Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation

Gilles Deleuze and the Ruin of Representation Author Dorothea Olkowski
ISBN-10 9780520922235
Year 1999-10-28
Pages 310
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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Dorothea Olkowski's exploration of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze clarifies the gifted French thinker's writings for specialists and nonspecialists alike. Deleuze, she says, accomplished the "ruin of representation," the complete overthrow of hierarchic, organic thought in philosophy, politics, aesthetics, and ethics, as well as in society at large. In Deleuze's philosophy of difference, she discovers the source of a new ontology of change, which in turn opens up the creation of new modes of life and thought, not only in philosophy and feminism but wherever creation is at stake. The work of contemporary artist Mary Kelly has been central to Olkowski's thinking. In Kelly she finds an artist at work whose creative acts are in themselves the ruin of representation as a whole, and the text is illustrated with Kelly's art. This original and provocative account of Deleuze contributes significantly to a critical feminist politics and philosophy, as well as to an understanding of feminist art.

The Aesthetics of Decay

The Aesthetics of Decay Author Dylan Trigg
ISBN-10 0820486469
Year 2006
Pages 265
Language en
Publisher Peter Lang
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In The Aesthetics of Decay, Dylan Trigg confronts the remnants from the fallout of post-industrialism and postmodernism. Through a considered analysis of memory, place, and nostalgia, Trigg argues that the decline of reason enables a critique of progress to emerge. In this ambitious work, Trigg aims to reassess the direction of progress by situating it in a spatial context. In doing so, he applies his critique of rationality to modern ruins. The derelict factory, abandoned asylum, and urban alleyway all become allies in Trigg’s attack on a fixed image of temporality and progress. The Aesthetics of Decay offers a model of post-rational aesthetics in which spatial order is challenged by an affirmative ethics of ruin.

Human Hope and the Death Instinct

Human Hope and the Death Instinct Author David Holbrook
ISBN-10 9781483145587
Year 2013-10-22
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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Human Hope and the Death Instinct: An Exploration of Psychoanalytical Theories of Human Nature and their Implications for Culture and Education focuses on the study of human nature. The manuscript first offers information on psychology as a form of philosophical anthropology and reactions against the Freudian theory, including the origins of love and hate, death instinct, and metapsychology and negation. The book then discusses human nature and the development of object-relations psychology. Topics include the theories of W. R. D. Fairbairn on love and structure of personality; relationships of psychology, poetry, and science; Fairbairn’s analysis of the logic of hate; and Melanie Klein’s concept of phantasy and aggression. The text evaluates the relationships of identity and social theory, education, culture, and moral development, as well as amorality, progress, and democracy. The manuscript also discusses the connection of psychoanalysis and existentialism, including Jean-Paul Sartre’s concept of freedom and R. D. Laing’s position on existentialism. The book is a vital source of data for readers wanting to study human nature.

Freud on Instinct and Morality

Freud on Instinct and Morality Author Donald C. Abel
ISBN-10 0791400247
Year 1989-01-01
Pages 123
Language en
Publisher SUNY Press
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This book examines Freud s changing views of human instincts, exploring the moral and social implications. Part One investigates Freud s concept of instinct and discusses the phases of his ongoing attempt to classify the instincts. In Part Two the author argues that Freud s instinct theory leads to a moral philosophy, and he relates this philosophy to Freud s views on group psychology. The notion of instinct is central to psychoanalytic theory, but never before has it been treated so comprehensively, with such close attention to the text. Nor has anyone previously examined in detail the moral and social implications of Freud s instinct theory. In examining these implications, Abel bridges the fields of psychology and philosophy."

The Palliser Novels Complete Parliamentary Chronicles All Six Novels in One Volume

The Palliser Novels  Complete Parliamentary Chronicles  All Six Novels in One Volume Author Anthony Trollope
ISBN-10 9788026834335
Year 2015-04-12
Pages 810
Language en
Publisher e-artnow
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Palliser Novels: Complete Parliamentary Chronicles (All Six Novels in One Volume)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Palliser novels are six novels, also known as the "Parliamentary Novels", by Anthony Trollope. The common thread is the wealthy aristocrat and politician Plantagenet Palliser and (in all but the last book) his wife Lady Glencora. The plots involve British and Irish politics in varying degrees, specifically in and around Parliament. Plantagenet Palliser is a main character in the Palliser novels. First introduced as a minor character in The Small House at Allington, one of the Barsetshire novels, Palliser is the heir presumptive to the dukedom of Omnium. Palliser is a quiet, hardworking, conscientious man whose chief ambition in life is to become Chancellor of the Exchequer. After an unwise flirtation with the married Lady Dumbello (daughter of Dr. Grantly and granddaughter of the Reverend Mr Harding from The Warden and Barchester Towers), he agrees to an arranged marriage with the great heiress of the day, the free-spirited, spontaneous Lady Glencora M'Cluskie. Table of Contents: Can You Forgive Her? Phineas Finn The Eustace Diamonds Phineas Redux The Prime Minister The Duke’s Children Anthony Trollope (1815–1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters. Trollope's literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life, but he regained the esteem of critics by the mid-twentieth century.

Anthony Trollope The Chronicles of Barsetshire The Palliser Novels Unabridged

Anthony Trollope  The Chronicles of Barsetshire   The Palliser Novels  Unabridged Author Anthony Trollope
ISBN-10 9788026848271
Year 2016-02-03
Pages 3130
Language en
Publisher e-artnow (Open Publishing)
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This carefully crafted ebook: “Anthony Trollope: The Chronicles of Barsetshire & The Palliser Novels (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Chronicles of Barsetshire (or Barchester Chronicles) is a series of six novels by the English author Anthony Trollope, set in the fictitious English county of Barsetshire (located roughly in the West Country) and its cathedral town of Barchester. The novels concern the dealings of the clergy and the gentry, and the political, amatory, and social manœuvrings that go on among and between them. Together, the series is regarded by many as Trollope's finest work. The Palliser novels are six novels, also known as the "Parliamentary Novels", by Anthony Trollope. The common thread is the wealthy aristocrat and politician Plantagenet Palliser and his wife Lady Glencora. The plots involve British and Irish politics in varying degrees, specifically in and around Parliament. Table of Contents: Anthony Trollope: An Autobiography The Chronicles of Barsetshire: The Warden The Barchester Towers Doctor Thorne Framley Parsonage The Small House at Allington The Last Chronicle of Barset The Palliser Novels: Can You Forgive Her? Phineas Finn The Eustace Diamonds Phineas Redux The Prime Minister The Duke’s Children Anthony Trollope (1815–1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters. Trollope's literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life, but he regained the esteem of critics by the mid-twentieth century.

Instinct

Instinct Author Paul Chadbourne
ISBN-10 9781429017664
Year 2009-05-01
Pages 332
Language en
Publisher Applewood Books
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""With our American Philosophy and Religion series, Applewood reissues many primary sources published throughout American history. Through these books, scholars, interpreters, students, and non-academics alike can see the thoughts and beliefs of Americans who came before us.""

Animal Instinct

Animal Instinct Author Dorothy Hayes
ISBN-10 9780595364893
Year 2006-01
Pages 244
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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Eleanor Aquitaine Green, a savvy reporter and survivor of a painful divorce, discovers her true calling is crusading for the animals. Only days later, as if by divine providence, she lands a job in the animal rights movement. Before long, Eleanor realizes that her boss, Honor Vine, the president of People Against Animal Cruelty, is a burned out, aging tyrant stuck in a bygone era of the movement. Even worse, the movement Eleanor so admires is near death and is fractured with inner turmoil. A unifying issue is required and that issue, Eleanor believes, is the yearly slaughter of ten billion farm animals for human consumption. Convincing Americans to change their meateating ways borders on impossible, but it seems less difficult than working for her manipulative boss. An animal rights organization, however, is the perfect war room to wage such a battle, so Eleanor begins her crusade in the dysfunctional office. With the help of her brow beaten colleagues, Eleanor attempts to endure the daily batterings in order to gain some kindness for the animals. As a movement foot soldier, Eleanor campaigns against traps and wearing fur, she attempts to rescue a circus elephant, and also meets her other true love. But on the day that Honor is forced to pay for her abuse, both Honor and Eleanor are threatened by an unexpected outcome.

Feminine Subjects in Masculine Fiction

Feminine Subjects in Masculine Fiction Author M. Miller
ISBN-10 9781137341044
Year 2013-04-23
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher Springer
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Between 1870 and 1910 male authors were actively engaged with imagining new possibilities for women, at the same time as the central female figure continued to function as a troubling and unreachable object of aesthetic desire. This book examines these inscrutable female characters who were the ground on which fiction reinvented itself as Art.

Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Author P.D. Edwards
ISBN-10 9781317205210
Year 2016-08-05
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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First published in 1968, this book sets out to refute the idea of Trollope as a ‘mild cathedral-town novelist, describing storms in ecclesiastical tea cups’ which prevailed at the time in spite of his stature during his lifetime. The author reveals the full strength and range of Trollope’s achievement and provides an excellent introduction to further exploration of the novels. Two sections — ‘Narrative Method’ and ‘Subject-Matter’ — are used as the basis from which the author examines key themes in Trollope’s work, with instructive extracts from the novels included to illustrate these points and upon which commentary is provided. This book will be of interest to students of literature.

Dragons of the Hundred Worlds Ruin Mist Chronicles Prequel 10th Anniversary Edition

Dragons of the Hundred Worlds  Ruin Mist Chronicles Prequel  10th Anniversary Edition Author Robert Stanek
ISBN-10 9781627164054
Year 2015-05-14
Pages 372
Language en
Publisher Ruin Mist Books
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An all new edition to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Robert Stanek's fantasy world! Journey to the ancient past and learn the secrets of Ruin Mist's greatest legend. For thousands of years the ageless dragons have ruled the hundred worlds, conquering all who oppose them while raising those who bring them glory. But in remote Karthold, Rastín struggles to keep alive the memories of his fallen people and fulfill the wishes of his ailing father. For an Alv, Rastín is young. He has no great power to help him, no true magic to light his way and keep him safe. Yet as his life turns increasingly grim, Rastín must find the courage and resourcefulness to befriend his most savage enemies if there is to be hope for him and his people. To restore the honor of his people, Rastín will rise from slave to gladiator and from gladiator to emperor. This is his story. This is where the story of Ruin Mist truly begins.