Self, Death, and God After Kierkegaard and Derrida
Author: Marius Timmann Mjaaland
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
There are certain things that can be explained and certain things that cannot be explained. This book is about the latter. It is a book about death: how death interrupts and influences the reflection on the self. It is a book about God: a detailed and critical discussion on how Kierkegaard and Derrida apply the concept of God in their philosophical reflections. The most ground-breaking analysis concerns the famous passage on the self (A.A) in The Sickness unto Death, where the author combines logical, rhetorical and dialectical means to establish a new perspective on Kierkegaard's thinking in general. The Cartesian doubt then constitutes a common trait for his detailed and rigorous analysis of Derrida and Kierkegaard on death, madness, faith, and rationality - showing how they both seek to break up the Hegelian Aufhebung from within, but still remain dependent on Hegel. After Kierkegaard and Derrida, the certainty and total uncertainty of death - and of God as infinite other - gives the self a basic, though non-foundational, responsibility. The significance of this responsibility, of this other, of this death, requires sustained and thorough consideration. Where others mark a conclusion, this book therefore marks a point of departure: reflecting on oneself at the graveside of a dead man - thus introducing an Autopsia.
AUTOPSY OF A SNOWFLAKE. (Autopsia de un copo de nieve)by Luis Santill?n. Translated by Caridad Svich. In this play, a mother and her two daughters play out a darkly comic and tragic cycle of co-dependency that leads to an increasingly isolated interior landscape for each of them that spirals beyond their control. A story about the void at the heart of upper middle-class life and the patriarchal structures that contain women. This translation/adaptation was commissioned and developed at The Lark, New York City, as part of the 2019 US/Mexico Playwright Exchange Program, where it received a rehearsed reading under the direction of Adrian Alexander Alea. This publication is a collaboration between The Lark and NoPassport Press.
This is a study of the 18th-century engagements with the climate, showing how people and scientists made their way in an environment of inclement weather and how they worked to make this inclemency an anchor of their local and national identity. The book's approach is based on the analyses of the religious, political and scientific readings of strange weather. In these appropriations the weather was up for grabs as its public accessibility undermined claims to its sole possession by either priests, pamphleteers or philosophers. This study presents meteorological science as part of the English public's emotion, represented by 18th-century spouts, storms and fireballs, and expressed in the language of ordinary men, women and children. As a result, the Georgian weather emerges within the moral landscapes of an outdoor society rather than in the laboratory analyses of atmospheric gases. The book follows the conditions which sustained this perception and shows the ways in which it clashed with - and was eventually displaced by - laboratory analyses and instrumental observations.
Esta es una historia de tres generaciones que se ven envuelto en tragedia de sufrimiento y dolor para convertirse todo en progreso y amor. Todo comenzó como un gozo y alegría. Convirtiéndose en un infierno de mala suerte. Para ellos y los descendientes de ellos. Ellos murieron en un accidente automovilístico pero dejaron una hija que fue el comienzo de la segunda generación y su nombre fue Martha. La pusieron en una casa de adopción y ella fue adoptada en dos ocasiones. Terminando criándose en una institución de niños huérfanos y abandonados. Ella fue violada por el cocinero de la institución cuando ella tenía catorce años. Ella luego tuvo un niño de esa violación y el cocinero al ser descubierto, se ahorcó. Ella murió en el hospital de complicaciones de su anterior embarazo. Entonces, el niño, al nacer vino siendo la tercera generación. La directora de esa institución odiaba tanto a Martha como a su hijo. Pero la directora, cuando Martha murió, el diagnostico que le dieron de su muerte no le agradó. La directora puso al abogado de la institución para que se encargara del caso. Y el abogado rápido actuó, encontrando la verdadera razón y demandando al hospital por una fuerte suma de dinero. Luego la directora, quien era egoísta y ambiciosa, creía que iba a disfrutar de ese dinero. Pero el señor juez puso el dinero en una cuenta del banco para cuando el niño sea mayor de edad. El niño se escapó de la institución a la edad de doce años. Y si ustedes quieren saber todas las demás escenas existentes que ocurrieron en el transcurso del libro tendrán que leer el libro.
Self, Death, and God after Kierkegaard and Derrida
Author: Marius Timmann Mjaaland
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Kierkegaard and Derrida are two of the most influential thinkers of late modernity. Without reducing the difference between philosophy and religion, they both analyze the fundamental questions of human existence: How a human being relates to itself, to death, and to God. In Autopsia, the Norwegian scholar Marius Timmann Mjaaland has analyzed texts by Kierkegaard and Derrida, focusing on their rationality as well as on their content. The result is a far-reaching analysis of how philosophy may approach religious topics without reducing their inherent logos to the supposed universality of human reason.
Observation is the most pervasive and fundamental practice of all the modern sciences, both natural and human. Its instruments include not only the naked senses but also tools such as the telescope and microscope, the questionnaire, the photographic plate, the notebook, the glassed-in beehive, and myriad other ingenious inventions designed to make the invisible visible, the evanescent permanent, the abstract concrete. Yet observation has almost never been considered as an object of historical inquiry in itself. This wide-ranging collection offers the first examination of the history of scientific observation in its own right, as both epistemic category and scientific practice. Histories of Scientific Observation features engaging episodes drawn from across the spectrum of the natural and human sciences, ranging from meteorology, medicine, and natural history to economics, astronomy, and psychology. The contributions spotlight how observers have scrutinized everything—from seaweed to X-ray radiation, household budgets to the emotions—with ingenuity, curiosity, and perseverance verging on obsession. This book makes a compelling case for the significance of the long, surprising, and epistemologically significant history of scientific observation, a history full of innovations that have enlarged the possibilities of perception, judgment, and reason.
On a hot summer day in Italy in 1902, the brutally stabbed body of Count Francesco Bonmartini was discovered, by means of its decomposing stench, inside his locked apartment. He was a typical Italian provincial aristocrat in all but one way: he had married into a prominent but deeply troubled family. His father-in-law was one of the nation's most famous doctors. His wife, Linda, a young freethinker, was the apple of her father's eye. Linda's brother dabbled in anarchism. Linda's lover was her father's top assistant. Her relations with them were illicit, incestuous -- and murderous. The scandal that erupted was a top news story in Europe and America for three consecutive years. Investigators uncovered successive layers of a conspiracy that constantly twisted and changed its shape. The suspects included all these men as well as their servants and lovers. There was a diverse array of murder weapons, including knives, heavy pellets, and poison. There were rumors of missing accomplices. Intimate relations among many suspects were uncovered through sensational letters and testimonials. Witnesses died mysteriously. A suspect tried to kill himself. One question lingered throughout and still haunts researchers today: what role did Bonmartini's widow, Linda, known as "The Enchantress," play? Was she the spider at the center of the vast web, or did the plot originate with the key men who loved her so desperately? Scholar and writer Christina Vella combines meticulous research with a novelist's eye for a great story. As she unspools the tight, tense drama, she offers a fascinating picture of Italian society in the early 20th century, with a historian's insights into life at both the top and the bottom. From sexual dysfunctions, to prison conditions, to the patronage systems that permeated medicine, law, and politics, the Bonmartini murder provides a window into a rich world. The result is an unforgettable story and an invaluable introduction to an Italy that is still recognizable today.
'Space and time' have been key concepts of investigation in the humanities in recent years. In the field of Classics in particular, they have led to the fresh appraisal of genres such as epic, historiography, the novel and biography, by enabling a close focus on how ancient texts invest their representations of space and time with a variety of symbolic and cultural meanings. This collection of essays by a team of international scholars seeks to make a contribution to this rich interdisciplinary field, by exploring how space and time are perceived, linguistically codified and portrayed in the biographical and philosophical work of Plutarch of Chaeronea (1st-2nd centuries CE). The volume’s aim is to show how philological approaches, in conjunction with socio-cultural readings, can shed light on Plutarch’s spatial terminology and clarify his conceptions of time, especially in terms of the ways in which he situates himself in his era’s fascination with the past. The volume’s intended readership includes Classicists, intellectual and cultural historians and scholars whose field of expertise embraces theoretical study of space and time, along with the linguistic strategies used to portray them in literary or historical texts.
Joseph FRANK (Professor at the University of Wilna.)
The proven concept of the first edition has been continued in the second edition Including many new entries and completely revised A trilingual dictionary with more than 4300 entries Offering an indispensable vocabulary of basic medical terminology For physicians, medical students and everybody connected with the medical profession Contains important expressions and phrases, essential for professional success in foreign countries Enabling communication with patients of different nationalities as well as medical report writing in foreign languages Acknowledges the particularities within intricacies of Brazilian Portuguese
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