Phenomenology

Phenomenology
Author: Stephan Käufer,Anthony Chemero
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-05-28
ISBN: 1509540679
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phenomenology Book Excerpt:

A classic in its field, this comprehensive book introduces the core history of phenomenology and assesses its relevance to contemporary psychology, philosophy of mind, and cognitive science. It provides a jargon-free explanation of central themes in the works of Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty. From artificial intelligence to embodiment and enactivism, Käufer and Chemero go on to trace how phenomenology has produced a valuable framework for analyzing cognition and perception, whose impact on contemporary psychological and scientific research, and philosophical debates, continues to grow. New to this second edition are a treatment of nineteenth-century precursors of experimental psychology; a detailed exploration of Husserl's analysis of the body; and a discussion of the work of Aron Gurwitsch and other philosophers and psychologists who explored the intersection of phenomenology and Gestalt psychology. The new material also includes an expanded consideration of enactivism, and an up-to-date examination of current work in phenomenologically informed cognitive science. This is an ideal introduction to phenomenology and cognitive science for the uninitiated, and will shed new light on the topic for experienced readers, showing clearly the contemporary relevance and influence of phenomenological ideas.

John Saul

John Saul
Author: Paul Bail
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 203
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780313295751
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Saul Book Excerpt:

The first book-length study of best-selling writer John Saul's psychological and supernatural thrillers.

Existentialism and Sociology

Existentialism and Sociology
Author: Gila Hayim
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN: 1351521160
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Existentialism and Sociology Book Excerpt:

Existentialism and Sociology (originally published under the title The Existential Sociology of Jean-Paul Sartre) is the first work to systematically and critically analyze the existential ideas of Jean-Paul Sartre and to demonstrate their importance and connection to central sociological categories found in the theories of Weber, Durkheim, Freud, Mead, and others.Drawing also on sociological and Hegelian social thought, Hayim analyzes key existential concepts of negation, temporality, choice, anguish, and bad faith, and carefully situates them in the different relations of self to the other—relations of indifference and destruction, as well as relations of engagement and pledge. She joins the two orders of being—ontology and sociology—and establishes intellectual and ethical continuity between the phenomenology of Being and Nothingness, Sartre's momentous early work, and neglected sociological categories in his later works: Critique of Dialectical Reason and Notebooks for an Ethics.Hayim makes accessible to the social scientist a rich repertoire of existential motifs and perspectives on community and group interactions and their inextricable bond to the life practice of the individual. Distinguishing among social groups as different orders of social consciousness and organization, Hayim addresses issues of transcendence and inertia, leadership and authority, freedom and bondage, bureaucracy and control, and identifies Sartre's concept of the practico-inert as the radical center of our intersubjectivity today, and its threat to human intelligibility.The author contends that the massive language of a sociology of things instills in the human actor a feeling of helplessness and gross inferiority vis-a-vis the social world. She offers, in contrast, the existential emphasis on the importance of substituting live human experience for mechanistic processes of explanation, and of establishing

The Wizard of West Penwith

The Wizard of West Penwith
Author: William Bentinck Forfar
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 241
Release: 1871
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wizard of West Penwith Book Excerpt:

While some magical creatures are created entirely out of the imagination, some are steeped in reality.?The title character of?The Wizard of West Penwith is a character drawn from a real person.?

Tenerife and Its Six Satellites

Tenerife and Its Six Satellites
Author: Olivia M. Stone
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 506
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Canary Islands
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter

The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter
Author: Paul C. Cooper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-04-27
ISBN: 1135840784
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zen Impulse and the Psychoanalytic Encounter Book Excerpt:

Although psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism derive from theoretical and philosophical assumptions worlds apart, both experientially-based traditions share at their heart a desire for the understanding, development, and growth of the human experience. Paul Cooper utilizes detailed clinical vignettes to contextualize the implications of Zen Buddhism in the therapeutic setting to demonstrate how its practices and beliefs inform, relate to, and enhance transformative psychoanalytic practice. The basic concepts of Zen, such as the identity of the relative and the absolute and the foundational principles of emptiness and dependent-arising, are given special attention as they relate to the psychoanalytic concepts of the unconscious and its processes, transference and countertransference, formulations of self, and more. In addition, through an analysis of apophasis, a unique style of discourse that serves as a basic structure for mystical languages, he provides insight into the structure of the seemingly irrational Zen koan in order to demonstrate its function as a pedagogical and psychological tool. Though mindful of their differences, Cooper’s intent throughout is to illustrate how the practices of both Zen and psychoanalysis become internalized by the individual who engages in them and can, in turn, inform one another in mutually beneficial ways in an effort to comprehend the ramifications of an individual or collective expanding vision.

The Western Antiquary Or Devon and Cornwall Note book

The Western Antiquary  Or  Devon and Cornwall Note book
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cornwall (England : County)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Western Antiquary Or Devon and Cornwall Note book Book Excerpt:

The Western Antiquary

The Western Antiquary
Author: William Henry Kearley Wright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cornwall (England : County)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Western Antiquary Book Excerpt:

"Reprinted after revision and correction from the 'Weekly Mercury, '" Mar. 1881-May 1884.

Schelling Now

Schelling Now
Author: Jason M. Wirth
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780253344380
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schelling Now Book Excerpt:

Places Schelling at the core of contemporary philosophical debates

Desiring Arabs

Desiring Arabs
Author: Joseph A. Massad
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2008-09-15
ISBN: 0226509605
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desiring Arabs Book Excerpt:

Sexual desire has long played a key role in Western judgments about the value of Arab civilization. In the past, Westerners viewed the Arab world as licentious, and Western intolerance of sex led them to brand Arabs as decadent; but as Western society became more sexually open, the supposedly prudish Arabs soon became viewed as backward. Rather than focusing exclusively on how these views developed in the West, in Desiring Arabs Joseph A. Massad reveals the history of how Arabs represented their own sexual desires. To this aim, he assembles a massive and diverse compendium of Arabic writing from the nineteenth century to the present in order to chart the changes in Arab sexual attitudes and their links to Arab notions of cultural heritage and civilization. A work of impressive scope and erudition, Massad’s chronicle of both the history and modern permutations of the debate over representations of sexual desires and practices in the Arab world is a crucial addition to our understanding of a frequently oversimplified and vilified culture. “A pioneering work on a very timely yet frustratingly neglected topic. . . . I know of no other study that can even begin to compare with the detail and scope of [this] work.”—Khaled El-Rouayheb, Middle East Report “In Desiring Arabs, [Edward] Said’s disciple Joseph A. Massad corroborates his mentor’s thesis that orientalist writing was racist and dehumanizing. . . . [Massad] brilliantly goes on to trace the legacy of this racist, internalized, orientalist discourse up to the present.”—Financial Times

Modern Painters Vol 1 5

Modern Painters  Vol  1 5
Author: John Ruskin
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 1763
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Painters Vol 1 5 Book Excerpt:

Modern Painters is a five-volume work by the eminent Victorian art critic, John Ruskin. The work placed emphasis on symbolism in art, expressed through nature and it was influential on the early development of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Ruskin wrote Modern Paintings for 17 years updating it and adding later volumes in subsequent years. The book was primarily written as a defense of the later work of J. M. W. Turner. Ruskin argues that recent painters emerging from the tradition of the picturesque are superior in the art of landscape to the old masters. He used the book to argue that art should devote itself to the accurate documentation of nature. In Ruskin's view, Turner had developed from early detailed documentation of nature to a later more profound insight into natural forces and atmospheric effects.

Screening the Novel

Screening the Novel
Author: Gabriel Miller
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN: 1474291635
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Screening the Novel Book Excerpt:

Some of the most memorable movies of Hollywood's Golden Age were based on novels that never received the acclaim they deserved. No-one who saw Rod Steiger in The Pawnbroker could forget the actor's wrenching performance but does anyone remember the author of the book on which the film was based? The same can be said of Jane Fonda in They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Greta Garbo in Susan Lenox, and Humphrey Bogart in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. This book retrieves these novels and re-evaluates the careers of the eight neglected novelists whose works inspired eight different directors – among them Stanley Kubrick, Sidney Lumet, John Huston and Sidney Pollack. Each chapter offers detailed analysis on both the original text and the resulting movie. Taken together, the double examination of novel and film raises some important questions about the nature and problems of cinematic adaptation.

Psychotic Temptation

Psychotic Temptation
Author: Liliane Abensour
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2013-02-11
ISBN: 1136157123
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychotic Temptation Book Excerpt:

How can we understand the pull towards that which we fear: psychosis? In this thought provoking book, Abensour proposes the idea of a temptation towards psychosis rather than a regression, as a response to the hatred or denial of the subject’s origins. She shares her reflections on her psychoanalytic work with psychotic patients focusing on their struggle to achieve a coherent sense of a self that can inhabit a shared world. Abensour locates this struggle within the universal human struggle to achieve a balance between what we can and cannot allow ourselves to know about the reality of death and of our insignificance in the world.

Enjoy Your Symptom

Enjoy Your Symptom
Author: Slavoj Zizek
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN: 1136786457
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enjoy Your Symptom Book Excerpt:

The title is just the first of many startling asides, observations and insights that fill this guide to Hollywood on the Lacanian psychoanalyst’s couch. Zizek introduces the ideas of Jacques Lacan through the medium of American film, taking his examples from over 100 years of cinema, from Charlie Chaplin to The Matrix and referencing along the way such figures as Lenin and Hegel, Michel Foucault and Jesus Christ. Enjoy Your Symptom! is a thrilling guide to cinema and psychoanalysis from a thinker who is perhaps the last standing giant of cultural theory in the twenty-first century.

Sartre

Sartre
Author: Katherine J. Morris,Katherine Morris
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sartre Book Excerpt:

A novel introduction to Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist phenomenology. Draws parallels between Sartre’s work and the work of Wittgenstein Stresses continuities rather than conflict between Sartre and Merleau-Ponty, and between Sartre and post-structuralist/post-modernist thinkers, thus corroborating ‘new Sartre’ readings Exhibits the influence of Gestalt psychology in Sartre’s descriptions of the life-world Forms part of the Blackwell Great Minds series, which outlines the views of the great western thinkers and captures the relevance of these figures to the way we think and live today

The Plays of Shakespeare from the Text of Dr S Johnson

The Plays of Shakespeare from the Text of Dr  S  Johnson
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1771
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Kafka

Kafka
Author: Howard Caygill
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN: 1472595432
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kafka Book Excerpt:

By challenging many of the assumptions, misguided presuppositions and even legends that have surrounded the legacy and reception of Franz Kafka's work during the 20th century, Howard Caygill provides us with a radical new way of reading Kafka. Kafka: In the Light of the Accident advances a unique philosophical interpretation via the pivotal theme of the accident, understood both philosophically and in a broader cultural context, that includes the philosophical and sociological basis of accident insurance and the understanding of the concepts of chance and necessity. Caygill reveals how Kafka's reception was governed by a series of accidents - from the order of Max Brod's posthumous publication of the novels and the correction of 'misprints', to many other posthumous editorial strategies. The focus on the accident casts light on the role of media in Kafka's work, particularly visual media and above all photography. By stressing the role of contingency in his authorship, Caygill also fundamentally questions the 20th century view of Kafka's work as 'kafkaesque'. Instead of a narration of domination, Kafka: In the Light of the Accident argues that Kafka's work is best read as a narration of defiance, one which affirms (often comically) the role of error and contingency in historical struggle. Kafka's defiance is situated within early 20th century radical culture, with particular emphasis lent to the roles of radical Judaism, the European socialist and feminist movements, and the subaltern histories of the United States and China.

The Half vanished Structure

The Half vanished Structure
Author: Magnus Ullén
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9783039102006
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Half vanished Structure Book Excerpt:

This book takes issue with the tendency in twentieth-century Hawthorne-criticism to blur the distinction between symbolism and allegory. Rejecting the long-standing notion that Hawthorne is a symbolist in allegorical disguise, Ullén argues that allegory is the key to understanding how religion, sexuality, aesthetics and politics are interwoven in Hawthorne's writings. The study presents a model for allegorical interpretation of general applicability, which is brought to bear on each of Hawthorne's mature romances, and on the oft-neglected Wonder Books written for children. An unparalleled analysis of the formal intricacies of Hawthorne's writings, this book is an eloquent plea for the necessity of grounding ideological analysis in aesthetical considerations.

The National Preacher and Village Pulpit

The National Preacher and Village Pulpit
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1859
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The National Preacher and Village Pulpit Book Excerpt:

The Fifth Fiasco or How to Escape the Traps of Jewish History in the Twenty First Century

The Fifth Fiasco  or How to Escape the Traps    of Jewish History in the Twenty First Century
Author: David Passig
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN: 1527569195
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fifth Fiasco or How to Escape the Traps of Jewish History in the Twenty First Century Book Excerpt:

This book goes on a journey into alternative retellings of Jewish history in order to discover its patterns, which might give us clues about the future. It proposes exploring these versions of history as an intellectual exercise to come to terms with the traumas of the past, and to prevent repeated tragedies in the future. This book identifies the direction in which the Jewish people and their future leaders will develop. Since the Jewish people have never experienced modern sovereignty before, it promises to usher in far-reaching changes. Making a diagnosis of a national neurosis as the cause for four previous fiascos in Jewish history, the book explains what must be done in the twenty-first century to prevent the dark forces of the past from recurring, and explores the changes awaiting the Jewish religion and nation in the Land of Israel.