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Simon Critchley

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English philosopher Simon Critchley was born on February 27, 1960. He earned his BA (1985) and PhD (1988) from the University of Essex in England. Critchley received his M.Phil. from France's University of Nice in 1987. Critchley has held university fellow, lecturer, reader, and professor positions näytä lisää and was the Director of the Centre for Theoretical Studies at the University of Essex. Additionally, Critchley was President of the British Society for Phenomenology from 1994-1999, he held a Humboldt Research Fellowship in Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt, and was Programme Director of the Collège International de Philosophie. Since 2004 Critchley has taught philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York. Critchley's publications include "The Ethics of Deconstruction: Derrida and Levinas," the collection of essays "Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity," "Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction," "On Humour," "Things Merely Are," "Infinitely Demanding," and the New York Times bestseller "The Book of Dead Philosophers". (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

The Book of Dead Philosophers (2008) 510 kappaletta
Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings (1996) — Toimittaja — 175 kappaletta
Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us (2019) 130 kappaletta
Memory Theatre (2014) 122 kappaletta
On Humour (2002) 112 kappaletta
The Cambridge Companion to Levinas (2002) — Toimittaja — 90 kappaletta
Notes on Suicide (2015) 76 kappaletta
A Companion to Continental Philosophy (1998) — Toimittaja — 69 kappaletta
Bowie (2014) 68 kappaletta
Deconstruction and Pragmatism (1996) 55 kappaletta
Re-Reading Levinas (1991) — Toimittaja — 46 kappaletta
Impossible Objects (2011) 26 kappaletta
The Anarchist Turn (2013) — Toimittaja — 21 kappaletta
Bald: 35 Philosophical Short Cuts (2021) 15 kappaletta
Laclau: A Critical Reader (2004) 13 kappaletta
The Problem with Levinas (2015) 12 kappaletta
Deconstructive Subjectivities (1996) — Toimittaja — 11 kappaletta
On Bowie (2016) 8 kappaletta
ABC of Impossibility (Univocal) (2015) 7 kappaletta
Philippe Parreno (2009) 4 kappaletta
Mizah Üzerine (2020) 3 kappaletta
Sleepwalkers (2014) 3 kappaletta
Tragedia Y Modernidad (2014) 3 kappaletta
Suicide (2016) 3 kappaletta
Sobre El Humor (2010) 2 kappaletta
Imansizlarin Imani (2013) 1 kappale
Le jour et l'heure (2015) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Men in Space (2007) — Jälkisanat, eräät painokset165 kappaletta
On Stories (2002) — Avustaja — 115 kappaletta
Tragedy and the Idea of Modernity (Classical Presences) (2015) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta

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One of the first books that helped me 'get' Wallace Stevens. Breaks down 19th and 20th c. philosophy in relatively easy to understand language and provides the necessary background to understand the influences of one of the masters.
 
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DAGray08 | Jan 1, 2024 |
DNF 45%

I was so excited for this book and it was just way too complex and not what I was expecting at all
 
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Moshepit20 | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 20, 2023 |
Um livro simpático, se bem que à maneira inglesa, sobre a divisão filosofia continental vs filosofia analítica, que acabou se tornando questão de identificação profissional e dificultando o compartilhamento de visões de mundo diversas, ao se consolidar em torna da ideia de tradições inconciliáveis (o que está felizmente mudando, ao que parece). Além das caracterizações geográficas falhas entre continental e anglo-americana, e caracterizações grosseiras como a de que continentais fazem grandes perguntas, procurando uma ética do bem viver, e o trabalho na área se confunde com a história da filosofia, ou uma hermenêutica a partir de nomes próprios (Deleuze, Adorno, Kant etc); de que analíticos trabalhariam questões, organizando debates, especialmente em torno de análises da linguagem, mas são incapazes de falar sobre nossas angústias. Bom, além disso, o autor traça a origem da contenda na recepção de Kant e no subsequente manifesto idealista, abrindo espaço para o que ele traça como os dois grandes perigos: obscurantismo (tradicionalista) continental e cientismo (reformista) analítico. Assim, o episódio Heidegger vs Carnap pode ser lido como o confronto entre o que, na época, era mais justificadamente do que hoje em dia (e com todo o problema de no fundo Carnap estar contextualmente correto), um contraste entre uma concepção anti-científica e uma crença problemática na ciência positiva empírica. O autor então propõe, dentro de uma postura mais continental, estarmos atentos à necessidade de clarificações e contextualizações, dando relevo à ideia crítica de uma filosofia que causa crises, que desloca os modos naturalizados de pensar, sem cair em especulações vagas e informes.… (lisätietoja)
 
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henrique_iwao | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 30, 2022 |
Not a pop star biography, this is a loving philosophical investigation into the underpinnings of David Bowie’s many personas and why he has exerted a practically lifelong fascination over the author. Predictably my favorite elements of this book were the parts where the author talked about his own life and what individual Bowie songs meant to him. Like you would expect, Critchley covers gender, sexuality, creating identities, and dystopias. But what was different from everything else I’ve read about Bowie was the material about narrative identities and how Bowie “breaks superficial conventions between authenticity and truth.” Critchley explains how David Bowie uses utterly constructed, self-conscious fakery to be original and convey deep emotional truth, with just one example being an anecdote about how Robert Fripp watched Bowie trying to generate exactly the right emotion in his voice, playing the loop and trying different things over and over.

This same dynamic was unconsciously illustrated in a description of how David Bowie didn’t attend his brother Terry’s funeral after his death by suicide, because he didn’t want to turn it into a media circus. Critchley says, “The note on Bowie’s bouquet was extremely poignant: ‘You’ve seen more things than we can imagine, but all these moments will be lost—like tears washed away by the rain.’” My reaction to this was, yeah, it’s extremely poignant, especially if you’re a fan of the movie Blade Runner, since Bowie’s note is an unabashed rephrasing of Rutger Hauer’s character’s dying speech at the end, minus the bit about space travel. Always a pose to tell a true thing. Also, it’s worth noting that I had to look up what year Blade Runner came out and make sure it was first, because Bowie is such an influential icon that I thought it wasn’t out of the question that the screenplay writers were copying Bowie instead of the other way around.

What other book is this like? Every other book about David Bowie, but thankfully not too much so. Okay, it was also kind of like Uncommon: An Essay on Pulp by Own Hatherley

Theme Song? “The Secret Life of Arabia”
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jollyavis | 1 muu arvostelu | Dec 14, 2021 |

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