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Tropes of Transport

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ISBN: 9780810127852 9780810165670 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628773 Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100720
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Intervening in the multidisciplinary debate on emotion, Tropes of Transport offers a fresh analysis of Hegel’s work that becomes an important resource for Pahl’s cutting-edge theory of emotionality. If it is usually assumed that the sincerity of emotions and the force of affects depend on their immediacy, Pahl explores to what extent mediation—and therefore a certain degree of manipulation but also of sympathy—is constitutive of emotionality. Hegel serves as a particularly helpful interlocutor not only because he offers a sophisticated analysis of mediation, but also because, rather than locating emotion in the heart, he introduces impersonal tropes of transport, such as trembling, release, and shattering.

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All in the Family

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ISBN: 9780822351764 9780822395102 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100981
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Western political philosophers since Plato have used the family as a model for harmonious political and social relations. Yet, far from being an uncontentious domain for shared interests and common values, the family is often the scene of intense interpersonal conflict and disagreement. In All in the Family, the political theorist Kennan Ferguson reconsiders the family, in its varied forms, as an exemplar of democratic politics and suggests how real rather than idealized family dynamics can help us to better understand and navigate political conflict. By closely observing the attachments that arise in families despite profound disagreements and incommensurabilities, Ferguson argues, we can imagine a political engagement that accommodates radical differences without sacrificing community.

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Emotional Minds

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ISBN: 9783110260908 9783110260922 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_626358 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100221
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The thoroughly contemporary question of the relationship between emotion and reason was debated with such complexity by the philosophers of the 17th century that their concepts remain a source of inspiration for today`s research about the emotionality of the mind. The analyses of the works of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, and many other thinkers collected in this volume offer new insights into the diversity and significance of philosophical reflections about emotions during the early modern era. A focus is placed on affective components in learning processes and the boundaries between emotions and reason.

Kant's Philosophy of the Unconscious

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ISBN: 9783110204032 9783110265408 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_626365 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100223
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In the 20th century, the role of the unconscious in Kant`s philosophy has been in great part neglected by Kant scholars. Nevertheless, the unconscious, the other of consciousness, is a key problem of the critical philosophy. The purpose of the volume is to fill a substantial gap in Kant research and to offer a complete survey of the topic in different areas of research, such as history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, aesthetics, moral philosophy, and anthropology.

Valences of Interdisciplinarity: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy

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Book Series: Cultural Dialectics ISSN: 19158378 ISBN: 9781926836461 9781926836478 9781926836485 Year: Pages: 406 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Education
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The modern university can trace its roots to Kant's call for enlightened self-determination, with education aiming to produce an informed and responsible body of citizens. As the university evolved, specialized areas of investigation emerged, enabling ever more precise research and increasingly nuanced arguments. In recent decades, however, challenges to the hegemony of disciplines have arisen, partly in response to a perceived need for the university to focus greater energy on its public vocation—teaching and the dissemination of knowledge.Valences of Interdisciplinarity presents essays by an international array of scholars committed to enhancing our understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and the practical realities of interdisciplinary teaching and research. What is, and what should be, motivating our reflections on (and practice of) approaches that transcend the conventional boundaries of discipline? And in adopting such transdisciplinary approaches, how do we safeguard critical methods and academic rigour? Reflecting on the obstacles they have encountered both as thinkers and as educators, the authors map out innovative new directions for the interdisciplinary project. Together, the essays promise to set the standards of the debate about interdisciplinarity for years to come.

El constitucionalismo como discurso político

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Book Series: Historia del Derecho ISSN: 22555137 ISBN: 9788415455554 Year: Volume: 11 Pages: 144 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Figuerola Institute of Social Science History
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Esta visión del constitucionalismo como “discurso político” se aleja un poco de la opinión común, tal vez hasta deformar la esencia “liberal” que comúnmente se le atribuye. Se inserta en una larga línea de trabajo que parte de la toma de conciencia, de la peculiaridad que la historia constitucional puede representar en la amplia gama de los estudios que se dedican a la comprensión del sistema político, en sus elementos constitutivos estructurales, que nunca pueden prescindir de una perspectiva de tipo historiográfico. El concepto de constitución es de matriz indiscutiblemente alemana, es algo que está entre la estructura político-social de una época y la unidad política de una población humana determinada.Un aspecto tal vez un poco más peculiar de mi propuesta interpretativa es la insistencia sobre la componente “doctrinal” del mundo constitucional, que me ha llevado a traducir la constitución en la síntesis doctrinas-instituciones a través de la cual debería poderse caracterizar, de manera históricamente determinada, los distintos elementos de la historia política de los hombres, sobre todo en lo que se refiere a Occidente.

The Models of Space, Time and Vision in V. Nabokov’s Fiction: Narrative Strategies and Cultural Frames

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Book Series: Tartu Semiotics Library ISBN: 9789949320684 9789949113064 Year: Pages: 322 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_421498 Language: English
Publisher: University of Tartu Press
Subject: Science (General) --- Languages and Literatures --- Performing Arts
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Marina Grishakova belongs to the younger generation scholars of the Tartu-Moscow school of semiotics. Her book is part of a semio-narratological tradition of a single author or a single work research that tackles issues of wider theoretical import: applicability of the concept of “modeling” in the humanities, theory of mimesis and the function of experimental literature in (post)modernist culture. By drawing on Y. Lotman’s conception of artistic models, the book adopts the semiotic perspective on modeling as an open-ended heuristic process underlying the logic of discovery and creative thinking. The book discusses the models of time and memory in modernist culture (Nietzsche’s and Bergson’s philosophy of time, Minkowski’s research on the psychopathological types of temporality) and their relevance to Nabokov’s fiction; popular-scientific notions of serialism and the fourth dimension; thematizations of the observer in modernist philosophy and arts; visual “prostheses” and “machines” (Eco), particularly the “camera vision” metaphor, its relation to Bergson’s notion of automatism and the popular idea of the criminal use of hypnosis. Vision is thematized also as a means of seduction and noncoercive control. Even before Foucault, Baudrillard and other critics of modernity, Nabokov noticed that advertising, political propaganda and erotic seduction alike employ implicit forms of suggestion. The book revises Rorty’s dilemma of “autonomy” and “solidarity” as applied to Nabokov’s work and offers new readings. It considers categories of narrative poetics as forms of cultural encoding that broaden and transform reader’s modes of perception and sense-making. Micro-models active in certain contexts or in the works of certain authors function as mobile interfaces between individual sensibilities and complex cultural chrono- and spatio-types where time and space take on conceptual meaning. (This title is the second revised edition, available online only. The web shop refers to the first edition, which is available as a paper monograph.)

Fallgirls

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ISBN: 9781409429692 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102651
Subject: Philosophy
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Fallgirls provides an analysis of the abuses that took place at Abu Ghraib in terms of social theory, gender and power, based on first-hand participant-observations of the courts-martials of Lynndie England and Sabrina Harman. This book examines the trials themselves, including interactions with soldiers and defense teams, documents pertaining to the courts-martials, US government reports and photographs from Abu Ghraib, in order to challenge the view that the abuses were carried out at the hands of a few rogue soldiers. With a keen focus on gender and sexuality as prominent aspects of the abuses themselves, as well as the ways in which they were portrayed and tried, Fallgirls engages with modern feminist thought and contemporary social theory in order to analyse the manner in which the abuses were framed, whilst also exploring the various lived realities of Abu Ghraib by both prisoners and soldiers alike.

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