terça-feira, 27 de agosto de 2013

Philosophy of the Social Sciences - Special Issue: Papers from the Inaugural Meeting of ENPOSS

The Collective Fallacy: The Possibility of Irreducibly Collective Action Without Corresponding Collective Moral Responsibility
Marcus Hedahl

Overcoming the Biases of Microfoundationalism: Social Mechanisms and Collective Agents
Tuukka Kaidesoja

Generative Explanation and Individualism in Agent-Based Simulation
Caterina Marchionni and Petri Ylikoski

Nature’s Experiments and Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences
Mary S. Morgan

Blinding and the Non-interference Assumption in Medical and Social Trials
David Teira

Review Essays

Restructuring Searle’s Making the Social World
Frank Hindriks

Better a Bang than a Whimper
Joseph Agassi

Book Reviews

Popper, Objectivity, and the Growth of Knowledge
Nimrod Bar-Am

Wittgenstein on Rules and Nature
Oskari Kuusela

segunda-feira, 26 de agosto de 2013

New Literary History, Volume 44, Number 2, Spring 2013 - The French Issue: New Perspectives on Reading from France

Philippe Roger, “Introduction: Five French Critics”
Marielle Macé, “Ways of Reading, Modes of Being”
Pierre Bayard, “Anticipatory Plagiarism”
François Cusset, “Unthinkable Readers: The Political Blindspot of French Literature”
Jean-Marie Schaeffer, “Literary Studies and Literary Experience”
Yves Citton, “Reading Literature and the Political Ecology of Gestures in the Age of Semiocapitalism”
Toril Moi, “Afterword: How the French Read”

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quinta-feira, 15 de agosto de 2013

Hermeneutics and the Humanities: Dialogues with Hans-Georg Gadamer, edited by Madeleine Kasten, Herman Paul and Rico Sneller

Book description from Amazon.com:

Published in 1960, Hans-Georg Gadamer’s Truth and Method is one of the most influential books on interpretation to have appeared in the past half century. Scholars across the humanities have applied, discussed, and criticized its insights. This volume aims to continue this conversation between hermeneutics and the humanities and tries to map Gadamer’s influence on the humanities, while identifying the possibilities for further interaction between his ideas and contemporary scholarship. This bilingual collection is essential reading for scholars interested in issues of methodology, theory, and philosophy.

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quarta-feira, 7 de agosto de 2013

Identity, Aesthetics, and Sound in the Fin de Siècle: Redesigning Perception, by Dariusz Gafijczuk

Book description from Amazon.com:

This book is an analytic and historical portrait of the volatile decades at the beginning of the 20th century. Engaging with avant-garde art and thought, and concentrating on two of the most controversial and still culturally relevant personalities of Viennese modernism - Sigmund Freud and Arnold Schoenberg - it tells the story of a cultural experiment of unprecedented proportions, an experiment that attempted to redesign the senses and the concept of individual identity. The book describes the shape of this identity through its mutually overlapping artistic and intellectual dimensions, as it explores the relationship between psychoanalysis and music.

You can also read Gafijczuk's interesting piece at the most recent edition of History and Theory, Dwelling Within: The Inhabited Ruins of History. The text is also available at his page at the International Network for Theory of History.

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sábado, 3 de agosto de 2013

After 1945: Latency as Origin of the Present, by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Book description from Amazon:

What is it the legacy that humankind has been living with since 1945? We were once convinced that time was the agent of change. But in the past decade or two, our experience of time has been transformed. Technology preserves and inundates us with the past, and we perceive our future as a set of converging and threatening inevitabilities: nuclear annihilation, global warming, overpopulation. Overwhelmed by these horizons, we live in an ever broadening present. In identifying the prevailing mood of the post-World War II decade as that of "latency," Gumbrecht returns to the era when this change in the pace and structure of time emerged and shows how it shaped the trajectory of his own postwar generation.

Those born after 1945, and especially those born in Germany, would have liked nothing more than to put the catastrophic events and explosions of the past behind them, but that possibility remained foreclosed or just out of reach. World literatures and cultures of the postwar years reveal this to have been a broadly shared predicament: they hint at promises unfulfilled and obsess over dishonesty and bad faith; they transmit the sensation of confinement and the inability to advance.

After 1945 belies its theme of entrapment. Gumbrecht has never been limited by narrow disciplinary boundaries, and his latest inquiry is both far-ranging and experimental. It combines autobiography with German history and world-historical analysis, offering insightful reflections on Samuel Beckett and Paul Celan, detailed exegesis of the thought of Martin Heidegger and Jean Paul Sartre, and surprising reflections on cultural phenomena ranging from Edith Piaf to the Kinsey Report. This personal and philosophical take on the last century is of immediate relevance to our identity today.

Click here to watch "After 1945: About the emergence of a new relation to time".

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quinta-feira, 1 de agosto de 2013

The Global E. P. Thompson: Reflections on the Making of the English Working Class after Fifty Years (Harvard University, October 3-5, 2013)



Online broadcast will be available at:

Thanks to the History and Theory mailing list for the informations.

Writing History in the Age of Biomedicine, by Roger Cooter with Claudia Stein

Book description from Amazon.com:

A collection of ten essays paired with substantial prefaces, this book chronicles and contextualizes Roger Cooter’s contributions to the history of medicine. Through an analysis of his own work, Cooter critically examines the politics of conceptual and methodological shifts in historiography. In particular, he examines the “double bind” of postmodernism and biological or neurological modeling that, together, threaten academic history. To counteract this trend, suggests Cooter, historians must begin actively locating themselves in the problems they consider.

The essays and commentaries constitute a kind of contour map of history’s recent trends and trajectories—its points of passage to the present—and lead both to a critical account of the discipline’s historiography and to an examination of the role of intellectual frameworks and epistemic virtues in the writing of history.

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