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- Jason Timothy Taksony Hewitt, Dark Ecologies of Knowledges: A Postphenomenological Approach to Architectonics as Terraprocess.This series of essays offers a critique of Information Studies, taken as a discipline largely concerned with informational objects and their representations on the one hand and the control of these same by means of other informational objects and their representations on the other. Specifically, the critique put forward here attends to the ways that the common practices of Information Studies may reinforce representationalist ideologies that are historically problematic and that are likely to continue to be so into the future (...)No categories
- Olivier Roland, L’Autographie Mareysienne: Ou Comment Séparer les Corps Pour les Rapprocher D’Eux-Mêmes.My paper seeks to show that early cinema was profoundly indebted to the 19th-century debate on the nihilistic and decadent body , and that, in this context, early cinema aimed to galvanize the modern body by bring it back to itself. At the inception of cinematic experiments , the French biologist Etienne-Jules Marey tried to address the problem of “decadent” bodies in his discipline. He sought to reenergize what he perceived as a weakened modern body. With the invention of the (...)No categories
- Heinz Von Foerster, Biological Principles of Information Storage and Retrieval.No categories
- J. Shapiro, Goals and Methods of Research: The Challenge for Family Medicine.This article suggests that motivations to engage in research, as in any other human activity, are both explicit and implicit. Explicit motivations tend to be objective and rationalist, concerned with such goals as the advancement and organization of knowledge. But implicit motivations, the 'hidden agendas' of research, also exist and can influence the objectives, methods, and conclusions of the research process. In addition, a highly affectively charged activity such as research also develops its own set of symbolic meanings, which further (...)
- Yves Laberge, Review: Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality. [REVIEW]
- Ozan Isler, From Scarcity to Surplus: A Contribution to the Critique of Neoclassical Foundations.This dissertation is composed of two halves: "economies of scarcity," and "economies of surplus." The first part, "economies of scarcity," performs a philosophical critique of modernism by discussing the inherent limits of the foundations of neoclassical economic discourse. Here, rather than formulating utility functions that can better take account of our inherent cognitive biases -- as, for example, behavioral economics does -- I focus on the formal foundations common to all such "utility functions" and describe their shared inherent limits. The (...)
- Deborah Jenson & Marco Iacoboni, Literary Biomimesis: Mirror Neurons and the Ontological Priority of Representation.This article traces the contributions of mirror neuron theories in neuroscience to debates on literature and related theories of mimesis or, as Erich Auerbach defined it, the representation of reality. The “ensemble” descriptor used for the visualization technologies on which we currently depend to chart the neuronal firing in the human brain is also an apt term for an additional translational issue between structure and what one might call the philosophical domain. The most carefully established data of brain activity is (...)
- Angela Matilde Capodivacca, Nietzsche's Zukunftsphilologie: Leopardi, Philology, History.The first part of this essay examines the importance of Leopardi for Nietzsche qua philologist. Rather than being a way to reduce the influence of Leopardi’s thought on Nietzsche, I argue, the focus on philology is of special importance. Leopardi uses the issue of philology in both the Paralipomeni (section a) and the poem to Angelo Mai (section b) to present a critique of contemporary cultural, historical and political practices with a specific focus on language as the site of memory (...)
- Lorenzo Fabbri, Italy: A Post-Biopolitical Laboratory. From Pasolini's "Il Romanzo Delle Stragi” to De Cataldo's Romanzo Criminale.On March 29, 1969, from the pages of Tempo, Pier Paolo Pasolini asks: “Do Novelistic Lives Still Exist?”. In this article, Pasolini wonders whether the novel is still a contemporary literary form or if it is rather something which belongs to the past. He concludes that, as long as the real retains its novelistic structure, the novel will not become outdated. But why did Pasolini pose the question of the novelistic in such a time in Italian history? Pasolini was compelled (...)No categories
- Mary Margaret Stalcup & Meg Stalcup (2009). Connecting the Dots. Intelligence and Law Enforcement Since 9/11. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley and San FranciscoThis work examines how the conceptualization of knowledge as both problem and solution reconfigured intelligence and law enforcement after 9/11. The idea was that more information should be collected, and better analyzed. If the intelligence that resulted was shared, then terrorists could be identified, their acts predicted, and ultimately prevented. Law enforcement entered into this scenario in the United States, and internationally. "Policing terrorism" refers to the engagement of state and local law enforcement in intelligence, as well as approaching terrorism (...)