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Georges Sorel’s Study on Vico

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Book Series: Radboud Studies in Humanities ISBN: 9789004416338 Year: Pages: 170 DOI: 10.1163/9789004416338 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Social Sciences
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This English translation of Sorel’s Study on Vico opens the way to a radical re-evaluation not only of Sorel’s trajectory, but of his French intellectual contexts, and the anarcho-syndicalism he is sometimes said to represent Readership: Students and researchers of fin de siècle European intellectual history; historians of the social sciences, and Marxism; students of Vico’s legacy and of Sorel’s social thought. Anyone interested in the roots of cultural studies.

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Imperfection

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Book Series: Cultural Dialectics ISSN: 19158378 ISBN: 9781926836751 9781926836768 9781926836768 Year: Pages: 240 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Philosophy
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??aspirations to perfection awaken us to our actual imperfection.? It is in the space between these aspirations and our inability to achieve them that Grant reflects upon imperfection. Grant argues that an awareness of imperfection, defined as both suffering and the need for justice, drive us to an unrelenting search for perfection, freedom, and self-determination. The twenty-one brief chapters of Imperfection develop this governing idea as it relates to the present situation of the God debate, modern ethnic conflicts, and the pursuit of freedom in relation to the uncertainties of personal identity and the quest for self-determination. Known for his exploration of the relationship between Buddhism and violent ethnic conflict in modern Sri Lanka, as well as his contribution to the study of Northern Ireland and the complex relationships among religion, literature, and ethnicity, Grant provides the reader with an analysis of the widespread rise of religious extremism across the globe. Referencing Plato, Van Gogh, Jesus, and the Buddha, he enlightens the reader with both succinct and original insights into human society. Imperfection is the result of an important Canadian public intellectual at work.

Montesquieu : une histoire de temps

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ISBN: 9782847888577 DOI: 10.4000/books.enseditions.7382 Language: French
Publisher: ENS Éditions
Subject: Philosophy
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Redécouvrir Montesquieu, en son temps et dans le temps long de l’histoire : les œuvres clés du siècle des Lumières, Lettres persanes, L’Esprit des lois, Considérations sur les Romains, prennent tout leur sens si l’on prend en compte à la fois leur dimension littéraire, politique, philosophique, historique, juridique. Des temps forts de l’histoire, comme la découverte des Indes par Alexandre, le voyage africain d’Hannon ou l’invasion de l’Europe par les Huns, la prise de pouvoir par Auguste et le long règne de Justinien, révèlent la puissance de l’esprit humain et la faiblesse des sociétés soumises au pouvoir d’un seul. L’histoire, ancienne ou récente, devient le champ d’action privilégié de la pensée politique, tout en révélant la place infime de l’individu à l’échelle des siècles et des nations. À travers ce monde sans héros, régi par des causes générales et profondes, apparaissent les qualités maîtresses d’un écrivain philosophe : la liberté de l’esprit et l’acuité du regard, révélées par la succession des lectures, parfois contradictoires, qui en ont été données.

Poetics and Politics

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ISBN: 9783110536690 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.1515/9783110536690 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 246603
Subject: Arts in general
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Far from teleological historiography, the pan-European perspective on Early Modern drama offered in this volume provides answers to why, how, where and when the given phenomena of theatre appear in history. Using theories of circulation and other concepts of exchange, transfer and movement, the authors analyze the development and differentiation of European secular and religious drama, within the disciplinary framework of comparative literature and the history of literature and concepts. Within this frame, aspects of major interest are the relationship between tradition and innovation, the status of genre, the proportion of autonomous and heteronomous creational dispositions within the artefacts or genres they belong to, as well as strategies of functionalization in the context of a given part of the cultural net. Contributions cover a broad range of topics, including poetics of Early Modern Drama; political, institutional and social practices; history of themes and motifs (Stoffgeschichte); history of genres/cross-fertilization between genres; textual traditions and distribution of texts; questions of originality and authorship; theories of circulation and net structures in Drama Studies.

History and Drama. The Pan-European Tradition

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ISBN: 9783110604276 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.1515/9783110604276 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Performing Arts
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Aristotle’s neat compartmentalization notwithstanding (Poetics, ch. 9), historians and playwrights have both been laying claim to representations of the past – arguably since Antiquity, but certainly since the Renaissance. At a time when narratology challenges historiographers to differentiate their “emplotments” (White) from literary inventions, this thirteen-essay collection takes a fresh look at the production of historico-political knowledge in literature and the intricacies of reality and fiction. Written by experts who teach in Germany, Austria, Russia, and the United States, the articles provide a thorough interpretation of early modern drama (with a view to classical times and the 19th century) as an ideological platform that is as open to royal self-fashioning and soteriology as it is to travestying and subverting the means and ends of historical interpretation. The comparative analysis of metapoetic and historiosophic aspects also sheds light on drama as a transnational phenomenon, demonstrating the importance of the cultural net that links the multifaceted textual examples from France, Russia, England, Italy, and the Netherlands.

Six Canonical Projects by Rem Koolhaas

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ISBN: 9783868592191 Year: Pages: 370 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/oapen_574658 Language: English
Publisher: jovis Verlag Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 258
Subject: History of arts
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Dutch architect, architectural theorist and urban thinker Rem Koolhaas (born 1944) has been a protagonist of the international architectural avant-garde since the 1970s; his numerous worldwide awards include the Pritzker Prize in 2000 for his lifetime achievement. Through a series of essays, this book interprets his many buildings and projects by drawing on Koolhaas' own theoretical oeuvre of polemics, manifestos, interviews, books such as Delirious New York and his so-called "design patents." In these writings, Koolhaas articulates a design method that links theory and practice, which this book not only orients within architectural history, but also shows how it repositions the function of the authors or the architects themselves.

Melammu: The Ancient World in an Age of Globalization

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Book Series: Proceedings 7: Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge ISBN: 9783945561003 Year: Pages: 397 Language: English
Publisher: Edition Open Access
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Melammu volumes have broadened the horizons of studies of antiquity by encouraging the crossing of geographical and cultural boundaries between ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean and Near East. The present Melammu volume extends from Greece to India, with articles on Phrygia and Armenia, also viewing texts from ancient Israel, Egypt, and Mesopotamia. The globalization described in this volume extends over language barriers and literatures, showing how texts as well as goods can travel between societies and regions. This collection of papers offer new insights and perspectives into connections between the Mediterranean World, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Persia and India.

El mundo amenazado : Las crisis globales y su repercusión en las ciencias, la filosofía y la literatura en el primer tercio del siglo XX

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ISBN: 9789874960139 DOI: 10.4000/books.eunrn.2934 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial UNRN
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures --- Philosophy --- Science (General)
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Esta obra indaga acerca del impacto de las crisis mundiales sobre diversas áreas de la cultura, en especial, el pensamiento económico, las ciencias naturales, la filosofía y la literatura. Los estudios reunidos se centran en las primeras décadas del siglo XX, etapa en la que la interdependencia de las diversas regiones del planeta –acompañada por la de las distintas esferas de la vida– alcanzó el estatus de global, es decir, constituyó un único mundo. Es entonces cuando las crisis históricas precedentes convergen con las nuevas crisis mundiales y la percepción de los cambios se modifica sustancialmente. De ahí la importancia de los seis ensayos que este volumen ofrece al lector para comenzar a comprender las transformaciones en las ciencias y el campo cultural dentro de un marco conceptual común, conformado por los modelos de espacios controversiales y crisis de mundo del reconocido filósofo de la ciencia Oscar Nudler.

Einstein au Collège de France

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ISBN: 9782722605503 DOI: 10.4000/books.cdf.9367 Language: French
Publisher: Collège de France
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures --- Philosophy --- Science (General) --- Mathematics
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En 1914, Albert Einstein avait été invité à donner les conférences Michonis au Collège de France, organisées à partir de 1905 grâce au mécène Georges Michonis, pour y accueillir des savants étrangers. L’entrée en guerre l’empêcha de venir à Paris. Sous l’impulsion de Paul Langevin, professeur de Physique générale et expérimentale (1909-1946), l’invitation fut renouvelée en février 1922, peu après les tests de la théorie de la relativité générale effectués par l’astronome Sir Arthur Eddington en 1919, qui contribuèrent à la renommée mondiale d’Einstein. Le Collège se singularisera encore par la suite dans la réception des idées d’Einstein, en créant, en 1933, une chaire pour le physicien, qui avait fui l’Allemagne. Ayant déjà accepté un poste à l’Institut des études avancées de Princeton nouvellement créé (1930), Einstein n’occupera jamais cette chaire. Avec pour fil conducteur la visite d’Einstein au Collège, ce 3e volume de la collection s’intéresse à l’impact des idées d’Einstein sur la physique française et, plus largement, dans la formation des savoirs et des arts (des années 1910 jusqu’à la Seconde Guerre mondiale) en France et au-delà. Contrairement à Freud et à Darwin, dont l’accueil au Collège a été difficile, accueil qui a fait l’objet de deux volumes précédents de la collection, la théorie de la relativité d’Einstein y a très tôt été présentée par Langevin, qui en a fait le sujet de ses cours dès 1910-1911. D’autres professeurs du Collège s’y sont intéressés (Léon Brillouin [Physique théorique, 1932-1949], Frédéric Joliot [Chimie nucléaire, 1937-1958] et André Lichnérowicz [Physique mathématique, 1952-1986], de même que des professeurs de philosophie, de poétique et d’histoire (Henri Bergson, Paul Valéry [Poétique, 1937-1945]), Lucien Febvre [Histoire de la civilisation moderne, 1933-1949], ou Maurice Merleau-Ponty [Philosophie, 1952-1961]) pour nous limiter à ces quelques noms. Ce volume découle d’un colloque organisé par Antoine Compagnon (Littérature française moderne et contemporaine), Jean Dalibard (Atomes et rayonnement) et Jean-François Joanny (Matière molle et biophysique) les 11 et 12 juin 2018, dans le cadre du projet « Passage des disciplines : histoire globale du Collège de France, xixe-xxe siècle », qui porte sur l’évolution des matières enseignées aussi bien que celles qui n’y ont pas été admises et qui forment un « Collège virtuel », depuis la fin du xviiie siècle jusqu’aux années 1960. Il est dirigé par Antoine Compagnon, avec la collaboration de Céline Surprenant et reçoit le soutien financier de PSL (2016-2019), et de la Fondation Hugot.

Radical Approaches to Political Science

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ISBN: 9783847400288 9783866495364 Year: DOI: 10.3224/84740028 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102284
Subject: Political Science
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This ground breaking volume offers a range of alternative approaches to political science, highlighting problems too rarely confronted by “mainstream” political scientists. Ranging from Gunfighter Sagas to the changing faces of an imaginary Mars, the innovative chapters introduce whole new ways of rethinking politics, stirring up the all too conventional ways of the discipline.

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