Practices Of Wonder

Author: Sophia Vasalou
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227173953
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Practices Of Wonder from the Author: Sophia Vasalou. Wonder has been claimed as the beginning of philosophy by both Plato and Aristotle. Although an apparently similar claim, theessays in this collection represent a closer inspection of the difference in both location and content that define these two eminentthinkers' kinds of wonder. While Aristotle's understanding was outward-looking, directed to natural phenomena, and positioned at the beginning of inquiry with the assumption that explanation should purge it, Plato's before him was inward-looking, toward conceptual phenomena, and positioned not only at the beginning of inquiry but also as its pursuedend.Such different understandings are ones that have continued to be elaborated and developed throughout the history ofphilosophical conversation and so on to affect our feelings, understanding of and reactions to wonder.

The Fate Of Wonder

Author: Kevin Cahill
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231528116
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The Fate Of Wonder from the Author: Kevin Cahill. Kevin Cahill reclaims one of Ludwig Wittgenstein's most passionately pursued endeavors: to reawaken wonder for the mysterious place of human life and language in the world. Following the philosopher's spiritual and cultural criticism and tying it more tightly to the overall evolution of his thought, Cahill frames an original interpretation of Wittgenstein's engagement with Western metaphysics and modernity, better contextualizing the intentions and force of his work.Throughout the course of his study, Cahill synthesizes several approaches to Wittgenstein's life and thought. He str.


Author: Sophia Vasalou
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438455534
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Wonder from the Author: Sophia Vasalou. Synthesizes the most important recent work on wonder and brings a number of disciplines into conversation. Wonder has been celebrated as the quintessential passion of childhood. From the earliest stages of our intellectual history, it has been acclaimed as the driving force of inquiry and the prime passion of thought. Yet for an emotion acknowledged so widely for the multiple roles it plays in our lives, wonder has led a singularly shadowy existence in recent reflections. Philosophers have largely passed it over in silence; emotion theorists have shunned it as a case that sits awkwardly within their analytical frameworks. So what is wonder, and why does it matter? In this book, Sophia Vasalou sketches a “grammar” of wonder that pursues the complexities of wonder as an emotional experience that has carved colorful tracks through our language and our intellectual history, not only in philosophy and science but also in art and religious experience. A richer grammar of wonder and broader window into its past can give us the tools we need for thinking more insightfully about wonder, and for reflecting on the place it should occupy within our emotional lives. “Vasalou’s book is an important and exciting contribution to the literature. It is not a narrow academic inquiry on an obscure topic, but a sweeping exploration of an emotion that was once recognized as among the most important. Vasalou makes a powerful case for wonder and her book will spark great interest.” — Jesse Prinz, author of Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind “This is a powerful study of wonder, whose major strengths include its engagement of overlooked primary sources (in particular, Adam Smith and Zorba the Greek), its exhaustive treatment of the secondary literature, and its careful attunement to historical complexities.” — Mary-Jane Rubenstein, author of Strange Wonder: The Closure of Metaphysics and the Opening of Awe

Devices Of Wonder

Author: Barbara Maria Stafford
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892365906
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Devices Of Wonder from the Author: Barbara Maria Stafford. Exhibition held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 13 November 2001 to 3 February 2002.

Space Gender And Memory In Middle English Romance

Author: Jan Shaw
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137450460
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Space Gender And Memory In Middle English Romance from the Author: Jan Shaw. This book offers a much-needed consideration of Melusine within medieval and contemporary theories of space, memory, and gender. The Middle English Melusine offers a particularly rich source for such a study, as it presents the story of a powerful fairy/human woman who desires a full human life—and death—within a literary tradition that is more friendly to women’s agency than its continental counterparts. After establishing a “textual habitus of wonder,” Jan Shaw explores the tale in relation to a range of Middle English traditions including love and marriage, the spatial practices of women, the operation of individual and collective memory, and the legacies of patrimony. Melusine emerges as a complex figure, representing a multifaceted feminine subject that furthers our understanding of Middle English women’s sense of self in the world.

Principles And Practices Of Plant Genomics Volume 3

Author: Chittaranjan Kole
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439845522
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Principles And Practices Of Plant Genomics Volume 3 from the Author: Chittaranjan Kole. This book presents the basic and applied aspects of sequencing of genes and genomes and their implication in the fine-scale elucidation of the plant genomes. The third volume presents an overview on the advances of plant genomics made in the past century; deliberations on the genomics resources; concepts, tools, strategies, and achievements of comparative, evolutionary, and functional genomics and whole-genome sequencing. It also presents critical reviews on the already completed genome initiatives and glimpses on the currently progressing genome initiatives. This volume is an ideal reference book for students, scholars and scientists in academia, industry, and government.