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Foucault's Archaeology: Science and Transformation

David Webb

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748624218
eISBN:
9780748684472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624218.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The book proposes that Foucault's archaeology is a direct response to the predicament for thought in modernity that he described in the closing chapters of The Order of Things, and that science and ... More


Discourse Ex Nihilo: Epicurus and Lucretius in Sixteenth-Century England

Adam Rzepka

in Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794959
eISBN:
9780199949694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794959.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, European History: BCE to 500CE

Exploring the limitations of current scholarly discourse on the presence of Lucretius in literature of Elizabethan England, Adam Rzepka, in his paper “Discourse ex nihilo: Epicurus and Lucretius in ... More


Michel Serres: Atomism

David Webb

in Foucault's Archaeology: Science and Transformation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748624218
eISBN:
9780748684472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624218.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Serres’ study of atomism, encapsulated in his book The Birth of Physics, extends the reach of some of the principles he derived from Leibniz and from mathematics. Order is shown to arise from the ... More


The Mathematical A Priori

David Webb

in Foucault's Archaeology: Science and Transformation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748624218
eISBN:
9780748684472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624218.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In The Order of Things, Foucault writes that the interest in formal languages opens up ‘the possibility, and the task, of applying a second critique of pure reason on the basis of new forms of the ... More


Introduction: Science Studies and Early Modern Literature and Culture

Howard Marchitello

in The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608058
eISBN:
9780191729492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608058.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The Introduction offers an overview of the history of science as it impacts on the study of early modern literature and culture. This history has two general phases. The first begins in the 1930s and ... More


Conclusion: Being Archaic

Howard Marchitello

in The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608058
eISBN:
9780191729492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608058.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

It has been the central concern of this book to interrogate the traditional but deeply problematical separation of the practices of science from the rest of culture. While the works examined are both ... More


Signal to Noise: An Ontology of Sound art

Christoph Cox

in Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226543031
eISBN:
9780226543208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543208.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter develops an ontology of sound and argues that sound art plays a crucial role in manifesting this ontology. Drawing from G.W. Leibniz, Michel Serres, and Gilles Deleuze, and examining ... More


Nonmodern Metamorphosis

Bruce Clarke

in Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228508
eISBN:
9780823240999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228508.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The theory of evolution marks a recent moment in the long history of narratives of bodily metamorphosis, a modern moment when scientific discourse presented new and persuasive explanations for ... More


Little Manila: The Other Central of Hong Kong

Daisy Tam

in Messy Urbanism: Understanding the "Other" Cities of Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208333
eISBN:
9789888313471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208333.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Central district in Hong Kong is a scene of wealth and prosperity, a glamorous picture of the vivacious city and those who live within it. Against this overwhelming cityscape, a striking ... More


Cacography or Communication?: Cultural Techniques of Sign-Signal Distinction

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Drawing on Serres’ concept of the parasite and its point of departure in the history of linguistics and mathematical theory of communication, the chapter develops a concept of Cultural Techniques as ... More


Michel Serres: Mathematics, Epistemology, History

David Webb

in Foucault's Archaeology: Science and Transformation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748624218
eISBN:
9780748684472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624218.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Michel Serres’ early work was concerned with forms of thought proper to mathematics, and with the possibility of their adoption by branches of critical thought outside the sciences. Serres describes ... More


Introduction

David Webb

in Foucault's Archaeology: Science and Transformation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748624218
eISBN:
9780748684472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624218.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A commentary on the Introduction to Foucault's The Archaeology of Knowledge.


Archaeological Description

David Webb

in Foucault's Archaeology: Science and Transformation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748624218
eISBN:
9780748684472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624218.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A commentary on Part IV of Foucault's The Archaeology of Knowledge. This includes the following chapters: 1. Archaeology and the History of Ideas 2. The Original and the Regular 3. Contradictions 4. ... More


Conclusion

David Webb

in Foucault's Archaeology: Science and Transformation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748624218
eISBN:
9780748684472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624218.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A commentary on Part V of Foucault's The Archaeology of Knowledge, which is the Conclusion to his book.


Tragedy as History: From the Guisiade to Garnier

Andrea Frisch

in Forgetting Differences: Tragedy, Historiography, and the French Wars of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748694396
eISBN:
9781474412322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694396.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Traces the evolution of conceptions of audience response in the theory and practice of theatrical tragedy that addressed the Wars of Religion from the beginning of the conflicts on through to the end ... More


Performing Economic Thought

Bradley D. Ryner

in Performing Economic Thought: English Drama and Mercantile Writing 1600-1642

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748684656
eISBN:
9780748697113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684656.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter presents an approach for analysing mercantile treatises and early English drama based on the work of Michel Serres and Bruno Latour. It compares this approach to new ... More


: James Turrell, Works with Light: Seeing the Light that does not Illuminate

Jeffrey L. Kosky

in Arts of Wonder: Enchanting Secularity - Walter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226451060
eISBN:
9780226451084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451084.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter asks what happens when we see the light that must withdraw and be invisible to make the clearing clear. As Michel Serres points out, the world of solid and stable objects requires well ... More


Expeausition: Ondaatje’s Skin-Effects

Sarah Jackson

in Tactile Poetics: Touch and Contemporary Writing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748685318
eISBN:
9781474412360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685318.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Developing Didier Anzieu's account of the skin as a palimpsest that preserves traces of experience inscribed on its surface, this chapter reads the ‘palimpsestuous’ quality of Michael Ondaatje's ... More


The Earth Ethic: A Critical Account of Its Anthropocentric Foundations—The Natural Contract and Environmental Virtue Ethics

J. Baird Callicott

in Thinking Like a Planet: The Land Ethic and the Earth Ethic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199324880
eISBN:
9780199347285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324880.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

Lynn Margulis persuasively argues that the living Earth has endured catastrophic change during its three-billion-year biography and cannot be significantly harmed by Homo sapiens. Rather, Homo ... More


Of Actants, Forces, and Things

Henning Schmidgen

in Bruno Latour in Pieces: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263691
eISBN:
9780823266555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263691.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter aims at clarifying some fundamental concepts of Bruno Latour’s philosophical sociology. It shows that the concept of “actor,” or “actant,” was derived from the semiology of Algirdas ... More


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