Morphology: Questions on Method and Language by Maria Filomena MolderMorphology: Questions on Method and Language by Maria Filomena Molder

Morphology: Questions on Method and Language

EditorMaria Filomena Molder, Diana Soeiro, Nuno Fonseca

Paperback | July 29, 2013

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe has described Morphology as a science dedicated to the observation and description of everything «that is handled by chance and occasionally in other [sciences]». This meant that morphological research could be undertaken by any science or discipline as far as it considers form within its subject. This volume collects eighteen articles from scholars and contributors from philosophy, ranging from epistemology to aesthetics (with explorations into poetry, music, painting and photography), from philosophical anthropology to the philosophy of language, and from ontology to moral and political philosophy. Other contributions represent disciplines including art history, mathematics, cognitive science, linguistics, history, demography, computer science, and architecture. The wide range of areas puts to the test Goethe’s morphological thought, i.e. Goethe’s understanding of form as knowledge. Contributors: Ana Agud, Chiara Cappelletto, Dennis L. Sepper, Diana Soeiro, Diogo Seixas Lopes, Federico Vercellone, Hervé Le Bras, Javier Arnaldo, Jean Petitot, Joachim Schulte, João Constâncio, José Gil, Maria Filomena Molder, Maria João Mayer Branco, Maurizio Gribaudi, Nélio Conceição, Nuno Fonseca, Sílvio Varela Sousa.
Maria Filomena Molder is Full Professor of Philosophy at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Diana Soeiro is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Nuno Fonseca is a Research Fellow in Philosophy at Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Title:Morphology: Questions on Method and LanguageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:July 29, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents: Javier Arnaldo: Before the Farbenlehre: Goethe’s First Systematic Writings on Colour – Dennis L. Sepper: Showing the Phenomena: The Genesis of Goethe’s Color Morphology – Jean Petitot: The Topicality of Goethe’s Theory of Colours – Maria João Mayer Branco: The Theory of Music in Goethe’s Theory of Colours – Nuno Fonseca: «Light, Shade and Colour»: The Texture of Landscape – Chiara Cappelletto: Colour as Urphänomen. Wittgenstein Reads Goethe – Nélio Conceição: Images to Exercise Ourselves. Morphology Between August Sander’s Photographs and Gerhard Richter’s Atlas – Diana Soeiro: Hikikomori and the Inhabited Form: Morphology and Territory – Maria Filomena Molder: Form as Problem: Clouds and the Sacred Vessel – José Gil: The Body and the Genesis of Forms – Ana Agud: Form in Humboldt – Maurizio Gribaudi: Forms, Tension, Movement - History and its Deployment – João Constâncio: Towards a ‘Morphology of the Will to Power’: Notes on Nietzsche’s Conception of Philosophy as ‘Psychology’ – Sílvio Varela Sousa: Problems of Form and Idea in Bataille’s Early Writtings – Hervé Le Bras: Cellular Automata and Artificial Landscapes: Three Steps in Morphology – Diogo Seixas Lopes: Night and Fog: the Atmospheres of Aldo Rossi – Federico Vercellone: After Art: Notes on the Death of Art Today – Joachim Schulte: Wittgenstein on Philosophy as Poetry.

Editorial Reviews

«In this sense, this is very much a book that succeeds in doing what Goethe wanted to do – it enlarges our vision.» (Paul Bishop, Metascience 2014)