by Renaud Barbaras, Desire And Distance Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Desire And Distance book, Desire and Distance constitutes an important new departure in contemporary phenomenological thought, a rethinking and critique of basic philosophical positions concerning the concept of perception presented by Husserl and Merleau-Ponty, though it departs in significant and original ways from their work. Barbaras's overall goal is to develop a philosophy of what "life" isone that would do justice to the question of embodiment and its role in perception and the formation of the human subject. Barbaras posits that desire and distance inform the concept of "life." Levinas identified a similar structure in Descartes's notion of the infinite. For Barbaras, desire and distance are anchored not in meaning, but in a rethinking of the philosophy of biology and, in consequence, cosmology. Barbaras elaborates and extends the formal structure of desire and distance by drawing on motifs as yet unexplored in the French phenomenological tradition, especially the notions of "life" and the "life-world," which are prominent in the later Husserl but also appear in non-phenomenological thinkers such as Bergson. Barbaras then filters these notions (especially "life") through Merleau-Ponty.
by C. Léglu, The Erotics Of Consolation Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Erotics Of Consolation book, This collection of essays explores consolation and mourning in the varied, sometimes provocative, readings of Boethius and of Stoic consolation by French, English, Italian and German authors, including Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machaut, Chaucer, Wyatt and Queen Elizabeth I.
by Joseph Hillis Miller, Thomas Hardy Distance And Desire Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Thomas Hardy Distance And Desire book, Critical study of the interrelation of the literary themes of distance and desire woven throughout the nineteenth-century British writer's novels and poems.
by Sam D. Gill, Dancing Culture Religion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dancing Culture Religion book, Provocative insights into the nature of dancing as inseparable from human vitality and distinctiveness emerge from this spiraling study of specific cultural dance traditions brought into conversation with various philosophical/theoretical perspectives centering on the topics: movement, gesture, play, masking, ritual, seduction, performance, religion; each the subject of engaging innovative analysis. The author draws on experience as dancer and academic to address contemporary issues such as gender identity development and plasticity and acuity throughout the lifespan.
by Esther Perel, Wild Life Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Wild Life book, Für viele Menschen sind Liebe und Leidenschaft auf Dauer schwer vereinbar. Während eine feste Beziehung auf Vertrautheit und Sicherheit basiert, braucht Erotik Freiraum. Und während im Alltag Partnerschaftlichkeit das oberste Gesetz ist, gelten für »guten Sex« andere Regeln. Die erfahrene Psychotherapeutin Esther Perel zeigt, wie Leidenschaft auch in langjährigen Beziehungen lebendig bleibt.
by Jon Foley Sherman, A Strange Proximity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Strange Proximity book, What happens in the relationship between audience and performer? What choices are made in the space of performance about how we attend to others? A Strange Proximity examines stage presence as key to thinking about performance and ethics. It is the first phenomenological account of ethics generated from, rather than applied to, contemporary theatrical productions. The ethical possibilities of the stage, argues Jon Foley Sherman, rest not so much in its objects—the performers and the show itself—as in the “how” of attending to others. A Strange Proximity is a unique perspective on the implications of attention in performance.