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

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 Quality Instinct

The Quality Instinct Author Maxwell L. Anderson
ISBN-10 9781442276826
Year 2012-02-01
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield

How do we judge what is good in art? Or more to the controversial point, can we judge art? Acclaimed museum director Maxwell Anderson, newly named Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, enters the fray with The Quality Instinct. Part personal memoir, part thinking person's guide to the museum, The Quality Instinct is filled with wit and humor, anecdotes, and insights from the author's 30 years in the highly competitive, often contentious art world. Anderson takes us on a grand tour of ancient and contemporary art, sharing five simple metrics of quality that help us to increase our "visual literacy" as we learn to see, not simply look and judge.

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

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."


Instinct Author Paul Chadbourne
ISBN-10 9781429017664
Year 2009-05-01
Pages 332
Language en
Publisher Applewood Books

""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.""

The Women Widowed to Themselves

The Women Widowed to Themselves Author Lora Mathis
ISBN-10 9781329381254
Year 2015-11-19
Language en
Publisher Lulu Press, Inc

The Women Widowed to Themselves is Lora Mathis' first full-length book of poetry. Bold, feminine, and unapologetic, it deals with themes of mental illness, femininity, and regaining autonomy over your body. Meggie Royer said: "Lora Mathis debuts her first collection of poetry with a kind of ferocity and brutal honesty that is all too often difficult to come by in a world built to raise the voices of men and silence those of women. These poems, like their author, have been wounded and touched in all the wrong ways, but still shine through with the softness and snarl of something brave and true. Mathis will take you through the failed parties and the bad beers, the self-loathing and the desperate texts that all come with being a young woman who struggled to survive the growing pains and aches of adolescence, and leave you full of awe and clarity."

Ruins and Empire

Ruins and Empire Author Laurence Goldstein
ISBN-10 9780822976165
Year 1977-07-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher University of Pittsburgh Pre

One of the most common scenes in Augustan and Romantic literature is that of a writer confronting some emblem of change and loss, most often the remains of a vanished civilization or a desolate natural landscape. Ruins and Empire traces the ruin sentiment from its earliest classical and Renaissance expressions through English literature to its establishment as a dominant theme of early American art.

Basil Instinct

Basil Instinct Author Shelley Costa
ISBN-10 9781476709383
Year 2014-06-24
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

In this second cozy mystery series that started with You Cannoli Die Once, a chef and her cousins launch their own investigation when a new sous chef turns up dead in their Italian restaurant. When Chef Eve Angelotta’s grandmother, Maria Pia, is invited to join Belfiere, a secret all-female Italian culinary society, Eve is concerned. Rumor has it that membership is lifelong—whether you like it or not. Eve and her cousin Landon try to research Belfiere, but all they come up with is a two-year-old blog entry warning against the two-hundred-year-old society that centers around meals inspired by famous female poisoners. Soon after, Eve’s new sous chef turns up dead just inside the front door of Miracolo, Eve’s restaurant. When they discover the sous chef had connections to Belfiere, Eve and her Italian cousins start a mission to find out what happened—before Maria Pia is made an offer she can’t refuse.

Drowning Instinct

Drowning Instinct Author Ilsa J. Bick
ISBN-10 9781467731935
Year 2013-08-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Carolrhoda Lab ™

There are stories where the girl gets her prince, and they live happily ever after. (This is not one of those stories.) Jenna Lord's first sixteen years were not exactly a fairy tale. Her father is a controlling psycho and her mother is a drunk. She used to count on her older brotheruntil he shipped off to Iraq. And then, of course, there was the time she almost died in a fire. There are stories where the monster gets the girl, and everyone cries for his innocent victim. (This is not one of those stories either.) Mitch Anderson is many things: A dedicated teacher and coach. A caring husband. A man with a certain...magnetism. And there are stories where it's hard to be sure who's a prince and who's a monster, who is a victim and who should live happily ever after. (These are the most interesting stories of all.) Drowning Instinct is a novel of pain, deception, desperation, and love against the oddsand the rules.

Instinct Based Medicine

Instinct Based Medicine Author Leonard Coldwell
ISBN-10 9781934925560
Year 2008-06
Pages 452
Language en
Publisher Strategic Book Publishing

An experienced physician and health researcher explains the direct correlation between emotional and mental stress and degenerative diseases--particularly cancer. He also provides the knowledge and tools necessary to prevent or to recover quickly from a degenerative disease.

No Killer Instinct

No Killer Instinct Author R. E. Rothermich
ISBN-10 9781624201295
Year 2015-03-14
Pages 271
Language en
Publisher Rogue Phoenix Press

It's1993, Post-Cold War Eastern Europe. In a forceful attempt to reinstate Communist rule, a rogue Spetsnaz general has masterminded a coup d’état to overthrow Russian President Boris Yeltsin, creating a clear and present danger when he threatens to attack select European capitals with tactical nuclear warheads stolen from a U.S. military weapons laboratory. Tipped off by a well-placed spy in the Russian Army, the National Security Agency learns the detailed plans of the pending disaster only 24 hours before the imminent attack. Recruited by the NSA, along with a single company of U.S. Army Rangers, is Mark Bucher, thrust into service while vacationing in Europe with his wife. Bucher and the Rangers are the only ones at that time and place who can even attempt to de-rail the attack; and the clock is ticking. Bucher has the skills and the physical qualifications to do the mission. The question is: When it comes down to the moment of truth, can Mark Bucher do it? The CO of the Rangers has his doubts.

Sweet Ruin

Sweet Ruin Author Tony Hoagland
ISBN-10 9780299135836
Year 1992-11-01
Pages 92
Language en
Publisher University of Wisconsin Pres

Tony Hoagland captures the recognizably American landscape of a man of his generation: sex, friendship, rock and roll, cars, high optimism, and disillusion. With what Robert Pinsky has called “the saving vulgarity of American poetry,” Hoagland’s small biographies of destruction reveal that defeat is a natural prelude to grace and loss a kind of threshold to freedom. “A remarkable book. Without any rhetorical straining, with a disarming witty directness, these poems manage to transform every subject they touch, from love to politics, reaching out from the local and the personal to place the largest issues in the context of feeling. It’s hard to think of a recent book that succeeds with equal grace in fusing the truth-telling and the lyric impulse, clarity and song, in a way that produces such consistent pleasure and surprise.”—Carl Dennis “This is wonderful poetry: exuberant, self-assured, instinct with wisdom and passion.”—Carolyn Kizer “There is a fine strong sense in these poems of real lives being lived in a real world. This is something I greatly prize. And it is all colored, sometimes brightly, by the poet’s own highly romantic vision of things, so that what we may think we already know ends up seeming rich and strange.”—Donald Justice “In Sweet Ruin, we’re banging along the Baja of our little American lives, spritzing truth from our lapels, elbowing our compadres, the Seven Deadly Sins. Maybe we’re unhappy in a less than tragic way, but our ruin requires of us a love and understanding and loyalty just as deep and sweet as any tragic hero’s. And it’s all the more poignant in a sad and funny way because the purpose of this forced spiritual march, Hoagland seems to be saying, is to leave ourselves behind. Undoubtedly, you will recognize among the body count many of your selves.”—Jack Myers

Living Well as a Single Mom

Living Well as a Single Mom Author Cynthia Yates
ISBN-10 0736916512
Year 2006-01-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Harvest House Publishers

This may not be the life you expected. Still, God's promise to you and your kids hasn't changed. He has a plan for your family, a future that is bright with hope. Your number one priority also hasn't changed: to live well so you can help your kids live well too.