Chiasmatic Encounters

Chiasmatic Encounters

female lead, and her black maid, Cybil.5 However, I will begin by elucidating what I mean by the phrase “singular ethical response” in the first section of this article entitled “ethical singularity↔ethical normativity.

Author: Kuisma Korhonen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739141793

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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In this book, fourteen international authors across various fields analyze the concept of chiasm and its role in human perception and experience, discussing the work of major philosophers like Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Derrida, and Deleuze, and adapting their ideas to cultural analysis.
Categories: Philosophy

Contingent Encounters

Contingent Encounters

... or a blues progression) because walking has already been identified as a singular articulation, which is to say, ... walking is already improvisatory because it is always a singular encounter, differently experienced and performed, ...

Author: Dan DiPiero

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472903115

Category: Music

Page: 261

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Contingent Encounters offers a sustained comparative study of improvisation as it appears between music and everyday life. Drawing on work in musicology, cultural studies, and critical improvisation studies, as well as his own performing experience, Dan DiPiero argues that comparing improvisation across domains calls into question how improvisation is typically recognized. By comparing the music of Eric Dolphy, Norwegian free improvisers, Mr. K, and the Ingrid Laubrock/Kris Davis duo with improvised activities in everyday life (such as walking, baking, working, and listening), DiPiero concludes that improvisation appears as a function of any encounter between subjects, objects, and environments. Bringing contingency into conversation with the utopian strain of critical improvisation studies, DiPiero shows how particular social investments cause improvisation to be associated with relative freedom, risk-taking, and unpredictability in both scholarship and public discourse. Taking seriously the claim that improvisation is the same thing as living, Contingent Encounters overturns long-standing assumptions about the aesthetic and political implications of this notoriously slippery term.
Categories: Music

Unravelling Encounters

Unravelling Encounters

The social worker, much like Mrs. Curren, must learn to let go of her truths and be led by the truths that get revealed in the specific and singular encounter that exists between her and her client.

Author: Caitlin Janzen

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781771120968

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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This multidisciplinary book brings together a series of critical engagements regarding the notion of ethical practice. As a whole, the book explores the question of how the current neo-liberal, socio-political moment and its relationship to the historical legacies of colonialism, white settlement, and racism inform and shape our practices, pedagogies, and understanding of encounters in diverse settings. The contributors draw largely on the work of Sara Ahmed's Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality, each chapter taking up a particular encounter and unravelling the elements that created that meeting in its specific time and space. Sites of encounters included in this volume range from the classroom to social work practice and from literary to media interactions, both within Canada and internationally. Paramount to the discussions is a consideration of how relations of power and legacies of oppression shape the self and others, and draw boundaries between bodies within an encounter. From a social justice perspective, Unravelling Encounters exposes the political conditions that configure our meetings with one another and inquires into what it means to care, to respond, and to imagine oneself as an ethical subject.
Categories: Social Science

Encounters with Godard

Encounters with Godard

Love as a singular encounter and process is a prime instance of the Truth-Event delineated by Badiou and further expounded by Slavoj Žižek in his recent work.29 It reinscribes a properly metaphysical dimension, where the infinite Truth ...

Author: James S. Williams

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438460642

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 340

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A wide-ranging and accessible approach to Godard’s later work, and a major intervention in the study of film and ethics. Encounters with Godard takes the reader on a personal voyage into the sensory pleasures and polyphonic rhythms of Jean-Luc Godard’s multimedia work since the late 1970s, from his feature films and video essays to his published writings, art books, and media performances. Godard, suggests James S. Williams, lays ethical claim to the cinematic, defined in the broadest terms as relationality and artistic resistance. An introductory chapter on the extended history of La Chinoise (1967), a film explicitly of montage, is followed by seven different types of critical encounters with Godard, encompassing the fields of art and photography, music and literature, and foregrounding themes of gender and sexuality, race and violence, mystery and emotion. The Godard who emerges here is a restless and radical experimenter who establishes new cinematic thresholds through new technology and expands the creative potential and free exchange of the archives. Williams examines works including Nouvelle vague (1990), Film socialisme (2010), Hélas pour moi (1993), and the magnum opus Histoire(s) du cinéma (1988–98). Wide-ranging and accessible, Encounters with Godard marks a major intervention in the study of film aesthetics and ethics while forging a vital dialogue with literature, history and politics, art and art history, music and musicology, philosophy, and aesthetics. James S. Williams is Professor of Modern French Literature and Film at Royal Holloway, University of London. His books include Space and Being in Contemporary French Cinema; Gender and French Cinema (coedited with Alex Hughes); and The Erotics of Passage: Pleasure, Politics, and Form in the Later Work of Marguerite Duras.
Categories: Performing Arts

Encounters with Alphonso Lingis

Encounters with Alphonso Lingis

This force is not an attribute of the singular . Rather , the singular constitutes it . Singulus is formed , in its first element sin- , from the root sem , which designates the one ( as in simplex , and already there , the one as ...

Author: Alexander E. Hooke

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739107011

Category: Philosophy

Page: 206

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Encounters with Alphonso Lingis is the first extensive study of this American philosopher who is gaining an international reputation to augment his national one. The distinguished contributors to this volume address most of the central themes found in Lingis's writings—including singularity and otherness, death and eroticism, emotions and rationality, embodiment and the face, excess and the sacred. The book closes with a new essay by Lingis himself.
Categories: Philosophy

Singularity and Transnational Poetics

Singularity and Transnational Poetics

... and her writing is clearly imbued with its specific colonial context, this chapter deliberately sets out to assess her work not in terms of that context but in terms of its performance of the singular literary encounter tout court.

Author: Birgit Mara Kaiser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317681984

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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Over the past decade ‘singularity’ has been a prominent term in a broad range of fields, ranging from philosophy to literary and cultural studies to science and technology studies. This volume intervenes in this broad discussion of singularity and its various implications, proposing to explore the term for its specific potential in the study of literature. Singularity and Transnational Poetics brings together scholars working in the fields of literary and cultural studies, translation studies, and transnational literatures. The volume’s central concern is to explore singularity as a conceptual tool for the comparative study of contemporary literatures beyond national frameworks, and by implication, as a tool to analyze human existence. Contributors explore how singularity might move our conceptions of cultural identity from prevailing frameworks of self/other toward the premises of being as ‘singular plural’. Through a close reading of transnational literatures from Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, France, and South Africa, this collection offers a new approach to reading literature that will challenge a reader’s established notions of identity, individuality, communicability, and social cohesion.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Ethics of Encounter

The Ethics of Encounter

The Incarnation is a singular encounter between God and humanity, as Jesus is fully human, fully divine, and a unique, dynamic, and mysterious union of both humanity and divinity. This encounter takes place in history far from the ...

Author: Mescher, Marcus

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608338405

Category: Religion


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Categories: Religion

Encounter Between Eastern Orthodoxy and Radical Orthodoxy

Encounter Between Eastern Orthodoxy and Radical Orthodoxy

... the fathers are the spiritual athletes whose theology is particularly precious, not on account of the fathers' formal ministerial office, but rather because of the conviction that it sprang from singular encounters with the divine.

Author: Christoph Schneider

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317144038

Category: Religion

Page: 349

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This book presents the first debate between the contemporary movement Radical Orthodoxy and Eastern Orthodox theologians. Leading international scholars offer new insights and reflections on a wide range of contemporary issues from a specifically theological and philosophical perspective. The ancient notion of divine Wisdom (Sophia) serves as a common point of reference in this encounter. Both Radical and Eastern Orthodoxy agree that the transfiguration of the world through the Word is at the very centre of the Christian faith. The book explores how this process of transformation can be envisaged with regard to epistemological, ontological, aesthetical, ecclesiological and political questions. Contributors to this volume include Rowan Williams, John Milbank, Antoine Arjakovsky, Michael Northcott, Nicholas Loudovikos, Andrew Louth and Catherine Pickstock.
Categories: Religion

Brief Encounters A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction

Brief Encounters  A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction

Brief Encounters, I hope, is much the same sort of deal. Actually, I wish we could retitle it Meaningful Encounter (singular) or Continuous Encounter (ditto). My point? Think of this book as a gallery: no largescale portraits or formal ...

Author: Judith Kitchen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393351002

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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The best of short literary memoirs, essays, and reflections, many of which were written expressly for this collection. Also available The late Judith Kitchen, editor of the perennially popular anthologies Short Takes, In Short, and In Brief, was greatly influential in recognizing and establishing flash creative nonfiction as a form in its own right. In Brief Encounters, she and writer/editor/actor Dinah Lenney expand this vibrant field with nearly eighty new selections: shorts—as these sharply focused pieces have come to be known— representing an impressive range of voices, perspectives, sensibilities, and forms. Brief Encounters features the work of the emerging and the established—including Stuart Dybek, Roxanne Gay, Eduardo Galeano, Leslie Jamison, and Julian Barnes—arranged by theme to explore the human condition in ways intimate, idiosyncratic, funny, sad, provocative, lyrical, unflinching. From the rant to the rave, the meditation to the polemic, the confession to the valediction, this collection of shorts—this celebration of true and vivid prose—will enlarge your world.
Categories: Literary Collections

Social Ontology of Whoness

Social Ontology of Whoness

But, of these others, there is always also the particular other whom the individual encounters face to face. This particular other is a definite, particular other, a “bestimmte[s] Bestimmte” (W6:296), i.e. another singular real ...

Author: Michael Eldred

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110617504

Category: Philosophy

Page: 708

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How are core social phenomena to be understood as modes of being? This book offers an alternative approach to social ontology. Recent interest in social ontology on the part of mainstream philosophy and the social sciences presupposes from the outset that the human being can be cast as a conscious subject whose intentionality can be collective. By contrast, the present study insistently poses the crucial question of who the human being is and how they sociate as whos. Such whoness is a clean-cut departure from the venerable tradition of questioning whatness (quidditas, essence) in philosophical thinking. Casting human being hermeneutically as whoness opens up new insights into how human beings sociate in interplays of mutual estimation that are simultaneously social power plays. Hitherto, the ontology of social power in all its various guises, has only ever been implicit. This book makes it explicit. The kind of social power prevalent in capitalist societies is that of the reified value embodied in commodities, money, capital, & co. Reified value itself is constituted through an interplay of mutual estimation among things that reflects back on the power interplay among whos. In this way a new critique of capitalism becomes possible.
Categories: Philosophy