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The Sensory Celebration (I)

Anne Dufourmantelle

in Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279586
eISBN:
9780823281459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Gentleness is an occasion for sensory celebration. Gentleness has many affinities to light as well as touch, music, and image. Refinement coincides with gentleness, particularly in craftsmanship.


Sensible Life

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/9780823267415.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter offers a philosophical reflection on what sensible life is. It suggests that sensation is more than a cognitive faculty: we can live and know how to live only through the senses, and not ... More


Man and Animal

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/9780823267415.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explains how the sensible defines the forms, the realities, and the limits of animal life. It suggests that sensible life is not exclusively a human trait, that sensation has always been ... 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


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


The Intrabody

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/9780823267415.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter considers what José Ortega y Gasset calls intrabody (intracuerpo), the stream of sensible matter in which we exist. It first explains how the images that live within us make up a ... More


On Not Defending Poetry: Spenser, Suffering, and the Energy of Affect

Joseph Campana

in The Pain of Reformation: Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239108
eISBN:
9780823239146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239108.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the consequences of the impulses to restrain corporeal and affective experience for early modern moral and poetic discourses. I explore Spenser's alternative to dominant poetic ... More


What We Know

Donald J. Morse

in Faith in Life: John Dewey's Early Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234707
eISBN:
9780823240760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234707.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses the nature of knowing proper, in which the conditions of knowledge examined are activated and begin to produce a world of known and meaningful objects. It shows how the mind ... More


The Unevenly Even Consistency of Truth

Jeremy Barris

in The Crane's Walk: Plato, Pluralism, and the Inconstancy of Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229130
eISBN:
9780823235674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229130.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In his Posterior Analytics, Aristotle argues that knowledge is of universals, and therefore cannot be gained through sense perception. But he claims that knowledge begins ... More


Carnal Hermeneutics

Richard Kearney and Brian Treanor (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265886
eISBN:
9780823266951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265886.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Building on a tradition in which accounts of carnal embodiment are overlooked, misread, or underdeveloped, this book initiates a focus on carnal hermeneutics as such, as distinct field of study and ... More


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