Category: Essays

La enfermedad y sus metáforas. El sida y sus metáforas. by Susan Sontag

By Susan Sontag

Este volumen reúne los ensayos, l. a. enfermedad y sus metáforas y El sida y sus metáforas, que siguen ejerciendo una influencia enorme en los angeles reflexión médica y en las vidas de miles de pacientes y cuidadores.

Susan Sontag escribió l. a. enfermedad y sus metáforas en 1978, mientras se trataba de un cáncer. En el libro quiso demostrar cómo los mitos acerca de algunas enfermedades, en especial del cáncer, añaden más dolor al sufrimiento de los pacientes y a menudo los cohíben en l. a. búsqueda de tratamiento adecuado.

Casi una década después, con los angeles irrupción de una nueva enfermedad estigmatizada y transida de incertidumbres y «fantasías punitivas», Sontag escribió El sida y sus metáforas, extendiendo los argumentos del libro anterior a l. a. pandemia de sida.

Reseña:
«Un ensayo luminoso.»
Cristina Peri Rossi

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The Essays of Leonard Michaels by Leonard Michaels

By Leonard Michaels

Leonard Michaels was once a author of unfailing emotional honesty. His memoirs, initially scattered via his tale collections, are one of the such a lot exciting evocations of becoming up within the big apple of the Fifties and ’60s—and of continuous to develop up, within the cultural turmoil of the ’70s and ’80s, as a author, instructor, lover, and reader. an identical honesty and pleasure shine in Michaels’s hugely own commentaries on tradition and paintings. even if he’s asking what makes a narrative, reviewing the heritage of the observe “relationship,” or reflecting on intercourse within the videos, he's humorous, penetrating, remarkable, constantly alive at the page.

The Essays of Leonard Michaels is the definitive selection of his nonfiction and exhibits, all over again, why Michaels used to be singled out for compliment by means of fellow writers as assorted as Susan Sontag, Larry McMurtry, William Styron, and Charles Baxter. past autobiography or feedback, it's the list of a sensibility and of a method that's unequalled in American letters.

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The Prism of the Self: Philosophical Essays in Honor of by Judith Butler (auth.), Steven Galt Crowell (eds.)

By Judith Butler (auth.), Steven Galt Crowell (eds.)

This quantity includes sOOeen essays written through his scholars and co-workers in honor of Maurice Natanson. The essays discover a number of the assorted topics Professor Natanson has pursued via 40 years of training and philosophizing within the culture of existential phenomenology. since it additionally features a long biographical and philosophical interview the place you can find an soaking up account of Natanson's Lebens/au/in his personal phrases, there is not any have to aspect that polypragmatic occupation right here. Suffice to claim that even passing acquaintance with the fellow and the paintings will show that Edmund Husserl's self-description holds both of his individual interpreter: "I search to not train yet purely to guide, to show and describe what I see. I declare no different correct than that of conversing in keeping with my top lighting, largely prior to myself yet within the related demeanour additionally sooner than others, as person who has lived in all its seriousness the destiny of a philosophical life. "l For Natanson, because the range of the contributions to this quantity attest, such seriousness consists of whatever except that slim technical imaginative and prescient for which an issue is the extra philosophical the fewer it has to do with the rest. In Natanson's pages-to say not anything of his instructing and conversation-there aren't any males of straw yet dwelling, respiring humans; with hirn philosophy's tentacles are ubiquitous.

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The Proper Study of Mankind: An Anthology of Essays by Isaiah Berlin

By Isaiah Berlin

Isaiah Berlin used to be one of many major thinkers of our time and considered one of its most interesting writers. the right kind examine of Mankind brings jointly his such a lot celebrated writing: right here the reader will locate Berlin's well-known essay on Tolstoy, "The Hedgehog and the Fox"; his penetrating snap shots of contemporaries from Pasternak and Akhmatova to Churchill and Roosevelt; his essays on liberty and his exposition of pluralism; his safeguard of philosophy and background opposed to assimilation to medical approach; and his extraordinary stories of such highbrow originals as Machiavelli, Vico, and Herder.

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Arts of the Possible: Essays and Conversations by Adrienne Rich

By Adrienne Rich

"I am a poet who is aware the social strength of poetry, a usa citizen who is aware herself irrevocably tangled in her society's hopes, conceitedness, and despair," Adrienne wealthy writes.

The essays in Arts of the Possible look for probabilities past a compromised, degraded approach, looking to think whatever else. They name at the fluidity of the mind's eye, from poetic imaginative and prescient to social justice, from the badlands of political demoralization to an artwork that would wound, that could open scars whilst engaged in its paintings, yet will eventually suture and never tear apart.

This quantity collects Rich's essays from the decade of the 20th century, together with 4 prior essays, in addition to a number of conversations that pass additional than the standard interview. additionally incorporated is her essay explaining her purposes for declining the nationwide Medal for the humanities.

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Conceptions of Critique in Modern and Contemporary by Ruth Sonderegger, Karin de Boer

By Ruth Sonderegger, Karin de Boer

Does philosophical critique have a destiny? What are its chances, limits and presuppositions? This assortment through awesome students from a number of traditions, responds to those questions through reading the different types of philosophical critique that experience formed continental inspiration from Spinoza and Kant to Marx, Foucault, Derrida and Rancière.

Review

"De Boer and Sonderegger have compiled a useful historic stock of conceptions of critique from Spinoza to Rancière. starting with a riveting essay through Judith Butler, who remembers that critique is the for dissent, this quantity presents Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Adorno, Foucault, between others, with clean and hard philosophical profiles. All scholars of critique will wish this quantity on their bookshelf." - Jay Bernstein, New college for Social examine, long island, USA

"This is a uniquely wealthy and numerous quantity which bargains either old reconstructions of (mostly) post-Kantian conceptions of critique and evaluative discussions of the character and way forward for critique as a style. I greatly suggest this ebook to an individual drawn to questions of normativity and justification." - Béatrice Han-Pile, collage of Essex, UK

About the Author

RUTH SONDEREGGER Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetic conception on the Academy of good Arts Vienna, Austria. She is the writer of Für eine Ästhetik des Spiels. Hermeneutik, Dekonstruktion und der Eigensinn der Kunst (2000), the co-editor of Golden Years – Queere Subkultur zwischen 1959 und 1974 (2006), and has released extensively on aesthetics and the relation among artwork and politics.
KARIN DE BOER Professor of Philosophy on the collage of Leuven, Belgium. She is the writer of considering within the mild of Time: Heidegger's stumble upon with Hegel (2000), On Hegel: The Sway of the detrimental (2010), and of various articles on Kant, Hegel, Heidegger, tragedy, and modern French proposal.

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What to Think About Machines That Think: Today's Leading

Because the international turns into ever extra ruled by means of know-how, John Brockman’s most up-to-date addition to the acclaimed and bestselling “Edge query Series” asks greater than one hundred seventy five major scientists, philosophers, and artists: What do you consider machines that think?

The improvement of synthetic intelligence has been a resource of fascination and nervousness ever considering that Alan Turing formalized the idea that in 1950. at the present time, Stephen Hawking believes that AI “could spell the top of the human race.” at least, its improvement increases advanced ethical concerns with robust real-world implications—for us and for our machines.

In this quantity, recording artist Brian Eno proposes that we’re already a part of an AI: worldwide civilization, or what TED curator Chris Anderson somewhere else calls the hive brain. And writer Pamela McCorduck considers what drives us to pursue AI within the first place.

On the existential possibility posed through superintelligent machines, Steven Pinker questions the chance of a robotic rebellion. Douglas Coupland strains pain with human-programmed AI to deeper fears approximately what constitutes “humanness.” Martin Rees predicts the tip of natural considering, whereas Daniel C. Dennett explains why he believes the Singularity will be an city legend.

Provocative, enriching, and available, What to contemplate Machines That Think may be a realistic consultant to the not-so-distant destiny.

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The New Gods by E. M. Cioran, Richard Howard

By E. M. Cioran, Richard Howard

Dubbed “Nietzsche with no his hammer” by means of literary critic James wooden, the Romanian thinker E. M. Cioran is named a lot for his profound pessimism and fatalistic strategy as for the lyrical, raging prose with which he communicates them. in contrast to lots of his different works, comparable to at the Heights of melancholy and Tears and Saints, the hot Gods eschews his ordinary aphoristic method in prefer of extra wide and analytic essays.

Returning to a lot of Cioran’s favourite topics, the recent Gods explores humanity’s attachment to gods, dying, worry, and disease, in essays that change extensively in shape and procedure. In “Paleontology” Cioran describes a trip to a museum, discovering the quite pedestrian vacation spot rife with decay, demise, and human weak point. In one other bankruptcy, Cioran explores suicide in shorter, impressionistic bursts, whereas “The Demiurge” is a shambolic exploration of man’s dating with strong, evil, and God. the entire whereas, the recent Gods reaffirms Cioran’s trust in “lucid despair,” and his personal signature mix of pessimism and skepticism in language that by no means fails to be a excitement. might be his prose itself is a controversy opposed to Cioran’s near-nihilism: there's attractiveness in his books.

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Violence in the Black Imagination: Essays and Documents by Ronald T. Takaki

By Ronald T. Takaki

1992 has been an explosive yr for racial relatives within the United States--from the reactions to the Rodney King verdict to discuss approximately Malcolm X and the movie portrayal of his function in American heritage. What kin do the hot occasions in la need to the Watts Riots in 1965? Violence within the Black mind's eye exhibits that those fresh occasions strength us to appreciate the historical past of racism in the US and its legacy of antagonism and violence. Ronald T. Takaki offers 3 brief novels of significant African-American leaders within the 19th century: Frederick Douglass, the top black abolitionist; Martin Delany, the daddy of black nationalism; and William Wells Brown, a pioneer of the black novel. The novels are observed by means of substantial essays which supply either biographical details at the writer and discover the typical subject matter in their work--the factor of black progressive violence in antebellum the United States. The paintings features a new preface which examines the 1992 South critical la racial explosion in dating to Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and the 1965 Watts insurrection.

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