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Downcast eyes the denigration of vision in twentieth-century French thought

Martin Jay 1944-


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  • Title:
    Downcast eyes the denigration of vision in twentieth-century French thought
  • Author: Martin Jay 1944-
  • Description: Cover; Downcast Eyes: THE DENIGRATION OF VISION IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY FRENCH THOUGHT; A CENTENNIAL BOOK; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE: The Noblest of the Senses: Vision from Plato to Descartes; CHAPTER TWO: Dialectic of EnLIGHTenment; CHAPTER THREE: The Crisis of the Ancien Scopic Régime: From the Impressionists to Bergson; CHAPTER FOUR: The Disenchantment of the Eye: Bataille and the Surrealists; CHAPTER FIVE: Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and the Search for a New Ontology of Sight
    CHAPTER SIX: Lacan, Althusser, and the Specular Subject of IdeologyCHAPTER SEVEN: From the Empire of the Gaze to the Society of the Spectacle: Foucault and Debord; CHAPTER EIGHT: The Camera as Memento Mori: Barthes, Metz, and the Cahiers du Cinéma; CHAPTER NINE: ""Phallogocularcentrism"": Derrida and lrigaray; CHAPTER TEN: The Ethics of Blindness and the PostmodernSublime: Levinas and Lyotard; Conclusion; Index
    Long considered ""the noblest of the senses,"" vision has increasingly come under critical scrutiny by a wide range of thinkers who question its dominance in Western culture. These critics of vision, especially prominent in twentieth-century France, have challenged its allegedly superior capacity to provide access to the world. They have also criticized its supposed complicity with political and social oppression through the promulgation of spectacle and surveillance.Martin Jay turns to this discourse surrounding vision and explores its often contradictory implications in the work
  • Publication Date: c1993
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (648 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-283-64623-4;ISBN 0-520-91538-0;ISBN 0-585-20046-7
  • Subjects: Vision; Cognition and culture; Philosophy, French -- 20th century; France -- Civilization -- 20th century; France -- Intellectual life -- 20th century; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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