Download PDF by Wilhelm Wurzer: Panorama: Philosophies of the Visible

By Wilhelm Wurzer

ISBN-10: 0826460046

ISBN-13: 9780826460042

The hot digital age has noticeable an intensive transition from e-book to display, a improvement which has obscured the truth that it isn't what we see which concerns yet how we see what we see. we are living in a time whilst the obvious should be retheorised.Panorama offers a large research of philosophies of the obvious in paintings and tradition, really in portray, movie, images, and literature. The paintings of key philosophers--Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Levinas, Barthes, Blanchot, Foucault, Bataille, Derrida, Lyotard and Deleuze--is tested within the context of visibility, expressivity, the representational and the postmodern. individuals: Zsuzsa Baross, Robert Burch, Alessandro Carrera, Dana Hollander, Lynne Huffer, Volker Kaiser, Reginald Lilly, Robert S. Leventhal, Janet Lungstrum, Ladelle McWhorter, Ludwig Nagl, Anne Tomiche, James R. Watson, Lisa Zucker>

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E. “stare at”) “objective elements” from outside of the symbolical (in a kind of “God’s Eye view,” as Hilary Putnam ironically said), rests, at least implicitly, on a form of metaphysical self-aggrandizement. ” The image-content (epistemologically, “the given”; aesthetically [in Derrida’s reading of Kant’s Critique of Judgment], “the ergon” [T, 37]) is already always infested by the nonimage (epistemologically V I S I B I L I T Y, “BILD,” AND “EINBILDUNGSKRAFT” 25 by “writing” and “speech”; aesthetically by the “parergon” or “frame” [T, 37], which “insults” – in, as Derrida puts it, a kind of Überfall, in a “violent superimposition” [T, 67] – “ergon’s” seemingly self-contained visual core).

And The Inhuman the presence of painting and the inhuman link “the visual” (which is the radically heterogeneous to discourse, signification, and systematicity) to the inarticulate phrase, the fact that it happens before any determination of what happened, a quod before all quid. Such a shift from the figural and energetics to the inarticulate phrase, insofar as it is a shift from an emphasis on space (the figural as space) to an emphasis on time, reveals a linking, that is, a phrase coming after another one which comes after another one and so on, the question of linkage is a temporal one.

The understanding” (CJ, 35). Einbildungskraft operates inside writing without being a mere reflex or function of writing. All texts, scientific texts as well as literary ones, are penetrated by the fictive element of “productive imagining”: reality, real as it is, is at the same time constituted by our paradigm-producing fantasies (as Thomas S. Kuhn and, long before him, Charles Sanders Peirce20 convincingly demonstrated). The processes of reimagining, destroying, rereading and deconstructing our (many) texts about the world (scientific texts, legal texts, ethical texts, aesthetical texts) are acts of re-vision which – although not arbitrarily structured but relationally interlinked – remain unfinished or, some even claim, unfinishable.

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