The Politics of Aesthetics

Author: Jacques Rancière

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780936990

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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The Politics of Aesthetics rethinks the relationship between art and politics, reclaiming "aesthetics" from the narrow confines it is often reduced to. Jacques Rancière reveals its intrinsic link to politics by analysing what they both have in common: the delimitation of the visible and the invisible, the audible and the inaudible, the thinkable and the unthinkable, the possible and the impossible. Presented as a set of inter-linked interviews, The Politics of Aesthetics provides the most comprehensive introduction to Rancière's work to date, ranging across the history of art and politics from the Greek polis to the aesthetic revolution of the modern age.  Now reissued 10 years after its original publication, The Politics of Aesthetics includes an afterword by Slavoj Zizek, an interview for the English edition, a glossary of technical terms and an extensive bibliography.

Das Unvernehmen

Politik und Philosophie

Author: Jacques Rancière

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518291887

Category: Political science

Page: 148

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In Defence of Politics

Author: Sir Bernard Crick

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780936788

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Faced with political scandal, broken promises and the seeming impotence of governments in the face of economic globalization, cynicism about politics is rampant in the established democracies of the west. Meanwhile, the ‘Arab Spring' of 2011 saw people out on the streets willing to put their lives on the line for the sake of the very political freedoms others took for granted. Against this backdrop, Bernard Crick's classic In Defence of Politics remains as important and inspiring a read as ever. First published in 1962 and regularly revised up until its final edition in 2002, this book argues passionately that politics - however messy and complex it might be and for all its seeming compromises and bitter divisions - is a vital freedom that we take for granted at our peril. It is also a freedom that must be constantly defended against the pressures of narrow ideologies, small-minded national self-interest and the short term populism of career politicians.

Politik der Kunst

Über Möglichkeiten, das Ästhetische politisch zu denken

Author: Leonhard Emmerling,Ines Kleesattel

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839434521

Category: Art

Page: 218

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Wo partizipatorische Kunstprojekte heute klar der Autonomie der Kunst eine Absage erteilen, erhält die Frage nach dem Verhältnis von Kunst und Gesellschaft, das in europäischen Denktraditionen bereits seit über 200 Jahren Gegenstand einander widerstreitender Ansätze ist, neue Brisanz. Mit Blick auf die Gegenwart diskutiert der Band dieses Spannungsfeld aus aktuellen philosophischen und kunstwissenschaftlichen Perspektiven. Die heterogenen Beiträge streiten um Macht und Schwäche der Kunst, um die Aktualität von Schönheit, um das (Un-)Politische von Reflexion und Partizipation, um die Rolle der Kunstkritik sowie um die Behauptung einer Politik der Kunst.

On Religion

The Revelation of God as the Sublimation of Religion

Author: Karl Barth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567497755

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The study Karl Barth has generally been excluded from religious studies departments in favour of more liberal theologians such as Tillich. For many years scholar Garrett Green has argued that there is no justification for this neglect. To support his theory that Barth can and should be studied as a religious theorist rather than just a theologian Garrett Green presents a brand new translation of Chapter 17 of Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics prefaced by a detailed introduction to the text. This important new translation counters the idea that Barth rejected the notion of religion out of hand by correcting a number errors in the original version which obscure Barth's central argument. In particular the crucial word, Aufhebung, in the title is translated here as sublimation rather than abolition. The translation will do better justice to the German original and will be more accessible to contemporary readers. Unlike the original version, all Greek, Latin and Hebrew citations are translated into English, and the NRSV is used for the Bible quotes rather than the King James. The translation is accompanied by a text by Garrett Green introducing the scholar and student to Barth as a religious theorist. The book concludes with appendices containing teaching materials and a summary of developed by the author in the classroom over years.

The Intelligence of Evil

Or, The Lucidity Pact

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780935684

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Controversial postmodern thinker explores the rhetoric of the War on Terror and the Clash of Civilizations between East and West.

Education for Critical Consciousness

Author: Paulo Freire

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780937814

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Paulo Freire outlines the revolutionary principles behind the educational methods that have made him one of the 20th century's most influential education theorists.

Discourse on Free Will

Author: Desiderius Erasmus,Martin Luther

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780938233

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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Desiderius Eramsus (1466/9-1536) was the most renowned scholar of his age, a celebrated humanist and Classicist, and the first teacher of Greek at Cambridge. An influential figure in the Protestant Reformation, though without ever breaking from the Church himself, he satirised both human folly and the corruption of the Church. Martin Luther (1483-1546) was the founder of the German Reformation. His 95 Theses became a manifesto for reform of the Catholic Church and led to his being tried for heresy. He remained in Germany, Professor of Biblical Exegesis at the University of Wittenburg, until his death, publishing a large number of works, including three major treatises and a translation of the New Testament into German. Comprising Erasmus's "The Free Will" and Luther's "The Bondage of the Will", Discourse on Free Will is a landmark text in the history of Protestantism. Encapsulating the perspective on free will of two of the most important figures in the history of Christianity, it remains to this day a powerful, thought-provoking and timely work.

Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy

Author: Manuel DeLanda

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780937997

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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First published 10 years ago, Manuel DeLanda's Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy rapidly established itself as a landmark text in contemporary continental thought. DeLanda here draws on the realist philosophy of Gilles Deleuze to the domain of philosophy of science. As well as contemporary philosophical insights, the book also tackles new developments in geometry, complexity theory and chaos theory to bring new insights to our understanding of a scientific knowledge liberated from traditional ideas of essence.

Cinema II

The Time-Image

Author: Gilles Deleuze

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472535383

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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Gilles Deleuze was one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century philosophy, whose master-works, Difference and Repetition and ? with Felix Guattari - A Thousand Plateaus and Anti-Oedipus have become one of the most widely-influential bodies of work in contemporary thought. Cinema II is Deleuze's second work on cinema, completing the reassessment of the art form begun in Cinema I. Influenced by the philosophy of Henri Bergson, Deleuze here offers a compelling analysis of the cinematic treatment of time and memory, thought and speech. The work draws on examples from major film makers, including Federico Fellini, Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles, among many others.


The Politics of the Siren

Author: Jacques Rancià ̈re

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441179100

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

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In this concise and illuminating study, Jacques Rancià ̈re, one of the world's most popular and influential living philosophers, examines the life and work of the celebrated nineteenth-century French poet and critic, Stéphane Mallarmé. Ranciere presents Mallarmé as neither an aesthete in need of rare essences and unheard-of words, nor the silent and nocturnal thinker of some poem too pure to be written. Mallarmé is the contemporary of a republic that is seeking out forms of civic worship to replace the pomp of religions and kings. If his writing is difficult, it is because it complies with a demanding and delicate poetics that is itself responding to an exceptional awareness of the complexity of an historical moment as well as the role that poetry ought to play in it.

Aesthetic Theory

Author: Theodor W. Adorno

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472504542

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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Theodor Adorno (1903-69) was undoubtedly the foremost thinker of the Frankfurt School, the influential group of German thinkers that fled to the US in the 1930s, including such thinkers as Herbert Marcuse and Max Horkheimer. His work has proved enormously influential in sociology, philosophy and cultural theory. Aesthetic Theory is Adorno's posthumous magnum opus and the culmination of a lifetime's investigation. Analysing the sublime, the ugly and the beautiful, Adorno shows how such concepts frame and distil human experience and that it is human experience that ultimately underlies aesthetics. In Adorno's formulation 'art is the sedimented history of human misery'.

Die Erzählung und das Feuer

Author: Giorgio Agamben

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035830

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Was ist das Geheimnis der Literatur? Mit ›Die Erzählung und das Feuer‹ legt der weltbekannte Philosoph Giorgio Agamben eine Sammlung seiner neuesten Essays vor. Was steht in der Literatur auf dem Spiel? Was hat es mit dem »Feuer« auf sich, das die »Erzählung« verloren hat und um jeden Preis wiederzufinden versucht? Was widersteht bei jedem Schöpfungsakt der Schöpfung hartnäckig und verleiht so dem Werk Intensität und Anmut? Und warum ist das Gleichnis das heimliche Muster jeden Erzählens? Wie in ›Nacktheiten‹ kommen in den zehn Essays die dringlichsten Themen der gegenwärtigen Forschung Giorgio Agambens zur Sprache. Und wie in allen seinen Texten geht es auch hier um die unnachgiebige Befragung des »Geheimnisses« der Literatur, die auch vor deren materiellen Aspekten (wie die Ablösung des Buchs durch den Bildschirm) nicht haltmacht. Inhalt: ›Das Feuer und die Erzählung‹ / ›Mysterium burocraticum‹ / ›Gleichnis und Reich‹ / ›Was ist der Schöpfungsakt?‹ / ›Strudel‹ / ›In wessen Namen?‹ / ›Ostern in Ägypten‹ / ›Über die Schwierigkeit des Lesens‹ / ›Vom Buch zum Bildschirm. Vor und nach dem Buch‹ / ›Opus alchymicum‹

Politics of Happiness

Connecting the philosophical ideas of Hegel, Nietzsche and Derrida to the Political Ideologies of happiness

Author: Ross Abbinnett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441186212

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This unique and engaging study argues that the Western concern with achieving happiness should be understood in terms of its relationship to the political ideologies that have emerged since the Enlightenment. To do so, each chapter examines the place that happiness occupies in the construction of ideologies that have formed the political terrain of the West, including liberalism, postmodernism, socialism, fascism, and religion. Throughout, Hegel's phenomenology, Nietzsche's genealogy, and Derrida's account of deconstruction as reactions to modernization are used to show that the politics of happiness are always a clash of fundamental ideas of belonging, overcoming, and ethical responsibility. Stressing that the concept of happiness lies at the foundation of political movements, the book also looks at its place in the current global order, analyzing the emergence of such ideas as affective democracy that challenge the conventional notions of privatized, acquisitive happiness. Written in a clear manner, the work will appeal to political theory students and researchers looking for a critical and historical account of contemporary debates about the nature of happiness and ideology.