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Untouchable

Aviad Kleinberg

in The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Where the finger of Doubting Thomas ends up in the flesh of St. Francis of Assisi.


King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Stephen Teo

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098152
eISBN:
9789882207110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098152.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A Touch of Zen is one of the first Chinese-language films to gain recognition in an international film festival (the Grand Prix in the 1975 Cannes Film Festival), creating the generic mould for the ... More


Alternative Medicines, Alternative Worldviews

Robert C. Fuller

in Spiritual, but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146806
eISBN:
9780199834204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146808.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many of America's alternative healing systems function as vehicles for the transmission of alternative spiritual philosophies. Chiropractic medicine, Osteopathy, Holistic Healing, Therapeutic Touch, ... More


Seeing with the Hands: Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes

Mark Paterson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474405317
eISBN:
9781474418614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405317.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The ‘man born blind restored to light’ was one of the foundational myths of the Enlightenment, according to Foucault. With ophthalmic surgery in its infancy, the fascination by the sighted with ... More


The First Sense: A Philosophical Study of Human Touch

Matthew Fulkerson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019965
eISBN:
9780262318471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019965.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book offers a philosophical account of human touch, one informed and constrained by empirical work on touch. It begins by arguing that human touch, despite its functional diversity, is a single, ... More


The Unimaginable Touch of Time: Proposed Table of Contents

Martin McQuillan

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is Paul de Man's proposed table of contents for The Unimaginable Touch of Time, a volume that he envisaged but never brought to fruition. The book is supposed to have thirteen chapters: ... More


Making (a) difference: building the political machine

Alexander Thomas T. Smith

in Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives: Banal Activism, Electioneering and the Politics of Irrelevance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079696
eISBN:
9781781703052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079696.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the local Conservative Party's planning for the 2003 local government and Scottish Parliamentary elections, and explores how local Conservatives sought to build a ... More


Distal Touch

Matthew Fulkerson

in The First Sense: A Philosophical Study of Human Touch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019965
eISBN:
9780262318471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019965.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that in touch, as in vision and audition, we can and often do perceive objects and properties even when we are not in direct or even apparent bodily contact with them. Unlike ... More


Pleasant Touch

Matthew Fulkerson

in The First Sense: A Philosophical Study of Human Touch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019965
eISBN:
9780262318471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019965.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers an essential element of touch that has so far been left out: its role as a central locus of felt pleasure and pain. After developing some distinctions between several notions ... More


Introduction

Stephen Teo

in King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098152
eISBN:
9789882207110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098152.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A Touch of Zen is one of the essential films of the Chinese-language cinema. It achieved a “double first”: it was the first Chinese-language film to win an award at the Cannes Film Festival, in 1975, ... More


Ghosts and the Desire to See

Stephen Teo

in King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098152
eISBN:
9789882207110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098152.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter dwells on the matter of ghosts and the psychological illusions preying on the mind of the male hero as the narrative progresses into the realm of the ghost story. A Touch of Zen begins ... More


Conclusion

Stephen Teo

in King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098152
eISBN:
9789882207110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098152.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter wraps up the discussion with several conclusions on the film's lasting value and influences. The book begins by suggesting that A Touch of Zen is a subversive work because of its ... More


Indonesia Sakit: Indonesian Disorders and the Subjective Experience and Interpretive Politics of Contemporary Indonesian Artists

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good and Byron J. Good

in Postcolonial Disorders

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252233
eISBN:
9780520941021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252233.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines how citizen-artists in Indonesia creatively and critically engaged in subjectifying the state through pointedly political art, generating narratives and fantasies both visual ... More


Immanent Surface: Art and the Demand for Signification

Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield

in Nancy and the Political

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748683178
eISBN:
9781474408684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683178.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

For Jean-Luc Nancy there appear to be three ways in which art today is contemporary: conceptual non-identity with itself, being in tune with its own questioning, above all a political signification. ... More


Haptic Modernism: Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing

Abbie Garrington

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641741
eISBN:
9780748689118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641741.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Haptic Modernism offers the first substantial account of the representation of the haptic sense modality in literature of the modernist period. That modality combines touch, kinaesthesis (the body’s ... More


La niña santa: horror, ambivalence, femininity

Deborah Martin

in The cinema of Lucrecia Martel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719090349
eISBN:
9781526109606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090349.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 2 focuses on Martel’s second feature, La niña santa, a film which depicts the anxious construction of hard-and-fast boundaries between right and wrong, good and evil, beauty and horror, ... More


What Is Touch?

Matthew Fulkerson

in The First Sense: A Philosophical Study of Human Touch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019965
eISBN:
9780262318471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019965.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces some of the methodological and theoretical difficulties raised by the sense of touch. In particular, it introduces the idea that human touch is a complex form of awareness, ... More


Exploratory Action in Touch

Matthew Fulkerson

in The First Sense: A Philosophical Study of Human Touch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019965
eISBN:
9780262318471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019965.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter develops the argument that exploratory action serves as the mechanism of sensory binding in touch. It begins with a quick overview of feature binding in vision and other modalities and ... More


Haptic Modernism

Abbie Garrington

in Haptic Modernism: Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641741
eISBN:
9780748689118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641741.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This opening chapter begins with a reading of hand depictions in Sinclair Lewis’s Babbitt (1922), spinning off to consider the representation and importance of manicures and manicurists in modernist ... More


‘Seeing with the Hands’: Descartes, Blindness, and Vision

Mark Paterson

in Seeing with the Hands: Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474405317
eISBN:
9781474418614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405317.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first engagement with blindness in modern philosophy, Descartes’ famous work ‘On Optics’ (1637)is introduced here. In his observation of a hypothetical blind man walking with a stick, Descartes ... More


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