Our Broad Present

Author: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231537611
File Size: 30,71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 5061
Download

Considering a range of present-day phenomena, from the immediacy effects of literature to the impact of hypercommunication, globalization, and sports, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht notes an important shift in our relationship to history and the passage of time. Although we continue to use concepts inherited from a "historicist" viewpoint, a notion of time articulated in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the actual construction of time in which we live in today, which shapes our perceptions, experiences, and actions, is no longer historicist. Without fully realizing it, we now inhabit a new, unnamed space in which the "closed future" and "ever-available past" (a past we have not managed to leave behind) converge to produce an "ever-broadening present of simultaneities." This profound change to a key dimension of our existence has complex consequences for the way in which we think about ourselves and our relation to the material world. At the same time, the ubiquity of digital media has eliminated our tactile sense of physical space, altering our perception of our world. Gumbrecht draws on his mastery of the philosophy of language to enrich his everyday observations, traveling to Disneyland, a small town in Louisiana, and the center of Vienna to produce striking sketches of our broad presence in the world.

Our Broad Present Time And Contemporary Culture

Author: Rolando Kane
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781973708254
File Size: 70,29 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 6205
Download

Considering a range of present-day phenomena, from the immediacy effects of literature to the impact of hypercommunication, globalization, and sports, Rolando Kane notes an important shift in our relationship to history and the passage of time. Although we continue to use concepts inherited from a "historicist" viewpoint, a notion of time articulated in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the actual construction of time in which we live in today, which shapes our perceptions, experiences, and actions, is no longer historicist. Without fully realizing it, we now inhabit a new, unnamed space in which the "closed future" and "ever-available past" (a past we have not managed to leave behind) converge to produce an "ever-broadening present of simultaneities."

Crowds

Author: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 1503630285
File Size: 42,86 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 8203
Download

Anyone who has ever experienced a sporting event in a large stadium knows the energy that emanates from stands full of fans cheering on their teams. Although "the masses" have long held a thoroughly bad reputation in politics and culture, literary critic and avid sports fan Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht finds powerful, as yet unexplored reasons to sing the praises of crowds. Drawing on his experiences as a spectator in the stadiums of South America, Germany, and the US, Gumbrecht presents the stadium as "a ritual of intensity," thereby offering a different lens through which we might capture and even appreciate the dynamic of the masses. In presenting this alternate view, Gumbrecht enters into conversation with thinkers who were more critical of the potential of the masses, such as Gustave Le Bon, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, José Ortega y Gasset, Elias Canetti, Siegfried Kracauer, T. W. Adorno, or Max Horkheimer. A preface explores college crowds as a uniquely specific phenomenon of American culture. Pairing philosophical rigor with the enthusiasm of a true fan, Gumbrecht writes from the inside and suggests that being part of a crowd opens us up to an experience beyond ourselves.

Prose Of The World

Author: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 1503627861
File Size: 49,79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 9971
Download

A lively examination of the life and work of one of the great Enlightenment intellectuals Philosopher, translator, novelist, art critic, and editor of the Encyclopédie, Denis Diderot was one of the liveliest figures of the Enlightenment. But how might we delineate the contours of his diverse oeuvre, which, unlike the works of his contemporaries, Voltaire, Rousseau, Schiller, Kant, or Hume, is clearly characterized by a centrifugal dynamic? Taking Hegel's fascinated irritation with Diderot's work as a starting point, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht explores the question of this extraordinary intellectual's place in the legacy of the eighteenth century. While Diderot shared most of the concerns typically attributed to his time, the ways in which he coped with them do not fully correspond to what we consider Enlightenment thought. Conjuring scenes from Diderot's by turns turbulent and quiet life, offering close readings of several key books, and probing the motif of a tension between physical perception and conceptual experience, Gumbrecht demonstrates how Diderot belonged to a vivid intellectual periphery that included protagonists such as Lichtenberg, Goya, and Mozart. With this provocative and elegant work, he elaborates the existential preoccupations of this periphery, revealing the way they speak to us today.

Who S The Old Broad At The Bar

Author: Katherine Baer
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557266076
File Size: 24,10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 8750
Download

A collection of personal essays about living joyously after sixty.

A Broad Hint To The Manufacturers On The Subject Of Corn Coals Steam And Machinery Or A First Impression From A Seal Intended For The Lips Of The Free Trade Advocates

Author: Edward Sparkhall
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 60,54 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 267
Download


C D Broad S Philosophy Of Time

Author: L. Nathan Oaklander
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317679512
File Size: 63,26 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 2505
Download

In this study, Oaklander's primary aim is to examine critically C.D. Broad’s changing views of time and in so doing clarify the central disputes in the philosophy of time, explicate the various positions Broad took regarding them, and develop his own responses both to Broad and the issues debated.

Analysis Of The Social Security System Oasi Benefits Paid Abroad Broad Economic Factors And Veterans Benefits In Relation To Oasi

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 45,30 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 6554
Download


Broad S Critical Essays In Moral Philosophy Routledge Revivals

Author: David Cheney
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134696310
File Size: 47,50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 8176
Download

The ideas of C. D. Broad have affected the work of moral philosophers throughout the twentieth century to the present day. First published in 1971, this edited volume contains Broad’s best essays on the philosophical problems of Ethics, mostly written and published between 1914 and 1964. Among the essays are Broad’s important critiques of G. E. Moore’s ethical theory, his lecture entitled ‘Determinism, Indeterminism and Libertarianism’, and other pieces discussing topics as broad as Conscience, Egoism and Free Will. This reissue serves as an important companion to Broad’s other works, a number of which have also been reissued within the Routledge Library Editions series, and will be invaluable to students interested in Broad’s theories and twentieth-century philosophical thought.

Broad Soldiers Tom Grove Goes Naked

Author: Chris Sullivan
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847537812
File Size: 59,85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 2126
Download

Tom Grove sucks in his first breath in 1952 in London's East End. It's a poverty stricken area brimming with Cockney characters who are tough and sharp witted. When his parents move to Wimbledon for a new start events don't go to plan. Tom's life is thrown into turmoil. Tragedy, shock news from America, racy and comical escapades fill this account of Tom's uphill journey from boy to man. The book is littered with rhymes that capture poignant moments as well as humorous episodes in his fight for survival. When he becomes a high flying Trader in London's Money Market his lifestyle is transported to one of champagne and women. After losing it all he launches himself in to many ventures - stand up comedian, gardener to the UK's largest drug importer, film extra, lorry driver, etc. with some hilarious results. Despite constant setbacks Tom's character stands firm. This is a story of one man's ability to overcome adversity with humour and inspiration.

Broad Is My Native Land

Author: Lewis H. Siegelbaum
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801455138
File Size: 42,33 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 5008
Download

Whether voluntary or coerced, hopeful or desperate, people moved in unprecedented numbers across Russia’s vast territory during the twentieth century. Broad Is My Native Land is the first history of late imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet Russia through the lens of migration. Lewis H. Siegelbaum and Leslie Page Moch tell the stories of Russians on the move, capturing the rich variety of their experiences by distinguishing among categories of migrants—settlers, seasonal workers, migrants to the city, career and military migrants, evacuees and refugees, deportees, and itinerants. So vast and diverse was Russian political space that in their journeys, migrants often crossed multiple cultural, linguistic, and administrative borders. By comparing the institutions and experiences of migration across the century and placing Russia in an international context, Siegelbaum and Moch have made a magisterial contribution to both the history of Russia and the study of global migration. The authors draw on three kinds of sources: letters to authorities (typically appeals for assistance); the myriad forms employed in communication about the provision of transportation, food, accommodation, and employment for migrants; and interviews with and memoirs by people who moved or were moved, often under the most harrowing of circumstances. Taken together, these sources reveal the complex relationship between the regimes of state control that sought to regulate internal movement and the tactical repertoires employed by the migrants themselves in their often successful attempts to manipulate, resist, and survive these official directives.

Occupation Of Germany Policy And Progress 1945 46

Author: United States. Department of State
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 43,35 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 739
Download


The Broad And The Narrow Gauge Or Remarks On The Report Of The Gauge Commissioners

Author: Henry Lushington
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 60,15 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 7910
Download


Advances On Broad Band Wireless Computing Communication And Applications

Author: Leonard Barolli
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030335062
File Size: 54,74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 763
Download

This proceedings book presents the latest research findings, innovative research results, methods and development techniques related to the emerging areas of broadband and wireless computing, from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Today’s information networks are going through a rapid evolution. Different kinds of networks with different characteristics are emerging, and are being integrated into heterogeneous networks. As a result, there are numerous interconnection problems that can occur at different levels of the hardware and software design of communicating entities and communication networks. Such networks need to manage an increasing usage demand, provide support for a significant number of services, guarantee their QoS, and optimize the network resources. The success of all-IP networking and wireless technology has changed the way of living for people around the globe. Advances in electronic integration and wireless communications will pave the way to offering access to wireless networks on the fly, which in turn will allow electronic devices to share information with each other wherever and whenever necessary.

Broad Churches

Author: Kristin Gnoza
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365522717
File Size: 31,21 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 745
Download

In a perfect world, Natalie Tripper could get over herself. This isn't a perfect world. Natalie, a cancer survivor, lives in fear that people blame her for others' deaths. Anyone is a trigger for her guilt: friends, strangers, even family members. Jamie Owen might be different, though- even if Natalie knew her now-deceased sister. Meanwhile, rumors of a lost novel by Owen Church, acclaimed writer and Natalie's great-great-grandfather, begin circulating. Hoping to earn recognition in a family of renowned authors, Natalie looks for the book. Jamie offers her help, but can Natalie accept it when she's still haunted by her past?

Some Observations On The Use Of Broad Wheels

Author: A. B.
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 13,22 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 5291
Download


I Love A Broad Margin To My Life

Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446468542
File Size: 60,66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 8035
Download

Maxine Hong Kingston, author of such seminal works as The Woman Warrior and China Men, is one of the most important American writers of her generation. In this remarkable memoir, she writes from the point of view of being sixty-five, looking back on a rich and complex life of literature and political activism, always against the background of what it is like to have a mixed Chinese-American identity. Passages of autobiography, in which she describes such events in her life as being imprisoned with Alice Walker for demonstrating against the Iraq war, meld with a ficitonal journey in which she sends her avatar Wittman Ah Sing on a trip to modern China. She also evokes her own poignant journey, without a guide, back to the Chinese villages her father and mother left in order to come to America.

Broad And Narrow Interpretations Of Philosophy Of Technology

Author: P.T. Durbin
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400905572
File Size: 34,23 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 3881
Download

BACKGROUND: DEPARTMENTS, SPECIALIZATION, AND PROFESSIONALIZATION IN AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION For over half of its history, U.S. higher education turned out mostly cler gymen and lawyers. Looking back on that period, we might be tempted to think that this meant specialized training for the ministry or the practice of law. That, however, was not the case. What a college education in the U.S. prepared young men (almost exclusively) for, from the founding of Harvard College in 1636 through the founding of hundreds of denominational colleges in the first two-thirds of the nineteenth century, was leadership in the community. Professionalization and specialization only began to take root, and then became the dominant mode in U.S. higher education, in the period roughly from 1860--1920. In subsequent decades, that seemed to many critics to signal the end of what might be called "education in wisdom," the preparation of leaders for a broad range of responsibilities. Professionalization, specialization, and departmentalization of higher education in the U.S. began in the last quarter of the nineteenth century.