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The communicative imperatives

Naomi Head

in Justifying violence: Communicative ethics and the use of force in Kosovo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083075
eISBN:
9781781706091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083075.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Building on existing theories of communicative ethics and the limitations to Habermas's project identified in earlier chapters, this chapter articulates a series of communicative imperatives and a ... More


Conclusions

Matthew Gibson

in Pride and Shame in Child and Family Social Work: Emotions and the Search for Humane Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447344797
eISBN:
9781447344841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344797.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter reviews and summarises the theory proposed throughout this book. It considers this theory within the context of the case-study site used as an example throughout. While all child and ... More


Rethinking anti-racism

Chris Gilligan

in Northern Ireland and the Crisis of Anti-Racism: Rethinking Racism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719086526
eISBN:
9781526128621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086526.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter draws on the work of Karl Marx to critique the Race Relations approach. The author argues that conventional social science (which underpins Race Relations theory) is, in its ... More


Crossing-Over of Art History and Media History in the Times of the Early Internet—with Special Regard to THE THING NYC

Susanne Gerber

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0022
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In the early Internet, art history crossed the path of media history and both disciplines conveyed characteristics of each other. Net (based) art did not regain the utopian potential of art, but its ... More


The Relevance of Philosophy to Life

Patrick Shade and John Lachs

in Freedom and Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256747
eISBN:
9780823261390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256747.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Lachs offers five reasons philosophers have a general obligation to make philosophy relevant to life, thereby unifying theory with practice—albeit in practice. The conviction that to believe ... More


Commentary: contingent ageing, naturalisation and some rays of intellectual hope

Dale Dannefer and Jielu Lin

in Ageing, meaning and social structure: Connecting critical and humanistic gerontology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447300908
eISBN:
9781447307822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300908.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter presents a commentary on the foregoing chapters, beginning by underscoring the usefulness of the distinction made by Baars and Phillipson between contingent aging and existential ageing. ... More


Gestures

Vilém Flusser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Gestures is a collection of essays that proposes a daring and ambitious new conception of human behavior. Defining gesture as “a movement of the body or of a tool attached to the body for which there ... More


Conclusion

Buchanan Sandra

in Transforming conflict through social and economic development: Practice and policy lessons from Northern Ireland and the Border Counties

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719088230
eISBN:
9781781706879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088230.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The conclusion returns to the conceptual and theoretical examination outlined in Chapter 2 which initially informed and shaped the book's assessment, Lederach's exploration of the interdependence, ... More


The Gesture of Speaking

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Moving between the speaking of a word and silence, Flusser identifies speech here as reaching out toward others, an effort to expand the sphere of human freedom.


The Gesture of Destroying

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Here Flusser raises the question of evil, defining it as disinterested destruction, an act without intention. Carefully distinguishing it from acts of frustration and rebellion, he declares it ... More


The Gesture of Filming

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Flusser’s analysis of film centers on the possibility of manipulating the perception of time. He notes a growing tendency to prefer a montaged, projected version of events to actual, four-dimensional ... More


The Gesture of Shaving

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Skin is the boundary that separates a person from his environment, and a person shaving himself is simultaneously a subject acting and an object being acted upon. The gesture, or its absence, becomes ... More


The Gesture of Video

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Video is here sharply distinguished from film, notably in its potential for immediate playback, allowing those behind the camera to change places with those before the camera, and opening ... More


The Gesture of Making

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

“Making” here becomes the movement of two hands coming together, approaching a sameness that they can never fully achieve. The two forces are metaphorically associated with “practice” and “theory”.


The Gesture of Smoking a Pipe

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This detailed analysis of the reasons for smoking a pipe opens up a lengthy discussion of ritual, a broad category of gesture that applies both to religious ritual and to art.


Gesture and Affect: The Practice of a Phenomenology of Gestures

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The introductory chapter defines gesture, noting in particular that it is something deliberate, performed, and therefore one of the ways people give meaning to their “actions and sufferings”.


The Gesture of Turning a Mask Around

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The discussion, centering on the example of the administration of the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, treats the act of programming such a theatrical event as post-historical, and potentially a new field ... More


Beyond Machines: (but Still within the Phenomenology of Gestures)

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In the mesh of human beings and machines Flusser calls, here and elsewhere, the “apparatus,” work, in the sense of changing the world, is no longer possible: we can neither escape the apparatus, nor, ... More


The Gesture of Writing

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Writing, the concrete gesture of forcing vague thoughts to form lines on a page, is under threat: “technical images” – new technologies since photography, require a different gesture. Some people, ... More


The Gesture of Loving

Vilém Flusser

in Gestures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691272
eISBN:
9781452949222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Detaching the gesture from a sexual act with great effort, and mindful of the effect of ubiquitous depiction of sex, especially in advertisements, Flusser expresses concern that we may be losing our ... More


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