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Women's Liberation and the Sublime: Feminism, Postmodernism, Environment

Bonnie Mann

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187458
eISBN:
9780199786565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187458.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In the 1980s, this book contends, an uncritical affirmation of anti-essentialism turned this important feminist critique into a disciplinary dogmatism that constrained and homogenized feminist ... More


 The Postmodern Sublime

Bonnie Mann

in Women's Liberation and the Sublime: Feminism, Postmodernism, Environment

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187458
eISBN:
9780199786565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187458.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the notion of the postmodern sublime. It considers Lyotard's late work to illustrate what is disturbing and what might be important in feminist appropriations of the sublime. ... More


Musically Sublime: Indeterminacy, Infinity, Irresolvability

Kiene Brillenburg Wurth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230631
eISBN:
9780823235452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230631.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book rewrites musically the history and philosophy of the sublime. Music enables us to reconsider the traditional course of sublime feeling on a track from pain to pleasure. ... More


Cultural Complexity, Moral Interdependence, and the Global Dialogical Community

Seyla Benhabib

in Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289647
eISBN:
9780191596698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289642.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Benhabib reconsiders aspects of the cultural relativism–universalism debate via sociological hypotheses regarding the reproduction and interdependence of cultures. After taking issue with relativist ... More


The Metahistory of Denial: The Irving/Lipstadt Libel Case and Holocaust Denial

Robert Eaglestone

in The Holocaust and the Postmodern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265930
eISBN:
9780191708596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265930.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at the significance of metahistory in combating Holocaust Denial, and takes as its case study the Irving/Lipstadt Libel Case from 2000. After describing the metahistorical ... More


Postscript: Christian Para/Orthodoxy: Toward a Postmodern Hamartiology

Jason A. Mahn

in Fortunate Fallibility: Kierkegaard and the Power of Sin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199790661
eISBN:
9780199897391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790661.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that Kierkegaard's hamartiology (understanding of sin) is wholly compatible with postmodern appropriations of his work. More widely, it argues that, at best, Christian language of ... More


Postmodernism and Film: Rethinking Hollywood's Aesthestics

Catherine Constable

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231174558
eISBN:
9780231850834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174558.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This volume focuses on postmodern film aesthetics, thinking through ways in which it challenges the aesthetic paradigms currently dominating analyses of Hollywood cinema. The first chapter explores ... More


Lyotard and the Inhuman Condition: Reflections on Nihilism, Information and Art

Ashley Woodward

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697243
eISBN:
9781474418669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697243.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book offers an incisive argument for the contemporary importance of Lyotard in light of posthuman trends. Jean-Francois Lyotard was one of the leading French philosophers of his generation, ... More


Sublimity and Postmodern Culture: Lyotard's Les Immatériaux

Paul Crowther

in Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236238
eISBN:
9780191597268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236239.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Explores the links made by Lyotard between postmodernism and the sublime in relation to the exhibition Les Immateriaux (curated by him in Paris, in 1985). Argues that the exhibition rightly ... More


The Kantian Sublime, the Postmodern, and the Avant‐Garde

Paul Crowther

in Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236238
eISBN:
9780191597268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236239.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Considers Lyotard's influential theory of the sublime. Explores the important links that he makes between the Kantian sublime, modernism, the postmodern, and the avant‐garde. Highlights problems in ... More


Dancefilm as Gestural Exchange

Erin Brannigan

in Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195367232
eISBN:
9780199894178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367232.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

The final chapter looks at the unifying tendencies across the breadth of dancefilm practice and the relationship between dancefilm and the spectator. It is based on Jean‐François Lyotard's essay, ... More


Conviviality Interrupted or, Herrick and Postmodernism

Leah S. Marcus

in ‘Lords of Wine and Oile’: Community and Conviviality in the Poetry of Robert Herrick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604777
eISBN:
9780191729355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604777.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

Literary critics have long been interested in Robert Herrick's playfulness, in areas as small as the behaviour of a ribbon and as large as the national response to James I and Charles I's Book of ... More


Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory

Cary Wolfe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226905136
eISBN:
9780226905129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226905129.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book examines contemporary notions of humanism and ethics by reconstructing a little-known but crucial underground tradition of theorizing the animal from Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Lyotard to ... More


Epilogue: To Live with What Would Otherwise Be Unendurable: Return(s) to Subjectivities

Michael M. J. Fischer

in Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247925
eISBN:
9780520939639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247925.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter discusses the returns of subjectivities and the exchanges, transductions, and implications of these returns, examining two “mute dreams” and views suffering as enfans. It then discusses ... More


Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Stephen H. Watson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Why, and in what manner, did artist Paul Klee have such a significant impact on twentieth-century thinkers? His art and his writing inspired leading philosophers to produce key texts in ... More


Go Figure: Energies, Forms, and Institutions in the Early Modern World

Judith H. Anderson and Joan Pong Linton (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233496
eISBN:
9780823241224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233496.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book addresses theories of the figure and practices of figuration ranging from classical rhetoric and biblical exegesis to semiotics, psychoanalysis, and socio-politics. Situating theory in ... More


Detestable Residue: From Psychoanalysis to Blanchot and Lyotard

Simon Morgan Wortham

in Resistance and Psychoanalysis: Impossible Divisions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474429603
eISBN:
9781474438575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429603.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter traces Freud’s interest in yet apparent aversion to phobia, from his earliest writings on the topic in the 1890s through to his reinterpretation of the 1909 Little Hans case study in the ... More


The Eternal Return of the Gift: Deleuze (and Derrida) contra Lacan

Gerald Moore

in Politics of the Gift: Exchanges in Poststructuralism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748642021
eISBN:
9780748671861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642021.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Through the work of Deleuze and Guattari, this chapter further develops the idea of the gift as event, the giving of an existence that repeatedly and constitutively evades subjective identification. ... More


Sounds Like Now: Form-Contrariness, Romanticism, and the Postmodern Sublime

Kiene Brillenburg Wurth

in Musically Sublime: Indeterminacy, Infinity, Irresolvability

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230631
eISBN:
9780823235452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230631.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Though a typically Hegelian concept, this chapter adopts form-contrariness (as the possibility of form undoing itself) to read Jean-François Lyotard's postmodern sublime ... More


Jean-François Lyotard: What Is Just?

Richard Kearney

in Debates in Continental Philosophy: Conversations with Contemporary Thinkers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223176
eISBN:
9780823235155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223176.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Jean-François Lyotard is seen today as the first philosopher of the postmodern condition. His thinking developed from phenomenology to ... More


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