Lyrical and Critical Essays

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Lyrical and Critical Essays

Lyrical and Critical Essays

  • Author: Albert Camus
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030782778X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 384
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Edited by Philip Thody, translated by Ellen Conroy Kennedy. "Here now, for the first time in a complete English translation, we have Camus' three little volumes of essays, plus a selection of his critical comments on literature and his own place in it. As might be expected, the main interest of these writings is that they illuminate new facets of his usual subject matter."--The New York Times Book Review "...a new single work for American readers that stands among the very finest."--The Nation

ALBERT CAMUS LYRICAL AND CRITICAL ESSAYS

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ALBERT CAMUS LYRICAL AND CRITICAL ESSAYS

ALBERT CAMUS LYRICAL AND CRITICAL ESSAYS

  • Author: Philip Thody
  • Publisher: N.A
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Lyrical and Critical Essays

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Lyrical and Critical Essays

Lyrical and Critical Essays

  • Author: Albert Camus
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Philosophy of Film Noir

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The Philosophy of Film Noir

The Philosophy of Film Noir

  • Author: Mark Conard
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813171709
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 264
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A drifter with no name and no past, driven purely by desire, is convinced by a beautiful woman to murder her husband. A hard-drinking detective down on his luck becomes involved with a gang of criminals in pursuit of a priceless artifact. The stories are at once romantic, pessimistic, filled with anxiety and a sense of alienation, and they define the essence of film noir. Noir emerged as a prominent American film genre in the early 1940s, distinguishable by its use of unusual lighting, sinister plots, mysterious characters, and dark themes. From The Maltese Falcon (1941) to Touch of Evil (1958), films from this classic period reflect an atmosphere of corruption and social decay that attracted such accomplished directors as John Huston, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and Orson Welles. The Philosophy of Film Noir is the first volume to focus exclusively on the philosophical underpinnings of these iconic films. Drawing on the work of diverse thinkers, from the French existentialist Albert Camus to the Frankurt school theorists Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, the volume connects film noir to the philosophical questions of a modern, often nihilistic, world. Opening with an examination of what constitutes noir cinema, the book interprets the philosophical elements consistently present in the films—themes such as moral ambiguity, reason versus passion, and pessimism. The contributors to the volume also argue that the essence and elements of noir have fundamentally influenced movies outside of the traditional noir period. Neo-noir films such as Pulp Fiction (1994), Fight Club (1999), and Memento (2000) have reintroduced the genre to a contemporary audience. As they assess the concepts present in individual films, the contributors also illuminate and explore the philosophical themes that surface in popular culture. A close examination of one of the most significant artistic movements of the twentieth century, The Philosophy of Film Noir reinvigorates an intellectual discussion at the intersection of popular culture and philosophy.

The Originality and Complexity of Albert Camus’s Writings

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The Originality and Complexity of Albert Camus’s Writings

The Originality and Complexity of Albert Camus’s Writings

  • Author: E. Vanborre
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137309474
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 174
  • View: 8746
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Fifty years after Camus's untimely death, his work still has a tremendous impact on literature. From a twenty-first century vantage point, his work offer us coexisting ideas and principles by which we can read and understand the other and ourselves. Yet Camus seems to guide us without directing us strictly; his fictions do not offer clear-cut solutions or doctrines to follow. This complexity is what demands that the oeuvre be read, and reread. The wide-ranging articles in this volume shed light, concentrate on the original aspects of Camus' writings and explore how and why they are still relevant for us today.

The Bloomsbury Companion to Existentialism

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Existentialism

The Bloomsbury Companion to Existentialism

  • Author: Felicity Joseph,Jack Reynolds,Ashley Woodward
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472567862
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 416
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The Bloomsbury Companion to Existentialism is the definitive guide to this key area of modern European philosophy. Now available in paperback, the book covers the fundamental questions asked by existentialism, providing valuable guidance for students and researchers to some of the many important and enduring contributions of existentialist thinkers. Chapters from an international team of experts explore existentialism's relationship to philosophical method; ontology; politics; psychoanalysis; ethics; religion; literature; emotion; feminism and sexuality; emotions; authenticity and the self; its significance in Latin American culture; and its contribution to the development of post-structuralism and cognitive science. In addition, five short chapters summarize the status of canonical figures Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre and de Beauvoir, delineating the historical approach to their work, while pointing to new directions contemporary research is now taking. Featuring a series of indispensable research tools such as an A to Z glossary, a timeline of key events, texts and thinkers in existentialism, a list of resources, and an annotated guide to further reading, this Companion is an essential resource to help the new reader navigate through the heart of Existentialism and modern European philosophy.

Bob Dylan and Philosophy

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Bob Dylan and Philosophy

Bob Dylan and Philosophy

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Thinking)

  • Author: Peter Vernezze,Carl J. Porter
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing
  • ISBN: 0812695925
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 205
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Legions of Bob Dylan fans know he is not just a great composer, writer, and performer, but a great thinker as well. In this collection, 18 philosophers analyze Dylan's ethical positions, political commitments, views on gender and sexuality, and his complicated and controversial attitudes toward religion.

Phenomenology

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Phenomenology

Phenomenology

Responses and Developments

  • Author: Leonard Lawlor
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131754689X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 336
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After Husserl, the study of phenomenology took off in different directions. The ambiguity inherent in phenomenology - between conscious experience and structural conditions - lent itself to a range of interpretations. Many existentialists developed phenomenology as conscious experience to analyse ethics and religion. Other phenomenologists developed notions of structural conditions to explore questions of science, mathematics, and conceptualization. "Phenomenology: Responses and Developments" covers all the major innovators in phenomenology - notably Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and the later Heidegger - and the major schools and issues. The volume also shows how phenomenological thinking encounters a limit, a limit most apparent in the aesthetical and hermeneutical development of phenomenology. The volume closes with an examination of the furthering of the division between analytic and continental philosophy.

Christian Metaphysics and Neoplatonism

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Christian Metaphysics and Neoplatonism

Christian Metaphysics and Neoplatonism

  • Author: Albert Camus
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN: 0826266223
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 148
  • View: 6956
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Contemporary scholarship tends to view Albert Camus as a modern, but he himself was conscious of the past and called the transition from Hellenism to Christianity "the true and only turning point in history." For Camus, modernity was not fully comprehensible without an examination of the aspirations that were first articulated in antiquity and that later received their clearest expression in Christianity. These aspirations amounted to a fundamental reorientation of human life in politics, religion, science, and philosophy. Understanding the nature and achievement of that reorientation became the central task of Christian Metaphysics and Neoplatonism. Primarily known through its inclusion in a French omnibus edition, it has remained one of Camus' least-read works, yet it marks his first attempt to understand the relationship between Greek philosophy and Christianity as he charted the movement from the Gospels through Gnosticism and Plotinus to what he calls Augustine's "second revelation" of the Christian faith. Ronald Srigley's translation of this seminal document helps illuminate these aspects of Camus' work. His freestanding English edition exposes readers to an important part of Camus' thought that is often overlooked by those concerned primarily with the book's literary value and supersedes the extant McBride translation by retaining a greater degree of literalness. Srigley has fully annotated Christian Metaphysics to include nearly all of Camus' original citations and has tracked down many poorly identified sources. When Camus cites an ancient primary source, whether in French translation or in the original language, Srigley substitutes a standard English translation in the interest of making his edition accessible to a wider range of readers. His introduction places the text in the context of Camus' better-known later work, explicating its relationship to those mature writings and exploring how its themes were reworked in subsequent books. Arguing that Camus was one of the great critics of modernity through his attempt to disentangle the Greeks from the Christians, Srigley clearly demonstrates the place of Christian Metaphysics in Camus' oeuvre. As the only stand-alone English version of this important work-and a long-overdue critical edition-his fluent translation is an essential benchmark in our understanding of Camus and his place in modern thought.

Life as Art

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Life as Art

Life as Art

Aesthetics and the Creation of Self

  • Author: Zachary Simpson
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739179314
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 310
  • View: 6483
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Life as Art synthesizes a number of aesthetic theories in philosophy after 1850 and shows the ways in which they contribute to a unified field of analysis and potential implementation. The book is framed both as a secondary text, analyzing 19th and 20th Century aesthetics, and a primary argument for the viability of life as art as a unified philosophical position.