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In: The Real of Reality: The Realist Turn in Contemporary Film Theory

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In this paper, I use Husserl’s phenomenological analyses of noesis and noema to investigate the connection between experience and place, a relation which I call “geographical experience,” using a term coined by Edward Relph. Following the correlative structure of lived experience, geographical experience is enabled by the lived body as the noetic part and place as the respective noematic part. Both parts belong together necessarily. However, in this experiential field, distortions and an eluding aspect of place appear in the relationship between body and place. These distortions point to an aspect of geographical experience that cannot be fully grasped by the noetic-noematic structure of experience. They indicate that the reality of place is not completely constituted by this correlative structure but nevertheless becomes apparent in and through it.

In: Research in Phenomenology
In: The Real of Reality: The Realist Turn in Contemporary Film Theory
In: The Real of Reality: The Realist Turn in Contemporary Film Theory
In: The Real of Reality: The Realist Turn in Contemporary Film Theory
In: The Real of Reality: The Realist Turn in Contemporary Film Theory
This book provides philosophical insight into the nature of reality by reflecting on its ontological qualities through the medium of film. The main question is whether we have access to reality through film that is not based on visual representation or narration: Is film—in spite of its immateriality—a way to directly grasp and reproduce reality? Why do we perceive film as “real” at all? What does it mean to define its own reproducibility as an ontological feature of reality? And what does film as a medium exactly show? The contributions in this book provide, from a cinematic perspective, diverse philosophical analyses to the understanding of the challenging concept of “the real of reality”.

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The infectious chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) has been responsible for severe population declines of salamander populations in Europe. Serious population declines and loss of urodelan diversity may occur if appropriate action is not taken to mitigate against the further spread and impact of Bsal. We provide an overview of several potential mitigation methods, and describe their possible advantages and limitations. We conclude that long-term, context-dependent, multi-faceted approaches are needed to successfully mitigate adverse effects of Bsal, and that these approaches should be initiated pre-arrival of the pathogen. The establishment of ex situ assurance colonies, or management units, for species threatened with extinction, should be considered as soon as possible. While ex situ conservation and preventive measures aimed at improving biosecurity by limiting amphibian trade may be implemented quickly, major challenges that lie ahead are in designing in situ disease containment and mitigation post-arrival and in increasing public awareness.

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In: Amphibia-Reptilia
130 Autoren, vier Bände auf Polnisch und fünf Bände auf Deutsch: Das größte gemeinsame deutsch-polnische Projekt im Bereich der Geisteswissenschaften wirft einen neuen Blick auf die nachbarschaftliche Beziehungsgeschichte beider Länder.
Was verbindet Napoleon, Rosa Luxemburg, Flucht und Vertreibung, das Jahr 1989, Solidarnos´c´ und Kreisau? Oder Preußen, die Oder-Neiße-Grenze und Russland? Es handelt sich um (einige) deutsch-polnische Erinnerungsorte.
Erinnerungsorte sind keine topographischen Orte, sondern historische Bezugspunkte der kulturellen Identität einer Gesellschaft. Dies können Personen, Ereignisse oder historische Phänomene sein. Der hier erstmals angewandte bilaterale Ansatz der Erinnerungsforschung hinter-fragt nationale Vorstellungen und entwickelt neue vergleichende Perspektiven.
Deutsche und Polen teilen viele Erinnerungen, die jedoch unterschiedlichen Identitätsbedürfnissen in beiden Gesellschaften entsprechen. Die hier vorliegenden Essays über gemeinsame und geteilte deutsch-polnische Erinnerungsorte erlauben analytische Einblicke in die Erinnerungskulturen beider Länder, in ihre Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede. Die deutsch-polnische Nachbarschaft bringt es mit sich, dass sich ohne die Kenntnis der polnischen Geschichte die deutsche und umgekehrt ohne die Kenntnis der deutschen die polnische Geschichte nur unvollkommen verstehen lassen.