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Ucid and fair minded accounts of thinkers and ideas widely known for their difficultyHis book examines the myriad links between the interrogation of vision and the pervasive antihumanist antimodernist and counter enlightenment tenor of much recent French thought Refusing however to defend the dominant visual order he calls instead for a plurality of scopic regimes Certain to generate controversy and discussion Eyes The Denigration of Vision Epubthroughout the humanities and social sciences Downcast Eyes will consolidate Jay's reputation as one of today's premier cultural and intellectual historians. reads post war continental philosophy through the tropology of the oculus actually a very fertile considering how rhetorics of the visual mediate references to mental processes See what I meanEnds up with nifty little observations eg whereas phallocentrism is cockocracy and phallogocentrism is cocktalkocracy phallogoculocentrism is cocktalkgawkococracy or so

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Downcast Eyes The Denigration of Vision in Twentieth Century French Thought Centennial BookMplications in the work of such influential figures as Jean Paul Sartre Maurice Merleau Ponty Michel Foucault Jacues Lacan Louis Althusser Guy Debord Luce Irigaray Emmanuel Levinas and Jacues Derrida Jay begins with a discussion of the theory of vision from Plato to Descartes then considers its role in the French Enlightenment before turning to its status in the culture of modernity From consideration of French Impressionism to analysis of Georges Bataille and Eyes The Denigration Epub #222 the Surrealists Roland Barthes's writings on photography and the film theory of Christian Metz Jay provides l. Jay explores the evolution of our perspectives of vision showing how the eye both as sense and trope shapes our understanding of the world and of truth He argues that the eye was the preeminent sense from Descartes through the Enlightenment and that its reliability finally collapsed with the modernist era Jay is careful not to overstate his case and repeatedly tempers his argument with contrary evidence Along the way he takes us from the Greeks to the post modernists and provides extraordinarily effective and succinct summaries of the work of a who’s who of thinkers including Habermas Lacan Lyotard Derrida Baudrillard Bataille Foucault Heidegger Althusser Merleau Ponty Sartre Metz Levinas Breton Debord and Bergson plus the Romantic poets effortlessly weaving it all together in ways that make his analysis far from daunting a pleasure His footnotes alone are worth the price of admission but the book itself is a study in lucidity fresh thinking and erudition