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Number and Substance

Svetla Slaveva-Griffin

in Plotinus on Number

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377194
eISBN:
9780199869572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377194.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the relationship between number and substance in the intelligible realm. Plotinus formulates three hypotheses about the existence of number in the intelligible: 1) number is ... More


Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission

Kevin Ohi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694778
eISBN:
9781452950754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Literary texts that address tradition and the transmission of knowledge often seem concerned less with preservation than with loss, recurrently describing scenarios of what author Kevin Ohi terms ... More


Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Victor Fan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In Cinema Approaching Reality, Victor Fan brings together, for the first time, Chinese and Euro-American film theories and theorists to engage in critical debates about film in Shanghai and Hong Kong ... More


Forms of potential: reading Lawrence Weiner

Katie L. Price

in Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991500
eISBN:
9781526115003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991500.003.0009
Subject:
Art, Art History

Despite the fact that since 1968, American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner’s primary medium has been language, he prefers to call his works sculptures rather than poems. Implying that his works are ... More


Contingency and Skepticism in Agamben’s Thought

Gert-Jan van der Heiden

in Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474412094
eISBN:
9781474434966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412094.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Gert-Jan van der Heiden’s “Contingency and Skepticism in Agamben’s Thought” articulates an encounter between Sextus Empiricus and Giorgio Agamben. Contrary to the usual epistemological reading of ... More


What is a Process of Individuation?

Didier Debaise

in Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter poses the question of “reality”. In opposition to a substantialist vision that has notably characterized modernity, Whitehead develops a processual conception of the real which is made ... More


Pure Potentiality and Actuality

Didier Debaise

in Speculative Empiricism: Revisiting Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423045
eISBN:
9781474438612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423045.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In the chapter titled ‘The Categorial Scheme’, Whitehead introduces a new distinction, doubtless the most important in Processand Reality as well as the most difficult to understand: actual entities ... More


Potenza and Différance

Kevin Attell

in Giorgio Agamben: Beyond the Threshold of Deconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262045
eISBN:
9780823266319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262045.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter Three examines Agamben's theory of potentiality in relation to Derrida's central concepts of arche-writing and différance. After the more polemical engagements in the works discussed in the ... More


Motion and Gender in the Aristotelian Cosmos

Emanuela Bianchi

in The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262182
eISBN:
9780823266449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262182.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter investigates the operation of the feminine symptom in Aristotle’s various account of motion. The phenomenon of motion is considered at many different sites: the movements of the heavens ... More


Sexual Difference in Potentiality and Actuality

Emanuela Bianchi

in The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262182
eISBN:
9780823266449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262182.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In this chapter, Aristotle’s understanding of being in terms of potentiality (dunamis) and actuality (energeia or entelecheia) in Metaphysics IX is analyzed in relation to sexual difference, and ... More


Potentialities of Second Nature: Agamben on Human Rights

Ayten Gündoğdu

in Second Nature: Rethinking the Natural through Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251414
eISBN:
9780823252923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251414.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this chapter, Ayten Gündoğdu conducts a critical analysis of Giorgio Agamben's critique of human rights. Gündoğdu argues that what is distinctive and important about Agamben's criticism of human ... More


Introduction

Victor Fan

in Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The concept “approaching reality” is defined and a connection between it and the Bazinian ontology is established. I also explicate the various terms used in China during this period to frame the ... More


Approaching Reality: Chinese Ontology and the Potentiality of Time

Victor Fan

in Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I trace the definitions of “approaching reality” back to the critical discussions by two filmmakers in the 1920s, Gu Kenfu and Hou Yao, to open up a comparative space between early Chinese film ... More


Cinema of Thought: Directed Consciousness in Chinese Marxist Film Theory

Victor Fan

in Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I examine—in dialogue with Eurpean Marxists and Deleuze—the Marxist film theory in Shanghai in the 1930s and its notion of cinematographic consciousness—an idea that suggests that cinema can sense, ... More


Soft Film Theory: Life in All Its Presence and Concreteness

Victor Fan

in Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I study the soft film theory in the 1930s by contextualizing it within the cross-cultural intellectual debate on life and art, and analyse how this aesthetic debate sees the cinema as a biomimetic ... More


Fey Mou: The Presence of an Absence

Victor Fan

in Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I investigate into the theoretical writings and films of director Fei Mu (Fey Mou) and examine his interests in representing the quotidian in its mundanity. In so doing, time, desire and life are ... More


Cinema of Ideation, Cinema of Play: The Early Cantonese Sound Film

Victor Fan

in Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I discuss the history and theoretical debates of the Hong Kong Cantoese sound film in the 1930s, an art form that was conflated ontologically with the Cantonese theatre as an art of ideation: a form ... More


Conclusion

Victor Fan

in Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816693559
eISBN:
9781452950792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

I use the idea “approaching reality” to extend my discussion to the ontological, sociological and ethical consequences of the digital image, and eventually rethink what it means by cinema ontology in ... More


Introduction

Kevin Ohi

in Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694778
eISBN:
9781452950754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694778.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Giving an overall account of the argument, the introduction briefly situates the book in contemporary queer studies and then turns to a genealogy of its modes of reading. By way of Samuel Johnson, ... More


Queer Transmission and the Symposium: Insult, Gay Suicide, and the Staggered Temporalities of Consciousness

Kevin Ohi

in Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694778
eISBN:
9781452950754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694778.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first chapter explores an uncomfortable rhyme between one form of homophobic insult—which ostentatiously voids any homosexual or homophobic content even as it relies on homophobic assumptions to ... More


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