Philosophy Through The Looking Glass

Author: Jean-Jacques Lecercle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315522721
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It is generally accepted that language is primarily a means of communication. But do we always mean what we say – must we mean something when we talk? This book explores the other side of language, where words are incoherent and meaning fails us. it argues that this shadey side of language is more important in our everyday speech than linguists and philosophers recognize. Historically this other side of language known as has attracted more attention in France than elsewhere. It is particularly interesting because it brings together texts from a wide range of fields, including fiction, poetry and linguistics. The author also discusses the kind of linguistics that must be developed to deal with such texts, a linguistics which makes use of psychoanalytic knowledge. This tradition of writing has produced a major philosopher, Gilles Deleuze. This book provides an introduction to his work, an account of his original theory of meaning and an analysis of the celebrated Anti-Oedipus, which takes délire as one of its main themes.

Textual Practice

Author: Terence Hawkes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134863411
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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Divine Flesh Embodied Word

Author: Anne-Claire Mulder
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9085551013
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What has Luce Irigaray’s statement that women need a God to do with her thoughts on the relation between body and mind, or the sensible and the intelligible? Using the theological notion ‘incarnation’ as a hermeneutical key, Anne-Claire Mulder brings together and illuminates the interrelations between these different themes in Luce Irigaray’s work. Seesawing between Luce Irigaray’s critique of philosophical discourse and her constructive philosophy, Mulder elucidates Irigaray’s thoughts on the relations between ‘becoming woman’ and ‘becoming divine’. She shows that Luce Irigaray’s restaging of the relation between the sensible and the intelligible, between flesh and Word, is key to her reinterpretation of the relation between woman and God. In and through her interpretation of Luce Irigaray’s thoughts on the flesh she argues that the relation between flesh and Word must be seen as a dialectical one, instead of as a dualistic relation. This means that ‘incarnation’ is no longer seen as a one-way process of Word becoming flesh, but as a continuing process of flesh becoming word and word becoming flesh. For all images and thoughts – including those of ‘God’ – are produced by the flesh, divine in its creativity inexhaustibility, in response to the touch of the other. And these images, thoughts, words in turn become embodied, by touching and moving the flesh of the subject.

Priority of Events

Author: Sean Bowden
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748650776
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This is a radical interpretation of Deleuze's Logic of Sense. It focuses on Deleuze's concept of events and brings Deleuze's work into relation with the traditions of process philosophy and American pragmatism.


Author: Jean-Michel Rabaté
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405161923
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This innovative volume puts modernist literature in its cultural, intellectual, and global context, within the framework of the year 1913. This significant year was marked by many critical events and happenings, such as the first international recognition of non-Western writers when the Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to Rabindranath Tagore; it was also the last year of peace before the eruption of the First World War. "1913" examines the wide range of diverse artistic, literary, and political endeavours undertaken in this one year. For example, while Yeats and Pound were collaborating at Stone Cottage and discovering Japanese culture, Joyce was completing his autobiographical novel in Trieste, Du Bois was creating his Ethiopian pageant in New York, and Paris was resounding with the scandal caused by Stravinsky’s contested "Rite of Spring." The book also explores and compares Apollinaire’s "Alcools "and Rilke’s "Spanish Trilogy" with Pound’s "Personae," and Edith Wharton’s "The Custom of the Country" with Proust’s "Swann’s Way." Engaging and insightful, this volume will encourage the reader to appreciate the breadth of activity that took place in this pivotal year, and its lasting influence.

Upper Limit Music

Author: Mark Scroggins
Publisher: University Alabama Press
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Since his death in 1978, Louis Zukofsky has become widely recognized as a major American modernist poet of importance comparable to that of his friends Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams. Unfortunately, of the little criticism of Zukofsky's work, much fails to take into account large stretches of his writings. The essays collected in Upper Limit Music examine all aspects of Zukofsky's work and all periods of his career. There are interpretations of his short poetry, of his epic-length "A", of his unconventional and groundbreaking fiction, and of his writings for the 1930s WPA project, the Index of American Design. This collection is an essential contribution to readings of 20th-century poetry and will prove an important resource for readers and critics of Zukofsky.