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Synopsis:

Rhetorically charged debates over theory have divided humanities scholars for decades. D. N. Rodowick steps back from arguments pro and con to assess why theory has become such a deeply contested concept. Far from lobbying for a return to the "high theory" of the 1980s, he calls for dialogue on an ethically inflected philosophy of the humanities.

About the Author

?D. N. Rodowick is Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies and Director of Graduate Studies in Film and Visual Studies, Harvard University. His many books include The Afterimage of Gilles Deleuze's Film Philosophy (as editor) and Reading the Figural, or, Philosophy after the New Media.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780674046696
Author:
Rodowick, D. N.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Critical Theory
Subject:
Performing Arts : Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
ART / Criticism & Theory
Subject:
Philosophy-Aesthetics
Subject:
PERFORMING ARTS / Fil
Subject:
m & Video/History & Criticism
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 halftone
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Theory and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
History and Social Science » Geography » General
Humanities » Philosophy » Aesthetics
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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"Synopsis" by , Rhetorically charged debates over theory have divided humanities scholars for decades. D. N. Rodowick steps back from arguments pro and con to assess why theory has become such a deeply contested concept. Far from lobbying for a return to the "high theory" of the 1980s, he calls for dialogue on an ethically inflected philosophy of the humanities.
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