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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


Neocybernetics and Narrative

Bruce Clarke

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691005
eISBN:
9781452949406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691005.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book rethinks narrative and media through systems theory. Reconceiving interrelations among subjects, media, significations, and the social, this study demonstrates second-order systems theory’s ... More


Rethinking the World of the Living Being

Suzi Adams

in Castoriadis's Ontology: Being and Creation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234585
eISBN:
9780823240739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234585.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Castoriadis's rethinking of the living being emerges as a central aspect of his shift to a trans-regional ontology of creative physis, but also as the site of relocation for the nomos/physis ... More


Founding Father

Thomas J. Shelley

in Fordham, A History of the Jesuit University of New York: 1841-2003

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271511
eISBN:
9780823271900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271511.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In August 1839, Hughes buys 106 acres in Rose Hill for the future campus of St. John’s College. He spends nine months in Europe raising the $30,000 he could not obtain in New York. After obtaining a ... More


Vital Cells: Cellular Automata, Artificial Life, Autopoiesis

John Johnston

in The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262101264
eISBN:
9780262276351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262101264.003.0005
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This chapter examines John von Neumann’s theory of self-reproducing automata and Christopher Langton’s self-reproducing digital loops. Langton’s theory of artificial life (ALife) as a new science ... More


Enaction, Sense-Making, and Emotion

Giovanna Colombetti

in Enaction: Toward a New Paradigm for Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014601
eISBN:
9780262289795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014601.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter adopts two converging strategies in order to elaborate on the problematic view contending that emotion science tends to disregard the meaning-generating role of the body and to attribute ... More


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