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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


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


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: Guattari and Ecology

Hanjo Berressem

in Felix Guattari's Schizoanalytic Ecology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474450751
eISBN:
9781474480833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450751.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter argues that of the many Guattaris – the psychoanalyst, the philosopher, the scholar of the arts, the cultural critic, and the activist – the most lasting one will be the ecologist, and it ... More


Ecogenesis

Hanjo Berressem

in Felix Guattari's Schizoanalytic Ecology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474450751
eISBN:
9781474480833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450751.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Drawing on Erwin Schrödingers concept of a-periodic crystals, the chapter considers crystals and crystallization as the ontological basis of Guattari’s schizoecology. After delineating Guattari’s ... 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


“Never Again Would Birds’ Song Be the Same”

Cary Wolfe

in Ecological Poetics; or, Wallace Stevens's Birds

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226687834
eISBN:
9780226688022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226688022.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Many of Stevens’s most important poems feature birds, and specifically the phenomenon of the poet hearing birds’ songs. The bird/bard tradition is, of course, a long one in the poetic canon. Both ... More


Rivers Stopped or Flowing Backward

Vincent Barletta

in Rhythm: Form and Dispossession

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226685731
eISBN:
9780226685908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226685908.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

It is well known that the modern concept of rhythm has its origins in Presocratic Greek thought, but how exactly did Greek philosophers and poets before Plato understand this term? This chapter ... More


Introduction The Fundamental Debate: Michel Serres the Ecocritic vs. Luc Ferry the Ecoskeptic

Jonathan F. Krell

in Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics: A Humanist Reading of Recent French Ecofiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622058
eISBN:
9781800341319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622058.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The current ecological debate in France may be summarized by the contrast between philosophers Michel Serres and Luc Ferry. Serres condemns the war on nature that modern humans, desiring in the ... More


Listening to Lyric and Noise

Zoë Skoulding

in Poetry & Listening: The Noise of Lyric

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621792
eISBN:
9781800341517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621792.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Listening has been changed by the advent of recording technology. This changes contemporary poetry's relationship to the lyric tradition and offers new ways of imagining sound. Jean-Luc Nancy and ... More


Vicarious Architectonics, Strange Objects, Chance-bound: Michel Serres’s Exodus from Methodical Reason

Vera Bühlmann

in Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420570
eISBN:
9781474453905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420570.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Vera Bühlmann in this chapter inhabits Serres’s position on philosophy for architecture, suggesting that chance and necessity are not in conflict as necessity originates in chance and chance ... 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


: 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


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.


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