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Impossible Objects - a book by Critchley, Simon

Impossible Objects

Impossible Objects( )
Author: Critchley, Simon
Cederström, Carl
Kesselman, Todd
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Polity Press
Book Format:Ebook
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Impossible objects are those about which the philosopher, narrowly conceived, can hardly speak: poetry, film, music, humor. Such "objects" do not rely on philosophy for interpretation and understanding; they are already independent practices and sites of sensuous meaning production. As Elvis Costello has said, "writing about music is like dancing about architecture." We don't need literary theory in order to be riveted by the poem, nor a critic's analysis to enjoy a film. How then can...
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Detailed Subjects: Art / Criticism & Theory
Art / General
Biography & Autobiography / Artists, Architects, Photographers
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.931 x 0.585 Inches
Book Weight:1.5 Pounds
Author Biography
Critchley, Simon (Author)
English philosopher Simon Critchley was born on February 27, 1960. He earned his BA (1985) and PhD (1988) from the University of Essex in England. Critchley received his M.Phil. from France's University of Nice in 1987.

Critchley has held university fellow, lecturer, reader, and professor positions and was the Director of the Centre for Theoretical Studies at the University of Essex. Additionally, Critchley was President of the British Society for Phenomenology from 1994-1999, he held a Humboldt Research Fellowship in Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt, and was Programme Director of the Collège International de Philosophie. Since 2004 Critchley has taught philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York.

Critchley's publications include "The Ethics of Deconstruction: Derrida and Levinas," the collection of essays "Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity," "Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction," "On Humour," "Things Merely Are," "Infinitely Demanding," and the New York Times bestseller "The Book of Dead Philosophers".


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