Between Word And Image: Heidegger, Klee, And Gadamer On Gesture And Genesis

Paperback | November 14, 2012

byDennis J. Schmidt

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Engagement with the image has played a decisive role in the formulation of the very idea of philosophy since Plato. Identifying pivotal moments in the history of philosophy, Dennis J. Schmidt develops the question of philosophy's regard of the image in thinking by considering painting-where the image most clearly calls attention to itself as an image. Focusing on Heidegger and the work of Paul Klee, Schmidt pursues larger issues in the relationship between word, image, and truth. As he investigates alternative ways of thinking about truth through word and image, Schmidt shows how the form of art can indeed possess the capacity to change its viewers.

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Engagement with the image has played a decisive role in the formulation of the very idea of philosophy since Plato. Identifying pivotal moments in the history of philosophy, Dennis J. Schmidt develops the question of philosophy's regard of the image in thinking by considering painting-where the image most clearly calls attention to its...

Dennis J. Schmidt is Liberal Arts Professor of Philosophy, Comparative Literature, and German at Pennsylvania State University. He is author of On Germans and Other Greeks: Tragedy and Ethical Life (IUP, 2001).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:November 14, 2012Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253006201

ISBN - 13:9780253006202

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Genesis of the Question
1. Unfolding the Question: An Excentric History
2. Heidegger and Klee: An Attempt at a New Beginning
3. On Word, Image, and Gesture: Another Attempt at a Beginning
Afterword: The Question of Genesis for Now
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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"Following on the steps of Continental philosophers such as Nietzsche, Heidegger, and particularly Gadamer, Schmidt aims to show that artistic images can open on an experience of truth quite distinct from, yet just as valuable as, that occasioned by conceptual knowledge." -Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism