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The Specificity of Desire

Mari Ruti

in The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164085
eISBN:
9780231536196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164085.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explains the premise that people are never fully self-actualized. In particular, it discusses the idea that people's sense of being perpetually unfinished and empty is not an impediment ... More


Whispering Pages: Death, Nothingness, Memory

Jeremi Szaniawski

in The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167352
eISBN:
9780231850520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167352.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers Whispering Pages (1994). Whispering Pages is the final instalment in “the trilogy of death and nothingness” (an aesthetic and thematically driven cycle initiated by Sokurov in ... More


The Gaze of the Other

Boris Groys

in Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the philosophical discourse on the gaze of the other. In Being and Nothingness, Jean-Paul Sartre argues that we can have no proof and no certitude concerning our suspicion that ... More


Spinoza: A Heresy of Immanence and of Democracy

William McCuaig

in Spinoza for Our Time: Politics and Postmodernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160469
eISBN:
9780231500661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160469.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter states that Spinoza's political thought can be found in his ontology, in the Ethics. All those who try to neutralize Spinoza's ethical cupiditas mistakenly base their analysis of ... More


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