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This selection of unique essays by way of preeminent interpreters of continental philosophy explores the query of no matter if Western proposal and tradition were ruled via a vision-centered paradigm of data, ethics, and gear. It specializes in the nature of imaginative and prescient in glossy philosophy and on arguments for and opposed to the view that modern existence and suggestion are distinctively "ocularcentric." The authors study those rules within the context of the historical past of philosophy and examine the nature of visible discourse within the writings of Plato, Descartes, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Benjamin, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Derrida, Foucault, Gadamer, Wittgenstein, and Habermas. With essays on tv, the visible arts, and feminism, the booklet will curiosity readers in cultural reports, gender reviews, and artwork historical past in addition to philosophers.

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