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Plato (c. 427–347 BCE)

Aesthetics: The Key Thinkers

Continuum, 2012

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...With respect to the arts, Plato is most famous for purportedly banning one particular art form—poetry—from the Republic, his ideal state. Another very common attribution is that he defines art as representation. Often enough, overviews...

Key Texts

Tiger C. Roholt

Tiger C. Roholt is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Montclair State University, USA. He earned his PhD in Philosophy from Columbia University, and was a professional musician prior to embarking on his academic career. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Terms in Philosophy of Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Aristotle, Poetics (circa 335 B.C.E.) Aristotle's principal work in philosophy of art is the Poetics. The Poetics was not written for the public, but like most of Aristotle's surviving work, it consists of lecture notes. The primary focus...

Introduction

Gail Linsenbard

Gail Linsenbard teaches philosophy at New York University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Starting with Sartre

Continuum, 2010

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...What I like about my madness is that it has protected me from the very beginning against the charms of the “elite”: never have I thought that I was the happy possessor of a “talent”; my sole concern has been to save myself—nothing in my...

Criminal Democracy? March 2004

Jacques Rancière

Jacques Rancière taught at the University of Paris VIII, France, from 1969 to 2000, occupying the Chair of Aesthetics and Politics from 1990 until his retirement. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steven Corcoran

Steven Corcoran is a writer and translator living in Berlin. He has edited and/or translated several works by Jacques Rancière, including Dissensus (Continuum, 2010), two works by Alain Badiou, Polemics and Conditions, and Alienation and Freedom (Bloomsbury 2017) by Frantz Fanon. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chronicles of Consensual Times

Continuum, 2010

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...A few months ago in France, there appeared a work intriguingly titled: Les Penchants criminels de l’Europe démocratique.Jean-Claude Milner, Les Penchants criminels de l’Europe démocratique [The Criminal Tendencies of Democratic Europe...

Cinema and Philosophy

Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou teaches at the École Normale Supérieure and at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, France. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Badiou and His Interlocutors : Lectures, Interviews and Responses

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...I must speak of cinema and philosophy. But the most important question for the philosopher, from Plato to today, is the question of justice. Today I want us to mark and to be part of our thinking the terrible injustice that has been...

Truth in Exile

Abi Doukhan

Abi Doukhan is with the Philosophy Department, Queens College (CUNY), New York, NY, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emmanuel Levinas : A Philosophy of Exile

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2012

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...Introduction From the love of a person, we now proceed to the love of truth. In Platonic philosophy, this was considered the highest form of love. The love of another served only in Plato as an intermediary stage to the love of truth.See...

The Trouble with Literature

Will Buckingham

Will Buckingham is Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. In addition to philosophy, he also writes fiction. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Levinas, Storytelling and Anti-Storytelling

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...To understand why Levinas might have attempted to drive narrative out of Otherwise than Being altogether, and perhaps to understand why narrative seems so much at stake in the book – perhaps even more so than in Totality and Infinity – we...

The Common Preoccupation of Art and Philosophy

Alain Badiou

Alain Badiou teaches at the École Normale Supérieure and at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, France. In addition to several novels, plays and political essays, he has published a number of major philosophical works. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Badiou and His Interlocutors : Lectures, Interviews and Responses

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Good morning to all of you.I must speak here, in the cave as it were, of the relationship between art and philosophy, and I begin by what I name the paradox of Plato. You find in Plato a violent opposition to epic poetry, Homer and so...

Aesthetics of Theft

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Toward a Theory of The will To Be Present Will to record may well be one of the more driving, more persistent passions that set apart man from other life-forms; a will that may very well tint man’s being-hood with an indelible seal...

‘What, After All, of the Remain(s) . . .’ (G, 1)

Anais N. Spitzer

Anais N. Spitzer is a Visiting Instructor of Religious Studies at Prescott College, USA. She has also held positions at Hollins University, the University of New Mexico, and the College of Santa Fe. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Derrida, Myth and the Impossibility of Philosophy

Continuum, 2011

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...Tearing Remains, Remaining Tears As the title of this chapter signals, we are proceeding from the scraps and leftovers of philosophy, from that which philosophy has ignored as non-philosophical. We begin with what remains to be thought...