This is Not a Pipe

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520042322

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 1970

Foucault's brief but extraordinarily rich essay offers a startling, highly provocative view of a painter whose influence and popularity continue to grow unchecked. This book also throws a new, piquantly dancing light on Foucault himself.

La Belle Captive

Author: Alain Robbe-Grillet,René Magritte

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520059160

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 4615

Based on the myth of the beautiful captive, this novel, first published in 1975 and reprinted with a critical essay, takes its themes from the paintings of the French surrealist, constructing a dream-like narrative suffused with eroticism, playfulness, and subversion.

Sensual Reading

Author: Michael Syrotinski,Ian Maclachlan,Bucknell University Press,Associated University Presses

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838754719

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 360

View: 6584

Sensual Reading is a collection of essays that attempts to rearticulate the relationship between reading and the different senses as a way of moving beyond increasingly homogenized discourses of the "body" and the "subject." Contributions engage with the individual senses, with the themes of sensory richness and sensory deprivation, and with the notion of "telesensuality."

Archaeologies of Vision

Author: Gary Shapiro

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226750477

Category: Philosophy

Page: 460

View: 4420

While many acknowledge that Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault have redefined our notions of time and history, few recognize the crucial role that 'the infinite relation' between seeing and saying plays in their work. Shapiro reveals the full extent of Nietzsche and Foucault's concern with the visual.

Picture Theory

Author: W. J. T. Mitchell,William John Thomas Mitchell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226532325

Category: Art

Page: 466

View: 9538

What precisely, W. J. T. Mitchell asks, are pictures (and theories of pictures) doing now, in the late twentieth century, when the power of the visual is said to be greater than ever before, and the "pictorial turn" supplants the "linguistic turn" in the study of culture? This book by one of America's leading theorists of visual representation offers a rich account of the interplay between the visible and the readable across culture, from literature to visual art to the mass media.

Semiosis in the Postmodern Age

Author: Floyd Merrell

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557530554

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

View: 8061

"Who are we to suppose we are capable of comprehending the world of which we are a part, and what is the world to suppose it can be understood by us, minuscule and insignificant spatiotemporal warps contained within it?" This provocative question opens Floyd Merrell's study of postmodernism and the thought of Charles Sanders Peirce, part of the author's ongoing effort to understand our contemporary cultural and intellectual environment. The specific focus in this interdisciplinary study is the modernism/postmodernism dichotomy and Peirce's precocious realization that the world does not lend itself to the simplistic binarism of modernist thought. In Merrell's examination of postmodern phenomena, the reader is taken through various facets of the cognitive sciences, philosophy of science, mathematics, and literary theory. Merrell's consideration of Peirce's complex and inadequately understood concept of the sign is enhanced through numerous charts and figures. Theories, hypotheses, and speculation in the physical sciences are then brought to bear on Peircean semiotics. The final chapter critiques the often undiscriminating acceptance of postmodern practices in today's academic world.

Iconicity in Cognition and across Semiotic Systems

Author: Sara Lenninger,Olga Fischer,Christina Ljungberg,Elżbieta Tabakowska

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027257574

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 423

View: 3616

This volume investigates iconicity as to both comprehension and production of meaning in language, gesture, pictures, art and literature. It highlights iconic processes in meaning-making and interpretation across different semiotic systems at structurally, historically and pragmatically different levels of iconicity, with special focus on Cognitive Semiotics. Exploring the ubiquity of iconicity in verbal, visual and gestural communication, these contributions discuss it from the point of view of human meaning-making, examined as a phenomenon that is experienced, embodied and often polysemiotic in nature.

Expanding Hermeneutics

Author: Don Ihde

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810116065

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 6614

Expanding Hermeneutics examines the development of interpretation theory, emphasizing how science in practice involves and implicates interpretive processes. Ihde argues that the sciences have developed a sophisticated visual hermeneutics that produces evidence by means of imaging, visual displays, and visualizations. From this vantage point, Ihde demonstrates how interpretation is built into technologies and instruments.

Contradiction of Enlightenment

Author: Nigel Tubbs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429836503

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

View: 8007

Published in 1997, this books is an examination of the determination of the concept of enlightenment, and related notions, within modern social relations. The work opens up innovative areas of research into the relationship between philosophy, social relations, and education. It applies Gillian Rose's work on "the broken middle" of Hegelian philosophy to social and educational theorizing. It offers a critique of the idea of enlightenment, and of the identity of the teacher in social theory - Rousseau, Marx and Durkheim - in critical theory - Habermas and Adorno - in "postmodernism" - Foucalt and Nietzsche - and in a variety of educational and pedagogical theories. The book concludes with an original application of Hegelian speculative philosophy to the teacher/student relationship. This work challenges those working in social theory and in education to comprehend the contradictions on their theorising as a shared philosophical consciousness, a shared "broken middle".

French Philosophy in the Twentieth Century

Author: Gary Gutting,Professor of Philosophy Gary Gutting

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521665599

Category: Philosophy

Page: 444

View: 1996

A clear and comprehensive account of the history of French philosophy in the twentieth century.