Heavily represented sections of contemporary philosophy subscribe to the notion of ´´embodiment´´. However promising this pragmatic turn of events may be, it remains limited in that it interprets the world as a projection of the cognizing ´´I´´. By contrast, Image Acts focuses on the counterforce of the form of images. The book subdivides this sphere into three parts: imitation, substitution, and the pure effect of the form. All three parts are contemplated with examples from antiquity through to the present and the iconoclastic controversies of our times. From this reconstruction of the image act springs the element of a new philosophy of affordance.Image Acts focuses on the counterforce of the form of images. The book subdivides this sphere into three parts: imitation, substitution, and the pure effect of the form. All three parts are contemplated with examples from antiquity through to the present and the iconoclastic controversies of our times. From this reconstruction of the image act springs the element of a new philosophy of affordance.
The crash of a Dallas-bound jet wasn´t just a tragedy to TV reporter Avery Daniels; it was an act of fate that handed her a golden opportunity to further her career. Mistaken for a glamorous, selfish woman named Carole Rutledge, the badly injured Avery would find that plastic surgery had given her Carole´s face, the famous senatorial candidate Tate Rutledge for a husband, and a powerful Texas dynasty for in-laws. And as she lay helpless in the hospital, she would make a shattering discovery: Someone close to Tate planned to assassinate him. Now, to save Tate´s life, Avery must live another woman´s life -- and risk her own...
´´If freedom is responsibility, how do I act? - 16 September 1972 ? Q: What is the action that will be a total response to the world around us? ? Can one respond totally without learning about love and death in relation to daily life? ? Do we live, or do we tolerate living? ? Do we live according to ideas and conclusions based on belief, dogma and memory? ? Is there an action which dissipates all images? ? Is love relationship in which there is no image? Is disorder relationship in which there is the image? ? Can a mind seeking comfort learn about death? ? Find out whether death is something to be avoided or to be lived with naturally. ? Can the mind free itself from the known? ? Q: What relationship has literature, beauty and art to our daily life? ? Q: Were you conditioned by the Masters? ? Q: Can one help someone in distress?´´
This edited volume discusses critically discursive claims about the theological foundations connecting Islam to certain manifestations of violent extremism. Such claims and associated debates become even more polarizing when images of violent acts of terrorism performed in the name of Islam circulate in the global media. The authors argue that the visibility of such mediated violent extremism, in particular since the emergence of ISIS, has created a major political and security challenge not only to the world but also to the global Muslim community. This is particularly true in relation to the way Islam is being understood and characterized in the modern world. Existing studies on radicalization generally deal with causes and strategies to address violent extremism. The book will appeal to scholars, researchers and students in political science, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.
A celebration of the timeless act of reading - as seen through the lens of one of the worlds most beloved photographers Young or old, rich or poor, engaged in the sacred or the secular, people everywhere read. This homage to the beauty and seductiveness of reading brings together a collection of photographs taken by Steve McCurry over his nearly four decades of travel and is introduced by award-winning writer, Paul Theroux. McCurrys mesmerizing images of the universal human act of reading are an acknowledgement of - and a tribute to - the overwhelming power of the written word.
The task of encouraging employees to build and strengthen an organization s brand image that is, encouraging them to act as ´´brand champions´´ is a challenge for businesses high in customer interaction. In this effort, supervisors play a critical role as they are the ones who need to motivate and guide employees´ brand building behavior. But what can managers actually do to have employees act on behalf of the corporate brand? The author Felicitas Morhart answers this question in a twofold way: First, in terms of what managers should do and second, in terms of what managers are able to do. She therefore presents results of two studies. In a first study, she shows which leadership style is most effective for enabling brand-building behaviors among employees and the psychological processes involved. In a second study, she examines the question of whether it is possible for managers to learn the very leadership style that has been identified as superior in the first study.
This Very Short Introduction describes the new field of cognitive neuroscience - the study of what happens in the brain when we perceive, think, reason, remember, and act. Focusing on the human brain, Passingham looks at the most recent research in the field, the modern brain imaging technologies, and what the images can and can´t tell us.
Grenzenloses Streben nach Macht, unstillbarer Ehrgeiz, ein Ehepaar voller ruchloser Ambitionen und Pläne, dazu noch das Wirken übernatürlicher Kräfte vor der Kulisse des mittelalterlichen Schottlands - bereits Shakespeares Tragödie Macbeth liest sich wie das Skript eines gelungenen Psychothrillers, dessen Handlung voller Schrecken, Chaos und Leidenschaft das Publikum von Beginn an fesselt. Polanskis drastisch-realistische Filmversion von 1971 hat auch für Schülerinnen und Schüler heute ungebrochene Aktualität, gewährt sie doch Einblicke in die Abgründe der menschlichen Seele, welche für das menschliche Individuum unmittelbar existenzielle Fragen über die Bedeutung von Schicksal und freiem Willen aufwerfen. Polanskis Macbeth-Verfilmung ist geeignet für den Einsatz in der gymnasialen Oberstufe. Dieses Unterrichtsmodell liefert einen praxisorientierten Leitfaden zur Behandlung im Unterricht. Contents: Roman Polanskis Macbeth-Verfilmung (1971) - Vorüberlegungen zum Einsatz der Verfilmung im Unterricht - Klausuren und Facharbeitsthemen - Konzeption des Unterrichtsmodells - Hilfreiche Materialien, Aufsätze und Internetadressen Component 1: Act I: ´´Fair is foul, and foul is fair´´ - An Introduction to Polanski´s Macbeth: Drama into film - The opening scene - The weird sisters´ prophecies and their effects on Banquo and Macbeth - Characterizing Lady Macbeth and Macbeth by means of film Component 2: Act II: Images of Chaos and Confusion as Represented in Drama and Film: Illusion or reality? Filming the dagger soliloquy - The murder of Duncan and its visualisation - Expressing horror Component 3: Act III: Polanski´s Macbeth: Model Tyrant or Sensitive Killer? The banquet scene - The appearance of Banquo´s ghost and its effects on Macbeth´s mind Component 4: Act IV: Witches or Wise Women? Comparing the Representation of the Weird Sisters in Film Versions of IV,i Component 5: Act V: Evil and Its Consequences as Represented by Polanski: The sleepwalking scene: Lady Macbeth´s madness - Macbeth´s soliloquy: resignation and despair - Restoration of order or evil continued? Comparing the endings of Shakespeare´s play and Polanski´s film
In History of German Speaking and Nordic Nations, Kanski describes nine countries. The first part of the book covers the frequently interwoven relationship of Germany and Austria. The book also includes chapters on Switzerland, and the Holy Roman Empire. The second part of the book describes the Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and Finland). These books are designed as companion texts and when read together will give readers a good understanding of the important personalities and their contributions to European history. Written in a reader-friendly bullet-point format accompanied by many colour images, Ka?ski´s latest books will act as a stepping stone for the general reader.
When a few of these photographs first appeared in the National Geographic magazine January 2009 issue, they were hailed as an arresting reminder of the hundreds of species teetering on the brink of final extinction-more than 1,200 animals and plants in all. Now, in Rare, Joel Sartore and National Geographic present 80 iconic images, representing a lifelong commitment to the natural world and a three-year investigation into the Endangered Species Act and the creatures it exists to protect. This book will give readers not only a broader understanding of the history and purpose of the Endangered Species Act, but also an intimate look at the very species it seeks to preserve. With stunning up-close portraits on every page, this important volume evokes sympathetic wonder at the vast and amazing array of plants and animals still in need of protection. Itself a creation of particular beauty, Rare offers eloquent proof that a picture really is worth a thousand words as it shows us, one after another, scores of uniquely remarkable and seriously threatened life-forms. It is a compelling story and a many-faceted, brilliant jewel of a book.