Filed under book | Tags: · alchemy, art history, avant-garde, chance, cinema, collage, consciousness, dada, dreams, film, film history, language, mathematics, occultism, sexuality, spiritualism, surrealism, theory
“This book deals with the early intellectual reception of the cinema and the manner in which art theorists, philosophers, cultural theorists, and especially artists of the first decades of the twentieth century responded to its advent. While the idea persists that early writers on film were troubled by the cinema’s lowly form, this work proposes that there was another, largely unrecognized, strain in the reception of it. Far from anxious about film’s provenance in popular entertainment, some writers and artists proclaimed that the cinema was the most important art for the moderns, as it exemplified the vibrancy of contemporary life.
This view of the cinema was especially common among those whose commitments were to advanced artistic practices. Their notions about how to recast the art media (or the forms forged from those media’s materials) and the urgency of doing so formed the principal part of the conceptual core of the artistic programs advanced by the vanguard art movements of the first half of the twentieth century. This book, a companion to the author’s previous, Harmony & Dissent, examines the Dada and Surrealist movements as responses to the advent of the cinema.”
Publisher Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, 2013
Film and Media Studies series
ISBN 9781554586257, 1554586259
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Filed under book | Tags: · africa, caribbean, colonialism, consciousness, epistemology, existentialism, historicism, history of philosophy, knowledge, marxism, ontology, philosophy, poeticism, poststructuralism
“Caliban’s Reason introduces the general reader to Afro-Caribbean philosophy.
In this ground-breaking work, Paget Henry traces the roots of this discourse in traditional African thought and in the Christian and Enlightenment traditions of Western Europe. Since Afro-Caribbean thought is inherently hybrid in nature and marked by strong competition between its European and African orientations, Henry highlights its four main influences–traditional African philosophy, the Afro-Christian school, Poeticism and Historicism–as his organizing principle for discussion.
Offering a critical assessment of such writers as Wilson Harris, Derek Walcott, Edward Blyden, C.L.R. James and George Padmore, Caliban’s Reason renders a much-needed portrait of Afro-Caribbean philosophy and fills a significant gap in the field.”
Publisher Routledge, 2000
Africana Thought series
ISBN 0415926459, 9780415926454
Reviews: H. Adlai Murdoch (SubStance, 2002), Claudette Anderson (Small Axe, 2002), Charles Mills (Phil Review, 2003), Clevis Headley (Int’l J of African Hist Studies, 2003), Leslie R. James (North Star, 2004).
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Howard Rheingold: What Life Can Compare with This? Sitting Alone at the Window, I Watch the Flowers Bloom, the Leaves Fall, the Seasons Come and Go (1968)
Filed under thesis | Tags: · consciousness, machine, technology, transcendence
“Mind-blowing and its methods are discussed. Data suitable for statistical analysis are submitted therein.” (Abstract)
Presented to The Division of Philosophy, Psychology, and Education, Reed College, Portland/OR, May 1968
Scanned and OCRed by Stanford library, Feb 2012
via Renée Turner
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