1. Filosofii͡a imeni [2016]

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666 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiv, 275 pages ; 25 cm.
Desmond M. Clarke presents a thematic history of French philosophy from the middle of the sixteenth century to the beginning of Louis XIV's reign. While the traditional philosophy of the schools was taught throughout this period by authors who have faded into permanent obscurity, a whole generation of writers who were not professional philosophers-some of whom never even attended a school or college-addressed issues that were prominent in French public life. Clarke explores such topics as the novel political theory espoused by monarchomachs, such as Beze and Hotman, against Bodin's account of absolute sovereignty; the scepticism of Montaigne, Charron, and Sanches; the ethical discussions of Du Vair, Gassendi, and Pascal; innovations in natural philosophy that were inspired by Mersenne and Descartes and implemened by members of the Academie royale des sciences; theories of the human mind from Jean de Silhon to Cureau de la Chambre and Descartes; and the novel arguments in support of women's education and equality that were launched by De Gournay, Du Bosc, Van Schurman and Poulain de la Barre. The writers involved were lawyers, political leaders, theologians, and independent scholars and they acknowledged, almost unanimously, the authority of the Bible as a source of knowledge that was claimed to be more reliable than the fragile powers of human understanding. Since they could not agree, however, on which books of the Bible were canonical or how that should be understood, their discussions raised questions about faith and reason that mirrored those involved in the infamous Galileo affair.
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lxxxix, 443 pages ; 24 cm
The first unabridged English translation of the correspondence between Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Georg Ernst Stahl detailing their opposing philosophies The correspondence between the eighteenth-century mathematician and philosopher G. W. Leibniz and G. E. Stahl, a chemist and physician at the court of King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia, known as the Leibniz-Stahl Controversy, is one of the most important intellectual contributions on theoretical issues concerning pre-biological thinking. Editors Francois Duchesneau and Justin E. H. Smith offer readers the first fully annotated English translation of this fascinating exchange of philosophical views on divine action, the order of nature, causality and teleology, and the soul-body relationship.
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xxix, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction Peter R. Costello Overview Licia Carlson Phenomenological Method Chapter 1 Phenomenological Description and Artistic Expression John Russon Chapter 2 On the Possibility of the 'Purity' and Primacy of Art: A Phenomenological Analysis Based in Merleau-Ponty, Husserl, and Kant Galen A. Johnson Chapter 3 In the Interest of Art John Lysaker Chapter 4 Between Fabrication and Form: Heidegger's Phenomenology of the Work of Art Brian Rogers Visual Arts Chapter 5 Husserl, Expressionism, and the Eidetic Impulse in Brucke's Woodcut Christian Lotz Chapter 6 Blind Narcissism: Derrida, Klee, and Merleau-Ponty on the Line Scott Marratto Chapter 7 Perceptual Openness and Institutional Closure in the Contemporary Artworks of Luis Jacob and Phillip Buntin Kirsten Jacobson Literature Chapter 8 An Organism of Words: Merleau-Ponty on Embodiment, Language and Literature Susan Bredlau Chapter 9 Questioning the Material of Meaning: Merleau-Ponty, Adorno, and Beckett on the Dynamic Character of Expression Whitney Howell Chapter 10 "Thinking According to Others": Expression, Intimacy, and the Passage of Time in Merleau-Ponty and Woolf. Laura McMahon Music Chapter 11 Another Standard: Jazz Music and the Experience of Self-Transcendence Jeff Morrisey Chapter 12 Encounters with Musical Others Licia Carlson Place and Action Chapter 13 Of Earth and Sky: The Phenomenology of James Turrell's Roden Crater Project Matthew Goodwin Chapter 14 Transitional Objects, Playful Faculties, and Par-ergon-omics-Moving Together Towards Religious Art Peter Costello Chapter 15 Hegel and the Phenomenology of Art David Ciavatta.
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Phenomenology and the Arts develops the interplay between phenomenology as a historical movement and a descriptive method within Continental philosophy and the arts. Divided into five themes, the book explores first how the phenomenological method itself is a kind of artistic endeavor that mirrors what it approaches when it turns to describe paintings, dramas, literature, and music. From there, the book turns to an analysis and commentary on specific works of art within the visual arts, literature, music, and sculpture. Contributors analyze important historical figures in phenomenology-Kant, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty. But there is also a good deal of work on art itself-Warhol, Klee, jazz, and contemporary and renaissance artists and artworks. Edited by Peter R. Costello and Licia Carlson, this book will be of interest to students in philosophy, the arts, and the humanities in general, and scholars of phenomenology will notice incredibly rich, groundbreaking research that helps to resituate canonical figures in phenomenology with respect to what their works can be used to describe.
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5. Bild, Ding, Kunst [2015]

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240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
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159 pages : color illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 29 cm
  • Das Ereignis
  • "Hütte der Freundschaft oder Barther Elysium" : der kulturhistorische Hintergrund für den helvetisch-deutschen Dialog in Barth vom Frühjahr 1763 bis zum Beginn des Jahres 1764
  • Katalogteil 1 : das Zürcher Milieu um 1760
  • Der Gastgeber
  • Johann Joachim Spalding (1714-1804) und die helvetisch-deutsche Begegnung in Barth vom 3. Mai 1763 bis zum 22. Januar 1764
  • Katalogteil 2 : der Gastgeber in Barth
  • Die Gäste
  • Johann Caspar Lavater (1741-1801), Johann Heinrich Füßli (1741-1825), Felix Heß (1742-1768)
  • Katalogteil 3 : die Gäste und ihre Werke
  • Ausblick
  • "Das verlorene Paradies" oder Visionen und Träume des Grauens : auf dem Weg zur "Schwarzen Romantik"
  • Katalogteil 4 : Ausblick auf Füßlis Schaffen nach dem Besuch in Barth
  • Anhang
  • (Unveröffentlichte) Briefe (1762-1763) zum helvetisch-deutschen Dialog in Barth aus der Zentralbibliothek in Zürich (ausgewählt von Gerd-Helge Vogel, transkribiert und kommentiert von Gerd Meyerhoff)
  • Kurzbiographien
  • Auswahlbibliographie
  • Danksagung
  • Leihgeber & Bildnachweis
  • Personenverzeichnis.
"Im Jahre 1762 erschütterte ein Korruptionsskandal über die Machenschaften des Landvogts von Grüningen, den drei junge Theologiestudenten -- Johann Caspar Lavater, Johann Heinrich Füßli und Felix Heß -- aufgedeckt hatten, den gesamten Kanton Zürich. Aufgrund der politischen Brisanz dieses Ereignisses sahen sich die drei jungen, für Gerechtigkeit kämpfenden 'Rebellen' gegen das Ancien régime veranlasst, zeitweise ihre Heimat zu verlassen, um ihre literarischen, theologischen und philosophischen Studien beim Aufklärungstheologen Johann Joachim Spalding in Barth in Schwedisch-Pommern vom Frühjahr 1763 bis Anfang 1764 fortzusetzen. Spalding hatte mit seiner Schrift 'Die Bestimmung des Menschen' ethische Maßstäbe gesetzt, die nicht nur die drei Zürcher Theologen faszinierten. Damit ging damals von Barth ein Geist der Aufklärung und Rechtschaffenheit aus, der nicht allein die Entwicklung der Ideale der Aufklärung in Europa vorantrieb, sondern an seiner Aktualität bis heute nichts eingebüßt hat. Die Ausstellung und der Begleitband präsentieren erstmals in diesem Kontext die Werke der Literatur und Malerei, die im Umkreis und Nachwirkung dieses helvetisch-deutschen Dialogs von 1763/64 entstanden sind, und stellen sie in einen zeitgeschichtlichen Kontext."--Page 4 of cover.
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xiii, 254 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
This volume provides insight into the work of the "Collegium for the Advanced Study of the Picture Act and Embodiment" at the London Warburg Institute. It gathers a range of studies on the history and anthropology of the "picture act" (Bildakt), on phenomena related to the haptic experience of the image, on the living dynamics of internal and external movement in imagery and language, and on methodological aspects of picture act theory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110364637 20160618
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287 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
  • Camille Claudel. Au miroir d'un art nouveau -- Naturalisme -- Le sentiment de la vérité -- Léon Gauchez (1825-1907), aide et confident de Camille Claudel -- L'atelier de Rodin -- Rodin et Camille Claudel : un dialogue passionné -- La valse -- "Les gracieux enlacements de formes superbes balancées dans un rythme harmonieux" -- Portraits d'enfants -- "Toutes les séductions de l'enfance" -- Les "croquis d'après nature" -- "Un si naturel mouvement de vie" -- Camille Claudel entre japonisme et Art nouveau -- L'âge mur -- "Une frémissante amertume" -- Clotho -- La Parque -- Les portraits -- "Jamais la réalité ne sortira trahie" -- Camille Claudel et la Renaissance -- Persée et la gorgone -- Persée, "celui qui tue sans regarder" -- Eugène Blot -- "Comment avez-vous pu nous priver de tant de beauté ?" -- Exposition à la galerie Eugène Blot, 1907 -- Une visite à la galerie Eugène Blot -- Les reprises -- Répétition ou modernité ? 1897-1908 -- Camille Claudel "premier ouvrier de cette sculpture intérieure" -- Mlle Camille Claudel -- Camille Claudel, statuaire -- Ma soeur Camille -- Histoire et trajectoire de Camille Claudel au sein du musée Rodin -- Ouvrir les yeux sur l'oeuvre.Les Musées de Poitiers et Camille Claudel -- Création du musée Camille Claudel à Nogent-sur-Seine.
"Camille Claudel est née il y a cent cinquante ans, le 8 décembre 1864, à Fère-en-Tardenois, dans l'Aisne. Aujourd'hui .perçue comme l'héroïne dramatique d'une histoire emblématique de la condition féminine au me siècle et dans la première moitié du XXe siècle, elle est surtout une artiste de premier rang, qui apporte à l'histoire de la sculpture moderne un regard d'une grande singularité, ouvrant des ponts entre le naturalisme et le symbolisme, le néoflorentinisme et l'Art nouveau, entre une inspiration fortement autobiographique et un langage d'une sensibilité universelle. Le parcours de cet ouvrage suit une double logique, chronologique et thématique, qui permet de mettre régulièrement en perspective les créations de Camille Claudel avec certaines de ses sources - au premier plan desquelles Rodin bien évidemment, ou avec des oeuvres de ses contemporains - Baffier, Bourdelle, Desbois, Hoetger - proches dans le sujet ou la manière. À travers ces confrontations inédites, c'est à une redécouverte passionnante que le lecteur est ici convié."--P. [4] of cover.
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40 p. ; 20 cm
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xiii, 508 p. ; 24 cm.
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11. Symbolic misery [2014 - ]

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volumes <1-2> ; 23 cm
  • Call to Adventure Notice to the Reader Prologue with Chorus Sensibility s Machinic Turn and Music s Privilege I Sensing through Participation Or the Art of Acting Out II Setting Out From Warhol and Beuys III Us All Individuation as Trans-formation and Trans-formation as Social Sculpture IV Freud s Repression Where the Living Seize the Dead and Vice Versa V The Disjunctive Conjunction Mais ou est donc Ornicar?
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In this important new book, leading cultural theorist and philosopher Bernard Stiegler re-examines the relationship between politics and art in the contemporary world. Our hyper-industrial epoch represents what Stiegler terms a 'katastroph of the sensible'. This katastroph is not an apocalypse or the end of everything, but the denouement of a drama; it is the final act in the process of psychic and collective individuation known as the 'West'. Hyper-industrialization has brought about the loss of symbolic participation and the destruction of primordial narcissism, the very condition for individuation. It is in this context that artists have a unique role to play. When not subsumed in the capitalist economy, they are able to resist its synchronizing tendency, offering the possibility of reimagining the contemporary model of aesthetic participation. This highly original work - the second in Stiegler's Symbolic Misery series - will be of particular interest to students in philosophy, media and cultural studies, contemporary art and sociology, and will consolidate Stiegler's reputation as one of the most original cultural theorists of our time.
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xii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction Part 1: Positioning 1.1 Context 1.2 Resisting Boundaries 1.3 Architecture Unspoken Part 2: Archaeology 2.1 Human Sciences, Knowledge and Architecture 2.2 Archaeology as Difference Part 3: Enclosure 3.1 Madness 3.2 The Asylum 3.3 The Clinic 3.4 The Prison Part 4: Bodies 4.1 The History of Sexuality 4.2 Sexuality, Knowledge and the Structure of Aesthetic Experience 4.3 Biopower 4.4 Bodies, Architecture and Cities Part 5: Spatiality/Aesthetics 5.1 Spatiality and its Themes 5.2 Avant-Garde and the Language of Space 5.3 Deleuzian Century 5.4 Ad Finem Further Reading Bibliography.
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From the mid-1960s onwards Michel Foucault has had a significant impact on diverse aspects of culture, knowledge and arts including architecture and its critical discourse. The implications for architecture have been wide-ranging. His archaeological and genealogical approaches to knowledge have transformed architectural history and theory, while his attitude to arts and aesthetics led to a renewed focus on the avant-garde. Prepared by an architect, this book offers an excellent entry point into the remarkable work of Michel Foucault, and provides a focused introduction suitable for architects, urban designers, and students of architecture. Foucault's crucial juxtaposition of space, knowledge and power has unlocked novel spatial possibilities for thinking about design in architecture and urbanism. While the philosopher's ultimate attention on the issues of body and sexuality has defined our understanding of the possibilities and limits of human condition and its relation to architecture. The book concentrates on a number of historical and theoretical issues often addressed by Foucault that have been grouped under the themes of archaeology, enclosure, bodies, spatiality and aesthetics in order to examine and demonstrate their relevancy for architectural knowledge, its history and its practice.
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xiv, 139 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 1. Introduction 2. The Play of Art and the Art of Architecture 3. Historical Understanding and Architecture's Past 4. Humanism in the Age of Science 5. Practical Wisdom in Creative Collaboration 6. Architecture as a Way of Being Conclusion: The Hermeneutically-Minded Architect.
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Providing a concise and accessible introduction to the work of the celebrated twentieth century German philosopher, Hans-Georg Gadamer, this book focuses on the aspects of Gadamer's philosophy that have been the most influential among architects, educators in architecture, and architectural theorists. Gadamer's philosophy of art gives a special place to the activity of "play" as it occurs in artistic creation. His reflections on meaning and symbolism in art draw upon his teacher, Martin Heidegger, while moving Heidegger's thought in new directions. His theory of interpretation, or "philosophical hermeneutics, " offers profound ways to understand the influence of the past upon the present and to appropriate cultural history in ever new forms. For architects, architectural theorists, architectural historians, and students in these fields, Gadamer's thought opens a world of possibilities for understanding how building today can be rich with human meaning, relating to architecture's history in ways that do not merely repeat nor repudiate that history. In addition, Gadamer's sensitivity to the importance of practical thinking - to the way that theory arises out of practice - gives his thought a remarkable usefulness in the everyday work of professional life.
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348 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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xxiv, 491 p. ; 22 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION: THE PYTHAGOREAN QUESTION: PROBLEMS, METHODS, AND SOURCES -- 1. The Early Tradition on Pythagoras and its Development -- 2. Biography: sources, facts, and legends -- 3. Who were the Pythagoreans? -- 4. The Pythagorean communities -- 5. Mathematici and Acusmatici. The Pythagorean symbols -- 6. Shamanism and Metempsychosis -- 7. Mathematics -- 8. Harmonics and Acoustics -- 9. Astronomy -- 10. Medicine and Life Sciences -- 11. Pythagorean Philosophies -- 12. Pythagorean Number Doctrine in the Academy and Lyceum -- ABBREVIATIONS OF THE SOURCES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY.
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Pythagoras (c. 570 - c. 495 BC), arguably the most influential thinker among the Presocratics, emerges in ancient tradition as a wise teacher, an outstanding mathematician, an influential politician, and as a religious and ethical reformer. He claimed to possess supernatural powers and was the kind of personality who attracted legends. In contrast to his controversial and elusive nature, the early Pythagoreans, such as the doctors Democedes and Alcmaeon, the Olympic victors Milon and Iccus, the botanist Menestor, the natural philosopher Hippon, and the mathematicians Hippasus and Theodorus, all appear in our sources as 'rational' as they can possibly be. It was this 'normality' that ensured the continued existence of Pythagoreanism as a philosophical and scientific school till c. 350 BC. This volume offers a comprehensive study of Pythagoras and the early Pythagoreans through an analysis of the many representations of the Teacher and his followers, allowing the representations to complement and critique each other. Relying predominantly on sources dating back to before 300 BC, Zhmud portrays a more historical picture of Pythagoras, of the society founded by him, and of its religion than is known from the late antique biographies. In chapters devoted to mathematical and natural sciences cultivated by the Pythagoreans and to their philosophies, a critical distinction is made between the theories of individual figures and a generalized 'all-Pythagorean teaching', which is known from Aristotle.
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30 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm.
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38 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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46 p. : ill., facsims. ; 25 cm.
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34 p. : ill ; 15 cm.
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189 p. ; 18 cm.
It is frequently commented that Heidegger writes impenetrable texts that are difficult to read and comprehend, but he also, as Barbara Bolt demonstrates in this clear, original guide to his oeuvre, provides an "artists' guide to the world". 'Heidegger Reframed' grounds Heidegger's writings in the critical questions confronting contemporary visual artists and students of art. Barbara Bolt takes the most relevant of his texts, including his most famous work, 'Being and Time', and sets out ways of thinking about art in a post-medium, digital, technocratic and post-human age. She does so through the frame of works by international artists, including Sophie Calle, Anish Kapoor and Anselm Keifer. A glossary of terms completes this full and clear companion to Heidegger.
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