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  • 301.
    Lane, Tora
    Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Minnet av det lilla livet i 'Dzjan' av Andrej Platonov2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, p. 175-183Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 302.
    Lane, Tora
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Totalitarianism and the Experience of Experience2019In: Words, Bodies, Memory: A Festschrift in honor of Irina Sandomirskaja / [ed] Lars Kleberg; Tora Lane; Marcia Sá Cavalcante Shuback, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2019, p. 323-330Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 303.
    Lankoski, Petri
    Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it, Media technology.
    Computer Games and Emotions2012In: The Philosophy of Computer Games / [ed] Sageng, John; Fossheim, Hallvard; Larsen,Tarjei Mandt, Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2012, p. 39-55Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    How players experience games emotionally is the central question in this essay. The answer varies and depends on the game. Yet, most of the actions in games are goal-driven. Cognitive emotion theories propose that goal status appraisals and emotions are connected, and this connection is used to formulate how goal-driven engagement works in the games. For example, fear is implied when the player’s goal of keeping the player character alive is under threat. This goal-driven engagement is not enough to explain all the emotions involved in gameplay. Empathy, reacting emotionally to an emotional expression is a potential source of emotions in character-based games. As such, the visual beauty of the environment and character can be pleasurable. Lastly, sounds and music can modulate the emotions of the player. For example, loud and fast music tend to correlate with emotions with high arousal. The emotional experience of playing is an amalgam of these different sources. Importantly, the emotional experience is not straightforwardly caused by the game but it depends on the players’ appraisal of the situation in the game.

  • 304.
    Lappalainen, Jonna
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Filosofiskt vansinne2015In: Minnesteater / Simon Critchley, CL(P) WORKS , 2015, 1, p. 103-110Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 305.
    Lappalainen, Jonna
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Kierkegaard om konsten att leva sin utsatthet2014In: Aiolos, ISSN 1400-7770, no 46-47, p. 127-132Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 306.
    Lappalainen, Jonna
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Tid och tidsmedvetande i livets ytterkanter2011In: Omtankar: Praktisk kunskap i äldreomsorg / [ed] Lotte Alsterdal, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2011, p. 148-159Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 307.
    Lappalainen, Manne
    Södertörn University College, School of Culture and Communication.
    Genealogin: kunskapen, moralen och subjektet: En undersökning av det genealogiska i Friedrich Nietzsches och Michel Foucaults arbeten2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the following essay I offer an analysis of the concept of genealogy in the works of Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault. The genealogical is illuminated as a critical approach, a period and a method. Taking as a point of departure Foucault‘s description of genealogy as a historico-philosophical method, with which we can approach the question of how we constitute ourselves as human beings, by analyzing our ideas about knowledge, morals and the self as an acting subject, I go back to Nietzsche, from where Foucault derives his genealogical project. By analyzing how Nietzsche examines the three domains of genealogy, found in Foucault‘s description – knowledge, morals and the subject – I thereby present a way to read, understand and use the works of Nietzsche, a reading of Nietzsche which at the same time brings out some of the core topics, offering a more profound understanding of Foucault‘s genealogical project. My overall reading will show that one of the main aspects of what can be understood as the genealogical method is to locate concepts that constitute the way we think and act. In trying to determine the social and practical settings where these concepts take on form and content, the genealogy demystifies the located constituting concepts, offering new perspectives on how the present lives its past. This reading will show how the genealogy interweaves the philosophical and historical, at the same time exposing the problematic and varying practical and social settings that produce and uphold the inevitable link between the political and the human.

  • 308. Larson, Kate
    Bachelard - adjektivets lycklige filosof2000In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, no 1 juli, p. 16-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 309. Larson, Kate
    “Everything important is to do with passion”: Iris Murdoch’s concept of love and its Platonic origin.2009Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The object of this dissertation is to highlight the influence of Simone Weil and Plato on the philosopher Iris Murdoch. This is done through an investigation of her concept of love.

    The aim is to investigate the concept as it is portrayed in Iris Murdoch’s work with the claim to be a central, but as such neglected, concept in philosophy.

    The method of the investigation is mainly the one of exegesis. The study also puts forward the hermeneutical hypothesis that Murdoch’s philosophy is fruitfully looked upon as a spiritual exercise in the spirit of the ancient view of philosophy.

    Iris Murdoch is in this study considered as a Platonic thinker in dialogue with other Platonic scholars. Murdoch’s concept of love is illuminated through correspondences and differences with the thinking of Simone Weil.

    Central for the discussion are Plato’s concept of eros and Simone Weil’s concepts of attention and decreation. They are studied with the view of interpreting Murdoch’s own key concepts, love and unselfing.

    Iris Murdoch described love as knowledge of the individual. Her view of love has been questioned with regard to its neglect of the individual as an object of love for his/her own sake. The critique is directed against a Platonic concept of love in general, of love seen as an ascent from the love of the particular individual to a vision of beauty or goodness. This critique is contested and the focus of attention is turned to the de-singularizing movement in love itself. This movement should not be understood as a mere step on the ladder to the good. The changed love is a change of one’s whole being, and for the lovers a joint creativity and liberation.

  • 310.
    Larson, Kate
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Aesthetics. Linnéuniversitetet.
    Här kan inget bevaras: några utvikningar från Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schubacks tankar om sömnens filosofiska betydelse2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, p. 421-428Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 311. Larson, Kate
    Iris Murdoch’s concept of love2005In: Philosophical aspects on emotions / [ed] Åsa Carlson, Stockholm: Thales , 2005, p. 97-108Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 312.
    Larson, Kate
    Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History, Comparative literature.
    Naturen älskar att dölja sig2011In: Divan, ISSN 1101-1408, no 1/2, p. 53-63Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 313.
    Lawrence, Nicholas
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    A Brief Introduction to Transcendental Phenomenology and Conceptual Mathematics2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    By extending Husserl’s own historico-critical study to include the conceptual mathematics of more contemporary times – specifically category theory and its emphatic development since the second half of the 20th century – this paper claims that the delineation between mathematics and philosophy must be completely revisited. It will be contended that Husserl’s phenomenological work was very much influenced by the discoveries and limitations of the formal mathematics being developed at Göttingen during his tenure there and that, subsequently, the rôle he envisaged for his material a priori science is heavily dependent upon his conception of the definite manifold. Motivating these contentions is the idea of a mathematics which would go beyond the constraints of formal ontology and subsequently achieve coherence with the full sense of transcendental phenomenology. While this final point will be by no means proven within the confines of this paper it is hoped that the very fact of opening up for the possibility of such an idea will act as a supporting argument to the overriding thesis that the relationship between mathematics and phenomenology must be problematised. 

  • 314.
    Lawrence, Nicholas
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    In the Shadow of Illusion: Kant and Fink on the problem of philosophical reflection2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    With the help of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason this paper aims to investigate the very possibility of philosophical reflection. Starting from a reading of two Eugen Fink texts, a phenomenologically discovered question is posed and a critical response attempted. It will be shown how, by orienting itself upon the subjective feeling of reason’s demand for the unconditioned, critical thought is then able to restrict itself to a valid use of reason, thus securing its own possibility. The transcendental methodology employed by Kant and the concept of pure apperception will also be discussed as key components in the facilitation of philosophical reflection. The Kantian response offered here is largely centred around the concept of transcendental illusion as discussed in the ‘Transcendental Dialectic’ and by taking related concepts such as transcendental reflection into consideration it is subsequently shown that, despite being raised here phenomenologically, the question of philosophical reflection is very much of interest to critical thought. 

  • 315.
    Lettevall, Rebecka
    Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Philosophical Issues in Popular Surroundings: Making Politics of Kant2009In: Kaliningrad identity - crucial to democracy and development in the Baltic Sea region: a seminar report / [ed] Thomas Lundén, Gunnel Bergström, Lise-Lotte Nilsson, Huddinge: Södertörn University , 2009, p. 19-25Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 316.
    Lettevall, Rebecka
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, History of Ideas. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Petrov, KristianSödertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, History of Ideas.
    Critique of Cosmopolitan Reason: Timing and Spacing the Concept of World Citizenship2014Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Since the Enlightenment, the definition of terms such as humanity, citizenship and rights has fluctuated and these ideas continue to haverelevance for contemporary discussions of globalization from a «cosmopolitan» perspective. This volume goes back to the conception ofcosmopolitanism in Greek antiquity in order to trace it through history, resulting in an unmasking of its many myths. The concept is reconstructedwith reference not only to well-known (and some lesser known) historical thinkers of cosmopolitanism, but also to noted «anti-cosmopolitans».The first aim of the book is to display historical perspectives on a discourse which has been dominated by ahistorical presumptions. Thesecond is to critically explore alternative paths beyond the Western imagination, redefining the Enlightenment legacy and the centre-peripherydichotomy. Most notably, Eastern Europe and the Arab world are integrated within the analysis of cosmopolitanism. Within a framework ofconceptual history (Begriffsgeschichte), cosmopolitan reason is criticized from the viewpoints of comparative literature, psychoanalysis,phenomenology, postcolonialism and moral philosophy.The book’s critical approach is an attempt to come to terms with the anachronism, essentialism, ethnocentrism and anthropocentrism thatsometimes underlie contemporary theoretical and methodological uses of the term «cosmopolitanism». By adding historical and contextualdepth to the problem of cosmopolitanism, a reflexive corrective is presented to enhance ongoing discussions of this topic within as well asoutside academia.

  • 317.
    Lind, Erik
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    Med kroppen som metod: Kroppsligt aktiv-blivande i Spinozas Etiken2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Gilles Deleuze once famously stated that Spinoza’s remark that ”we do not know beforehand what a body can do” should be read as a cri de guerre against a philosophical tradition that ever since antiquity has devalued the role of the body in the formation of knowledge. This paper further investigates the role of the body in Spinoza’s Ethics by examining what I shall call the becoming-active of the body. Commentators often interpret activity as pertaining to the formation of rational thought through the so-called ”common notions” in the Ethics. However, in doing so, they often neglect the central role played by the body in the process of becoming active. Thinking, for Spinoza, is always ”in the midst of things”, and as such it must be interpreted according to the basic affective relationality of the body. The act of thought; the activity of thinking, must be understood as an expression of a more fundamental activity of the body if we are to remain true to the implications of Spinoza’s monistic ontology. The goal of this paper, then, is to show how the becoming-active of the body is a necessary correlate to the activity of the soul in the Ethics. By demonstrating this, I will show in the concluding sections of my investigation, how the role played by the body and affectivity in Spinoza’s philosophy forces us to reconsider not only ethics, but the activity of thinking in general.

  • 318.
    Lind, Erik
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    The Rhythm of Expression: Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Form2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The intent of this essay is to shed light on the relevance and meaning of the concept of ”form” in Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology. Drawing on his early texts as well as on the published notes of his first course held at the Collège de France, we argue that the notion of form essentially carries two meanings in the thought of the philosopher. One epistemological, stating that the perceived always assumes the figure-ground structure (signifying a figurative dimension of form). Another ontological according to which form designates the originary manifestation of the world in the event of expression (signifying a genetic dimension of form). Finally, we argue that the interplay of these two dimension of form lead Merleau-Ponty to an intuitive understanding of rhythm as the sensible manifestation of form, suggesting a potentially fruitful encounter, converging upon this notion, with the thought of Henri Maldiney. 

  • 319. Lindberg, Susanna
    Varats smärta2009In: Att tänka smärtan / [ed] Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2009, 1, p. 99-112Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 320.
    Lindgren, Nicklas
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication.
    "Människan,djuret och den metafysiska skillnaden": En kritisk jämförelse mellan Peter Singer och Jacques Derrida2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    When discussing the issue of the animal within the history of philosophy, the aspect has often been somewhat of a negative contrast to what is humane. Whilst the human race has been attributed with abilities such as consciousness, rationality and the ability to speak, the animal has been described as something that lacks these abilities. However, new theories concerning the animal have arisen, theories that differentiate from such metaphysical tradition. In Praktisk Etik, Peter Singer raises an argument claiming that consciousness and self-consciousness concerning the matter of attributing humans with an exceptional position towards the animals, no longer can be admitted as valid. We more likely have the reason to believe the opposite. Jacques Derrida is like Singer interested in changing the attitude towards the animal as a flaw in relation to what is humane, but Derrida proposes a more radical solution. According to Derrida, we have to deconstruct the anthropocentric, metaphysical subject – and the structures that embodies this – to be able to see how its content has made the human being maltreat the animal. Although Derrida and Singer separate in their opinions concerning the problematizing of the metaphysical distinction between the human being and the animal, they take off from the same point of view, namely from Jeremy Bentham’s concept of suffering

  • 321.
    Lindström, Anders
    Södertörn University College, School of Culture and Communication.
    Solär Tragedi: Herakleitos Fragm 942009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    What are the basic thoughts formulated in the Heraclitean fragments? A cosmology, a philosophy of nature, the idea that all can be reduced to a single substance? There is always a risk that Heraclitus is fitted into a thought pattern he doesn’t belong to, if we – from our present horizon – focus on continuity in an attempt to frame his thinking as part of an overall progress, running from the so-called pre-Socratics to Aristotle, in the history of philosophy. If we picture the dawn of Western civilization as an early development of scientific thinking, built on a gradual and continuous growth of knowledge, we will easily go astray as we try to discover the Greek origins of philosophy. Assuming, for example, that the readings of Heraclitus as a natural philosopher have come to a dead end, can we approach the fragments from a different angle?

    The aim of this paper is not to give a systematized reading of all the remaining fragments of Heraclitus, but neither to necessarily contradict the various interpretations that emphasise how these shattered remains reflect a coherent philosophy. The focal point is the role of the sun in the fragments, but every chapter presents different perspectives, thematically possible to connect to (Diels-Kranz) Fragm 94: “The sun will not transgress his measures. If he does, The Furies, ministers of Justice (Dikê), will find him out.” (transl. C.H. Kahn)  This is the centre of the text, the hub that thematically will intertwine the Heraclitean sun with philosophical questions of measure, necessity, law, violence and destiny.

    It is argued that a tragic structure is discernable in Fragm 94, a structure distinguished and displayed as three oscillating layers: myth, tragedy and philosophy. The archaeological approach shows remains of an archaic (Homeric) heritage, a mythological framework crucial for the expression of a tragic experience. The mytopoetical background of the fragment indicates a series of tragic markers – helios, metra, furies etc. – a layer revealing possible resemblances to early Greek tragedy. The third layer shows how this experience, from a philosophical perspective, in the first phase of philosophy, before the consolidation of philosophical concepts, is staged as the tragic harmony we find in Heraclitus Fragm 94.

  • 322.
    Lindén, Claudia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Dickinson och smärtans temporalitet2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, p. 391-400Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 323.
    Lindén, Claudia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    It Takes a Real Man To Show True Femininity: Gender transgression in Goethe’s and Humboldt’s concept of Bildung2014In: The Humboldtian Tradition: origins and legacies / [ed] Josephson, Peter, Karlsohn, Thomas & Östling, Johan, London: Brill Academic Publishers, 2014, p. 58-79Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 324.
    Lindén, Claudia
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Ruin, Hans
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    The Vampire, the Undead and the Anxieties of Historical Consciousness2018In: The Ethos of History: Time and Responsibility / [ed] S. Helgesson & J. Svenungsson, New York: Berghahn Books, 2018, p. 32-53Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 325.
    Lindén, Claudia
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Ruin, Hans
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Vampyren, de odöda och historiens oro: Historiemedvetande som begär och fasa2016In: Historiens hemvist I: Den historiska tidens former / [ed] Victoria Fareld & Hans Ruin, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2016, p. 81-112Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 326.
    Linnros, David
    Södertörn University College, The School of Culture and Communication.
    Polyrytmik: Bergson och erfarenhetens rytm2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Inspired by Kitaro Nishida’s concept of pure experience this thesis analyses Bergson’s concept of experience with the intention of showing how experience is related to duration and how this in turn destabilizes certain tendencies towards subjectivism that can be found in Bergson’s work. This is accomplished through a reading of Matter and memory, Creative Evolution and Introduction to metaphysics that tries to desintegrate both subject and object in favor of duration. The thesis arrives at describing the combination of duration and non-subjective and supra-individual experience as a polyrhythmic movement.

  • 327.
    Lundberg, Carl-Johan
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Om den dolda grunden i Hannah Arendts politiska tänkande2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The thesis of this essay is to show that there is a complex and deep ground in Hannah Arendt ́s political thinking. A ground that, thru Immanuel Kant ́s first and third critiques, is going back to the thinking of the ancient Greek ideas of insight, nous, a concept used especially by Aristotle, but also by Parmenides. My idea is that Arendt ́s attempt to establish her political thinking in the idea of common sense, or in Latin:sensus communis, needs a deeper understanding, thou the use and interpretation of common sense as a concept today is deeply under influence of a liberal ideological preunderstanding; meaning the (moral) things everyone knows without any special efforts. In my view there is no chance that Arendt joins, or supports that kind of shallow interpretation of the idea of common sense, thou that would make her political thinking as banal as she accuses most of the modern politics to be, which of course is very contradictive. In other words must her understanding of the concept of common sense, sensus communis, be founded on a much deeper level, a level which we can find in her essays if we look real hard, and read as open as a real reading must be based on. Her language and her recurring references to time, gives us the leads to where to dig; to where, and through which thinking, we can find her deeper ground, a ground that hopefully will make all her political thinking clearer.

  • 328.
    Lundgren, Lars
    Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein som folkskollärare2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper studies the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein during his years (1920–26) as an elementary school teacher in remote Niederösterreich, Austria. The paper gives a survey of his life, and also a brief account of three of his main works: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Philosophical Investigations and Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics. Attention is given to his alphabetical word list, Wörterbuch für Volksschulen, published for educational use in elementary schools. The study is focused on Wittgenstein’s educational practise, and establishes a connection between his experience as a teacher and his late philosophy.

  • 329. Lupo, Rosa Maria
    Sanningens smärta2009In: Att tänka smärtan / [ed] Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2009, 1, p. 63-98Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 330.
    Majling, Oscar
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Epiktetos om den cyniska filosofen2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis examines Epictetus' view on Cynic philosophy, as it is being expressed in chapter 22 of the third book of Diatribai ("The Discourses"). The chapter has traditionally been seen as an idealized and deceitful portrait of the Cynic, and has been questioned as an intended justification of stoics and Cynics in the overall view on the history of philosophy. This thesis, however, attempts a different approach on the matter, based upon a thorough discussion regarding the field of research, as well as on different ways to read and understand the text at hand, in order to seek out a view that goes beyond the traditional distinction between practice and theory. The thesis thus challenges the view where the philosophy of Epictetus is seen as an instrumental practice of stoic theory, isolated to the field of ethics.

     

    The reading of the chapter focuses mainly on the philosophical purpose of the text and its intended practice, and finds that much of the stoic ascetic practice is not only taught through instructions, but also performed in the lecture and Epictetus' way of speaking. Epictetus' portrait of the philosophical Cynic is thus understood, not only as an extreme end that serves as an ascetic role-model, but also as a basic archetype of what it actually means to practice a philosophical way of thinking, that is of central importance to Epictetus philosophy. This sheds a new light on both the traditional distinction between stoic theory and practice, and on much of the research performed on the field of stoicism this far, as well as on that of Cynicism.

  • 331.
    Majling, Oskar
    Södertörn University College, School of Culture and Communication.
    Öde och askes hos Epiktetos2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 332. Mangold, Marcel
    Antagandet om jämlikhet2011In: Fria tidningen, ISSN 1654-9449Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 333.
    Mangold, Marcel
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Den omstridda tiden2015In: Divan : tidskrift för psykoanalys och kultur, ISSN 1101-1408, no 1-2, p. 47-53Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 334.
    Marko Englund, Leo
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    Skådespelarens hemligheter: Om Zeamis estetik och värdet av det som inte framträder2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This work examines how the aesthetics of Japanese actor and playwright Zeami Motokiyo (1346-1443) offers insight into the value of the unseen elements in art, specifically in the art of acting. What acting makes appear is likened to a vessel, which creates an empty space of what doesn’t appear. This non-appearing element is at the same time what gives the vessel its function. Nō theater is described as an art of suggesting, giving a background to Zeami’s theories. The importance of the tangible in Zeami’s aesthetics is underscored in a discussion of the technique, beauty, specificity, and variation implied by the principals of two basic arts, monomane, and hana. Then, the way the actor according to Zeami can make use of the unseen to fascinate the spectator is thoroughly investigated, relating it among other things to the question of emotion in western theory of acting, and the japanese concept of yūgen. Finally, Zeami’s concept of hana is described as relying on both what appears and what doesn’t appear, and the relevance of hana as a definition of the value of art is emphasized.

  • 335. Mattsson, Helena
    et al.
    Wallenstein, Sven-OlovSödertörn University College, School of Culture and Communication, Philosophy.
    Deleuze och mångfaldens veck2008Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 336.
    Montan, Calle
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication.
    A Manifold of Re-presentation: Derrida's Reassessment of Transcendental Aesthetics2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay attempts to outline Jacques Derrida’s envisaged rewriting of transcendental aesthetics, hinted at in De la grammatologie. Focusing mainly on the texts published during the 1960’s (especially La voix et le phénomène) and the early 1970’s, I try to situate Derrida’s thought within the horizon of transcendental philosophy. Special attention is devoted to Immanuel Kant and Edmund Husserl given the importance that Derrida ascribes to them. My intention is to capture Derrida’s position towards these previous attempts of formulating a transcendental aesthetics. In Derrida’s view – the way I interpret it – transcendental aesthetics is a set of issues concerning (i) the philosophy of time and space and the constitution of time and space, (ii) a theory concerning the constitution of conditions (iii) a theory concerning the lowest level of cognition. I will try to support the claim that Derrida’s famous notion, la différance, entails a recasting of previous notions of transcendental aesthetics. Derrida is well known for his claim that experience is not direct; it must be given through re-presentations, which synthesize sense (ideal objects) and the sensed. Ideal objects are themselves dependent on language and hence experience cannot be brought about without the mediation of language. In this essay the claim that neither space nor time would be without the sign is substantiated. With this in mind I attempt to show that Derrida’s rewriting of transcendental aesthetics amounts to promoting the concept of spacing, which represents the-becoming-spaceof-time and the-becoming-time-of-space. Without the deferring and differing involved in the movement of la différance and the writing of the unconscious there would be neither time nor space. One of the most important outcomes of this essay is the presentation of the interplay between activity and passivity involved in the constitution of ideality performed by unconscious writing.

  • 337. Nancy, Jean-Luc
    Demokratins sanning2014Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I Demokratins sanning skriver Jean-Luc Nancy om hur vi ska förstå demokratin och dess svårigheter i samtiden. Nancy menar att det gäller att förstå och lära sig hantera demokratin som en ”metafysik”, istället för att betrakta den som en politisk form bland andra och åter grunda den i en politisk teologi. Den delade existensens avsaknad av slutgiltig mening är det svårhanterliga faktum som demokratin existerar genom – det är demokratins fara, men också dess chans.

  • 338. Nancy, Jean-Luc
    Mangold, Marcel (Translator)
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    For Philippe: The Conversation Resumed (Ten Years Later)2017In: MLN, ISSN 0026-7910, E-ISSN 1080-6598, Vol. 132, no 5, p. 1140-1150Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 339. Nancy, Jean-Luc
    Inkräktaren2011In: Divan : tidskrift för psykoanalys och kultur, ISSN 1101-1408, no 1-2Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 340. Nancy, Jean-Luc
    Kommunism, ordet2011In: Kommunismens idé / [ed] Costas Douzinas & Slavoj Zizek, Hägersten: Tankekraft förlag , 2011, p. 207-221Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 341.
    Nancy, Jean-Luc
    et al.
    Strasbourg University, France.
    Schuback, Marcia Sá Cavalcante
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    History, improvised: A short dialogue between Jean-Luc Nancy and Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback2016In: Philosophy today (Celina), ISSN 0031-8256, E-ISSN 2329-8596, Vol. 60, no 4, p. 827-838Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this text, a dialogue about the difficult task of seizing the sense of history today is presented. The point of departure is the difficulty of the times to begin and the necessity to rethink the difference between historiography and historicity, and further between events, the event and the advent. The dialogue proposes to revisit the meaning of beginning from out of the experience of improvisation and to reflect upon the possibility of developing improvisation as a sense of history.

  • 342.
    Neander, Anna
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication.
    Måleri och erfarenhet hos Foucault2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis examines the philosopher Michel Foucault’s view of painting as an experience. I study Foucault’s essay on Velázquez’s painting Las Meninas and his lecture on Manet in light of his view that the relation between images and texts, as well as between what can be uttered and what can be seen, are to be understood as symptoms of a variable structure of experience. I explore Foucault’s claim that concepts shape our experience by comparing his descriptions of the beholder’s experience of light and space in these paintings with his theory of representation in The Order of Things. Further, I analyze the specific role of painting in Foucault’s philosophy, as amediator of historical experiences. This study shows that, according to Foucault, the structure dominating both experience and knowledge in the early modern period was predominantly visual. Towards the end of this period images came closer to text, corresponding to a shift in the human sciences towards methods of interpretation rather than visual observation. This can be understood in terms of a new form of sensibility. This thesis challenges the interpretation that Foucault holds there to be a sharp discontinuity in experience by showing how painting, as an experience, transgresses epistemological boundaries. I claim that this experience appears through Foucault’s way of carefully examining and describing a visual experience of an image.

  • 343. Nielsen, Cathrin
    Smärtan. Om Heideggers tolkning av Trakl2009In: Att tänka smärtan / [ed] Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2009, 1, p. 113-136Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 344. Nilsson, Christian
    Agambens messianska paradoxer eller - Benjamins italienska resa2004In: Glänta, ISSN 1104-5205, no 2, p. 72-83Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 345. Nilsson, Christian
    Att bebo tingen: anteckningar om samlaren hos Walter Benjamin2005In: Res publica (Goteborg), ISSN 0282-6062, no 65, p. 89-100Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 346. Nilsson, Christian
    Att låta djuret vara: Agamben, Heidegger och den antropologiska maskinen2004In: Res publica (Goteborg), ISSN 0282-6062, no 62/63, p. 21-48Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 347.
    Nilsson, Christian
    Södertörn University College, School of Culture and Communication, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Benjamin, ruset och uppvaknandet2007In: Glänta, ISSN 1104-5205, no 2/3, p. 136-141Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 348.
    Nilsson, Christian
    Södertörn University College, School of Culture and Communication, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Det var en gång en raktetavfyrningsramp: Agamben om profanering, lek och tradition2006In: Ord och bild, ISSN 0030-4492, E-ISSN 1402-2508, no 5, p. 29-32Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 349. Nilsson, Christian
    En judisk bakdörr ut ur Hegels system: om Franz Rosenzweig2005In: Axess, ISSN 1651-0941, no 8, p. 28-30Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 350. Nilsson, Christian
    En vingklippt Agamben2004In: Res publica (Goteborg), ISSN 0282-6062, no 62/63, p. 146-156Article in journal (Other academic)
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