Year after year, day after day, minute after minute, billions of non-human animals are slaughtered for several purposes and aims (food, clothing, entertainment, research). An analogous situation whose objects were humans instead of animals would obviously never be accepted. But why do we tolerate and even justify one practice while deploring the other?
The present book is a collection of 9 essays, emerging from a long and intense research collaboration amongst scholars coming from different backgrounds and traditions. As the book subtitle suggests, these essays focus on the ethical, religious, and political aspects or dimensions of Wittgenstein’s thought
The aim of this book is to focus on the development of national consciousness elaborated around a series of different case studies, in which the terms nation, homeland and people have been applied. This Romantic lexicon identifies similar but various conceptions of the national idea in some countries dominated by Italian, German and Slavic cultures, and in some groups or minorities such as the Jews and the Vlachs in Central and Mediterranean Europe.
Chiasmi International 12 presents an extraordinary, unpublished extract from the first course Merleau-Ponty taught at the Collège de France. It is one of the few places where he speaks of cinema and its literal sense of movement. Thus, a “Special Section” called “Cinema and the Philosophy of Movement” is devoted to this topic. It contains six essays, two of which were written by Chiasmi International editors, Mauro Carbone and Pierre Rodrigo. Moreover, this issue collects a wide scope of essays, focusing specially on Merleau-Ponty’s ontology and on his reflection about dance and painting.
The past decade has witnessed a proliferation of writings on queer theories and practices. Drawing together established and emerging scholars in the field, this volume offers a broad, trans-disciplinary and international approach to queer studies. In the light of recent critical perspectives, it proposes a number of theoretical developments concerning three key thematic fields: theories, bodies and texts.