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Is This Performance about You?: The Art, Activism, and Black Feminist Critique of Howardena Pindell

Uri McMillan

in Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479802111
eISBN:
9781479865451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479802111.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on abstract painter Howardena Pindell and her controversial Free, White, and 21 (1980), a video art piece in which Pindell—playing all parts—staged a dialogue between ... More


Empathy, Trauma, and the Space of War in Parade’s End

Eve Sorum

in War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, Modernism, and Psychology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780748694266
eISBN:
9781474412391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694266.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter brings early-twentieth-century theories of empathy into dialogue with Ford’s No More Parades and A Man Could Stand Up –. Probing the idea of literary abstraction and rereading art ... More


Abstraction and Infinity

Paolo Mancosu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198746829
eISBN:
9780191809095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746829.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, History of Philosophy

The book provides an original investigation of historical and systematic aspects of the notions of abstraction and infinity and their interaction. The notion of abstraction in question is that ... More


Introduction

Benjamin Noys

in The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638635
eISBN:
9780748671915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638635.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introduction traces the rejection of negativity by the major forms of contemporary theory and its replacement by ‘affirmationism’, an alternative stress of the fundamentally affirmative cast of ... More


On the Edge of Affirmation: Derrida

Benjamin Noys

in The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638635
eISBN:
9780748671915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638635.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The work of Jacques Derrida is usually characterised as dominated by themes of delay, deferral, and prevarication. Taking seriously Derrida’s own self-characterisation, this chapter argues that his ... More


Conclusion

Benjamin Noys

in The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638635
eISBN:
9780748671915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638635.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The conclusion tries to sketch in more detail what a politics and theory of relational negativity might consist of. It does so by turning to a politics of abstraction, which accepts the necessity of ... More


Partial Views: Visual Style and the Aesthetic of Disturbance

Gary Bettinson

in The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai: Film Poetics and the Aesthetic of Disturbance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139293
eISBN:
9789888313082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139293.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Wong Kar-wai’s visual style has brought him renown as a master film stylist, but what constitutes Wong’s stylistic trademark? To what extent does a “Wong Kar-wai” style exist, when commentators ... More


The Three Phases of Max Boisot’s Theorizing

John-Christopher Spender

in Knowledge, Organization, and Management: Building on the Work of Max Boisot

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669165
eISBN:
9780191749346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Max’s PhD re-framed Weber’s (and Needham’s) classic question of why China failed to generate an industrial revolution in a remarkably novel way. His codification-diffusion matrix suggested Western ... More


What Is an Algorithm?

Ed Finn

in What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035927
eISBN:
9780262338837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035927.003.0002
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This chapter defines the algorithm as a critical concept across four intellectual strands, beginning with its foundations in computer science and the notion of “effective computability.” The second ... More


<i>House of Cards</i>: The Aesthetics of Abstraction

Ed Finn

in What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035927
eISBN:
9780262338837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035927.003.0004
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This chapter explores the rise of algorithmic aesthetics through the lens of Netflix. The company’s rejection of a big-data statistics approach to taste in favor of a hybrid human-computational model ... More


Mailer's Sound

Phil Ford

in Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199939916
eISBN:
9780199354467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939916.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

In “The White Negro,” Norman Mailer gave hipness a philosophy and a manifesto. Mailer, along with many other figures in the 20th-century avant garde, believed that sound not only represents but ... More


The concept of <i>ṛtá</i> in the <i>Ṛgveda</i>

Joanna Jurewicz

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The abstract Sanskrit concept rta (cosmos, order, truth) in the Rgveda can be shown to develop from the fundamental concrete experience of herding cows. Cognitive linguistics reveals the mechanisms ... More


Geometry of a Multidimensional Universe: Weightless Art and the Painting of the Void

José María Yturralde and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0033
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In this dialogue, which is also the epilogue of the book, the artist José María Yturralde, holds a conversation with the author in eight parts: In 1. He reflects on MIT, Art and Science; 2. He ... More


“Wondering Under Which Head I Come”: Sounding Anna Julia Cooper’s Fin-de-Siècle Song

Regis M. Fox

in Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Anna Julia Cooper condemns ideals of abstraction and universality within the traditions of U.S. Constitutionalism, Episcopalianism, and in the literature of leading establishment writers, including ... More


Why we should save the anthropocentric person

Simon Woods

in From reason to practice in bioethics: An anthology dedicated to the works of John Harris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096235
eISBN:
9781781708392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096235.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This essay begins by acknowledging the fresh and provocative contribution made to bioethics by John Harris’s book The Value of Life but it goes on to take a more critical look at Harris’s concept of ... More


Yeats and Abstraction: From Berkeley to Zen

Colin McDowell

in Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954255
eISBN:
9781786944160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954255.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Yeats’s engaged in extended study of several major philosophers. Foremost of these was George Berkeley. In his recent book on Yeats and Berkeley, W. J. Mc Cormack wrote that “The advance by ... More


Sailing to Byzantium: Nature and City in the Greek East

Bruce V. Foltz

in The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254644
eISBN:
9780823261024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254644.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

From the fabulous protocols of Kievan Prince Vladimir’s envoys to the visionary images of the poet Yeats, ancient Constantinople (present day Istanbul) is portrayed as the beautiful city, the holy ... More


Augustine

Paul Thom

in The Logic of the Trinity: Augustine to Ockham

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823234769
eISBN:
9780823240746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234769.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Augustine aimed to construct a rational account of the doctrine of the Trinity which he found in the Scriptures. His account combines elements of Platonic philosophy with material derived from ... More


The Sound of Embodied Security: Imaginary Landscapes of Ambient Music

Paul Roquet

in Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692446
eISBN:
9781452953625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692446.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter 2 presents an aesthetic history of how ambient music has sought to enable feelings of ontological security by indirectly situating the self against imaginary acoustic horizons. Roquet traces ... More


Qualities Recast

Mark Evan Bonds

in Absolute Music: The History of an Idea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343638
eISBN:
9780199373437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343638.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The reification of absolute music as a repertory in the middle of the nineteenth century compelled writers to recast the qualities that had for so long dominated discussions about music’s essence. ... More


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