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Philosophy, Aesthetics, Ethics - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range B - BD (Philosophy) and BH - BJ (Aesthetics, Ethics) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.

  • What should we do with our brain? / Catherine Malabou ; foreword by Marc Jeannerod ; translated by Sebastian Rand
    BD 418.5 F7 M353 2008eb

  • The visible and the revealed / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated by Christina M. Gschwandtner and others
    B 2430 M283 M375 2008eb

  • Phenomenology "wide open" : after the French debate / Dominique Janicaud ; translated by Charles N. Cabral
    B 2430 J283 J365 2005eb

  • Material phenomenology / Michel Henry ; translated by Scott Davidson
    B 829.5 H467 2008eb

  • Judeities : questions for Jacques Derrida / edited by Bettina Bergo, Joseph Cohen, and Raphael Zagury-Orly ; translated by Bettina Bergo and Michael B. Smith
    B 2430 D484 J833 2007eb

  • In excess : studies of saturated phenomena / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated by Robyn Horner and Vincent Berraud
    B 2430 M283 M375 2002eb

  • Experience and the absolute : disputed questions on the humanity of man / Jean-Yves Lacoste ; translated by Mark Raftery-Skehan
    BD 450 L336 2004eb

  • Event and world / Claude Romano ; translated by Shane Mackinlay
    B 2433 R663 R663 2009eb

  • On the ego and on God : further Cartesian questions / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated by Christina M. Gschwandtner
    B 1875 M375 2007eb

  • The call and the response / Jean-Louis Chrétien ; translated from the French by Anne A. Davenport
    B 72 C473 2004eb

  • The basic writings of Josiah Royce / edited with a new introduction by John J. McDermott ; including an annotated bibliography of the publications of Josiah Royce prepared by Ignas K. Skrupskelis
    B 945 R61 R693 2005eb

  • Philosophical chronicles / Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Franson Manjali
    B 792 N363 2008eb

  • Walter Benjamin and theology / Colby Dickinson and Stéphane Symons, editors
    B 3209 B584 W358 2016eb

  • Transcendence and the concrete : selected writings / Jean Wahl ; edited by Alan D. Schrift and Ian Alexander Moore
    BD 362 W345 2017eb

  • The wedding feast of the Lamb : eros, the body, and the Eucharist / Emmanuel Falque ; translated by George Hughes
    B 105 B64 F357 2016eb

  • The decolonial abyss : mysticism and cosmopolitics from the ruins / An Yountae
    B 825.2 A596 2017eb

  • Resistance of the sensible world : an introduction to Merleau-Ponty / Emmanuel Alloa ; translated by Jane Marie Todd
    B 2430 M3764 A456 2017eb

  • Quiet powers of the possible : interviews in contemporary French phenomenology / Tarek R. Dika and W. Chris Hackett
    B 829.5 D553 2016eb

  • Questions of phenomenology : language, alterity, temporality, finitude / Françoise Dastur ; translated by Robert Vallier
    B 829.5 D378 2017eb

  • Pragmatism with purpose : selected writings / Peter Hare ; edited by Joseph Palencik, Douglas R. Anderson, and Steven A. Miller
    B 944 P72 H374 2015eb

  • Husserl's missing technologies / Don Ihde
    B 3279 H49 I334 2016eb

  • Derrida after the end of writing : political theology and new materialism / Clayton Crockett
    B 2430 D484 C763 2018eb

  • Aesthetics of negativity : Blanchot, Adorno, and autonomy / William S. Allen
    B 828.25 A454 2016eb

  • The much-at-once : music, science, ecstasy, the body / Bruce W. Wilshire
    BD 214 W557 2016eb

  • The ground of the image / Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Jeff Fort
    B 2430 N363 N363 2005eb

  • Corpus / Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Richard A. Rand
    B 105 B64 N363 2008eb

  • Pragmatism, reason & norms : a realistic assessment / edited by Kenneth R. Westphal
    B 945 W494 P734 1998eb

  • Locality and practical judgment : charity and sacrifice / Stephen David Ross
    BD 411 R677 1994eb

  • Inexhaustibility and human being : an essay on locality / Stephen David Ross
    BD 311 R677 1989eb

  • The idol and distance : five studies / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated and with an introduction by Thomas A. Carlson
    B 2430 M283 M375 2001eb

  • Prolegomena to charity / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated by Stephen E. Lewis
    BD 436 M375 2002eb

  • The metaphysics of experience : a companion to Whitehead's Process and reality / Elizabeth M. Kraus ; with a foreword by Robert Cummings Neville
    B 1674 W353 K738 1998eb

  • Poetics of imagining : modern to post-modern / Richard Kearney
    B 105 I49 K437 1998eb

  • Phenomenology and the "theological turn" : the French debate / Dominique Janicaud [and others]
    B 829.5 T687 2000eb

  • Self, God, and immortality : a Jamesian investigation / Eugene Fontinell
    B 945 J24 F668 2000eb

  • Classic American philosophers : Peirce, James, Royce, Santayana, Dewey, Whitehead : selections from their writings / with introductory essays by Max H. Fisch, general editor, Arthur W. Burks [and others] ; preface by Nathan Houser
    B 935 C537 2002eb

  • Reason, experience, and God : John E. Smith in dialogue / edited by Vincent M. Colapietro
    B 945 S7144 R437 1997eb

  • The unforgettable and the unhoped for / Jean-Louis Chrétien ; translated by Jeffrey Bloechl
    BD 181.7 C474 2002eb

  • Sartre, self-formation and masculinities / Jean-Pierre Boulé
    B 2430 S34 B685 2005eb

  • Rāzī : master of Qur'ānic interpretation and theological reasoning / Tariq Jaffer
    B 753 R44 J344 2015eb

  • Dharma / Alf Hiltebeitel
    B 132 D5 H58 2010

    This introductory work proposes a fresh take on the ancient Indian concept dharma. By unfolding how, even in its developments as "law" and custom, dharma participates in nuanced and multifarious understandings of the term that play out in India's great spiritual traditions, the book offers insights into the innovative character of both Hindu and Buddhist usages of the concept. Alf Hiltebeitel, in an original approach to early Buddhist usages, explores how the Buddhist canon brought out different meanings of dharma. This is followed by an exposition of the hypothesis that most, if not all, of the Hindu law books flowered after the third-century BC emperor Asoka, a Buddhist, made dharma the guiding principle of an entire realm and culture. A discussion built around the author's expertise on the Sanskrit epics shows how their narratives amplified the new Brahmanical norms and brought out the ethical dilemmas and spiritual teachings that arose from inquiry into dharma.

    A chapter on the tale of the Life of the Buddha considers the relation between dharma, moksa/nirvana (salvation), and bhakti (devotion). Here, Hiltebeitel ties together a thread that runs through the entire story, which is the Buddha's tendency to present dharma as a kind of civil discourse. In this sense, dharma challenges people to think critically or at least more creatively about their ethical principles and the foundations of their own spiritual values. A closing chapter on dharma in the twenty-first century explores its new cachet in an era of globalization, its diasporic implications, its openings into American popular culture, some implications for women, and the questions it is still raising for modern India.

  • Foucault / Gilles Deleuze ; translated and edited by Seán Hand
    B 2430 F724 D4513 2006
    Giles Deleuze (1925-1995) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII. He is a key figure in poststructuralism and one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. In Foucault, Deleuze presents one of the most incisive and productive analyses of the work of Michel Foucault. This is a crucial examination of the philosophical foundations and principal themes of Foucault's work, providing a rigorous engagement with Foucault's views on knowledge, punishment, power, and the nature of subjectivity. Translated by Séan Hand.

  • Political Philosophy and the Republican Future : Reconsidering Cicero / Gregory Bruce Smith
    B 553 S65 2018eb

  • German Philosophy : A Dialogue / Alain Badiou and Jean-Luc Nancy ; edited by Jan Völker ; translated by Richard Lambert
    B 2523 B3313 2018eb

    Two eminent French philosophers discuss German philosophy--including the legacy of Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Adorno, Fichte, Marx, and Heidegger--from a French perspective.

    In this book, Alain Badiou and Jean-Luc Nancy, the two most important living philosophers in France, discuss German philosophy from a French perspective. Written in the form of a dialogue, and revised and expanded from a 2016 conversation between the two philosophers at the Universität der Künste Berlin, the book offers not only Badiou's and Nancy's reinterpretations of German philosophers and philosophical concepts, but also an accessible introduction to the greatest thinkers of German philosophy. Badiou and Nancy discuss and debate such topics as the legacies of Kant, Hegel, and Marx, as well as Nietzsche, Adorno, Fichte, Schelling, and the unavoidable problem of Heidegger and Nazism. The dialogue is contentious, friendly, and often quotable, with strong--at times passionate--positions taken by both Badiou and Nancy, who find themselves disagreeing over Kant, for example, and in unexpected agreement on Marx, for another.

    What does it mean, then, to conduct a dialogue on German philosophy from a French perspective? As volume editor Jan Völker observes, "German philosophy" and "French philosophy" describe complex constellations that, despite the reference to nation-states and languages, above all encompass shared concepts and problems--although these take a range of forms. Perhaps they can reveal their essential import only in translation.

  • Merleau-Ponty’s Developmental Ontology / David Morris
    B 2430 M3764 M66 2018eb

  • Heidegger : Phenomenology, Ecology, Politics / Michael Marder
    B 3279 H49 M2733 2018eb

    Understanding the political and ecological implications of Heidegger's work without ignoring his noxious public engagements

    The most controversial philosopher of the twentieth century, Martin Heidegger has influenced generations of intellectuals even as his involvement with Nazism and blatant anti-Semitism, made even clearer after the publication of his Black Notebooks , have recently prompted some to discard his contributions entirely. For Michael Marder, Heidegger's thought remains critical for interpretations of contemporary politics and our relation to the natural environment.

    Bringing together and reframing more than a decade of Marder's work on Heidegger, this volume questions the wholesale rejection of Heidegger, arguing that dismissive readings of his project overlook the fact that it is impossible to grasp without appreciating his lifelong commitment to phenomenology and that Heidegger's anti-Semitism is an aberration in his still-relevant ecological and political thought, rather than a defining characteristic. Through close readings of Heidegger's books and seminars, along with writings by other key phenomenologists and political philosophers, Marder contends that neither Heidegger's politics nor his reflections on ecology should be considered in isolation from his phenomenology. By demonstrating the codetermination of his phenomenological, ecological, and political thinking, Marder accounts for Heidegger's failures without either justifying them or suggesting that they invalidate his philosophical endeavor as a whole.

  • The Powers of Sensibility : Aesthetic Politics through Adorno, Foucault, and Rancière / Michael Feola
    BH 301 P64 F46 2018eb

  • The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece / Maria Michela Sassi ; translated by Michele Asuni
    B 187.5 S27 2018eb

    A celebrated study of the origins of ancient Greek philosophy, now in English for the first time

    How can we talk about the beginnings of philosophy today? How can we avoid the conventional opposition of mythology and the dawn of reason and instead explore the multiple styles of thought that emerged between them? In this acclaimed book, available in English for the first time, Maria Michela Sassi reconstructs the intellectual world of the early Greek "Presocratics" to provide a richer understanding of the roots of what used to be called "the Greek miracle."

    The beginnings of the long process leading to philosophy were characterized by intellectual diversity and geographic polycentrism. In the sixth and fifth centuries BC, between the Asian shores of Ionia and the Greek city-states of southern Italy, thinkers started to reflect on the cosmic order, elaborate doctrines on the soul, write in solemn Homeric meter, or, later, abandon poetry for an assertive prose. And yet the Presocratics whether the Milesian natural thinkers, the rhapsode Xenophanes, the mathematician and "shaman" Pythagoras, the naturalist and seer Empedocles, the oracular Heraclitus, or the inspired Parmenides all shared an approach to critical thinking that, by questioning traditional viewpoints, revolutionized knowledge.

    A unique study that explores the full range of early Greek thinkers in the context of their worlds, the book also features a new introduction to the English edition in which the author discusses the latest scholarship on the subject.

  • Powers of Time : Versions of Bergson / David Lapoujade ; translated by Andrew Goffey
    B 2430 B43 L27313 2018eb

    How is it that when we think of time, we hardly think of the role affect plays in granting us access to time: the sense of waiting, regret, mourning, melancholy? In Powers of Time , David Lapoujade returns to two central themes that continuously converge throughout the writings of the French philosopher Henri Bergson: durée (duration) and intuition. If duration is synonymous with memory, how are we then capable of thinking an authentic sense of the future? Does this mean that freedom is nothing more than a reprisal of our past?

    Lapoujade uncovers multiple versions of Bergson: a philosopher of sympathy, a melancholic philosopher, a perspectivist Bergson, a spiritualist Bergson. Leading us beyond simplistic anthropomorphic conceptions of temporality and intuition, Lapoujade's multiple Bergsons guide us to encounter a rapport with time, memory, and duration that places us in direct contact with the nonhuman flows and movements of the universe.

  • A Gift of Presence : The Theology and Poetry of the Eucharist in Thomas Aquinas / Jan-Heiner Tuck ; translated by Scott G. Hefelfinger ; foreword by Bruce D. Marshall
    B 765 T54 T8313 2018eb

  • Love, Order, and Progress : The Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Auguste Comte / edited by Michel Bourdeau, Mary Pickering & Warren Schmaus
    B 2248 L68 2018eb

  • Reified Life : Speculative Capital and the Ahuman Condition / J. Paul Narkunas
    BD 435 N37 2018eb

  • Sin : A Thomistic Psychology / Steven J. Jensen
    B 765 T54 J474 2018eb

  • Leo Strauss and His Catholic Readers / edited by Geoffrey M. Vaughan
    B 945 S84 L44 2018eb

  • Regards sur les traditions philosophiques (XIIe-XVIe siècles) / sous la direction de Dragos Calma et Zenon Kaluza
    B 738 T72 R448 2017eb

  • The Dash—The Other Side of Absolute Knowing : The Other Side of Absolute Knowing / Rebecca Comay and Frank Ruda
    B 2948 C5748 2018eb

    An argument that what is usually dismissed as the "mystical shell" of Hegel's thought--the concept of absolute knowledge--is actually its most "rational kernel."

    This book sets out from a counterintuitive premise: the "mystical shell" of Hegel's system proves to be its most "rational kernel." Hegel's radicalism is located precisely at the point where his thought seems to regress most. Most current readings try to update Hegel's thought by pruning back his grandiose claims to "absolute knowing." Comay and Ruda invert this deflationary gesture by inflating what seems to be most trivial: the absolute is grasped only in the minutiae of its most mundane appearances. Reading Hegel without presupposition, without eliminating anything in advance or making any decision about what is essential and what is inessential, what is living and what is dead, they explore his presentation of the absolute to the letter.

    The Dash is organized around a pair of seemingly innocuous details. Hegel punctuates strangely. He ends the Phenomenology of Spirit with a dash, and he begins the Science of Logic with a dash. This distinctive punctuation reveals an ambiguity at the heart of absolute knowing. The dash combines hesitation and acceleration. Its orientation is simultaneously retrospective and prospective. It both holds back and propels. It severs and connects. It demurs and insists. It interrupts and prolongs. It generates nonsequiturs and produces explanations. It leads in all directions: continuation, deviation, meaningless termination. This challenges every cliché about the Hegelian dialectic as a machine of uninterrupted teleological progress. The dialectical movement is, rather, structured by intermittency, interruption, hesitation, blockage, abruption, and random, unpredictable change--a rhythm that displays all the vicissitudes of the Freudian drive.

  • Thomas Aquinas and His Predecessors : The Philosophers and the Church Fathers in His Works / Leo J. Elders
    B 765 T54 E3513 2018eb

  • Brouhaha : Worlds of the Contemporary / Lionel Ruffel ; translated by Raymond N. MacKenzie
    BD 640 R8413 2017eb

    Within the hypermediated age where knowledge production is decentered and horizontal, the experience of lived time has become a concordance of temporalities. The literary imagination, which was emblematic of modernity and thoroughly connected to the book as a support structure, has now become integrated within a much vaster regime of publication. Thought concerning the world is from now on a thought concerning a plurality of worlds.

    By way of six guiding threads (exposition, media, controversy, publication, institutionalization, archaeology), this essay describes the transformation of cultural forms and visions of history.

  • Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life : A New Conversation / Bruce C. Birch, Jacqueline E. Lapsley, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, and Larry L. Rasmussen
    BJ 1251 B573 2018eb
    Earth is changing in ways it hasn't for hundreds of thousands of years. At the same time, Christianity is breaking away from its millennium-long geographical and cultural center in the Euro-West. Its growth is in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, primarily in Pentecostal, evangelical, and independent churches. These dramatically changed planetary and ecclesial landscapes have led many to conclude that we need a new way of thinking about our collective existence: who are we and what is the nature of our responsibility in this deeply altered world? To address that question, biblical scholars Bruce C. Birch and Jacqueline E. Lapsley and Christian ethicists Larry L. Rasmussen and Cynthia Moe-Lobeda carry on a new conversation that engages how Christians are to understand the authority and use of Scripture, the basic elements of any full-bodied Christian ethic attuned to our circumstances, and the nature of our responsibility to our planetary neighbors and creation itself.

  • John Duns Scotus 1265-1965 / edited by John K. Ryan and Bernardine M. Bonansea
    B 765 D74 J638 2018eb

  • Heirs and Ancestors / edited by John K. Ryan
    B 21 S78 vol. 6 B29eb

  • Heidegger's Poietic Writings : From Contributions to Philosophy to The Event / Daniela Vallega-Neu
    B 3279 H49 V274 2018eb

    Engaging the development of Heidegger's non-public writings on the event between 1936 and 1941, Daniela Vallega-Neu reveals what Heidegger's private writings kept hidden. Vallega-Neu takes readers on a journey through these volumes, which are not philosophical works in the traditional sense as they read more like fragments, collections of notes, reflections, and expositions. In them, Vallega-Neu sees Heidegger searching for a language that does not simply speak about being, but rather allows a sense of being to emerge in his thinking and saying. She focuses on striking shifts in the tone and movement of Heidegger's thinking during these important years. Skillfully navigating the unorthodox and intimate character of these writings, Vallega-Neu provides critical insights into questions of attunement, language, the body, and historicity in Heidegger's thinking.

  • On the Nature of Marx's Things : Translation as Necrophilology / Jacques Lezra
    B 3305 M74 L439 2018eb

  • Plato and the Invention of Life / Michael Naas
    B 395 N323 2018eb

  • Evolution of Desire : A Life of René Girard / Cynthia L. Haven
    B 2430 G494 H38 2018eb
    René Girard (1923-2015) was one of the leading thinkers of our era--a provocative sage who bypassed prevailing orthodoxies to offer a bold, sweeping vision of human nature, human history, and human destiny. His oeuvre, offering a "mimetic theory" of cultural origins and human behavior, inspired such writers as Milan Kundera and J. M. Coetzee, and earned him a place among the forty "immortals" of the Académie Française. Too often, however, his work is considered only within various academic specializations. This first-ever biographical study takes a wider view. Cynthia L. Haven traces the evolution of Girard's thought in parallel with his life and times. She recounts his formative years in France and his arrival in a country torn by racial division, and reveals his insights into the collective delusions of our technological world and the changing nature of warfare. Drawing on interviews with Girard and his colleagues, Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard provides an essential introduction to one of the twentieth century's most controversial and original minds.

  • Martin Buber's Theopolitics / Samuel Hayim Brody
    B 3213 B84 B76 2018eb

    How did one of the greatest Jewish thinkers of the 20th century grapple with the founding of Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict--one of the most significant political conflicts of his time? Samuel Hayim Brody traces the development of Martin Buber's thinking and its implications for the Jewish religion, for the problems posed by Zionism, and for the Zionist-Arab conflict. Beginning in turbulent Weimar Germany, Brody shows how Buber's debates about Biblical meanings had concrete political consequences for anarchists, socialists, Zionists, Nazis, British, and Palestinians alike. Brody further reveals how Buber's passionate commitment to the rule of God absent an intermediary came into conflict in the face of a Zionist movement in danger of repeating ancient mistakes. Brody argues that Buber's support for Israel stemmed from a radically rich and complex understanding of the nature of the Jewish mission on earth that arose from an anarchist reading of the Bible.

  • An Orderly Mess / Helga Nowotny
    B 105 O7 N69 2017eb

  • An Introduction to Personalism / Juan Manuel Burgos ; foreword by John F. Crosby ; translated by R.T. Allen
    B 828.5 B8513 2018eb

  • Eco-Deconstruction : Derrida and Environmental Philosophy / Matthias Fritsch, Philippe Lynes, and David Wood, editors
    B 2430 D484 E26 2018eb

  • The Self-Emptying Subject : Kenosis and Immanence, Medieval to Modern / Alex Dubilet
    BD 438.5 D837 2018eb

  • Rigorism of Truth : "Moses the Egyptian" and Other Writings on Freud and Arendt / Hans Blumenberg ; edited, with commentary and an afterword, by Ahlrich Meyer ; translated by Joe Paul Kroll
    B 3209 B833 R5413 2017eb

    In "Moses the Egyptian"--the centerpiece of Rigorism of Truth , the German philosopher Hans Blumenberg addresses two defining figures in the intellectual history of the twentieth century: Sigmund Freud and Hannah Arendt. Unpublished during his lifetime, this essay analyzes Freud's Moses and Monotheism (1939) and Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963), and discovers in both a principled rigidity that turns into recklessness because it is blind to the politics of the unknown.

    Offering striking insights into the importance of myth in politics and the extent to which truth can be tolerated in adversity, the essay also provides one of the few instances where Blumenberg reveals his thinking about Judaism and Zionism. Rigorism of Truth also includes commentaries by Ahlrich Meyer that give a fuller understanding of the philosopher's engagement with Freud, Arendt, and the Eichmann trial, as well as situating these reflections in the broader context of Blumenberg's life and thought.

  • Levinas and the Trauma of Responsibility : The Ethical Significance of Time / Cynthia D. Coe
    B 2430 L484 C63 2018eb

    Levinas's account of responsibility challenges dominant notions of time, autonomy, and subjectivity according to Cynthia D. Coe. Employing the concept of trauma in Levinas's late writings, Coe draws together his understanding of time and his claim that responsibility is an obligation to the other that cannot be anticipated or warded off. Tracing the broad significance of these ideas, Coe shows how Levinas revises our notions of moral agency, knowledge, and embodiment. Her focus on time brings a new interpretive lens to Levinas's work and reflects on a wider discussion of the fragmentation of human experience as an ethical subject. Coe's understanding of trauma and time offers a new appreciation of how Levinas can inform debates about gender, race, mortality, and animality.

  • Monkey Trouble : The Scandal of Posthumanism / Christopher Peterson
    BD 450 P4648 2018eb

  • Derrida after the End of Writing : Political Theology and New Materialism / Clayton Crockett
    B 2430 D484 C76 2018eb

  • Mimetic Theory and World Religions / edited by Wolfgang Palaver and Richard Schenk
    B 2430 G494 M46 2017eb
    Those who anticipated the demise of religion and the advent of a peaceful, secularized global village have seen the last two decades confound their predictions. René Girard's mimetic theory is a key to understanding the new challenges posed by our world of resurgent violence and pluralistic cultures and traditions. Girard sought to explain how the Judeo-Christian narrative exposes a founding murder at the origin of human civilization and demystifies the bloody sacrifices of archaic religions. Meanwhile, his book Sacrifice , a reading of conflict and sacrificial resolution in the Vedic Brahmanas, suggests that mimetic theory's insights also resonate with several non-Western religious and spiritual traditions. This volume collects engagements with Girard by scholars of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism and situates them within contemporary theology, philosophy, and religious studies.

  • Freedom from Reality : The Diabolical Character of Modern Liberty / D.C. Schindler
    B 105 L45 S43 2017eb

  • A Process Model / Eugene T. Gendlin ; foreword by Rob Parker
    BD 214.5 G46 2018eb

  • Disappointment : Toward a Critical Hermeneutics of Worldbuilding / Jarrett Zigon
    BD 241 Z54 2018eb

  • Foucault on Painting / Catherine M. Soussloff
    B 2430 F724 S68 2017eb

    Michel Foucault had been concerned about painting and the meaning of the image from his earliest publications, yet this aspect of his thought is largely neglected within the disciplines of art history and aesthetic theory. In Foucault on Painting , Catherine M. Soussloff argues that Foucault's sustained engagement with European art history critically addresses present concerns about the mediated nature of the image in the digital age.

    Foucault's writing on painting covers four discrete periods in European art history (seventeenth-century southern Baroque, mid-nineteenth century French painting, Surrealism, and figurative painting in the 1960s and '70s) as well as five individual artists: Vel#65533;zquez, Manet, Magritte, Paul Reyberolle, and G#65533;rard Fromanger. As Soussloff reveals in this book, Foucault followed a French intellectual tradition dating back to the seventeenth century, which understands painting as a separate area of knowledge. Painting, a practice long considered silent in its operations and effects, afforded Foucault an ideal discipline to think about history and philosophy simultaneously. Using a comparative approach grounded in art history and aesthetics, Soussloff explores the meaning of painting for Foucault's philosophy, and for contemporary art theory, proposing a new relevance for a Foucauldian view of ethics and the pleasures and predicaments of contemporary existence.

  • Religion as Critique : Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace / Irfan Ahmad
    B 745 R4 A36 2017eb
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