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The Resource Camera obscura : of ideology, Sarah Kofman ; translated by Will Straw

Camera obscura : of ideology, Sarah Kofman ; translated by Will Straw

Label
Camera obscura : of ideology
Title
Camera obscura
Title remainder
of ideology
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Kofman ; translated by Will Straw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Marx, Freud, Nietzsche - in vastly different ways all three employed the metaphor of the camera obscura in their work. In this classic book - at last available in an English translation - the French philosopher Sarah Kofman offers an extended reflection on this metaphor. She contrasts the mechanical function of the camera obscura as a kind of copy machine, rendering a mirror-image of the work, with its use in the writings of master thinkers."--BOOK JACKET. "In her opening chapter on Marx, Kofman provides a reading of inversion as necessary to the ideological process. She then explores the metaphor of the camera obscura in Freud's description of the unconscious. For Nietzsche the camera obscura in a "metaphor for forgetting," and it is neither the photographic nor the eye but the mind that constructs a preeminence of the perspectival. Kofman asks here whether the "magical apparatus" of the camera obscura, rather than bringing about clarity, serves some thinkers as fetish. She turns to Descartes for a final counter-example, that of the Cartesian camera obscura as a model of vision which neither disqualifies the eye as a model of knowledge nor sets up a perspectivist notion of perception."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kofman, Sarah
Dewey number
140
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
B823.3
LC item number
.K613 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Ideology
Label
Camera obscura : of ideology, Sarah Kofman ; translated by Will Straw
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in France 1973
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 55-74) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39700513
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
100 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780801436413
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98039015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Camera obscura : of ideology, Sarah Kofman ; translated by Will Straw
Publication
Note
First published in France 1973
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 55-74) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39700513
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
100 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780801436413
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98039015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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