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Labyrinth of Pure Reflection / Kafka

in The Problem of Distraction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775380
eISBN:
9780804778978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775380.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines Franz Kafka's thoughts on the concept of distraction. It explains that Kafka questioned the ethical status of a principle of distraction and argued that if the principle were ... More


Sound and the Sino-Western Encounter

Thomas Irvine

in Listening to China: Sound and the Sino-Western Encounter, 1770-1839

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226667126
eISBN:
9780226667263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226667263.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The author argues that the sonic history of the Sino-Western encounter in the decades around 1800 can be read as a hardening of Western imperial desire to dominate China, in part because the economic ... More


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