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Society of Centaurs

Philosophical Remarks on Automobility

Peter Sloterdijk

It is characteristic for philosophical speech to keep its distance from problem-solving thinking. It seems to be important, in the modern day climate of worry that surrounds discussions about transport and society, to keep this in mind—the possibility of an unrestrained and indeed celebratory mode of thought, one that today goes under the name “philosophy.” Thought can only be unrestrained if it can shake off the agitation caused by current concerns, becoming then, in a literal sense, luxurious.

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Mobile Perception and the Automotive Prosthetic

Photoconceptualism, the Car, and the Posthuman Subject

Charissa N. Terranova

This essay focuses on a body of photoconceptual works from the 1960s and 1970s in which the automobile functions as a prosthetic-like aperture through which to view the world in motion. I argue that the logic of the “automotive prosthetic“ in works by Paul McCarthy, Dennis Hopper, Ed Ruscha, Jeff Wall, John Baldessari, Richard Prince, Martha Rosler, Robert Smithson, Ed Kienholz, Julian Opie, and Cory Arcangel reveals a techno-genetic understanding of conceptual art, functioning in addition and alternatively to semiotics and various philosophies of language usually associated with conceptual art. These artworks show how the automobile, movement on roads and highways, and the automotive landscape of urban sprawl have transformed the human sensorium. I surmise that the car has become a prosthetic of the human body and is a technological force in the maieusis of the posthuman subject. I offer a reading of specific works of photoconceptual art based on experience, perception, and a posthumanist subjectivity in contrast to solely understanding them according to semiotics and linguistics.

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Peter Merriman

of scholars and practitioners working across the arts and humanities, whether in history, cultural and historical geography, literary and cultural studies, performance studies, archaeology, philosophy, film studies, or art and design. 2 Since its

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Knowledge, Travel, and Embodied Thought

Restlessness in Herder’s Journal of My Voyage in the Year 1769

John K. Noyes

five years previously, and, like his teacher, he was intent on charting a path between the empiricist and idealist positions that dominated philosophy at the time. This meant subscribing to neither the idea of the mind as a tabula rasa whose content is

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Peter Merriman, Georgine Clarsen, and Gijs Mom

, film theory, contemporary philosophy, leisure studies, and the sociology of sport, as well as those already incorporated from anthropology, geography, history, media studies, and sociology. This issue of Transfers includes a special section on

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Peter Merriman

showcase the diversity of approaches that may help to investigate the mobilities of this terrible virus, ranging from work in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science, technology, medicine, and disease, to work in anthropology, human geography

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Kudzai Matereke

has a very long arduous history. It has been narrated in literature straddling themes and perspectives in diverse areas such as sociology, literature, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, and African philosophy. For African scholars who use an

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Cotten Seiler

frontier; and the forced migration of Indigenous people and enslaved African Americans. Given the tacitly or explicitly racist cast of the Enlightenment political philosophy on which the founders drew, it is unsurprising that the citizen-ideal that emerged

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Reconstruction--Fiction--Transfer

Imparting Ethno-aesthetic Knowledge in John Hawkesworth’s Report on Cook’s First Voyage to the South Pacific (1768–1771)

Sebastian Kaufmann

Philosophy of History for the Education of Mankind) of 1774—the same year in which the German translation of Hawkesworth’s Voyages appeared—Johann Gottfried Herder observed in a somewhat ironic undertone: “Our travel narratives are increasing and improving

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Discipline and Publish?

Transfers as Interdisciplinary Site

Cotten Seiler

produced by misfits and malcontents who chafed at disciplinary habits and habitats: Suzanne Langer's Philosophy in a Minor Key (1942), Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962), Harold Cruse's The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual