The fate of place : a philosophical history / Edward S. Casey
By: Casey, Edward S.Material type: TextPublisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013Description: xviii, 488 str. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780520276031.Subject(s): Place (Philosophy) | Space and time | prostor | prostor i vrijeme | mjesto (filozofija) | antropologija mjesta i prostora | filozofija prostora | prostor - filozofsko gledište
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Preface. Disappearing places
Part One: From Void to Vessel :
1. Avoiding the void: Primeval patterns
2. Mastering the matrix: The 'Enuma Elish' and Plato's 'Timaeus'
3. Place as container: Aristotle's 'Physics'
Part two: From place to space :
4. The emergence of space in Hellenistic and Neoplatonic thought
5. The ascent of infinite space: Medieval and Renaissance speculations
Part three: The supremacy of space :
6. Modern space as absolute: Gassendi and Newton
7. Modern space as extensive: Descartes
8. Modern space as relative: Locke and Leibniz
9. Modern space as site and point: position, panopticon, and pure form
Part four: The reappearance of place :
10. By way of body: Kant, Whitehead, Husserl, Merleau-Ponty
11. Proceeding to place by indirection: Heidegger
12. Giving a face to place in the present: Bachelard, Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, Derrida, Irigaray
Postface: Places rediscovered
In this imaginative and comprehensive study, Edward Casey, one of the most incisive interpreters of the Continental philosophical tradition, offers a philosophical history of the evolving conceptualizations of place and space in Western thought. Not merely a presentation of the ideas of other philosophers, The Fate of Place is acutely sensitive to silences, absences, and missed opportunities in the complex history of philosophical approaches to space and place. A central theme is the increasing neglect of place in favor of space from the seventh century A.D. onward, amounting to the virtual exclusion of place by the end of the eighteenth century.
Casey begins with mythological and religious creation stories and the theories of Plato and Aristotle and then explores the heritage of Neoplatonic, medieval, and Renaissance speculations about space. He presents an impressive history of the birth of modern spatial conceptions in the writings of Newton, Descartes, Leibniz, and Kant and delineates the evolution of twentieth-century phenomenological approaches in the work of Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Bachelard, and Heidegger. In the book's final section, Casey explores the postmodern theories of Foucault, Derrida, Tschumi, Deleuze and Guattari, and Irigaray.