Social Appearances

Social Appearances: A Philosophy of Display and Prestige (Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts)

English | August 2nd, 2020 | ISBN: 0231187068, 0231187076 | 304 Pages | EPUB | 12.55 MB

Philosophers have long distinguished between appearance and reality, and the opposition between a supposedly deceptive surface and a more profound truth is deeply rooted in Western culture. At a time of obsession with self-representation, when politics is enmeshed with spectacle and social and economic forces are intensely aestheticized, philosophy remains moored in traditional dichotomies: being versus appearing, interiority versus exteriority, authenticity versus alienation. Might there be more to appearance than meets the eye?

In this strikingly original book, Barbara Carnevali offers a philosophical examination of the roles that appearances play in social life. While Western metaphysics and morals have predominantly disdained appearances and expelled them from their domain, Carnevali invites us to look at society, ancient to contemporary, as an aesthetic phenomenon. The ways in which we appear in public and the impressions we make in terms of images, sounds, smells, and sensations are discerned by other people's senses and assessed according to their taste; this helps shape our ways of being and the world around us. Carnevali shows that an understanding of appearances is necessary to grasp the dynamics of interaction, recognition, and power in which we live-and to avoid being dominated by them. Anchored in philosophy and traversing sociology, art history, literature, and popular culture, Social Appearances develops new theoretical and conceptual tools for today's most urgent critical tasks.

Download:

http://longfiles.com/3ja5v9206oll/Social_Appearances_A_Philosophy_of_Display_and_Prestige_(Columbia_Themes_in_Philosophy,_Social_Criticism,_and_the_Arts).epub.html

[Fast Download] Social Appearances


Related eBooks:
Early Modern Women's Complaint: Gender, Form, and Politics
The Mythology of America's Seasonal Holidays
Reduce Me to Love: Unlocking the Secret to Lasting Joy
Tolkien's Lost Chaucer
Representing Duchess Anna Amalia's Bildung
Merlin and the Grail
The Back of the Napkin, Expanded Edition: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures
Living and Dying in a Virtual World: Digital Kinships, Nostalgia, and Mourning in Second Life
A Field Guide to Redheads: An Illustrated Celebration
Gaelic Poetry in the Eighteenth Century
The Essential Handbook of Treatment and Prevention of Alcohol Problems
Magical Realism and the Postcolonial Novel
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.