Brute Meaning

The essays collected in this volume trace the evolution over a period of thirty years of a critical approach resembling what would now be described as the 'new materialism'.

Author: DAVID. TROTTER

Publisher: Legenda

ISBN: 1781889198

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The essays collected in this volume trace the evolution over a period of thirty years of a critical approach resembling what would now be described as the 'new materialism'. These essays insist that literature and film are never more vital than in their enactment of the 'brute meaning' Maurice Merleau-Ponty once found in the work of Paul Cézanne: the crude sense we make, as creatures exercising an always already dispersed and relational agency, of the world we inhabit. This is a materialist criticism attentive at once to the forms brute meaning has taken in fiction and film, and to the history of its constitution by or in species, class, racial, and sexual difference. The essays in Part I concern renderings of embodied experience in fiction by Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Radclyffe Hall, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and others; those in Part II, renderings of space in films by D.W. Griffith, John Ford, Jean Renoir, Marcel Carné, Alfred Hitchcock, and others. When the topic demands it, they engage directly with discipline-shaping initiatives from the New Historicism of the 1980s through postcolonial studies to more recent reflections on the 'posthuman' condition. Part III pairs old and new essays, one framing a materialist criticism for the 1980s, the other for 2020. The polemical thrust of Brute Meaning is that any materialism worthy of the name must remain resolutely secular in emphasis and tone. David Trotter is an emeritus professor of English literature at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has written widely about nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and culture, and about aspects of the history and theory of media.
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The Merleau Ponty Aesthetics Reader

Now art, especially painting, draws upon this fabric of brute meaning which operationalism would prefer to ignore. Art and only art does so in full innocence. From the writer and the philosopher, in contrast, we want opinions and advice ...

Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810110748

Category: Philosophy

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Merleau-Ponty's essays on aesthetics are some of the major accomplishments of his philosophical career, and rank even today among the most sophisticated reflections on art in all of twentieth-century philosophy. His essays on painting, "Cezanne's Doubt" (1945), "Indirect Language and the Voices of Silence" (1952), and "Eye and Mind" (1960), have inspired new approaches to epistemology, ontology, and the philosophy of history. Galen A. Johnson has gathered these essays for the first time into a single volume and augmented them with essays by distinguished scholars and artists, including M.C. Dillon, Mikel Dufrenne, and René Magritte. Together the essays demonstrate the continuing significance of Merleau-Ponty's ideas about art for contemporary philosophy on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Merleau Ponty

There is a kind of brute meaning in any coherent perception, and “art, especially painting, draws upon this fabric of brute meaning [sens]” (AR 123). Perception and painting are not literally languages, however, so it remains to say ...

Author: Taylor Carman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134981427

Category: Philosophy

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Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) is one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. His theories of perception and the role of the body have had an enormous impact on the humanities and social sciences, yet the full scope of his contribution not only to phenomenology but philosophy generally is only now being fully recognized. In this lucid and comprehensive introduction, Taylor Carman explains and assesses the full range of Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy. Beginning with an overview of Merleau-Ponty’s life and work, subsequent chapters cover fundamental aspects of Merleau-Ponty’s thought, including his philosophy of perception and intentionality; the role of the body in relation to perception; philosophy of history and culture; and his writings on art and aesthetics, particularly the work of Cezanne. A final chapter considers Merleau-Ponty’s importance today, examining his philosophy in light of recent developments in philosophy of mind and cognitive science. This second edition makes use of the new translation of Phenomenology of Perception, Merleau-Ponty's most important work, and engages with secondary literature published after the first edition. It also includes two new chapters: on Merleau-Ponty's account of expression, language and thought; and on his theories of temporality and freedom. Including chapter summaries, annotated further reading, and a glossary of key terms, Merleau-Ponty, Second Edition is essential reading for students of phenomenology, existentialism and twentieth-century philosophy. It is also ideal for anyone in the humanities and social sciences seeking an introduction to his work.
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Decoding Sylvia Plath s Daddy

" -Robert Nazarene, founding editor, The American Journal of Poetry "This is a friendly, conversational approach so that students won't feel overwhelmed, and it talks about topics that other guides don't, allowing students to make original, ...

Author: Julia Gordon-Bramer

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ISBN: 0999186000

Category: Fathers in literature

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Not your average literary criticism, Decoding Sylvia Plath's "Daddy" talks you through complex information in a lively, conversational way. Revised and expanded from the Fixed Stars Govern a Life: Decoding Sylvia Plath system (2014, Stephen F. Austin State University Press), Decoding Sylvia Plath's "Daddy" is an affordable, concise, comprehensive analysis of Plath's poem "Daddy," written in a playful spirit that brings Plath out of the ashes of mere depressive autobiography and into the fascinating world of mysticism-in which Plath and her husband Ted Hughes had an intense interest. See what the academics have missed for over 50 years. Explore Plath's "Daddy" and how it perfectly aligns to reflect the "mirrors" of tarot and Qabalah, alchemy, mythology, history and the world, astrology and astronomy, and the arts and humanities. Gordon-Bramer surprises us with startling new insights and connections that, once seen, simply cannot be denied. She builds a strong case that we have yet to recognize Plath for her real genius and that Plath remains as relevant as ever. Back cover text: "Daddy" Not your average everyday Electra complex... "You do not do" Sylvia Plath studies without her bedazzling poem "Daddy." But do you get it? ...beyond the drama of anger and attraction from a daughter and wife? Fans: Discover the parallel themes of Sigmund Freud, King Brutus, the London Stone, and other exciting facts within "Daddy" that scholars have missed for over 50 years Poets & Writers: Judge for yourself how "Daddy" includes themes of Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Joyce's Finnegans Wake, and other literary works Students: Understand all themes and meanings beyond the superficial; learn why Plath used derogatory names and racism in "Daddy," and enlighten your classmates to her higher goals Teachers: Save time with a complete class plan, discussion questions and more Decoding Sylvia Plath's "Daddy" is the first of a series of Decoding books presenting Plath in compelling, original context, interpreted by the Fixed Stars Govern a Life: Decoding Sylvia Plath system, by author Julia Gordon-Bramer. What readers are saying about Decoding Sylvia Plath's "Daddy" "I am fascinated and intrigued by Julia Gordon-Bramer's wildly and dizzyingly original readings of Sylvia Plath's poems. Not only does she make me realize that I need to go back and read the poems again, she comes pretty close to convincing me that I have really never read them at all." -Troy Jollimore, National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts Recipient "Julia Gordon-Bramer's Decoding Sylvia Plath's 'Daddy' presents the iconic poet in full three-dimensional view. Or six-dimensional, if you prefer. This Sylvia Plath is far more than the depressive, suicidal drama queen and father-hater depicted in easier accounts of the poet's life. Plath emerges as the genius's genius. Ms. Bramer's tone adds enjoyment to her already rigorous and penetrating work." -Robert Nazarene, founding editor, The American Journal of Poetry "This is a friendly, conversational approach so that students won't feel overwhelmed, and it talks about topics that other guides don't, allowing students to make original, insightful commentary on the work. The study guide is a worthwhile, useful investment for students." -Cathleen Allyn Conway, editor, Plath Profiles: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Plath Studies 101 pages Author Julia Gordon-Bramer is a cross between Gregg Braden, who brings spirituality to science, and Jen Sincero, who brings spirituality to being a "Badass." With personality, clarity, and wit, this author, poet, scholar, professor and professional tarot card reader has spent the last decade interpreting Sylvia Plath's
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Interculturalism

Merleau - Ponty's concept of the body allows us to understand gestures as meanings rooted in the very act of expression , rather ... asserting that brute meaning and linguistic meaning are reversible : 3 In a sense , as Husserl says ...

Author: Beatriz Penas

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039107720

Category: Philosophy

Page: 267

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This volume explores the relation between identity and diversity as the essential condition of interculturalism, and the sometimes positive, sometimes negative, role that identity and diversity play within intercultural dialogue in an increasingly globalised world. An international conference, in Madrid, October 2003, brought together scholars from four continents and allowed them to share their knowledge and learn about the issues of «identity and diversity: philological and philosophical reflections». The present volume contains a selection of the conference papers. The contributors explore the dynamics of identity as a process open to differences. Although identity and difference are not exclusively discursive, it is discourse and natural language that incorporate them.
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Blood Brute Ginger Root

Diana Coulton doesn’t have time for love.

Author: Melissa Wright

Publisher: Melissa Wright

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Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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Diana Coulton doesn’t have time for love. She’s got Bad Medicine—the family herb & book shop—to take care of, not to mention her chaotic sisters and censorious cat. No matter what Diana might want, romance is on the backburner for this Coulton sister. Until the night well-meaning Bernadette decides to fix all that. Bernie knows better. Magic used to spur romance has a tendency to go haywire, all witches know that. She’s going to have to stop it. If she can only remember how. Before long, the local fire marshal shows up on Diana’s front step. But he’s not there to inspect the shop. He’s been caught in Bernie’s spell, and worse, he doesn’t even believe magic exists. Miles tries to get away from Bad Medicine, but he’s bewitched, and providence is not on his side. Forces of nature conspire to throw Miles and Diana together, and time is running out to cure the enchantment. If they can’t figure out how to undo the magic hexing them, Diana could lose everything. But if they do, she might lose Miles.
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Perception and its Development in Merleau Ponty s Phemenology

Merleau-Ponty says that the “true meaning of painting ... is continually to question tradition. ... We must, of course, be careful not to take this brute meaning as something simply given, like (for example) the sense-data of the ...

Author: Kirsten Jacobson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487501280

Category: Perception (Philosophy)

Page: 373

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Perception and Its Development in Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology brings together essays from fifteen leading Merleau-Ponty scholars to demonstrate the continuing significance of Merleau-Ponty's analysis.
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Merleau Ponty s Ontology

Merleau - Ponty said that “ art and only art ... draws upon the fabric of brute meaning [ and ] ... does so in full innocence . ” I will argue that at draws upon a fabric of meaning that is anything but brute and does so by transcending ...

Author: Martin C. Dillon

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 081011528X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 306

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Dillon's general thesis is that Merleau-Ponty has developed the first genuine alternative to ontological dualism seen in Western philosophy.
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Maxwell Gray The Silence of Dean Maitland

... III.ii.93–9) on the name 'Brutus' (from the Latin meaning 'dull' or 'stupid', and the source of the word 'brute', meaning 'insensitive' or 'imbecilic'. Marcus Brutus (one of the conspirators against Julius Caesar) claimed descent ...

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Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474443258

Category: England

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The first scholarly edition of forgotten late Victorian classic of rural life and sensation fiction.
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Directival Theory of Meaning

This book presents a new approach to semantics based on Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz’s Directival Theory of Meaning (DTM), which in effect reduces semantics of the analysed language to the combination of its syntax and pragmatics.

Author: Paweł Grabarczyk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030187835

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

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This book presents a new approach to semantics based on Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz’s Directival Theory of Meaning (DTM), which in effect reduces semantics of the analysed language to the combination of its syntax and pragmatics. The author argues that the DTM was forgotten because for many years philosophers didn’t have conceptual tools to appreciate its innovative nature, and that the theory was far ahead of its time. The book shows how a redesigned and modernised version of the DTM can deliver a new solution to the problem of defining linguistic meaning and that the theory can be understood as a new type of functional role semantics. The defining feature of the DTM is that it presents meaning as a product of constraints on the usage of words. According to the DTM meaning is not use, but the avoidance of misuse. Readers will see how the DTM was shelved for reasons that we don’t find so dramatic anymore, and how it contains enough original ideas and solutions to warrant developing it into a full-blown contemporary account. It is shown how many of the underlying ideas of the theory have been embraced later by philosophers and treated simply as brute facts about natural languages or even as new philosophical discoveries. Philosophers of language and researchers with an interest in how languages and the mind work will find this book a fascinating read.
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Phenomenology of the Visual Arts even the Frame

Painting, indeed, is able to draw upon and express this 'fabric of brute meaning'5 in a way that other art forms and modes of symbolic expression and analysis cannot. To understand why, we need to look in more detail at this level of ...

Author: Paul Crowther

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804762144

Category: Art

Page: 252

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The book is a comprehensive phenomenological study of meanings that are unique to the major visual art forms.
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Bad Guys and Gals of the Ancient World 6 Pack

Brutus and other Roman senators assassinate Caesar. Brutus It is said that Caesar first fought off his attackers. But when he saw Brutus among them, legend says that Caesar declared, “Et tu, Brute?” (meaning “And you, Brutus?

Author: Dona Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781433349270

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Introduce readers to some of the most well-known criminals and tyrants of the past with this fascinating nonfiction book! Featuring intriguing facts and theories, colorful images, and informational text in conjunction with a glossary of terms, a bibliography, and a list of helpful websites with more information, readers will want to learn all they can about ancient history and the bad guys and gals from the past. This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan.
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Bad Guys and Gals of the Ancient World

Brutus and other Roman senators assassinate Caesar. Brutus It is said that Caesar first fought off his attackers. But when he saw Brutus among them, legend says that Caesar declared, “Et tu, Brute?” (meaning “And you, Brutus?

Author: Dona Herweck Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781433383465

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Introduce readers to some of the most well-known criminals and tyrants of ancient history with this fascinating nonfiction book! Readers will learn about villainous leaders and criminals of the past--such as Brutus, Antony and Cleopatra, Caligula, Nero, and Locusta--and what these people did to leave such infamous legacies. Featuring intriguing facts and theories, colorful images, and informational text featuring Time For Kids© content, students will be captivated while getting a glimpse of life in ancient times. This book also includes text features such as a table of contents, glossary, and index, as well as resources like a bibliography and a list of useful websites for learning more. Keep students engaged and wanting to learn more after reading this high-interest book!
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The Corner Boys

Julius Caesar then turns to his friend Brutus, who set him up. With his last dying breath he says, “E tu' Brute,” meaning, “It was you Brutus, my friend, who conspired against me.” At that moment a hush came over the class.

Author: Ralph Masciulli

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781412028684

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

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Life in the 60's in a small Italian neighbourhood. The social dynamics are expressed in their simplicity with emphasis on their unique cultural benefits.
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The Richness of Art Education

III In Eye and Mind Merleau-Ponty describes “brute meaning” as rudimentary to art education. In Dewey's critique of Art as Experience there are some lines which could have been written by Merleau-Ponty. In particular, to repeat a quote ...

Author: Howard Cannatella

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789087906092

Category: Education

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This book is intended for anyone interested in knowing more about arts education. It makes a daring contribution to the subject in a clear, pragmatic, committed and ambitious way. The book discusses thoroughly the theory and practice of arts education and what it means to be a teacher of art. It is a powerful and inspiring account of the challenges of teaching in the arts that will appeal to anyone in the teaching profession.
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Health for the Household

Creatures which are thus destitute of even a glimmering of Reason are termed BRUTES , —the word “ Brute " meaning simply “ senseless ” or “ unreasoning . ” Propensities which are of an entirely selfish and unreasoning kind , are also in ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:N10864418

Category: Diet

Page: 190

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