for a special kind of thinking—a thinking from many perspectives. For him, this thinking is the road to knowledge. Nietzsche terms this thinking “perspectivism.” 3 This article explores a significant aporia in modern European thought related to
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The Multiplied Mind
Perspectival Thinking in Arendt, Koestler, Orwell
Thinking about Thinking
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Finding Continuity in US Military Veterans’ Embodied Minds
indicate a problem with the brain – VA clinicians encourage veterans to ‘think about thinking’ so they can recognize their minds as functional, thereby dispelling some of their concerns about their brains. In making these arguments, I foreground
The Work of Ocean Sciences, Scientists, and Technologies in Producing the Sea as Space
Thinking about the Ocean “When I think of climate … it's very much shaped by, I think, my ocean thinking … ” When I asked a paleoceanographer about changes in the climate around southern Iceland, he answered by referencing ocean
Brent E. Sasley
like in practice via a discussion of three major concepts in Political Science—the state, democracy, and liberal democracy. None of these are particular to the Israeli context, but they all form a critical basis for thinking about Israel and comparing
This paper compares Sartre's and Nancy's experience of the plurality of beings. After briefly discussing why Heidegger cannot provide such an experience, it analyzes the relation between the in-itself and for-itself in Sartre and between bodies and sense in Nancy in order to ask how this experience can be nauseating for Sartre, but meaningful for Nancy. First, it shows that the articulation of Being into beings is only a coat of veneer for Sartre while for Nancy Being is necessarily plural. Then, it contrasts Nausea as an experience without language with Nancy's thinking of the excription of sense in the thing.
James J. Fiumara
Nitzan Ben Shaul, Cinema of Choice: Optional Thinking and Narrative Movies
The following three talks were originally delivered as part of the “Author Meets Critic” session on Thomas E. Wartenberg’s Thinking on Screen: Film as Philosophy (2007)* at the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting in Chicago. The session was sponsored by the Society for the Philosophical Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts on 17 April 2008.
Joanna L. Mosser
Scholars identify the classical and neoliberal commitment to consumption, production, and self-directing individualism as a cultural barrier to ecological thinking and action. The state's complicity in the production of market-based norms and practices hostile to ecological thinking is widely acknowledged. Some solutions, in turn, advocate the liberating force of critical pedagogies that cultivate alternative conceptions of the individual, place, production, consumption, and environment. Missing in this literature is a consideration of the implications of state-based instructional methods for the pursuit of such critical, liberating pedagogies. This article revisits the sovereign territorial state as a modern form of political authority and explores the implications of the state's project of self-authoring standardization and consolidation for the development of ecological thinking and action. The epistemology and ontology of the modern state is rooted in a praxis of subject-hood that dismisses, and constructs as dangerous, the anarchic, self-authoring tendencies of the everyday. Recovering the everyday as a site of authorship, agency, and choice is a first step to creating individuals who take seriously the demands of ecological thinking and action.
Donald M. Nonini
It is always a pleasure to read John Clarke’s work because, like the analytical “ordinary language” philosophers of the 1950s to 1970s, such as Wittgenstein and Austin, he pushes all of us who use the concepts he examines to think more rigorously about what we mean by them and by our theoretical assumptions when we use them. The present essay is no exception, and I learned much from it as a tour d’horizon of current thinking about neo-liberalism by social scientists. The observations that John makes about the ways in which current scholars view neo-liberalism as promiscuous, omnipresent, and omnipotent are spot-on.
to speak about thinking. If von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt depicts thinking, it is also true that as a contribution to popular culture it is not as it might have been, omitting as it does (if surely in the interest of public absorbability) any number