The Order of Things

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317336674

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology in The Order of Things, possibly one of the most significant, yet most overlooked, works of the twentieth century. Eclipsed by his later work on power and discourse, nonetheless it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant. Pirouetting around the outer edge of language, Foucault unsettles the surface of literary writing. In describing the limitations of our usual taxonomies, he opens the door onto a whole new system of thought, one ripe with what he calls "exotic charm". Intellectual pyrotechnics from the master of critical thinking, this book is crucial reading for those who wish to gain insight into that odd beast called Postmodernism, and a must for any fan of Foucault.
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Die Geburt der Klinik

eine Archäologie des ärztlichen Blicks

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596274000

Category: Hospitals

Page: 218

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Philosophische Abhandlung Michel Foucaults über die Macht und Hierarchie in staatlichen Institutionen sowie deren Auswirkung auf die Personen, die sich in diesen Institutionen aufhalten.
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The Birth of the Clinic

An Archaeology of Medical Perception

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415039574

Category: Clinical medicine

Page: 215

View: 9652

Foucault's classic study of the history of medicine.
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6980

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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Postcolonial Theory and Autobiography

Author: Associate Professor of English Literary Studies David Huddart,David Huddart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134261497

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 8

View: 2633

Cultural theory has often been criticized for covert Eurocentric and universalist tendencies. Its concepts and ideas are implicitly applicable to everyone, ironing over any individuality or cultural difference. Postcolonial theory has challenged these limitations of cultural theory, and Postcolonial Theory and Autobiography addresses the central challenge posed by its autobiographical turn. Despite the fact that autobiography is frequently dismissed for its Western, masculine bias, David Huddart argues for its continued relevance as a central explanatory category in understanding postcolonial theory and its relation to subjectivity. Focusing on the influence of post-structuralist theory on postcolonial theory and vice versa, this study suggests that autobiography constitutes a general philosophical resistance to universal concepts and theories. Offering a fresh perspective on familiar critical figures like Edward W. Said and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, by putting them in the context of readings of the work of Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, and Alain Badiou, this book relates the theory of autobiography to expressions of new universalisms that, together with postcolonial theory, rethink and extend norms of experience, investigation, and knowledge.
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The Art of Telling Truth

Power, Language and the Experience of the Exterior in Michel Foucault

Author: Abhilash G Nath

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640884973

Category:

Page: 40

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Scholarly Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Philosophy - Philosophy of the Present, grade: -, -, language: English, abstract: the present study engages with the questions of subject and the activity of truth-telling in the context of the problem of language that frequently appears in Foucault since his appearance in French academics. It asks the questions: what is the mode of existence of language and being in Foucault and how are they related? What is a sign? Can one actually understand a sign in itself? If neither the cogito (I think) can lead to an affirmation of being, nor the affirmation "I speak" has it the autonomy to stand on its own, how one can relate oneself to truth?
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Theory for Classics

A Student's Guide

Author: Louise Hitchcock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113405078X

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 4610

This student's guide is a clear and concise handbook to the key connections between Classical Studies and critical theory in the twentieth century. Louise Hitchcock looks at the way Classics has been engaged across a number of disciplines. Beginning with four foundational figures – Freud, Marx, Nietzshe and Saussure – Hitchcock goes on to provide guided introductions of the major theoretical thinkers of the past century, from Adorno to Williams. Each entry offers biographical, theoretical and bibliographical information along with a discussion of each figure's relevance to Classical Studies and suggestions for future research. Theory for Classics, adapted from Theory for Religious Studies, by William E. Deal and Timothy K. Beal, is a brisk, thoughtful, provocative, and engaging title, which will be an essential first volume for anyone interested in the intersection between theory and classical studies today.
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Night Passages

Philosophy, Literature, and Film

Author: Elisabeth Bronfen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231147996

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

View: 7972

In the beginning was the night. All light, shapes, language, and subjective consciousness, as well as the world and art depicting them, emerged from this formless chaos. In fantasy, we seek to return to this original darkness. Particularly in literature, visual representations, and film, the night resiliently resurfaces from the margins of the knowable, acting as a stage and state of mind in which exceptional perceptions, discoveries, and decisions play out. Elisabeth Bronfen investigates the nocturnal spaces in which extraordinary events unfold, and casts a critical eye into the darkness that enables the irrational exploration of desire, transformation, ecstasy, transgression, spiritual illumination, and moral choice. She begins with an analysis of classical myths depicting the creation of the world and then moves through night scenes in Shakespeare and Milton, Gothic novels and novellas, Hegel's romantic philosophy, and Freud's psychoanalysis. Bronfen also demonstrates how modern works of literature and film, particularly film noir, can convey that piece of night the modern subject carries within. From Mozart's "Queen of the Night" to Virginia Woolf 's oscillation between day and night, life and death, and chaos and aesthetic form, Bronfen renders something visible, conceivable, and comprehensible from the dark realms of the unknown.
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Sexualität und Wahrheit

Der Gebrauch der Lüste / übers. von Ulrich Raulff und Walter Seitter

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518283172

Category:

Page: 326

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Die Macht der Psychiatrie

Vorlesungen am Collège de France 1973-1974

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518297520

Category:

Page: 595

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In Die Macht der Psychiatrie präsentiert Michel Foucault eine Genealogie der modernen Psychiatrie und der spezifischen Wissensformen, die sie hervorgebracht hat. Man kann, so seine These, den Erkenntnissen der Psychiatrie über den Wahnsinn nur dann Rechnung tragen, wenn man sie ausgehend von den Dispositiven und Wissenstechniken analysiert, die die Behandlung der Kranken bestimmen. Foucaults brillante Untersuchung konzentriert sich vor allem auf die Frühzeit der Psychiatrie von Pinel bis Charcot und schließt mit einer Betrachtung der ”Depsychiatrisierung“ des Wahnsinns in den Neurowissenschaften und der Psychoanalyse, die über die Bewegung der Antipsychiatrie bis in die Gegenwart wirkt.
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An Introduction to Architectural Theory

1968 to the Present

Author: Harry Francis Mallgrave,David J. Goodman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144439598X

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 3493

A sharp and lively text that covers issues in depth but not to the point that they become inaccessible to beginning students, An Introduction to Architectural Theory is the first narrative history of this period, charting the veritable revolution in architectural thinking that has taken place, as well as the implications of this intellectual upheaval. The first comprehensive and critical history of architectural theory over the last fifty years surveys the intellectual history of architecture since 1968, including criticisms of high modernism, the rise of postmodern and poststructural theory, critical regionalism and tectonics Offers a comprehensive overview of the significant changes that architectural thinking has undergone in the past fifteen years Includes an analysis of where architecture stands and where it will likely move in the coming years
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Globalisation and social responsibility

Author: David Crowther,Kiymet Tunca Caliyurt

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781904303787

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

View: 7793

Over the last decade the question of the relationship between organisations and society has been subject to much debate, often of a critical nature. the decade has seen protests concerning the actions of organisations, exposures of corporate exploitation and unfolding accounting scandals. At the same time ethical behaviour and a concern for the environment have been shown to have a positive correlation with corporate performance. the nature of corporate social responsibility is therefore a topical one for businesses and academics. There are however many different perspectives upon what is meant by corporate social responsibility and how this might be applied within organisations. This book explores some of these different perspectives based upon the experiences of different people in different parts of the world.There has been much written about globalisation - some of it positive and much of it negative. It is a subject which arouses definite opinions. Despite the fact that the word globalisation is part of the title of this book it is not our intention to contribute to this debate. Instead we use the word globalisation in its original sense to represent the ubiquity of the concern for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) which is the subject matter of this book. Specifically we are concerned with the social contract between an organisation and its stakeholders.It is apparent that any actions which an organisation undertakes will have an effect not just upon itself but also upon the external environment within which that organisation resides. In considering the effect of the organisation upon its external environment it must be recognised that this environment includes both the business environment in which the firm is operating, the local societal environment in which the organisation is located and the wider global environment. Effectively therefore there is a social contract between organizations and their stakeholders. Recognition of the rights of all stakeholders and the duty of a business to be accountable in this wider context therefore has been largely a relatively recent phenomenon. the economic view of accountability only to owners has only recently been subject to debate to any considerable extent. In the current environment there is a need to debate this issue and its implications.This book therefore recognises the international scope of the interest in corporate social responsibility both through the contributions made by the authors of the respective chapters, who come from various parts of the world, and also through the international importance of the perspectives offered by these contributors. In doing so the various authors demonstrate that corporations are a part of society just as much as each of us is as a individual. Furthermore they demonstrate that the issues and concerns are not local ones but are international is scope and concern us all. the contributions to this book provide a representation of the range of concern for this relationship and the range of topics which fall within the subject matter of CSR. Among the authors who have contributed to this book are representatives from every continent and from a wide range of disciplines. the topics which are considered in the various chapters are equally diverse.
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Arab Cultural Studies

Mapping the Field

Author: Tarik Sabry

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857730827

Category: History

Page: 336

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Arab Cultural Studies:Mapping the Field is the first attempt to explore ways of conceptualising and theorising the nascent field of Arab cultural studies. It reflects and engages in an interdisciplinary discussion on the different facets of Arab cultural studies, including gender, economy, epistemology, language, method, politics, literary and cultural criticism, institutionalization, popular culture, creativity and much more. The book presents a meta-narrative about how scholars have thus far thought and re-thought the field. It brings together prominent and emerging experts, writing from both Arab and Western academia, to engage with key complex, epistemic and methodological questions and to articulate in the meantime the new kinds of language and hermeneutics necessary for the appropriation of an historically conscious and coherent field of scientific enquiry into contemporary Arab media, culture and society.
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Orientalismus

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100710086

Category: Europa - Orientbild - Kultur - Geschichte 1800-2000

Page: 459

View: 5602

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A Comprehensive History of India

Author: Kallidaikurichi Aiyah Nilakanta Sastri,Indian History Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: N.A

View: 7846

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Optische Medien

Berliner Vorlesung 1999

Author: Friedrich A. Kittler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mass media

Page: 331

View: 4029

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The Little Book of Philosophy

Author: André Comte-Sponville

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 158

View: 6395

In this thought-provoking and brilliant follow-up to A Short Treatise on the Great Virtues, André Comte-Sponville introduces twelve philosophical concepts, in what is sure to be another international bestseller.
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Figuring the Pacific

Aotearoa & Pacific Cultural Studies

Author: Howard McNaughton,John Newton

Publisher: University of Canterbury

ISBN: 9781877257384

Category: History

Page: 136

View: 8214

This book offers 10 essays, each offering a different perspective on how we engage with and understand culture in this region of the world. Culture is a composite thing with many different ingredients, not necessarily mixing in a harmonious way. This book looks at important points of tension within the NZ/Pacific culture.
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