New York, NY, USA; London, UK: Routledge (2020)

Fred Cummins
University College Dublin
James Jardine
University of Jyväskylä
Dermot Moran
University College Dublin
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The diverse essays in this volume speak to the relevance of phenomenological and psychological questioning regarding perceptions of the human. This designation, human, can be used beyond the mere identification of a species to underwrite exclusion, denigration, dehumanization and demonization, and to set up a pervasive opposition in Othering all deemed inhuman, nonhuman, or posthuman. As alerted to by Merleau-Ponty, one crucial key for a deeper understanding of these issues is consideration of the nature and scope of perception. Perception defines the world of the perceiver, and perceptual capacities are constituted in engagement with the world – there is co-determination. Moreover, the distinct phenomenology of perception in the spectatorial mode in contrast to the reciprocal mode, deepens the intersubjective and ethical dimensions of such investigations. Questions motivating the essays include: Can objectification and an inhuman gaze serve positive ends? If so, under what constraints and conditions? How is an inhuman gaze achieved and at what cost? How might the emerging insights of the role of perception into our interdependencies and essential sociality from various domains challenge not only theoretical frameworks, but also the practices and institutions of science, medicine, psychiatry and justice? What can we learn from atypical social cognition, psychopathology and animal cognition? Could distortions within the gazer’s emotional responsiveness and habituated aspects of social interaction play a role in the emergence of an inhuman gaze? Perception and the Inhuman Gaze will interest scholars and advanced students working in phenomenology, philosophy of mind, psychology, psychiatry, sociology and social cognition. Table of Contents Introduction Part I. The Gaze in Classical Phenomenology: Perspectives on Objectification 1. Defending the Objective Gaze as a Self-transcending Capacity of Human Subjects Dermot Moran 2. Two Orders of Bodily Objectification: The Look and the Touch Sara Heinämaa 3. On Eliminativism’s Transient Gaze Timothy Mooney 4. Not wholly human. Reading Maurice Merleau-Ponty with Jacques Lacan. Dorothée Legrand 5. Disclosure and the Gendered Gaze in Simone de Beauvoir's Ethics Christinia Landry Part II. Vision, Perception and Gazes 6. Inside the gaze Shaun Gallagher 7. Perception and its Objects. Maurita Harney 8. Technological Gaze: Understanding How Technologies Transform Perception Richard Lewis 9. The Inhuman Gaze and Perceptual Gestalts: The Making and Unmaking of Others and Worlds Anya Daly Part III. Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Inhuman Gazes 10. Values and Values-based Practice in Psychopathology: Combining Analytic and Phenomenological Approaches G Stanghellini and K.W.M. (Bill) Fulford 11. The Inhuman and Human Gaze in Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Schizophrenia. Matthew Broome 12. Overcoming the Gaze: Psychopathology, Affect, and Narrative. Anna Bortolan 13. From excess to exhaustion : The rise of burnout in a post-modern achievement society. Philippe Wuyts 14. Blackout Rages: The Inhibition of Episodic Memory in Extreme Berserker Episodes John Protevi Part IV. Beyond the Human: Divine, Posthuman and Animal Gazes 15. Wondering at the Inhuman Gaze Sean. D. Kelly 16. What Counts as Human/ Inhuman Right Now?  Rosi Braidotti 17. Beyond Human and Animal: Metamorphosis in Merleau-Ponty  Dylan Trigg Part V. Sociality and Boundaries of the Human 18. Voice and gaze considered together in ‘languaging’. Fred Cummins 19. Ethics Beyond the Human: Disability and The Inhuman Jonathan Mitchell 20. Social Invisibility and Emotional Blindness James Jardine 21. What are you looking at? Dissonance as a window on the autonomy of participatory sense-making frames. Mark James
Keywords phenomenology  the human  perception  objectification  dehumanisation  the posthuman  intersubjectivity  sociality  social cognition  interdependence  animality
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