Defending Objectivity: Essays in Honour of Andrew Collier by Margaret Archer, William Outhwaite

By Margaret Archer, William Outhwaite

Andrew Collier is the boldest defender of objectivity - in technology, wisdom, inspiration, motion, politics, morality and faith. during this tribute and acknowledgement of the impression his paintings has had on a large readership, his colleagues convey that they have got been influenced by way of his considering and supply demanding responses. This wide-ranging ebook covers key components with which defenders of objectivity usually need to have interaction. Sections are dedicated to the next: * objectivity of worth * objectivity and daily wisdom * objectivity in political economic system * objectivity and reflexivity * objectivity postmodernism and feminism * objectivity and nature the various contributions diversity from social and political concept to philosophy, reflecting the vital topics of Collier's paintings.

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Cory 1858) My conversations with Andrew Collier started with a shared love of two writers, Lawrence and Sartre. Looking back, and with the benefits of hindsight, it is interesting how these two certainly embodied particular aspects of this antipathy with ‘plot’. Lawrence, particularly in his four greatest novels, and in much of his poetry, encapsulated for us at that time a sense of passionate fusion – both of one person with another, through intimacy and through loving sexual congress, and also of the union of this poor forked creature with the natural world which supports it.

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Benjamin draws a distinction between stories and explanations: Every morning brings us news of the globe, and yet we are poor in noteworthy stories. This is because no event any longer comes to us without being shot through with explanation. In other words, by now almost nothing that happens benefits storytelling; almost everything benefits information. Actually, it is half the art of storytelling to keep the story free from explanation as one reproduces it. (1970 [1955]: 89) Stories then embody neither the teleological structure of narrative nor the causal explanation and goal-orientated physiognomy of plot.

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