Anti Oedipus

Author: Gilles Deleuze
Publisher: New York : Viking Press
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This is an essential text for feminists, literary theorists, social scientists, philosophers, and others interested in the problems of contemporary Western culture.

Limits Of The Secular

Author: Kaustuv Roy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319486985
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This book facilitates a missing dialogue between the secular and the transsecular dimensions of human existence. It explores two kinds of limits of the secular: the inadequacies of its assumptions with respect to the total being of the human, and how it curbs the ontological sensibilities of the human. Kaustuv Roy argues that since secular reason of modernity can only represent the empirical dimension of existence, humans are forced to privatize the non-empirical dimension of being. It is therefore absent from the social, imaginary, as well as public discourse. This one-sidedness is the root cause of many of the ills facing modernity. Roy contends that a bridge-consciousness that praxeologically relates the secular and the non-secular domains of experience is the need of the hour.

Insights On Insincerity

Author: Chris Edwards
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475841736
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Insights on Insincerity analyzes the concept of insincerity thematically through four types of relationships: from authority to the subordinate, the subordinate to authority, among equals, and in the self and society. Through this, references to classical literature, history, psychology, sociology, and popular culture are examined and analyzed.

Incompatible Ballerina And Other Essays

Author: Charles William Johns
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782798765
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An ontological and epistemological framework and foundation for the psychological symptom 'neurosis'.

Perceptions Of Knowledge Visualization Explaining Concepts Through Meaningful Images

Author: Ursyn, Anna
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466647043
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Multisensory perception is emerging as an important factor in shaping current lifestyles. Therefore, computer scientists, engineers, and technology experts are acknowledging the comparative power existing beyond visual explanations. Perceptions of Knowledge Visualization: Explaining Concepts through Meaningful Images discusses issues related to visualization of scientific concepts, picturing processes and products, as well as the role of computing in the advancement of visual literacy skills. By connecting theory with practice, this book gives researchers, computer scientists, and academics an active experience which enhances the perception and the role of computer graphics.

Improving Passions

Author: Charles Burnetts
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 147441396X
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Reveals a fascinating history of aesthetic debate concerning the emotional and moral functions of artWhen did the sentimental start to mean aawful? Why are so many popular mainstream films dismissed for their sentimentality, and are there any meaningful differences between the sentimental and the melodramatic? These are some of the questions addressed in Charles Burnetts illuminating genealogy of the concept as both a literary genre and an aesthetic philosophy, a tradition that prefigures the advent of film yet serves as a vital framework for understanding its emotional and ethical appeal. Examining eighteenth century amoral sense philosophy as a neglected but still important intellectual area for film theory, and drawing on case studies of film sentimentality during the early, classical and post-classical eras of US cinema, Improving Passions is an innovative exploration of the sentimental tradition as both theatrical genre and cultural logic.Key featuresExamines eighteenth century amoral sense philosophy and asensibility as neglected, but important, intellectual areas for film theoryProvides case studies of film sentimentality during early, classical and post-classical eras of US cinema, focusing specifically on issues of critical receptionEngages with speculation by classical and contemporary film theorists about the ethical and affective possibilities of filmExamines new approaches to aaffect in film and media philosophy that draw directly on, and reconfigure, a sentimental aesthetics

Crime Culture And The Media

Author: Eamonn Carrabine
Publisher: Polity
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Why are newspapers and television programmes filled with stories about crime and criminals? Is their portrayal of crime accurate? How do the media transform our attitudes to crime? Is fear of crime, for example, really created by the media? The relationships between crime and the media have long been the subject of intense debate. From the earliest days of the printing press to the explosion of cyberspace chat rooms, there have been persistent concerns about the harmful criminogenic effects of the media. At the same time, the media are fascinated with crime – on the news, in films and on television there are countless stories about crime, both real and imagined. In this innovative and accessible new book, Eamonn Carrabine carefully untangles these debates, and grapples with the powerful dynamics of fear and desire that underlie our obsession with crime. Chapter-by-chapter the book introduces the different ways in which relationships between crime and the media have been understood, including classic debates about the media’s effects, news production, and moral panics, as well as more cutting-edge studies of the representation of crime in the contemporary media. Combining empirical research findings with the latest theoretical developments, the book will appeal to advanced undergraduates and graduate students across the social sciences, especially those taking courses in criminology and media studies.

New Screen Media

Author: Martin Rieser
Publisher: British Film Inst
ISBN: 9780851708652
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This book presents the work of leading cultural theorists and philosophers of new media forms in hypertext, multimedia, computer games, interactive broadcast and screen media.

Key Concepts In Philosophy

Author: Paddy McQueen
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN:
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Key Concepts in Philosophy is an accessible account of philosophical concepts, theories and key thinkers with an emphasis on recent developments in the field. Containing over 300 entries, the terms are ordered alphabetically and cross referenced for ease of use. Suggestions for further reading follow the explanations, encouraging further reflection and independent learning.