This is Not a Pipe

This is Not a Pipe

Because scarcely has he stated , " This is a pipe , " before he must correct himself and stutter , " This is not a pipe , but a drawing of a pipe , " " This is not a pipe but a sentence saying that this is not a pipe , " " The sentence ...

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520042328

Category: Art

Page: 66

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Foucault's brief but extraordinarily rich essay offers a startling, highly provocative view of a painter whose influence and popularity continue to grow unchecked. This book also throws a new, piquantly dancing light on Foucault himself.
Categories: Art

This is Not a Pipe

This is Not a Pipe

What does it mean to write "This is not a pipe" across a bluntly literal painting of a pipe? Ren Magritte's famous canvas provides the starting point for a delightful homage by the French philosopher-historian Michel Foucault.

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520049160

Category: Architecture

Page: 66

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What does it mean to write "This is not a pipe" across a bluntly literal painting of a pipe? Ren� Magritte's famous canvas provides the starting point for a delightful homage by the French philosopher-historian Michel Foucault. Much better known for his incisive and mordant explorations of power and social exclusion, Foucault here assumes a more playful stance. By exploring the nuances and ambiguities of Magritte's visual critique of language, he finds the painter less removed than previously thought from the pioneers of modern abstraction--"confronting them and within a common system, a figure at once opposed and complementary." Foucault's brief but extraordinarily rich essay offers a startling, highly provocative view of a painter whose influence and popularity continue to grow unchecked. This is Not a Pipe also throws a new, piquantly dancing light on Foucault himself.
Categories: Architecture

Semiosis in the Postmodern Age

Semiosis in the Postmodern Age

Consequently , just as neither “ pipe ” nor image nor painting nor sentence nor “ This ” nor “ this ” is a pipe , so also the sentence “ Is not a pipe ” is not a pipe , either . In other words , the qualification “ is not a pipe ...

Author: Floyd Merrell

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557530556

Category: Philosophy

Page: 374

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"Who are we to suppose we are capable of comprehending the world of which we are a part, and what is the world to suppose it can be understood by us, minuscule and insignificant spatiotemporal warps contained within it?" This provocative question opens Floyd Merrell's study of postmodernism and the thought of Charles Sanders Peirce, part of the author's ongoing effort to understand our contemporary cultural and intellectual environment. The specific focus in this interdisciplinary study is the modernism/postmodernism dichotomy and Peirce's precocious realization that the world does not lend itself to the simplistic binarism of modernist thought. In Merrell's examination of postmodern phenomena, the reader is taken through various facets of the cognitive sciences, philosophy of science, mathematics, and literary theory. Merrell's consideration of Peirce's complex and inadequately understood concept of the sign is enhanced through numerous charts and figures. Theories, hypotheses, and speculation in the physical sciences are then brought to bear on Peircean semiotics. The final chapter critiques the often undiscriminating acceptance of postmodern practices in today's academic world.
Categories: Philosophy

La Belle Captive

La Belle Captive

Magritte's painting of a pipe , entitled The Treachery of Images ( fig . 14 ) , incorporates the caption " This is not a pipe . " Indeed , the painting of a pipe is not a pipe . The painting of a pipe is exactly what it is ...

Author: Alain Robbe-Grillet

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520059166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Based on the myth of the beautiful captive, this novel, first published in 1975 and reprinted with a critical essay, takes its themes from the paintings of the French surrealist, constructing a dream-like narrative suffused with eroticism, playfulness, and subversion.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Picture Theory

Picture Theory

This doesn't mean the relation is indefinite or indeterminate or perhaps even quantitatively large : it isn't that there ... The first reading we already have : the text tells us that the drawing is not a pipe , and the drawing assents ...

Author: W. J. T. Mitchell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226532321

Category: Art

Page: 445

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What precisely, W. J. T. Mitchell asks, are pictures (and theories of pictures) doing now, in the late twentieth century, when the power of the visual is said to be greater than ever before, and the "pictorial turn" supplants the "linguistic turn" in the study of culture? This book by one of America's leading theorists of visual representation offers a rich account of the interplay between the visible and the readable across culture, from literature to visual art to the mass media.
Categories: Art

Sensual Reading

Sensual Reading

Michel Foucault has examined the reaction from the spectator - reader when confronted with Magritte's painting : " This is not a pipe , but a drawing of a pipe , " " This is not a pipe but a sentence saying that this is not a pipe ...

Author: Michael Syrotinski

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838754716

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 350

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Sensual Reading is a collection of essays that attempts to rearticulate the relationship between reading and the different senses as a way of moving beyond increasingly homogenized discourses of the "body" and the "subject." Contributions engage with the individual senses, with the themes of sensory richness and sensory deprivation, and with the notion of "telesensuality."
Categories: Literary Collections

Archaeologies of Vision

Archaeologies of Vision

The picture of a pipe, for all its resemblance to the real thing, is certainly not smokable or even tangible. Foucault's prosopopeia puts this lesson into the mouth of a pedagogue, so that the whole scene of instruction becomes animated ...

Author: Gary Shapiro

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226750477

Category: Philosophy

Page: 437

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While many acknowledge that Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault have redefined our notions of time and history, few recognize the crucial role that 'the infinite relation' between seeing and saying plays in their work. Shapiro reveals the full extent of Nietzsche and Foucault's concern with the visual.
Categories: Philosophy

Expanding Hermeneutics

Expanding Hermeneutics

This. Is. Not. a. "Text,". or,. Do. We. "Read". Images? M. agritte's enigmatic title "Ceci n'est pas un pipe," placed upon his "image" of a pipe, poses a problem not unlike the problem of the "Text" in the family of post-, a-, ...

Author: Don Ihde

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810116061

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Expanding Hermeneutics examines the development of interpretation theory, emphasizing how science in practice involves and implicates interpretive processes. Ihde argues that the sciences have developed a sophisticated visual hermeneutics that produces evidence by means of imaging, visual displays, and visualizations. From this vantage point, Ihde demonstrates how interpretation is built into technologies and instruments.
Categories: Philosophy

Contradiction of Enlightenment

Contradiction of Enlightenment

Discourses themselves are not formed by ideas, rather, ideas are formed within the spaces that discourses create. ... So the teacher corrects himself, and says 'this is not a pipe, it is only a drawing of a pipe; this is not a pipe but ...

Author: Nigel Tubbs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429836503

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

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Published in 1997, this books is an examination of the determination of the concept of enlightenment, and related notions, within modern social relations. The work opens up innovative areas of research into the relationship between philosophy, social relations, and education. It applies Gillian Rose's work on "the broken middle" of Hegelian philosophy to social and educational theorizing. It offers a critique of the idea of enlightenment, and of the identity of the teacher in social theory - Rousseau, Marx and Durkheim - in critical theory - Habermas and Adorno - in "postmodernism" - Foucalt and Nietzsche - and in a variety of educational and pedagogical theories. The book concludes with an original application of Hegelian speculative philosophy to the teacher/student relationship. This work challenges those working in social theory and in education to comprehend the contradictions on their theorising as a shared philosophical consciousness, a shared "broken middle".
Categories: Social Science

French Philosophy in the Twentieth Century

French Philosophy in the Twentieth Century

So understood , desire is not merely the lack or limit of the unconscious as a symbolic system . ... If , for example , a Magritte painting contains the written message , “ This is not a pipe ” , the letters used can have any physical ...

Author: Gary Gutting

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521665590

Category: Philosophy

Page: 419

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A clear and comprehensive account of the history of French philosophy in the twentieth century.
Categories: Philosophy