&ldquo;I am not a survivor,&rdquo; says John Lukacs, 94. "I am a crumbling remnant&rdquo; of the end of the 500-year-long <strong>Age of Books</strong>.

&amp;ldquo;I am not a survivor,&amp;rdquo; says John Lukacs, 94. &quot;I am a crumbling remnant&amp;rdquo; of the end of the 500-year-long Age of
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“I am not a survivor,” says John Lukacs, 94. "I am a crumbling remnant” of the end of the 500-year-long Age of Books.

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The New Politics of Materialism: History, Philosophy, Science

2017.12.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sarah Ellenzweig and John H. Zammito (eds.), The New Politics of Materialism: History, Philosophy, Science, Routledge, 2017,
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2017.12.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sarah Ellenzweig and John H. Zammito (eds.), The New Politics of Materialism: History, Philosophy, Science, Routledge, 2017, 328pp., $140 (hbk), ISBN 9781138240742. Reviewed by John Protevi, Louisiana State University Sarah Ellenzweig and John H. Zammito have edited a challenging set of essays that can serve as a critical companion to the “new materialist” (NM) movement, the main exemplars of which here are Diana Coole and Samantha Frost, Karen Barad, Jane Bennett, Elizabeth Grosz, Luciana Parisi, Jussi Parikka, and Rosi Braidotti. Many essays also mention Gilles Deleuze as an influence on NM, and a few concentrate on him as a NM thinker (Ansell-Pearson, Lowrie, Hayles). The Introduction sets out three critical themes by means of which the essays interrogate NM: history, ontology, and politics. The extension of the term “materialism” is at stake in all these themes: is it purely a metaphysical stance, one. . .

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&ldquo;Let me confess something.&rdquo; &ldquo;Let me summarize.&rdquo; &ldquo;Let me give a couple of examples.&rdquo; <strong>Writers don't ask permission</strong>. It&rsquo;s your book, do what you want

&amp;ldquo;Let me confess something.&amp;rdquo; &amp;ldquo;Let me summarize.&amp;rdquo; &amp;ldquo;Let me give a couple of examples.&amp;rdquo; Writers don&#39;t ask permission. It&amp;rsquo;s your book, do what you
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“Let me confess something.” “Let me summarize.” “Let me give a couple of examples.” Writers don't ask permission. It’s your book, do what you want

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Philosophers of the year, 2017: Beauvoir, Nietzsche, & Socrates [quiz]

This December, the OUP Philosophy team is celebrating three of 2017&#39;s most popular philosophers of the month: Simone de Beauvoir, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Socrates. Test your knowledge with our
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This December, the OUP Philosophy team marks the end of a great year by honouring three of 2017’s most popular Philosophers of the Month. The immeasurable contributions of Simone de Beauvoir, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Socrates to the field of philosophy ensure their place among history’s greatest thinkers. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a quiz highlighting the lives and works of each. Test your knowledge of these legendary philosophers. Quiz image: Books by Negative Space. Public Domain via Pexels.  Featured image: Duke Humfrey’s Library Interior in the Bodleian Library, Oxford by David Iliff. CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. The post Philosophers of the year, 2017: Beauvoir, Nietzsche, & Socrates [quiz] appeared first on OUPblog.         Related StoriesPhilosophical curiosities from around the world [slideshow]How well do you know Confucius? [quiz]How well do you know Hegel [quiz] 

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The speed of philosophy. <strong>Philippa Foot</strong>, a &ldquo;dreadfully slow thinker,&rdquo; wrote little. The challenge of the field, as she saw it, was to be slow enough

The speed of philosophy. Philippa Foot, a &amp;ldquo;dreadfully slow thinker,&amp;rdquo; wrote little. The challenge of the field, as she saw it, was to be slow
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The speed of philosophy. Philippa Foot, a “dreadfully slow thinker,” wrote little. The challenge of the field, as she saw it, was to be slow enough

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Historically, books were <strong>read out loud</strong>, to an audience &mdash; lighting was expensive, illiteracy common, and reading was deemed dangerous

Historically, books were read out loud, to an audience &amp;mdash; lighting was expensive, illiteracy common, and reading was deemed
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Historically, books were read out loud, to an audience — lighting was expensive, illiteracy common, and reading was deemed dangerous

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<strong>Giraffomania.</strong> The first giraffe in France arrived in 1826 and caused a sensation. Everything, even art, was <em>&ldquo;la mode &agrave; la girafe&rdquo;</em>

Giraffomania. The first giraffe in France arrived in 1826 and caused a sensation. Everything, even art, was &amp;ldquo;la mode &amp;agrave; la
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Giraffomania. The first giraffe in France arrived in 1826 and caused a sensation. Everything, even art, was “la mode à la girafe”

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Sakya Paṇḍita [sa skya paṇ ḍi ta]

[New Entry by Jonathan C. Gold on December 1, 2017.] Sakya Paṇḍita (Sa-skya Paṇḍita Kun-dga&#39; Rgyal-mtshan, 1182 - 1251, abbreviated Sapaṇ) is one of Tibet&#39;s greatest and most influential
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[New Entry by Jonathan C. Gold on December 1, 2017.] Sakya Paṇḍita (Sa-skya Paṇḍita Kun-dga' Rgyal-mtshan, 1182 - 1251, abbreviated Sapaṇ) is one of Tibet's greatest and most influential philosophers. He is the intellectual giant of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism, famous among Tibetans for his learning - signified in his honorific title meaning "Paṇḍit from Sakya". His knowledge was broad, but his expertise is most noted in the areas of epistemology (pramāṇa), which included significant...

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Full Professor (W3) of Philosophy with the Focus on Theoretical Philosophy

Job List:&amp;nbsp; Europe Name of institution:&amp;nbsp; University of
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Job List: 
Europe
Name of institution: 
University of Greifswald
Town: 
Greifswald
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Germany
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Art & Assault II: Feeling & Aesthetic Value

One interesting issue in aesthetics is whether the ethics of the artist should be considered relevant to the aesthetic value of their work. Obviously enough, what people think about an artist can
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One interesting issue in aesthetics is whether the ethics of the artist should be considered relevant to the aesthetic value of their work. Obviously enough, what people think about an artist can influence what they feel about a work. But how people assess works and how they should assess works are two different matters. One way to approach the matter is to look at art works as analogous to any other work, such as a student’s paper in a philosophy class or the construction of a storage shed. In the case of a student’s paper, a professor can obviously be influenced by how they feel about the student. For example, if a professor learned that a student had groped another student, then the professor is likely to dislike the student. But if the professor decided to assign a failing grade to the groper’s paper, then this would be unfair and unjust—the quality of the paper has nothing to do with the behavior of the student. After all, the assessment of an argumentative paper in philosophy is. . .

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