Get At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches PDF

By Susan Sontag

ISBN-10: 1429922974

ISBN-13: 9781429922975

Sontag's incisive intelligence, expressive brilliance, and deep interest approximately artwork, politics, and the writer's accountability to endure witness have secured her position as some of the most very important thinkers and writers of the 20th century.

At an identical Time gathers 16 essays and speeches written within the final years of Sontag's lifestyles, whilst her paintings was once being commemorated at the foreign degree. She writes of the liberty of literature, approximately braveness and resistance, and fearlessly addresses the dilemmas of post-9/11 the USA, from the degradation of our political rhetoric to the appalling torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib.

David Rieff describes his mother's ardour in his foreword: "She desired to adventure every little thing, style every little thing, pass in all places, do every little thing. certainly, if I had just one note with which to rouse her, it'd be avidity. . . . i believe that, for her, the enjoyment of dwelling and the enjoyment of figuring out rather have been one and the same."

Show description

Read or Download At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches PDF

Best criticism books

New PDF release: Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century

Filenote: PDF is searchable photograph ocr. PDF has 184 pages and experiment from hardbook edition.
Publish yr observe: First released 1998. content material from The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures within the heritage of yankee CiviUzation in 1997.
-------------------------

Must the sins of America's prior poison its wish for the long run?

Lately the yank Left, chickening out into the ivied halls of academe to rue the nation's disgrace, has spoke back definite in either observe and deed. achieve Our nation, one in every of America's premiere philosophers demanding situations this misplaced iteration of the Left to appreciate the function it will probably play within the nice culture of democratic highbrow exertions that began with writers like Walt Whitman and John Dewey.

How have nationwide delight and American patriotism come to appear an endorsement of atrocities--from slavery to the slaughter of local americans, from the rape of historical forests to the Vietnam warfare? attaining Our state lines the assets of this debilitating mentality of disgrace within the Left, in addition to the damage it does to its proponents and to the rustic. on the heart of this heritage is the clash among the previous Left and the recent that arose throughout the Vietnam warfare period. Richard Rorty describes how the paradoxical victory of the antiwar circulation, ushering within the Nixon years, inspired a upset iteration of intellectuals to pursue "High Theory" on the price of contemplating where of principles in our universal existence. during this flip to concept, Rorty sees a retreat from the secularism and pragmatism championed by means of Dewey and Whitman, and he decries the tendency of the heirs of the hot Left to theorize concerning the usa from a distance rather than engaging within the civic paintings of shaping our nationwide future.

In the absence of a colourful, energetic Left, the perspectives of intellectuals at the American correct have come to dominate the general public sphere. This galvanizing e-book, tailored from Rorty's Massey Lectures of 1997, takes step one towards redressing the imbalance in American cultural lifestyles by means of rallying these at the Left to the civic engagement and suggestion wanted for "achieving our state. "

Download e-book for kindle: For Marx by Louis Althusser, Ben Brewster

A milestone within the improvement of post-war Marxist thought.  this can be the paintings within which Louis Althusser formulated a few of his such a lot influential ideas. For Marx, first released in France in 1968, has end up considered as the founding textual content of the varsity of “structuralist Marxism” which used to be presided over through the interesting and enigmatic determine of Louis Althusser.

Get Discourse, Figure (Cultural Critique Books) PDF

Jean-Fran? ois Lyotard is famous as essentially the most major French philosophers of the 20th century. even if the majority of his significant writing has been translated into English, one vital paintings has in the past been unavailable. Discourse, determine is Lyotard’s thesis. Provoked partly through Lacan’s influential seminars in Paris, Discourse, determine distinguishes among the meaningfulness of linguistic symptoms and the meaningfulness of plastic arts equivalent to portray and sculpture.

Download e-book for iPad: The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice by American Institute of Architects

The basic advisor to starting your profession in architectureThe structure scholars guide perform opens the door to the massive physique of information required to successfully deal with architectural initiatives and perform. a qualified architect is answerable for even more than layout this ebook is in particular designed to aid arrange you for the enterprise and administrative demanding situations of operating within the real-world—whether you're a scholar or are only beginning out in perform.

Extra info for At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches

Sample text

When Descartes describes in Meditation V a kind of knowledge which is drawn out of his mind by invoking the simile of reminis­ cence he is not, then, referring to ideas which are got by reflecting on his own nature as he does in the first four Meditations. Nor is the simile of reminiscence appropriate to that earlier account of innateness. Descartes means something quite different from what is discovered by reflection on the self when he says in Meditation V concerning the concepts of geometry Ί for the first time perceive things which were already present to my mind, although I had not yet applied my mind to them'.

We have something very close indeed to Leibniz's statement, just quoted, in Descartes' reference in Meditation III to certain ideas which 'seem as though I might have derived them from the idea which I possess of myself, as those which I have of substance, duration, number, and such like'. For example, if I am able to think of a stone as 'a substance, or at least as a thing capable of existing of itself, this is possible because I am conscious of myself as a substance or self-subsistent thing. Similarly, because I am con­ scious of existing now, and remember existing earlier, and because I am capable of enumerating my thoughts, ' I acquire ideas of duration and number which I can afterwards transfer to any object that I please'.

Ibid. Meditation I I I I X , 35. H R I, 165. Methodfor Learning and TeachingJurisprudence, Part I, Section 36, revision note. Leibniz, Philosophical Papers and Letters, ed. L . E . Loemker, Chicago 22 2 3 2 4 25 26 (1956), 557. I N N A T E IDEAS 43 answering this question is accentuated by the fact that both philosophers regard the concept of extension as derived from external sense. Thus Leibniz in contrasting geometry with arithmetic observes that, although the concept of number is derived pre-eminently from internal sense, 'extension, which is perceived by sight and touch alone, involves number but adds situation to it, or the order of coexistence, and hence adds quality to quantity.

Download PDF sample

At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches by Susan Sontag


by Mark
4.1

Rated 4.93 of 5 – based on 16 votes