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The Resource The scenic imagination : originary thinking from Hobbes to the present day, Eric Gans

The scenic imagination : originary thinking from Hobbes to the present day, Eric Gans

Label
The scenic imagination : originary thinking from Hobbes to the present day
Title
The scenic imagination
Title remainder
originary thinking from Hobbes to the present day
Statement of responsibility
Eric Gans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Scenic Imagination argues that the uniquely human phenomenon of representation, as manifested in language, art, and ritual, is a scenic event focused on a central object designated by a sign. The originary hypothesis posits the necessity of conceiving the origin of the human as such an event. In traditional societies, the scenic imagination through which this scene of origin is conceived manifests itself in sacred creation narratives. Modern thought is defined by the independent use of the scenic imagination to create anthropological models of the origin of human institutions, beginning with the social contract scene in Hobbes's Leviathan that puts an end to the reciprocal violence of the state of nature. Eric Gans follows the work of the scenic imagination in selected writings of twenty thinkers including Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Durkheim, Boas, and Freud and concludes his book with a critical examination of contemporary writing on the origins of religion and language. In the process, he demonstrates that the originary hypothesis offers the most cohesive explanation of the origin and function of these fundamental institutions."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gans, Eric Lawrence
Dewey number
301.01
Index
index present
LC call number
GN33
LC item number
.G353 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anthropology
  • Language and languages
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Anthropology
  • Language and languages
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Europe
  • Philosophische Anthropologie
Label
The scenic imagination : originary thinking from Hobbes to the present day, Eric Gans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The enlightenment : from Hobbes to Condillac -- Rousseau -- Alternative anthropologies : Vico and Herder -- Kant's aesthetic anthropology -- Ending the enlightenment -- Scenes of philosophy -- Scenes of human science -- Conclusion : the scenic imagination lost and found
Control code
85892211
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780804757003
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007007303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)85892211
Label
The scenic imagination : originary thinking from Hobbes to the present day, Eric Gans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The enlightenment : from Hobbes to Condillac -- Rousseau -- Alternative anthropologies : Vico and Herder -- Kant's aesthetic anthropology -- Ending the enlightenment -- Scenes of philosophy -- Scenes of human science -- Conclusion : the scenic imagination lost and found
Control code
85892211
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780804757003
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007007303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)85892211

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