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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.

Radiohead And Philosophy

Author : Jason T. Eberl
ISBN : 9781459601048
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Not only is Radiohead the most innovative and influential rock bandit's also the most philosophically and culturally relevant. Since the 1993 breakthrough hit ""Creep,"" the band keeps on making waves, with its view of the Bush presidency (Hail to the Thief), its anti-corporatism, its ecologically conscious road tours, its videos, and its decision to sell In Rainbows online at a 'pay whatever you want' price. Composed by a team of Radiohead fans who also think for a living, Radiohead and Philosophy is packet like a crushed tin box with insights into the meaning and implications of Radiohead's work. Paranoid or not, you'll understand Radiohead better than any android. ""Can a rock band still matter? Can it be a positive force in a postmodern world? For millions, Radiohead can, and these thought-provoking essays address how and why Radiohead makes a difference by working at the margins of popular culture.""

Wisdom Metaphor

Author : Jan Zwicky
ISBN : 9781550595659
Genre : Philosophy
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In the foreword to Wisdom & Metaphor, Jan Zwicky observes that “those who think metaphorically are enabled to think truly, because the shape of their thinking echoes the shape of the world.” Wisdom & Metaphor explores the ways we come to understand the world through analogical structures, and the relation of this form of knowing to conventional epistemology and ontology. Zwicky uses the nature of the book itself, with its facing pages, to create resonant structures of aphorism and quotation which allow the reader to experience the kind of thinking she describes. The author’s wide-ranging influences, coupled with an understated, largely spatial, style of discourse, make this a remarkably original approach to long-standing questions about meaning and language. It offers a unique and compelling argument for the fundamental importance of metaphor to philosophy.

Pink Floyd And Philosophy

Author : George A. Reisch
ISBN : 9780812697452
Genre : Philosophy
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With their early experiments in psychedelic rock music in the 1960s, and their epic recordings of the 1970s and '80s, Pink Floyd became one of the most influential and recognizable rock bands in history. As "The Pink Floyd Sound," the band created sound and light shows that defined psychedelia in England and inspired similar movements in the Jefferson Airplane's San Francisco and Andy Warhol's New York City. The band's subsequent recordings forged rock music's connections to orchestral music, literature, and philosophy. "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall" ignored pop music's ordinary topics to focus on themes such as madness, existential despair, brutality, alienation, and socially induced psychosis. They also became some of the best-selling recordings of all time. In this collection of essays, sixteen scholars expert in various branches of philosophy set the controls for the heart of the sun to critically examine the themes, concepts, and problems—usually encountered in the pages of Heidegger, Foucault, Sartre, or Orwell—that animate and inspire Pink Floyd's music. These include the meaning of existence, the individual's place in society, the interactions of knowledge and power in education, the contradictions of art and commerce, and the blurry line—the tragic line, in the case of Floyd early member Syd Barrett (died in 2006)—between genius and madness. Having dominated pop music for nearly four decades, Pink Floyd's dynamic and controversial history additionally opens the way for these authors to explore controversies about intellectual property, the nature of authorship, and whether wholes—especially in the case of rock bands—are more than the sums of their parts.

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

The Journal Of Philosophy

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ISBN : UVA:X030555972
Genre : Philosophy
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Covers topics in philosophy, psychology, and scientific methods. Vols. 31- include "A Bibliography of philosophy," 1933-

The Journal Of Philosophy Psychology And Scientific Methods

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ISBN : UOM:39015024585435
Genre : Philosophy
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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.

Lyric Philosphy And Temporal Phenomenology

Author : Hector Gordon MacIntyre
ISBN : 049429891X
Genre : Time
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This thesis develops and discusses a conflict between Jan Zwicky's lyric philosophy and Heidegger's temporal phenomenology. Professor Zwicky claims that genuine understanding is fundamentally spatial in organization. Her claim follows the enhancement of philosophical clarity through lyric philosophy, which she insists is atemporal. I interpret lyric's atemporality in terms of what I call spatial priority. I argue that this interpretation warrants a phenomenological reading of her work. Zwicky's twofold reliance on directionality, reasonably taken as a concern with intentionality, brings her into conflict with Heidegger's temporal phenomenology. I present Heidegger's argument for the temporal structure of intentionality and sketch his conflict with Zwicky concerning the basis of understanding. I critically discuss the sketched conflict in terms of two critical replies. I conclude by suggesting that Merleau-Ponty's re-conception of transcendence resolves the conflict, and that important parallels can be discerned between his thought and Zwicky's philosophy.

Poetry S Appeal

Author : E. S. Burt
ISBN : 0804738734
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Poetry's Appeal studies the reemergence of a viable poetry in the politicized culture of revolutionary and post-revolutionary France. It finds that poetry addresses history and the political through a disjunction between its illusory status as a song of private, lyrical intent and its actual state as a material inscription, inevitably public in character.

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