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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 visa mer 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) visa färre

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Verk av Simon Critchley

The Book of Dead Philosophers (2008) 516 exemplar, 16 recensioner
Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (2001) 427 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Emmanuel Levinas: Basic Philosophical Writings (1996) — Redaktör — 176 exemplar
Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us (2019) 130 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Memory Theatre (2014) 124 exemplar, 1 recension
On Humour (2002) 113 exemplar
The Cambridge Companion to Levinas (2002) — Redaktör — 90 exemplar
Stay, Illusion!: The Hamlet Doctrine (2013) 89 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Notes on Suicide (2015) 78 exemplar
Bowie (2014) 70 exemplar, 2 recensioner
A Companion to Continental Philosophy (1998) — Redaktör — 70 exemplar, 1 recension
Deconstruction and Pragmatism (1996) 56 exemplar
What We Think About When We Think About Soccer (2017) 53 exemplar, 1 recension
Re-Reading Levinas (1991) — Redaktör — 46 exemplar
Impossible Objects (2011) 27 exemplar
The Anarchist Turn (2013) — Redaktör — 22 exemplar
Laclau: A Critical Reader (2004) 14 exemplar
The Problem with Levinas (2015) 12 exemplar
Deconstructive Subjectivities (1996) — Redaktör — 11 exemplar
On Bowie (2016) 9 exemplar
Philippe Parreno (2009) 4 exemplar
Mizah Üzerine (2020) 3 exemplar
Sleepwalkers (2014) 3 exemplar
Tragedia Y Modernidad (2014) 3 exemplar
Suicide (2016) 3 exemplar
Sobre El Humor (2010) 2 exemplar
Mysticism 1 exemplar
Note sul suicidio (2022) 1 exemplar
Imansizlarin Imani (2013) 1 exemplar
Le jour et l'heure (2015) 1 exemplar
Mystical Anarchism 1 exemplar

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Men in Space (2007) — Efterord, vissa utgåvor166 exemplar, 2 recensioner
On Stories (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 116 exemplar
Tragedy and the Idea of Modernity (Classical Presences) (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar


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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.
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
Moshepit20 | 2 andra recensioner | 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.… (mer)
henrique_iwao | 3 andra recensioner | 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 annan recension | Dec 14, 2021 |



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