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Detention after Acquittal

Alan Brudner

in Punishment and Freedom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199207251
eISBN:
9780191705502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207251.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter criticizes the law of automatism, whose inflated concept of mental disorder based on dangerousness channels autonomous agents into the process by which the innocent insane are detained ... More


The Surrealist Object in Theory

Johanna Malt

in Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Surrealist theory and practice in the 1920s and 1930s was caught between two poles. In the early days of the movement, much of its activity centred on the pursuit of automatism in various forms, ... More


Gap? What Gap?

Robert Kirk

in Zombies and Consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Any system with the basic package is a decider; any decider with directly active perceptual information has the ‘basic package-plus’ and is a ‘decider-plus’. This chapter argues that being a ... More


Incapacity and Disability: the Exculpatory Doctrines of Insanity and Automatism

Arlie Loughnan

in Manifest Madness: Mental Incapacity in the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698592
eISBN:
9780191738883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698592.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on the substantive law of insanity and automatism. It suggests that, when a loose, broad, and partially moralized notion of incapacity — defined largely by extra-legal norms — ... More


Knowing and Proving Exculpatory Mental Incapacity

Arlie Loughnan

in Manifest Madness: Mental Incapacity in the Criminal Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698592
eISBN:
9780191738883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698592.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter turns from the substantive law of insanity and automatism to the rules and practices of evidence and proof. It analyses the way in which claims to exculpatory mental incapacity are ... More


The Medical Approach

Ruth Harris

in Murders and Madness: Medicine, Law, and Society in the Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202592
eISBN:
9780191675430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202592.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The impact of medical knowledge was multifaceted, and was to some extent obscured even to contemporary participants. This chapter pays attention to the content of medical ideas and their impact on ... More


Tristram Shandy: Singularity and the Single Life

FRED PARKER

in Scepticism and Literature: An Essay on Pope, Hume, Sterne, and Johnson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253180
eISBN:
9780191719189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253180.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In Sterne, philosophical deliberation and deliberateness are regularly interrupted by the spontaneity of impulse and the contingency of the singular particular: scepticism as comedy. But this comedy ... More


Automatic Theologies Surrealism and the Politics of Equality

Kate Khatib

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the question of whether there is a place for theology in the post-secular age. It focuses on 20th-century surrealism in the context of Mircea ... More


The Cross: Simone Weil's Hyperchristianity

Jeremy Biles

in Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227785
eISBN:
9780823235193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227785.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the connection between Simone Weil and St. Lazarus that emerges in Georges Bataille's novel Blue of Noon, arguing that Weil plays the role of a daimonic ... More


Conclusion: From Automatic Architecture to Architectural Automatisms

Sean Keller

in Automatic Architecture: Motivating Form after Modernism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226496498
eISBN:
9780226496528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496528.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter expands our understanding of the automatic, and the role it plays both in these historical cases and in contemporary architecture, by re-examining it through Stanley Cavell’s concept of ... More


Summary and Conclusions

Rosaria Conte, Giulia Andrighetto, and Marco Campennì

in Minding Norms: Mechanisms and dynamics of social order in agent societies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199812677
eISBN:
9780199369553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812677.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures, Cognitive Psychology

The three questions raised in the Introduction—what norms are, how they emerge, and from among which types of agents—are resumed as benchmarks against which to evaluate the value added by the work ... More


An Analysis of Automatism: The experience of will can be reduced to very low levels under certain conditions, even for actions that are voluntary, purposive, and complex—and what remains is automatism.

Daniel M. Wegner (ed.)

in The Illusion of Conscious Will

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262534925
eISBN:
9780262344876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534925.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter illustrates how automatisms involve the lack of the feeling of doing an action but may even go beyond this to include a distinct feeling that the person is not doing. The loss of ... More


Hypnosis and Will: In hypnosis the person experiences a loss of conscious will. This loss accompanies an apparent transfer of control to someone else, along with the creation of some exceptional forms of control over the self.

Daniel M. Wegner (ed.)

in The Illusion of Conscious Will

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262534925
eISBN:
9780262344876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534925.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explains how hypnosis involves a significant departure from the everyday experience and exercise of conscious will. The hypnotized person experiences the causation of his actions in an ... More


Epilogue

Stefan Andriopoulos

in Possessed: Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226020549
eISBN:
9780226020570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226020570.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This epilogue outlines how medical theories of “depersonalization” and “psychic automatism” became crucial for the modernist avant-garde and the surrealist écriture automatique.


Worlds on Screen: The Ontology of Television Series and/as the Ontology of Film

Martin Shuster

in New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226503813
eISBN:
9780226504001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226504001.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter presents an account of the ontology of new television, an account of how to understand what the items on the screen fundamentally are. This is accomplished by linking new television ... More


Immemorial Cinema:: Film, Travel, and Faulkner’s Poetics of Space

Aaron Nyerges

in Faulkner and Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461015
eISBN:
9781626740587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461015.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay by Aaron Nyerges takes a particularly philosophical approach to Faulkner’s depiction of characterization, above all in his novel Light in August. He shows how Joe Christmas’s seeming ... More


The Queer Attractions of Perceptual Belief

D. N. Rodowick

in What Philosophy Wants from Images

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226513058
eISBN:
9780226513225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226513225.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines questions of photography and belief in the contrasting yet related arguments of Christian Metz and Stanley Cavell. The chapter begins by referring to Ludwig Wittgenstein’s ... More


Breton's Surrealism, or How to Sublimate Cinepoetry

Christophe Wall-Romana

in Cinepoetry: Imaginary Cinemas in French Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245482
eISBN:
9780823252527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245482.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The theoretician and leader of Surrealism, André Breton, was a much deeper cinephile than he has represented. This chapter argues that Breton took over Apollinaire's Surrealism by purging its ... More


Enemies of Freedom

Scott Selisker

in Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699872
eISBN:
9781452955285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699872.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The introduction uses the news story of John Walker Lindh, who was described as in 2002 “brainwashed” in news media, to give a historical and aesthetic background to automatism as a means of ... More


Anti-institutional Automatons: New Left Reappropriations of Automatism

Scott Selisker

in Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699872
eISBN:
9781452955285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699872.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The second chapter argues how much of New Left culture, broadly defined, used images of automatism as a way to turn anti-totalitarian rhetoric against the U.S. establishment, including work by Ralph ... More


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