Agamben and the Signature of Astrology

Agamben and the Signature of Astrology
Author: Paul Colilli
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2015-10-16
ISBN: 1498505961
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agamben and the Signature of Astrology Book Excerpt:

The work of Giorgio Agamben, one of the world’s most important living philosophers, has been the object of much scrutiny. Yet, there is one dimension of his thought that remains unexamined by scholars: the presence of the ancient science of astrology in his writings. This book, the first of its kind, identifies the astrological elements and explains the implications of their usage by Agamben. In so doing, this study challenges us to imagine Agamben’s thought in a radically new light. A critical account of the presence of astrology and related themes in Agamben’s writings, ranging from the earlier works to the more recent publications, illustrates that the astrological signature constitutes a mode of philosophical archaeology that allows for an enhanced understanding of concepts that are central to his works, such as potentiality, the signature, bare life and biopolitics.

On Study Giorgio Agamben and educational potentiality

On Study  Giorgio Agamben and educational potentiality
Author: Tyson E. Lewis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2013-06-26
ISBN: 1135087660
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Study Giorgio Agamben and educational potentiality Book Excerpt:

In an educational landscape dominated by discourses and practices of learning, standardized testing, and the pressure to succeed, what space and time remain for studying? In this book, Tyson E. Lewis argues that studying is a distinctive educational experience with its own temporal, spatial, methodological, aesthetic, and phenomenological dimensions. Unlike learning, which presents the actualization of a student’s "potential" in recognizable and measurable forms, study emphasizes the experience of potentiality, freed from predetermined outcomes. Studying suspends and interrupts the conventional logic of learning, opening up a new space and time for educational freedom to emerge. Drawing upon the work of Italian philosopher and critical theorist Giorgio Agamben, Lewis provides a conceptually and poetically rich account of the interconnections between potentiality, freedom, and study. Through a mixture of educational critique, phenomenological description, and ontological analysis, Lewis redeems study as an invaluable and urgent educational experience that provides alternatives to the economization of education and the cooptation of potentiality in the name of efficiency. The resulting discussion uncovers multiple forms of study in a variety of unexpected places: from the political poetry of Adrienne Rich, to tinkering classrooms, to abandoned manifestos, and, finally, to Occupy Wall Street. By reconnecting education with potentiality this book provides an educational philosophy that undermines the logic of learning and assessment, and turns our attention to the interminable paradoxes of studying. The book will be key reading for scholars in the fields of educational philosophy, critical pedagogy, foundations of education, composition and rhetoric, and critical thinking and literacy studies.

Pontano s Virtues

Pontano   s Virtues
Author: Matthias Roick
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-02-23
ISBN: 1474281869
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pontano s Virtues Book Excerpt:

First secretary to the Aragonese kings of Naples, Giovanni Pontano (1429-1503) was a key figure of the Italian Renaissance. A poet and a philosopher of high repute, Pontano's works offer a reflection on the achievements of fifteenth-century humanism and address major themes of early modern moral and political thought. Taking his defining inspiration from Aristotle, Pontano wrote on topics such as prudence, fortune, magnificence, and the art of pleasant conversation, rewriting Aristotle's Ethics in the guise of a new Latin philosophy, inscribed with the patterns of Renaissance culture. This book shows how Pontano's rewriting of Aristotelian ethics affected not only his philosophical views, but also his political life and his place in the humanist movement. Drawing on Pontano's treatises, dialogues, letters, poems and political writings, Matthias Roick presents us with the first comprehensive study of Pontano's moral and political thought, offering novel insights into the workings of Aristotelian virtue ethics in the early modern period.

Russian Philosophy in the Twenty First Century

Russian Philosophy in the Twenty First Century
Author: Mikhail Sergeev,Alexander N. Chumakov,Mary Theis
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2020-11-23
ISBN: 900443254X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russian Philosophy in the Twenty First Century Book Excerpt:

Russian Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century: An Anthology presents a variety of contemporary philosophic problems found in the works of prominent Russian thinkers, ranging from social and political matters and pressing cultural issues to insights into modern science and mounting global challenges.

The Political Ontology of Giorgio Agamben

The Political Ontology of Giorgio Agamben
Author: German Eduardo Primera
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-04-18
ISBN: 1350081353
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Political Ontology of Giorgio Agamben Book Excerpt:

With the publication of The Use of Bodies (2016), Agamben's multi-volume Homo Sacer project has come to an end, or to paraphrase Agamben, has been abandoned. We now have a new vantage point from which to reread Agamben's corpus; not only his method but his political and philosophical thought can been seen in a clearer light. This timely book both assesses and contributes to the debates on the Homo Sacer project in its entirety. Rethinking the notions of life and power – two of the central themes in Agamben's work – through a reconstruction of his philosophical method and an examination of his critique of Western metaphysics, this book argues that Agamben's thought cannot be fully grasped if we do not account for the intertwining of politics and ontology. This book argues that it is only by revisiting Agamben's critique of signification and metaphysics and examining his reconstruction of the archaeological method that we can understand his notions of life and power. By bringing together the two parts of the Homo Sacer project – the archaeology of the signature of Sovereignty and the archaeology of governmentality – this book provides an analysis of the production of Agambenian 'bare life'. In this sense this project re-articulates Agamben's works on signification, language and ontology with his archaeology of power. Offering an original examination of Agamben's notion of resistance, this is essential reading for any thoughtful consideration of his philosophical legacy.

Sounds from Within Phenomenology and Practice

Sounds from Within  Phenomenology and Practice
Author: Paulo C. Chagas,Jiayue Cecilia Wu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2021
ISBN: 3030725073
Category: Application software
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sounds from Within Phenomenology and Practice Book Excerpt:

This book transforms phenomenology, music, technology, and the cultural arts from within. Gathering contributions by performing artists, media technology designers, nomadic composers, and distinguished musicological scholars, it explores a rich array of concepts such as embodiment, art and technology, mindfulness meditation, time and space in music, self and emptiness, as well as cultural heritage preservation. It does so via close studies on music phenomenology theory, works involving experimental music and technology, and related cultural and historical issues. This book will be of considerable interest to readers from the fields of sound studies, science and technology studies, phenomenology, cultural studies, media studies, and sound art theory. This book is equally relevant and insightful for musicians, composers, media artists, sound artists, technology designers, and curators and arts administrators from the performing and visual arts.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Theory Modern Power World Politics

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Theory  Modern Power  World Politics
Author: Nevzat Soguk,Scott G Nelson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2016-04-28
ISBN: 131719585X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Theory Modern Power World Politics Book Excerpt:

Deliberately eschewing disciplinary and temporal boundaries, this volume makes a major contribution to the de-traditionalization of political thinking within the discourses of international relations. Collecting the works of twenty-five theorists, this Ashgate Research Companion engages some of the most pressing aspects of political thinking in world politics today. The authors explore theoretical constitutions, critiques, and affirmations of uniquely modern forms of power, past and present. Among the themes and dynamics examined are textual appropriation and representation, materiality and capital formation, geopolitical dimensions of ecological crises, connections between representations of violence and securitization, subjectivity and genderization, counter-globalization politics, constructivism, biopolitics, post-colonial politics and theory, as well as the political prospects of emerging civic and cosmopolitan orders in a time of national, religious, and secular polarization. Radically different in their approaches, the authors critically assess the discourses of IR as interpretive frames that are indebted to the historical formation of concepts, and to particular negotiations of power that inform the main methodological practices usually granted primacy in the field. Students as well as seasoned scholars seeking to challenge accepted theoretical frameworks will find in these chapters fresh insights into contemporary world-political problems and new resources for their critical interrogation.

Sacred and Secular Agency in Early Modern France

Sacred and Secular Agency in Early Modern France
Author: Sanja Perovic
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2012-02-16
ISBN: 1441185291
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred and Secular Agency in Early Modern France Book Excerpt:

Challenging the master narrative of secularization, an exploration of the persistent influence of religious categories in the cultural landscape of Europe's first secular state.

Limits of the Secular

Limits of the Secular
Author: Kaustuv Roy
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2016-12-09
ISBN: 3319486985
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Limits of the Secular Book Excerpt:

This book facilitates a missing dialogue between the secular and the transsecular dimensions of human existence. It explores two kinds of limits of the secular: the inadequacies of its assumptions with respect to the total being of the human, and how it curbs the ontological sensibilities of the human. Kaustuv Roy argues that since secular reason of modernity can only represent the empirical dimension of existence, humans are forced to privatize the non-empirical dimension of being. It is therefore absent from the social, imaginary, as well as public discourse. This one-sidedness is the root cause of many of the ills facing modernity. Roy contends that a bridge-consciousness that praxeologically relates the secular and the non-secular domains of experience is the need of the hour.

De Constituting Wholes

De Constituting Wholes
Author: Manuele Gragnolati,Christoph F. E. Holzhey
Publsiher: Series Cultural Inquiry
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN: 385132854X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

De Constituting Wholes Book Excerpt:

How can the power of wholes be resisted without essentializing their parts? Drawing on different archives and methodologies, including aesthetics, history, biology, affect, race, and queer, the interventions in this volume explore different ways of troubling the consistency and stability of wholes, breaking up their closure and making them more dynamic. Doing so without necessarily presupposing or producing parts, an outside, or a teleological development, they indicate the critical potential of partiality without parts.

The Virtue of Sympathy

The Virtue of Sympathy
Author: Seth Lobis
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN: 0300210418
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Virtue of Sympathy Book Excerpt:

Beginning with an analysis of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and building to a new reading of Milton’s Paradise Lost, author Seth Lobis charts a profound change in the cultural meaning of sympathy during the seventeenth century. Having long referred to magical affinities in the universe, sympathy was increasingly understood to be a force of connection between people. By examining sympathy in literary and philosophical writing of the period, Lobis illuminates an extraordinary shift in human understanding.

The Pursuit of Myth in the Poetry of Frank O Hara Ted Berrigan and John Forbes

The Pursuit of Myth in the Poetry of Frank O   Hara  Ted Berrigan and John Forbes
Author: Duncan Hose
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030948412
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pursuit of Myth in the Poetry of Frank O Hara Ted Berrigan and John Forbes Book Excerpt:

Memory Metaphor and Aby Warburg s Atlas of Images

Memory  Metaphor  and Aby Warburg s Atlas of Images
Author: Christopher D. Johnson
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-07-26
ISBN: 0801464064
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory Metaphor and Aby Warburg s Atlas of Images Book Excerpt:

The work of German cultural theorist and art historian Aby Warburg (1866-1929) has had a lasting effect on how we think about images. This book is the first in English to focus on his last project, the encyclopedic Atlas of Images: Mnemosyne. Begun in earnest in 1927, and left unfinished at the time of Warburg's death in 1929, the Atlas consisted of sixty-three large wooden panels covered with black cloth. On these panels Warburg carefully, intuitively arranged some thousand black-and-white photographs of classical and Renaissance art objects, as well as of astrological and astronomical images ranging from ancient Babylon to Weimar Germany. Here and there, he also included maps, manuscript pages, and contemporary images taken from newspapers. Trying through these constellations of images to make visible the many polarities that fueled antiquity's afterlife, Warburg envisioned the Atlas as a vital form of metaphoric thought. While the nondiscursive, frequently digressive character of the Atlas complicates any linear narrative of its themes and contents, Christopher D. Johnson traces several thematic sequences in the panels. By drawing on Warburg's published and unpublished writings and by attending to Warburg's cardinal idea that "pathos formulas" structure the West's cultural memory, Johnson maps numerous tensions between word and image in the Atlas. In addition to examining the work itself, he considers the literary, philosophical, and intellectual-historical implications of the Atlas. As Johnson demonstrates, the Atlas is not simply the culmination of Warburg's lifelong study of Renaissance culture but the ultimate expression of his now literal, now metaphoric search for syncretic solutions to the urgent problems posed by the history of art and culture.