ISBN : 9781571134288
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Cutting-edge application of the insights of Disability Studies to the German cultural field.
Category: Literary Criticism

Das Buch Vom Tee Neu Bersetzung

Author : Kakuzo Okakura
ISBN : 9783730690765
Genre : Philosophy
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Kakuzo Okakuras 'Buch vom Tee', 1906 erstmals erschienen, ist nicht nur eine zarte poetische Hinführung zum Zeremoniell des Teegenusses, sondern gewährt erhellende Einblicke in die Geheimnisse japanischer Kultur. In sieben Kapiteln erzählt es von der engen Verbundenheit des Teekultes mit Taoismus und Zen-Lehre, schildert seinen Einfluss auf Architektur und Kunst, besonders auf die Blumensteckkunst Ikebana, und verdeutlicht, wie tief die rituelle Teebereitung im japanischen Lebensgefühl verwurzelt ist.
Category: Philosophy

Platons Lieb Ido

Author : Günter von Hummel
ISBN : 9783734763991
Genre : Philosophy
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Das unfertige Manuskript von 1964 wurde dem jugendlichen und noch etwas postpubertär schreibenden Autor samt Koffer in Italien aus dem Auto gestohlen. Die noch verbliebenen Seiten verbindet er mit geänderten Auffassungen fünfzig Jahre später zu einem abgeschlossenen Text. Der Linguistik-Student Greg trifft die australische Touristin Christine am Theater von Epidauros. Greg will ihr den göttlichen manischen Eros Platons, Platons Lieb-ido, näher bringen. Ihre Gespräche führen sie von dieser Thematik zu persönlichen Geschehnissen und zu Diskussionen über Liebe, Sex und Unsterblichkeit. Doch sie bleiben nicht zusammen. Im gleichen Abstand wie die beiden Romanfassungen treffen sie sich jedoch 2014 wieder, und so geht die Geschichte weiter und führt doch noch zu einer Verwicklung von Platons Philosophie und Lieb-ido, die man eben - im Gegensatz zu Freuds Libido - mit langem ie schreiben muss. Eine wissenschaftlich fundierte Methode der Meditation begründet dies.
Category: Philosophy

Auf Tuchf Hlung

Author : Karin Harrasser
ISBN : 9783593507279
Genre : Social Science
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Der Tastsinn fordert Kultur- und Medientheorie heraus. Er pendelt in der Philosophie sowie in seiner wissenschaftlichen Erforschung zwischen zwei Polen: Zum einen wurde er routinemäßig erkenntnistheoretisch zugunsten der Fernsinne abgewertet. Im Tasten droht das Sinnliche die Erkenntnis zu überrumpeln, dem Subjekt nur vermischte Eindrücke zuzuspielen. Zum anderen lässt sich die Geschichte einer abendländischen "Haptometaphysik" (Jacques Derrida) nachzeichnen, in der dem Tastsinn eine privilegierte Stellung im Zugang zur Wahrheit zukommt. Die Berührung fungiert hier als letzte Instanz der Gewissheit. In wissenshistorischen, kunstwissenschaftlichen und medientheoretischen Zugängen lotet das Buch die ästhetischen und erkenntnisbezogenen Potenziale des Tastsinns aus. Zwei Bildstrecken (Markus Burgstaller und Nico J. Weber) erproben darüber hinaus, wie es um die Kontaktfreudigkeit von Bildern bestellt ist.
Category: Social Science

Dark Tongues

Author : Daniel Heller-Roazen
ISBN : 193540833X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Dark Tongues constitutes a sustained exploration of a perplexing fact that has never received the attention it deserves. Wherever human beings share a language, they also strive to make from it something new: a cryptic idiom, built from the grammar that they know, which will allow them to communicate in secrecy. Such hidden languages come in many shapes. They may be playful or serious, children's games or adults' work. They may be as impenetrable as foreign tongues, or slightly different from the idioms from which they spring, or barely perceptible, their existence being the subject of uncertain, even unlikely, suppositions. The first recorded jargons date to the time of the Renaissance, when writers across Europe noted that obscure languages had suddenly come into use. A varied cast of characters -- lawyers, grammarians, and theologians -- denounced these new forms of speech, arguing that they were tools of crime, plotted in tongues that honest people could not understand. Before the emergence of these modern jargons, however, the artificial twisting of languages served a different purpose. In epochs and regions as diverse as archaic Greece and Rome and medieval Provence and Scandinavia, singers and scribes also invented opaque varieties of speech. They did so not to defraud, but to reveal and record a divine thing: the language of the gods, which poets and priests alone were said to master. Dark Tongues moves among these various artificial and hermetic tongues. From criminal jargons to sacred idioms, from Saussure's work on anagrams to Jakobson's theory of subliminal patterns in poetry, from the arcane arts of the Druids and Biblical copyists to the secret procedure that Tristan Tzara, founder of Dada, believed he had uncovered in Villon's songs and ballads, Dark Tongues explores the common crafts of rogues and riddlers, which play sound and sense against each other.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines