The End of the World

Author: Marcia Sa Cavalcante Schuback,Susanna Lindberg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1786602636

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

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This volume attempts to show that it is vital that we address the motif of the 'end' in contemporary world – but that this cannot be done without thinking it anew.

The End of the World and Other Teachable Moments

Author: Michael Naas

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823263304

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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A Derrida scholar traces the evolution of the philosopher’s final seminar in Paris as he contemplates the state of the world and his own mortality. For decades, philosopher Jacques Derrida held weekly seminars in Paris, spending years at a time on a single, complex theme. From 2001 to 2003, he delivered the final work in this series, entitled “The Beast and the Sovereign.” As this final seminar progressed, its central theme was diverted by questions of death, mourning, memory, and, especially, the end of the world. Now philosopher and Derrida scholar Michael Naas takes readers through the remarkable itinerary of Derrida’s final seminar in The End of the World and Other Teachable Moments. The book begins with Derrida’s analyses of the question of the animal in the context of his other published works on that subject. It then follows Derrida as a very different tone begins to emerge, one that wavers between melancholy and extraordinary lucidity with regard to the end of life. Focusing the entire second year on Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe and Martin Heidegger’s seminar “The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics,” Derrida explores questions of the end of the world and of an originary violence that is both creative and destructive. The End of the World and Other Teachable Moments follows Derrida from week to week as he responds to these emerging questions, as well as to important events unfolding around him, both world events—the aftermath of 9/11, the American invasion of Iraq—and more personal ones, from the death of Maurice Blanchot to intimations of his own death less than two years away.

The Ends of History

Author: Amy Swiffen,Joshua Nichols

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113615776X

Category: History

Page: 222

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The Ends of History? considers how, despite the fact that events in the past 20 years have called Francis Fukuyama’s infamous announcement of the end of history into question, the issue of the end of history is now a matter of renewed interest and debate. Two decades ago we were confronted by the end of the Soviet Union and collapse of the geo-political divisions that had defined much of the twentieth century. From this particular end, the ‘end of history’ was proclaimed. But is it still possible to argue that liberal democracy and free market capitalism are the final form of law and mode of production in human history? Recent events have called this thesis into question: from 9/11 and the War on Terror, to the current global economic collapse and looming ecological crises, it seems that history if far from over. And yet, oddly enough, the question of ‘the end’ has returned. For example, in the often predicted, but still uncertain, establishment of either a new international American Empire or a new era of International Law, and the global resurgence of religion as a dominant source of political identification. On the other hand, perhaps the ‘end’ is still yet to come, slowly accumulating, mustering at the periphery of the geo-political landscape and outside the productive sphere. Responses taking up these questions range from a return to Universalism, political theology, Messianism, and even the old specter of communism. This volume assesses these responses, exploring what is at stake in proclaiming ‘the end’ in the current historical moment. Is it a matter of reading the writing on the wall? Or is the proclamation itself a political act? Furthermore is there a desire for the ‘end’? In addressing these questions, the contributors to The Ends of History? confront the various ‘ends’ that we now live, and in so doing they open new lines of sight into the future.

Cinema at the City's Edge

Author: Yomi Braester,James Tweedie

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 962209984X

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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East Asia is a pivotal region in the advancement of media technologies, globalized consumerism and branding economies. City and urban spaces are now attracting cinematic imaginaries and the academic examination of visual images and urban space in East Asian contexts. Highlighting changing conceptions and blurring boundaries of "where city ends and cinema begins," this collection offers an original contribution to film/media and cultural studies, urban studies, and sociology.-Koichi Iwabucchi, Waseda University The originality of this book on the fragmented cities of Asia lies in the manner in which it pins down the relationship between visual images and urban space. The arguments are eloquent and persuasive, with close readings of critical media texts. Many of the dynamic issues tackled in the book are "on the edge" of film and cultural studies in Asia and should attract a wide readership.-Zhou Xuelin, University of Auckland

Windows Into My World

Author: Sarah Cortez

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 9781558856431

Category: Hispanic Americans

Page: 210

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Autobiographies of Latino youth who struggle with issues such as death, anorexia, divorce, sexuality, etc.

On the Feminist Philosophy of Gillian Howie

Author: Daniel Whistler,Victoria Browne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474254144

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Over three decades, Gillian Howie wrote at the forefront of philosophy and critical theory, before her untimely death in 2013. This interdisciplinary collection uses her writings to explore the productive, yet often resistant, interrelationship between feminism and critical theory, examining the potential of Howie's particular form of materialism. The contributors also bring to this debate a serious engagement with Howie's late turn towards philosophies of mortality, therapy and 'living with dying'. The volume considers how differently embodied subjects are positioned within public institutions, discourses and spaces, and the role of philosophy, art, film, photography, and literature, in facing situations such as sexual oppression and life-limiting illness.

Worldlessness After Heidegger

Author: Vegso Roland Vegso

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474457649


Page: 336

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Roland Vegso opens up a new debate in favour of abandoning the very idea of the world in both philosophy and politics. Opening with a reconsideration of the Heideggerian critique of worldlessness, he goes on to trace the overlooked history of this argument in the works of Hannah Arendt, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida and Alain Badiou. This critical genealogy shows that the post-Heideggerian critique of the phenomenological tradition remained limited by its unquestioning investment in the category of the 'world'. As a way out of this historical predicament, Vegso encourages us to create affirmative definitions of worldlessness.

Until the End

Author: Horrified Press


ISBN: 1291652337


Page: N.A

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The Dreamweaver

Author: Gery Apostolova

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728395925

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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It is a series of stories, describing individual cases concerned with the guiding forces of human existence. There are four parts: Midas Touch, Out, Hostile Worlds, and The Peacock’s flight. Each part bears the same structure. All the fuss was about the telepathic web that could take over the human race’s deeds in her control, independent of circumstances and dedicated to the recovery of the human world by AI. AI, however was not given the power of making up people. For that purpose a natural intellect was needed, a Nattie. There was a race of natural telepaths who could in a supersensitive way read the signs of Earth elements, living creatures, trees and herbs. They were people who were connected with the Earth and could follow all its changes and aches caused by people’s activities. They were oversensitive and they lived where the crystal lattice of the world was broken and mountain ranges were running like scars of formation. They needed the elements of the earth close by: the water and the air, the soil and the fire. And the defense of the mid-earth.

Chicken Soup for the African American Soul

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453279954

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

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This is the book everyone has been waiting for-an inspiring celebration of the joy, challenges, and triumphs of being African American.