Immediacy and Meaning Book

Immediacy and Meaning


  • Author : Caitlin Smith Gilson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
  • Date : 2017
  • Category : Knowledge, Theory of
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 1501329146

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1. St. Thomas and the paradox of mediation and intentionality -- 2. Re-approaching immediacy -- 3. Efficacious prayer, suffering, and self-presence

Immediacy and Reflection in Kierkegaard s Thought Book

Immediacy and Reflection in Kierkegaard s Thought


  • Author : Paul Cruysberghs
  • Publisher : Leuven University Press
  • Date : 2003
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN : 9058673111

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"We live in a reflective age." That is Soren Kierkegaard's overall conclusion when evaluating the time he lives in. But his appraisal contains both approval and criticism. On the one hand reflection is a necessary category to deal with the dynamics and the qualities of the modern age, on the other hand it bears a great danger. It is Kierkegaard's firm conviction that reflection should always relate to a kind of immediacy that safeguards it from becoming hollow and detached from our existential reality. Throughout the voluminous and complex work of Kierkegaard, the notions of 'immediacy' and 'reflection' play a crucial role. They appear in such an early work as From the Papers of One Still Living as well as in the late Anti-Climacus writings, and indeed their significance or influence can be felt in all philosophical texts published in between. That is not to say that the meaning of the notions is unequivocal. After all, Kierkegaard not only uses the terms in very divergent contexts, but his own understanding of them appears to evolve quite strongly in the course of his oeuvre. Moreover, in spite of their clearly philosophical character, the two notions play an unmistakable role in Kierkegaard's understanding of religion. They appear frequently in the religious discourses indeed. In short, Kierkegaard's use of the notions of 'immediacy' and 'reflection' covers a broad array of meanings and interpretations. The dialectics of immediacy and reflection, of reflection killing immediacy and raising the question of the possibility of a new immediacy is the main theme of Immediacy and Reflection in Kierkegaard's Thought. The book contains contributions authored by a number of well known Kierkegaard scholars. Kierkegaard's theory of the 'existence spheres of life' provides a first viewpoint on the interplay of immediacy and reflection. Here the philosophical and pseudonymous writings are the main subject of research. If on the other hand one pays a closer look at the signific

Immediacy and Meaning Book

Immediacy and Meaning


  • Author : Caitlin Smith Gilson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Date : 2017-02-09
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781501329128

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Immediacy and Meaning seeks to approach the odd uneasiness at root in all metaphysical meaning; that the human knower attempts to mediate what cannot be mediated; that there is a pre-cognitive immemorial immediacy to Being that renders its participants irreducible, incommunicable and personal. The dilemma of metaphysics rests on the relationship between the spectator and the player, both as essential responses to the immediacy of Being. Immediacy and Meaning is an attempt to pause, but without retreat, to be a spectator within the game, to gain access into this immediate Presence, for a moment only perhaps, before the signatory failure into metaphysical language returns us to the mediated. J. K. Huysman's semi-autobiographical tetralogy anchors this book as a meditation, neither purely poetic nor only philosophical; it claims a unique territory when attempting to speak what cannot be spoken. The unnerving merits of nominalism, the difficulties of an honest appraisal of efficacious prayer, the mad sanity of the muse, the relationship between the uncreated and the created, and an originary ethics of antagonism, each serves to clarify the formation of a new epistemology.

Recovering the Ground Book

Recovering the Ground


  • Author : William H. Poteat
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Date : 1994-09-30
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 0791421325

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This book sets forth an ontological Copernican revolution. By means of a critical phenomenology, it shifts the axis of reflection from the putatively bedrock dualisms in which philosophy was conceived, to our lively, intentional mindbodies that are ontologically antecedent to, beyond the grasp of, yet implicated in, all reflection. In these exercises, reflection’s center of gravity is shifted to our mindbodies, whose meditated whatness can be known in all of its forms of appearance—as material objects, organisms, makers, keepers and breakers of promises, husbands and wives, et cetera—and whose unmediated thisness everywhere importunately “shows itself.” From this seamless, ontological bedrock, all of our dualisms have been brought forth by reflection. They never cease to be founded there; in action they disappear there. How, on this new foundation, do ‘reflection’, ‘interpretation’, ‘thinking’, ‘speaking’, ‘time’, ‘hope’, and ‘memory’ come differently to do their work?

Opera as Hypermedium Book

Opera as Hypermedium


  • Author : Tereza Havelková
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Date : 2021-02-15
  • Category : Music
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780190091286

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Drawing on the concept of hypermediacy from media studies, this book situates opera within the larger context of contemporary media practices, and particularly those that play up the multiplicity, awareness and enjoyment of media. It is driven by the underlying question of what politics of representation and perception opera performs within this context. This entails approaching operas as audiovisual events (rather than works or texts) and paying attention to what they do by visual means, along with the operatic music and singing. The book concentrates on events that foreground their use of media and technology, drawing attention to opera's inherently hypermedial aspects. It works with the recognition that such events nevertheless engender powerful effects of immediacy, which are not contingent on illusionism or the seeming transparency of the medium. It analyzes how effects like presence, liveness and immersion are produced, contesting some critical claims attached to them. It also sheds light on how these effects, often perceived as visceral or material in nature, are related to the production of meaning in opera. The discussion pertains to contemporary pieces such as Louis Andriessen and Peter Greenaway's Rosa and Writing to Vermeer, as well as productions of the canonical repertory such as Wagner's Ring Cycle by Robert Lepage at the Met and La Fura dels Baus in Valencia.

Kierkegaard and His German Contemporaries  Philosophy Book
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Kierkegaard and His German Contemporaries Philosophy


  • Author : Jon Bartley Stewart
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Date : 2007-01-01
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN : 0754661822

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This first tome treats the German philosophical influences on Kierkegaard. The dependence of Danish philosophy on German philosophy is beyond question. In a book review in his Hegelian journal Perseus, the poet, playwright and critic, Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1791-1869) laments the sad state of philosophy in Denmark, while lauding German speculative philosophy. Moreover, Kierkegaard's lifelong enemy, the theologian Hans Lassen Martensen (1808-84) claims without exaggeration that the Danish systems of philosophy can be regarded as the disjecta membra of earlier German systems. All of the major German idealist philosophers made an impact in Denmark: Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and most significantly, Hegel. Kierkegaard was widely read in the German philosophical literature, which he made use of in countless ways throughout his authorship.

Mediation and Immediacy Book

Mediation and Immediacy


  • Author : Jenny Ponzo
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Date : 2020-12-07
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9783110690354

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Religion, like any other domain of culture, is mediated through symbolic forms and communicative behaviors, which allow the coordination of group conduct in ritual and the representation of the divine or of tradition as an intersubjective reality. While many traditions hold out the promise of immediate access to the divine, or to some transcendent dimension of experience, such promises depend for their realization as well on the possibility of mediation, which is necessarily conducted through channels of communication and exchange, such as prayers or sacrifices. An understanding of such modes of semiosis is therefore necessary even and especially when mediation is denied by a tradition in the name of the 'ineffability" of the deity or of mystical experience. This volume models and promotes an interdisciplinary dialogue and cross-cultural perspective on these issues by asking prominent semioticians, historians of religion and of art, linguists, sociologists of religion, and philosophers of law to reflect from a semiotic perspective on the topic of mediation and immediacy in religious traditions.

Metaphysics to Metafictions Book

Metaphysics to Metafictions


  • Author : Paul S. Miklowitz
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Date : 1998-08-06
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 0791438783

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Examines the key role played by Nietzsche in the undoing of the Hegelian system of totality.

Ambition and Survival Book

Ambition and Survival


  • Author : Christian Wiman
  • Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
  • Date : 2007
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 9781556592607

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"That calling, at once religious, ethical, and aesthetic, is one that only a genuine poet can hear—and very few poets can explain it as compellingly as Mr. Wiman does. That gift is what makes Ambition and Survival, not just one of the best books of poetry criticism in a generation, but a spiritual memoir of the first order." —New York Sun "This weighty first prose collection should inspire wide attention, partly because of Wiman's current job, partly because of his astute insights and partly because he mixes poetry criticism with sometimes shocking memoir ... The collection's greatest strength comes in general ruminations on the writing, reading and judging poetry." —Publishers Weekly "[Wiman is] a terrific personal essayist, as this new collection illustrates, with the command and instincts of the popular memoirist ... This is a brave and bracing book." —Booklist “Blazing high style” is how The New York Times describes the prose of Christian Wiman, the young editor transforming Poetry, the country's oldest literary magazine. Ambition and Survival is a collection of stirring personal essays and critical prose on a wide range of subjects: reading Milton in Guatemala, recalling violent episodes of his youth, and traveling in Africa with his eccentric father, as well as a series of penetrating essays on writers as diverse as Thomas Hardy and Janet Lewis. The book concludes with a portrait of Wiman's diagnosis of a rare form of incurable and lethal cancer, and how mortality reignited his religious passions. When I was twenty years old I set out to be a poet. That sounds like I was a sort of frigate raising anchor, and in a way I guess I was, though susceptible to the lightest of winds. . . . When I read Samuel Johnson's comment that any young man could compensate for his poor education by reading five hours a day for five years, that's exactly what I tried to do, practically setting a timer every afternoon to let me know when the little egg of my brain was b

American Literature and Immediacy Book

American Literature and Immediacy


  • Author : Heike Schaefer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 2019-12-31
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9781108487382

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Demonstrates that the quest for immediacy, or experiences of direct connection and presence, has propelled the development of American literature and media culture.

The Philosophy of the Spirit Book

The Philosophy of the Spirit


  • Author : Horatio Willis Dresser
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1908
  • Category : Aerial photogrammetry
  • Pages : 545
  • ISBN : HARVARD:AH6PKX

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Language and Meaning in Human Perspective Book

Language and Meaning in Human Perspective


  • Author : S. K. Leung
  • Publisher : Janus Publishing Company Lim
  • Date : 2002
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 1902835131

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Against the popular belief that language and meaning are essentially public in their epistemological origin, this book offers a philosophical basis for its antithesis. The author refutes the separation of reference from meaning, the long-held logical principle of the identity of the indiscernibles, and Wittgenstein's no-private-language philosophy.

The Task of History Book

The Task of History


  • Author : Soren Whited
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2007
  • Category : Art, Modern
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN : OCLC:180878404

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Immediacy and its Limits  Routledge Revivals  Book

Immediacy and its Limits Routledge Revivals


  • Author : Nathan Rotenstreich
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2009-10-15
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN : 9781135162764

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Originally published in 1991, this book focuses on a major problem in the philosophy of Martin Buber. This is the topic of immediacy which is presented in terms of the contact between human beings on the one hand, and man and God on the other. The basic theme throughout is whether the I-Thou relation refers to immediate contact between human beings, as Buber saw it, or whether that relation is something established or aspired to. This is an important study which should be consulted in any future discussion of Martin Buber’s thought. At the same time, it raises critical issues for recent European philosophy. Students of philosophy, and religious and social thought will find its critical exposition extremely helpful.

Hermeneutics and Music Criticism Book

Hermeneutics and Music Criticism


  • Author : Roger W. H. Savage
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2009-09-10
  • Category : Music
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9781135839253

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Hermeneutics and Music Criticism forges new perspectives on aesthetics, politics and contemporary interpretive strategies. By advancing new insights into the roles judgment and imagination play both in our experiences of music and its critical interpretation, this book reevaluates our current understandings of music’s transformative power. The engagement with critical musicologists and philosophers, including Adorno, Gadamer, and Ricoeur, provides a nuanced analysis of the crucial issues affecting the theory and practice of music criticism. By challenging musical hermeneutics’ deployment as a means of deciphering social values and meanings, Hermeneutics and Music Criticism offers an answer to the long-standing question of how music’s expression of moods and feelings affects us and our relation to the world.