Marsilio Ficino and Francesco Patrizi on Cosmic Order and Music Theory
Hegelian Marxism and Situationist Theory
Essays and Testimonies Around Excision and Circumcision
Edited by Chantal Zabus
Experts have been convened in the above fields – SAMI ALDEEB ABU-SAHLIEH, DOMINIQUE ARNAUD, LAURENCE COX, ROBERT DARBY, ANNE–MARIE DAUPHIN–TINTURIER, TOBE LEVIN, MICHAEL SINGLETON, J. STEVEN SVOBODA – along with first-person testimonies from J.K. BRAYTON, SAFAA FATHY, KOFFI KWAHULÉ, and ALEX WANJALA. The volume covers various genres such as sacred writings, literary and philosophical texts, websites, songs, experiential vignettes, cartoons, and film as well as a vast geographical spectrum – from Algeria, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Kenya, and Somalia to the then Congo and contemporary Northern Zambia; from Syria to Australia and the United States.
In addressing many variants of excision and circumcision as well as other practices such as the elongation of the labia, and various forms of circumcision in Jewish, Islamic, and African contexts, Fearful Symmetries provides an unprecedented, panoptical view of both practices.
Psychophysical Causation As Kries’s example of the coachman and Menger’s example of exchange show, their concepts can also be used to explain actions causally. Accordingly, Weber made action an object of sociology. For him, ‘action’ is a ‘human behaviour’ if the actor associates a ‘subjective meaning ’ with it
The Creation Society and the Practice of Theoretical Struggle in Revolutionary China
The Creation Society was largely viewed as a subject of literary studies. This research, however, evaluates these intellectuals in the context of Chinese revolution and elaborates their theoretical contribution to the Chinese Communist Party’s practice of “theoretical struggle” as a main driving force of ideological construction. As this study tries to demonstrate, theoretical struggle drives the ideological politics forward while maintaining its political vigour.
Judgement and Creativity from Benjamin to Merleau-Ponty
John E. O'Brien
. As a solution, Lazarus and Steinthal introduced a voluntaristic definition of the nation: the folk was the product of the will of its members to form a folk, and hence the result of a conscious and deliberate decision. A Volk depended on the subjective view of its members of their equality and
David E. Wellbery
. Since all theory refers, finally, to human subjectivity and since opposition or Entgegensetzung constitutes the principle form of subjective self-realisation, then we may safely expect that the entire field of theoretical concepts generated will bear this structural trait. Relations of opposition and
Martin A. Ruehl
fin-de-siècle playwrights and novelists who glorified Renaissance artists and princes as unchained, free-spirited individuals, imbued with a new sense of subjectivity and a neo-pagan zest for beauty. Throughout the so-called ‘long’ nineteenth century, the Civilisation of the Renaissance also