Given Time

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 10 : 0226143147
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Given Time by Jacques Derrida PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Given Time by Jacques Derrida. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Is giving possible? Is it possible to give without immediately entering into a circle of exchange that turns the gift into a debt to be returned? This question leads Jacques Derrida to make out an irresolvable paradox at what seems the most fundamental level of the gift's meaning: for the gift to be received as a gift, it must not appear as such, since its mere appearance as gift puts it in the cycle of repayment and debt. Derrida reads the relation of time to gift through a number of texts: Heidegger's Time and Being, Mauss's The Gift, as well as essays by Benveniste and Levi-Strauss that assume Mauss's legacy. It is, however, a short tale by Baudelaire, "Counterfeit Money," that guides Derrida's analyses throughout. At stake in his reading of the tale, to which the second half of this book is devoted, are the conditions of gift and forgiveness as essentially bound up with the movement of dissemination, a concept that Derrida has been working out for many years. For both readers of Baudelaire and students of literary theory, this work will prove indispensable.


Derrida on Exile and the Nation

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ISBN 10 : 9781350169807
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Derrida on Exile and the Nation by Herman Rapaport PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Derrida on Exile and the Nation by Herman Rapaport. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Providing crucial scholarship on Derrida's first series of lectures from the Nationality and Philosophical Nationalism cycle, Herman Rapaport brings all 13 parts of the Fantom of the Other series (1984-85) to our critical attention. The series, Rapaport argues, was seminal in laying the foundations for the courses given, and ideas explored, by Derrida over the next twenty years. It is in this vein that the full explication of Derrida's lectures is done, breathing life into the foundational lecture series which has not yet been published in its entirety in English. Derrida's examination of a master signifier of the social relation, Geschlecht, acts as the critical entry point of the series into wide-ranging meditations on the social construction and deconstruction of all possible relations denoted by the core concept, including race, gender, sex, and family. The lecture series' vast engagement with a range of major thinkers, including philosophers and poets alike – Arendt, Adorno, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Trakl, and Adonis – tackles core themes and debates about philosophical nationalism. Presenting Derrida's lectures on the implications of key 20th century philosopher's understandings of nationalism as they relate to concerns over idiomatic language, notions of race, exile, return, and social relations, adds richly to the literature on Derrida and reveals the potential for further application of his work to current polarising debates between universalism and tribalism.


The Work of Friendship

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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN 10 : 079144127X
Pages : 192 pages
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Download The Work of Friendship by Dianne Rothleder PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Work of Friendship by Dianne Rothleder. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Develops a theory of friendship as a space that is neither public nor private.


The French Connections of Jacques Derrida

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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN 10 : 0791441318
Pages : 276 pages
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Download The French Connections of Jacques Derrida by Julian Wolfreys PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The French Connections of Jacques Derrida by Julian Wolfreys. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The French Connections of Jacques Derrida offers stimulating and accessible essays that address, for the first time, the issue of Derrida's relation to French poetics, writing, thought, and culture. In addition to offering considerations of Derrida through studies of such significant French authors as Mallarme, Baudelaire, Valery, Laporte, Ponge, Perec, Blanchot, and Barthes, the book also reassesses the development of Derrida's work in the context of structuralism, biology, and linguistics in the 1960s, and looks at the possible relationships between Derrida's writing and that of the Surrealist and Oulipa groups. Derrida is introduced as one whose work is as much poetic as it is philosophical, and who is strikingly French and yet not unproblematically so.


Beyond Critique

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ISBN 10 : 9781501323454
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Beyond Critique by Pamela Fraser PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Beyond Critique by Pamela Fraser. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Critique has long been a central concept within art practice and theory. Since the emergence of Conceptual Art, artists have been expected by critics, curators, and art school faculty to focus their work on exposing and debunking ideologies of power and domination. Recently, however, the effectiveness of cultural critique has come into question. The appearance of concepts such as the "speculative," the "reparative," and the "constructive" suggests an emerging postcritical paradigm. Beyond Critique takes stock of the current discourse around this issue. With some calling for a renewed criticality and others rejecting the model entirely, the book's contributors explore a variety of new and recently reclaimed criteria for contemporary art and its pedagogy. Some propose turning toward affect and affirmation; others seek to reclaim such allegedly discredited concepts as intimacy, tenderness, and spirituality. With contributions from artists, critics, curators and historians, this book provides new ways of thinking about the historical role of critique while also exploring a wide range of alternative methods and aspirations. Beyond Critique will be a crucial tool for students and instructors who are seeking to think and work beyond the critical.


Deconstruction and Critical Theory

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Pages : 240 pages
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Download Deconstruction and Critical Theory by Peter V. Zima PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Deconstruction and Critical Theory by Peter V. Zima. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This book surveys the main schools and theorists of deconstruction, establishing their philosophical roots and tracing their intellectual development. It analyses their contribution to the understanding of literature and ideology, comparing their critical value and exploring the critical reaction to deconstruction and its limitations. The text is designed for students who wish to understand how and why deconstruction has become the dominant tool of the humanities. Deconstruction and Critical Theory marks a new stage in the reception history of Derrida's work and in the wider philosophical debate around deconstruction. Zima's study makes a strikingly original contribution to our better understanding of deconstruction and its various philosophic sources. Christopher Norris, University of Wales at Cardiff. Deconstruction And Critical Theory: surveys the main schools and theorists of deconstruction; establishes their philosophical roots; traces their intellectual development; analyses their contribution to the understanding of literature and ideology; compares their critical value; explores the critical reaction to deconstruction and its limitations. This is the ideal text for students who wish to understand how and why deconstruction has become the dominant tool of the Humanities.


Bataille

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ISBN 10 : 9781137077134
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Bataille by Fred Botting PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Bataille by Fred Botting. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. One of the most profound thinkers of the twentieth century, Georges Bataille has only recently come to prominence in the Anglophone academy, partly through the influence of post-structuralism. Once seen as no more than a philosopher of eroticism and a writer of avant-garde pornography, Bataille is emerging as an absolutely central figure to discussions of culture, economy, subjectivity and difference. Batailleis the first volume of its kind to offer lucid, diverse and relevant examples of the ways of reading literary and cultural texts in the light of Bataille's work. The essays explore the significance of Bataillean notions like heterology, general economy, transgression and eroticism, through detailed readings of Shakespearean, Elizabethan and Jacobean literature; in analyses of Gothic and postmodern fiction; and in critiques of popular culture, rock music and Hollywood movies. In order to make Bataillean notions more comprehensible to contemporary readers, his concepts are situated in relation to the ideas of renowned critical and cultural theorists like Baudrillard, Deleuze, Derrida, Kristeva, Lacan, as well as Hegel, Freud, Nietzsche and Marx. Here the influence of Bataille is outlined in intellectual and historical terms and the significance of his work can be seen for both contemporary and futural modes of cultural analysis.


Oxi: An Act of Resistance

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ISBN 10 : 9781783482702
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Oxi: An Act of Resistance by Ken McMullen PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Oxi: An Act of Resistance by Ken McMullen. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. An original screenplay inspired by Sophocles’ Antigone, retold through the contemporary Greek crisis and modern European philosophy.


Questioning Ethics

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN 10 : 041518035X
Pages : 302 pages
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Download Questioning Ethics by Richard Kearney PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Questioning Ethics by Richard Kearney. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Questioning Ethics offers an unsurpassed overview of the state of ethical thinking today by some of the world's foremost philosophers, such as Habermas, MacIntyre, Ricoeur and Kristeva.


After Derrida

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781108650083
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Download After Derrida by Jean-Michel Rabaté PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of After Derrida by Jean-Michel Rabaté. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This collection of essays explores the main concepts and methods of reading launched by French philosopher Jacques Derrida who died in 2004. Derrida exerted a huge influence on literary critics in the 1980s, but later there was a backlash against his theories. Today, one witnesses a general return to his way of reading literature, the rationale of which is detailed and explained in the essays. The authors, both well-known and younger specialists, give many precise examples of how Derrida, who always remained at the cusp between literature and philosophy, posed fundamental questions and thus changed the field of literary criticism, especially with regard to poetry. The contributors also highlight the way Derrida made spectacular interventions in feminism, psychoanalytic studies, animal studies, digital humanities and post-colonial studies.


Pierre Klossowski

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053144039
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Pierre Klossowski by Ian James PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Pierre Klossowski by Ian James. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Novelist, essayist, translator and painter Pierre Klossowski (1905- ) is one of the most singular figures in twentieth-century French thought and writing. His readings of Sade and Nietzsche exerted a decisive influence on a subsequent generation of writers including, among others, Deleuze, Lyotard and Foucault. Klossowski is also the author of a number of significant novels, among them the trilogy Les Lois de l'hospitalite and Le Baphomet (winner of the 1965 Prix de Critiques). This is the first book in English devoted to Klossowski's writing, and aims to show the key contribution he makes to the development of post-modern thought and aesthetics. (Legenda 2000)


With Gifted Thinkers

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 10 : 3034300980
Pages : 266 pages
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Download With Gifted Thinkers by Mark Manolopoulos PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of With Gifted Thinkers by Mark Manolopoulos. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This book is a collection of engaging, entertaining, and often confronting dialogues with nine thinkers of faith in postmodernity, some of them more prominent than others, all of them possessing the rare quality or gift of thinking rigorously-tentatively-passionately: John D. Caputo, Kevin Hart, Robyn Horner, Richard Kearney, Catherine Keller, Kate Rigby, Mark C. Taylor, Mark I. Wallace, and Merold Westphal. The project was driven by two ambitions: to seek out their thoughts on the question of the gift, which has become a hot topic since the early 1990s in philosophy, theology, and a whole range of academic disciplines, and which was the subject of the interviewer's doctoral work; and, more generally, to examine key elements of these thinkers' most important works. Hence, the dialogues traverse a splendid range of issues - philosophical, theological, ecological, hermeneutical, biblical, scientific, and more. What's more, the dialogical medium has the advantage of casting complex issues in extremely accessible terms, thereby making this collection a must-read for anyone interested in contemporary Continental theory.


Time Travels

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0822386550
Pages : 268 pages
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Download Time Travels by Elizabeth Grosz PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Time Travels by Elizabeth Grosz. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Recently the distinguished feminist theorist Elizabeth Grosz has turned her critical acumen toward rethinking time and duration. Time Travels brings her trailblazing essays together to show how reconceptualizing temporality transforms and revitalizes key scholarly and political projects. In these essays, Grosz demonstrates how imagining different relations between the past, present, and future alters understandings of social and scientific projects ranging from theories of justice to evolutionary biology, and she explores the radical implications of the reordering of these projects for feminist, queer, and critical race theories. Grosz’s reflections on how rethinking time might generate new understandings of nature, culture, subjectivity, and politics are wide ranging. She moves from a compelling argument that Charles Darwin’s notion of biological and cultural evolution can potentially benefit feminist, queer, and antiracist agendas to an exploration of modern jurisprudence’s reliance on the notion that justice is only immanent in the future and thus is always beyond reach. She examines Henri Bergson’s philosophy of duration in light of the writings of Gilles Deleuze, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and William James, and she discusses issues of sexual difference, identity, pleasure, and desire in relation to the thought of Deleuze, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel Foucault, and Luce Irigaray. Together these essays demonstrate the broad scope and applicability of Grosz’s thinking about time as an undertheorized but uniquely productive force.


Reclaiming Romanticism

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ISBN 10 : 9781474290609
Pages : 257 pages
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Download Reclaiming Romanticism by Kate Rigby PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Reclaiming Romanticism by Kate Rigby. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The earliest environmental criticism took its inspiration from the Romantic poets and their immersion in the natural world. Today the “romanticising” of nature has come to be viewed with suspicion. This open access book, written by one of the leading ecocritics writing today, rediscovers the importance of the European Romantic tradition to the ways that writers and critics engage with the environment in the Anthropocene era. Exploring the work of such poets as Wordsworth, Shelley and Clare, the book discovers a rich vein of Romantic ecomaterialism and brings these canonical poets into dialogue with contemporary American and Australian poets and artists. Kate Rigby demonstrates the ways in which Romantic ecopoetics responds to postcolonial challenges and environmental peril to offer a collaborative artistic practice for an era of human-non-human cohabitation and kinship. The ebook editions of this book are available open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence on bloomsburycollection.com. Open access was funded by Knowledge Unlatched.


The Funeral Casino

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781400824960
Pages : 336 pages
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Download The Funeral Casino by Alan Klima PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Funeral Casino by Alan Klima. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The Funeral Casino is a heretical ethnography of the global age. Setting his book within Thailand's pro-democracy movement and the street massacres that accompanied it, Alan Klima offers a strikingly original interpretation of mass-mediated violence through a study of funeral gambling and Buddhist meditation on death. The fieldwork for the book began in 1992, when a freewheeling market of illegal "massacre-imagery" videos blossomed in Bangkok on the very site where, days earlier, for the third time in two decades, a military-controlled government had killed scores of unarmed pro-democracy protesters. Such killings and their subsequent representation have lent force to Thailand's transition from military control to a "media-financial complex." Probing the ways in which death is marketed, visualized, and remembered through practices both local and global, Klima inverts conventional relationships between ethnography and theory through a compelling narrative that reveals a surprising new direction available to anthropology and critical theory. Ethnography here engages with the philosophy of activism and the politics of memory, media representation of violence, and globalization. In focusing on the particular array of tactics in Thai Buddhism and protest politics for connecting death and life, past and present, this book unveils a vivid and haunting picture of community, responsibility, and accountability in the new world order.


Time and Commodity Culture

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0198159471
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Time and Commodity Culture by John Frow PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Time and Commodity Culture by John Frow. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Time and Commodity Culture is a detailed and theoretically sophisticated account of the cultural systems of postmodernity. Through a series of four linked essays on postmodern theory, tourism, gift exchange and commodity exchange, and the social organization of memory, it explores some of the implications of the commodification of culture for the contemporary and postmodern world.


Cross Purposes

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ISBN 10 : 9780567685254
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Cross Purposes by Anthony Bartlett PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Cross Purposes by Anthony Bartlett. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This seminal study of the Christian theory of the atonement examines the story of Christian violence. In Cross Purposes, Anthony Bartlett claims that the key Western doctrines of atonement have been dominated by a logic of violence and sacrifice as a means of salvation. Subsequently, the graphic suffering of the crucified in images and narrative has served to unleash a prolonged sacrificial crisis in which there is always a potential need to displace blame. These doctrines of atonement have sanctioned wide-spread violence in the name of Christ throughout history. But Bartlett argues that a minority tradition also exists. He contends that the tradition of the compassion of Christ provides the possible way out of Christian violence. Bartlett's study gives this tradition a dynamic new reading, showing how it undoes both divine and human violence and offers a powerfully transformative version of atonement for the contemporary world. Cross Purposes provides a rich historical and theological overview of the evolution of various atonement theories, using literature, art, and philosophy to provide a creative and provocative reading of Christian atonement. Anthony Bartlett is engaged in post-doctoral research and is an instructor in Religion at Syracuse University. For: Seminarians; clergy; graduate students; professors