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Lyric Philosophy

Author : Jan Zwicky
ISBN : 9781550595604
Genre : Philosophy
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In this ground-breaking study on the nature of philosophy, Jan Zwicky demonstrates how much of potential philosophical significance is lost if our notion of meaningful language is constrained by narrow concepts of analytic rigour. Her aim is not to dismiss the role of analysis in philosophy; rather she strives to augment its resources and thereby give to philosophy a voice with greater range and integrity. Two parallel texts, on facing pages, run through the book. The primary one is Zwicky’s, which begins with a critique of existing criteria for defining a work as philosophy, and then develops the notion of lyric in its relation to two other key terms: technology and domesticity. She finishes with an exploration of meaning, form, and content in lyric contexts. The parallel text consists of quotations from other authors. It serves as commentary on, illustration of, and reaction to, the main text; as a way of acknowledging intellectual debts; and as a way of providing an historical context for some of the main text’s claims. Highly original in its thought and presentation, Zwicky’s discussion makes an exciting contribution to contemporary philosophy, forging new connections and expanding old boundaries.

Lyric Philosophy And Temporal Phenomenology

Author : Hector Gordon MacIntyre
ISBN : OCLC:173651025
Genre : Phenomenology
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A Moment In The Dark

Author : Ann Racuya-Robbins
ISBN : 1884434177
Genre : Fiction
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The Everyday

Author : Justin Derry
ISBN : 9781443869898
Genre : History
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The Everyday: Experiences, Concepts and Narratives is an inter-disciplinary book problematizing the slippery notion of 'Everyday Life'. Contributing to a tradition of 20th century scholarly work focusing on 'Everyday Life', this book specifically attends to the multiple ways that the quotidian aspects of our day-to-day existence become knotted into situated narratives and concepts. In their depth and breadth, the chapters compiled here all work with an understanding of everyday life that is i...

Alkibiades Love

Author : Jan Zwicky
ISBN : 9780773597006
Genre : Philosophy
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Alkibiades, a central character in Plato's Symposium, claims that philosophy touches him to the quick. When Socrates speaks, he's often moved to tears and realizes he must change his life. In Alkibiades' Love, Jan Zwicky demonstrates that this image of philosophy is not anachronistic, but remains the living heart of the discipline. Philosophy can indeed matter to our lives, but for it to do so, we must reconceive the methods that, since the Enlightenment, have dominated its self-image in the West. In these meticulously researched essays, Zwicky argues that analytic and poststructuralist philosophy are not simply fashions in academic discourse, but are manifestations of the technocracy which they sustain and promote. The alternative she develops, by showing it in action, is lyric philosophy - an integrated mode of understanding whose foundations lie in the way we comprehend music and metaphor. Written in lucid and powerful prose, Alkibiades' Love will interest a broad readership, from students of ancient Greek philosophy to ecologists seeking a coherent foundation for their work. Zwicky offers deep and original readings of Freud, Plato, and Simone Weil, and resuscitates Max Wertheimer's work, linking it to our comprehension of mathematics, metaphor, and ecological structures. Zwicky has been hailed as one of the most important and original thinkers of our time. Alkibiades' Love illuminates and extends her groundbreaking work while providing an accessible introduction for those coming to her thought for the first time.

The Philosophy Of Poetry

Author : John Gibson
ISBN : 9780191054266
Genre : Philosophy
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In recent years philosophers have produced important books on nearly all the major arts: the novel and painting, music and theatre, dance and architecture, conceptual art and even gardening. Poetry is the sole exception. This is an astonishing omission, one this collection of original essays will correct. If contemporary philosophy still regards metaphors such as 'Juliet is the sun' as a serious problem, one has an acute sense of how prepared it is to make philosophical and aesthetic sense of poems such W. B. Yeats's 'The Second Coming', Sylvia Plath's 'Daddy', or Paul Celan's 'Todesfuge'. The Philosophy of Poetry brings together philosophers of art, language, and mind to expose and address the array of problems poetry raises for philosophy. In doing so it lays the foundation for a proper philosophy of poetry, setting out the various puzzles and paradoxes that future work in the field will have to address. Given its breadth of approach, the volume is relevant not only to aesthetics but to all areas of philosophy concerned with meaning, truth, and the communicative and expressive powers of language more generally. Poetry is the last unexplored frontier in contemporary analytic aesthetics, and this volume offers a powerful demonstration of how central poetry should be to philosophy.

Wilderness And The Heart

Author : Edward F. Mooney
ISBN : 0820320986
Genre : Philosophy
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In this essential companion to the classic The Inward Morning, sixteen distinguished contemporary philosophers celebrate Henry Bugbee’s remarkable philosophy. The essays trace his explorations of thought, emotion, and the need for a sense of place attuned to wilderness. Representing a range of traditions, the thinkers included here touch on an equally broad spectrum of inquiry, including existential philosophy, religion, and environmental studies. The essays progress from general introductions to considerations of more specific themes in Bugbee’s philosophy to reflections on the man as teacher, mentor, and friend. Provocative in their own right, these contributions provide a commentary on The Inward Morning. This volume thus becomes a valuable tool for the careful reader seeking to fully appreciate the vivid text that has inspired it while at the same time offering insight into contemporary issues in the philosophy of nature.

The Angel S Corpse

Author : P. Colilli
ISBN : 9780312299668
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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With the great merit of Aristotle's Poetics , poetic logic became a theoretical activity endowed with a philosophical nature allowing it to be more philosophical than the pure representation of existence. Today, however, the theoretical status of poetic logic has been greatly demoted. The Angel's Corpse restores to poetic logic (or lyric philosophy) the cognitive and epistemological significance attributed to it by Aristotle. The Angel's corpse (the central metaphor in this restoration) is a sign-post beyond which there exists an uncharted terrain of human signification. This terrain is expressed in terms of lyric philosophy and its universal trait is a shocking into reawakening, which is linked to the dissolution of the repetitive logic of history. With this book, Colilli aims to bring to life the traits that are close to the Angel and which amount to a new philosophy of culture and interpretation. This philosophy is free from the ideological burden of previous systems, but pivots its cognito-epistemological premises on the idea of reawakening.

Lyric Ecology

Author : Mark Dickinson
ISBN : 1897151772
Genre : Literary Collections
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What would you have if you had the p layful intricacy of Mozart, the intultive rigour of Wittgenstein, and John Muir'slove of the earth? You would have the poetry of Jan Zwicky---Roo Borson In Lyric Ecology editor's Mark Dicknson and Clare Goulet have assembled a marvelous set of mediations' on the work of the unique poet philosopher and intellectual pioneer Jan Zwicky, Trained as an analytic philosopher and a brilliant Wittgenstenian Zwicky as the poet's ability to question her own assertions at every step showing us that everything we see could also be otherswise. In keeping with the spirit of difference and complexity tht is Zwicky's the contributors chosen come from a wide variety of fields and positions and their essays offer brilliant insights into Zwicky's oeuvre as well as into the larger question, what is a poetics today and how does it relate to philosophy, to anthropology and to the life sciences? A genuinely, provocative and timely book.---Marjorie Perloff author of Wittgenstein's Ladder Poetic language and the Strangenes of the Ordinary; Professor of merita of English and Comparative Literature Stanford University Where of one cannot speak there of one must be silent or so we have heard. Perhaps however, there are ways of spekaing that do not break the silence, but rather invite the silence itself to come to voice. Jan Zwicky is an exquisite poet-philosopher with a classical musician's feel for the rhythm and melody through her as she thinks and dreams. Her pellucid craft has nourished wordsmiths in many fields: some of their voices conjoin in this wonderful book tatisman of earthly intelligence.---David Abram, author of the Spell of the Sensuous and Becoming Animal. "The gift of lyric is to see the whole in the particular; and in so doing, to bring the preciousness, which is the losability, of the world, into clear focus." So says Jan Zwicky, a musician, philosopher, and poet whose eleven books redefine thinking as not only reasoned analysis but perception, remembering, astonishment, emotion, the connection of this to that. In doing so, they remind us how the play of thought is central to being human. These works have lifted her to the heights of several fields. In a single year she was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Awards in two categories: non-fiction (philosophy) for Wisdom & Metaphor and poetry for Robinson's Crossing. She received the award in 1999 for Songs for Relinquishing the Earth. Her seminal Lyric Philosophy (1992) has just been released in a new edition (2010), and her influence on Canadian philosophy is immense. Lyric Ecology: An Appreciation of the Work of Jan Zwicky is the first formal measure of her work and a testament to her influence. With original contributions from poets, musicians, philosophers, and colleagues, this collection illuminates many particular angles in the unique geometry of her thought. New readers and old will be amazed by the grace and clarity of her thinking

Transcendence And Hermeneutics

Author : A.M. Olson
ISBN : 9789400992702
Genre : Philosophy
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''The problem of Transcendence is the problem of our time. " I Needless to say, Transcendence was a particularly lively i~sue when Karl Heim wrote these words in the mid-1930's. Within the province of philosophi cal theology and philosophy of religion, however, it is always the prob lem, as Gordon Kaufman has recently reminded us. 2Por the question concerning the nature and the reality of Transcendence has not only to do with self-transcendence, but with the being of Transcendence-Itself, that is to say, with the nature and the reality of God as experienced and understood at any given time or place. Now there are those today who would claim that any further discus sion of the latter half of this proposition, namely,Transcendence-Itse1f or God, is worthless and quite beside the point. Such persons would claim that the particular logia represented by the theological sciences has collapsed by virtue of its object having disappeared. Indeed, when one surveys the contemporary scene in philosophy and theology, there is a good deal of evidence that this is the case':"" theology of late having be come something of a "spectacle," to use Pritz Buri's term. One of the reasons for this, we here contend, is that the richness and the diversity of the meaning of Transcendence has been lost. And even though we do not here intend to resolve the issue, neither do we assume that such an enqui ry is either impossible or irrelevant.

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