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Upside-Down Gods

Peter Harries-Jones

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270347
eISBN:
9780823270385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270347.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This is an intellectual biography of Gregory Bateson, one of the most important holistic writers of the twentieth century, whose qualitative approach to information and intelligence in living systems ... More


Resistance of the Sensible World: An Introduction to Merleau-Ponty

Emmanuel Alloa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275670
eISBN:
9780823277155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275670.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A philosophy that was prematurely cut short by the death of its author cannot be criticized for being inconclusive. But there has often been too great a tendency to see the suspension of Maurice ... More


The World of the Sensible

Emanuele Coccia

in Sensible Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267415
eISBN:
9780823272358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267415.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter describes what the world of the sensible is like. It argues that images that make up the sensible life do not have a pure mental or psychic nature, that the existence of the images does ... More


Intermediaries

Emanuele Coccia

in Sensible Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267415
eISBN:
9780823272358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267415.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that something becomes sensible only in the intermediate body that lies between the subject and the object. It explains how an intermediary place always exists between us and ... More


The Primacy of the Sensible

Emanuele Coccia

in Sensible Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267415
eISBN:
9780823272358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267415.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses the primacy of the sensible in the existence of life. It explains how mirrors and their dynamics guard the secret of the sensible life, noting that an image is never reducible ... More


Vita Activa

Emanuele Coccia

in Sensible Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267415
eISBN:
9780823272358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267415.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explains how medial space makes it possible for all living things to produce the sensible and to transform their own psychism in images. It shows that sensible life does not fade when ... More


Medial Existence

Emanuele Coccia

in Sensible Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267415
eISBN:
9780823272358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267415.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses the medial existence (in the medium) of images as a form of survival. It suggests that the medium should not be viewed as a purely cognitive or noetic space, noting that every ... More


Metaphysics of Clothing

Emanuele Coccia

in Sensible Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267415
eISBN:
9780823272358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267415.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explains what it means to have the possibility to dress oneself by focusing on the metaphysics of clothing. It argues that every article of clothing satisfies both biological necessities ... More


Another Radical Empiricism: Peirce 1903

Doug Anderson

in Conversations on Peirce: Reals and Ideals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234677
eISBN:
9780823238842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234677.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

William James named his own version of pragmatism “radical empiricism.” In this chapter, it is argued that Peirce took several steps beyond James in his own account of perception in 1903. Whereas ... More


Peirce on Interpretation

Carl R. Hausman

in Conversations on Peirce: Reals and Ideals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234677
eISBN:
9780823238842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234677.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Peirce maintained that all human reasoning and inferencing involve some interpretation. The semiotic conditions of interpretation in perception and reasoning are developed here.


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