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Seeing as Practice

Philosophical Investigations into the Relation Between Sight and Insight

Authors: Schürmann, Eva

  • Offers the first ​fully developed theory of perceptual practice in the field of visual culture
  • Contributes to a variety of fields including philosophy, film, visual culture and media studies, art history and performance studies
  • Explains a rich and multi-layered cultural practice as a performative process
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About this book

This study provides an overview of philosophical questions relating to sight and vision. It discusses the intertwinement of seeing and ways of seeing against the background of an entirely different theoretical framework.
Seeing is both a proven means of acquiring information and a personality-specific way of disclosing the apparent, perceptible world, conditioned by individual and cultural variations. In a peculiar way, the eye holds a middle position between inside and outside of the self and its relations towards itself and others. This book provides a way out of false alternatives by offering a third way with reference to concrete cases of aesthetical and ethical experiences. It will be of particular interest to scholars of the phenomenology of sight and it will be valuable to students of philosophy, cultural studies and art.

About the authors

Eva Schuermann is Professor of Cultural Philosophy at the University of Magdeburg, Germany. She was awarded a prize for notable contributions in art, culture and the humanities by the Aby-Warburg-Foundation, and is co-editor of the Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie. Her publications include Vorstellen und Darstellen (2018) and  ‘Law as the Art of Picturing a Case’ in Law and the Arts (2017).

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-14506-4
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seeing as Practice
Book Subtitle
Philosophical Investigations into the Relation Between Sight and Insight
Authors
Series Title
Performance Philosophy
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14507-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14506-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
8 illustrations in colour
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