Spring 2012 No.4
This is the first english translation of “Oase des Glücks: Gedanken zu einer Ontologie des Spiels.” Translated by Ian Alexander Moore and Chris Turner.
Eugen Fink // (1905-1975)
Callicott took some time this spring to answer some of Purlieu’s questions regarding philosophical divisiveness, environmental philosophy, and the role of the natural sciences in the 21st century.
J. Baird Callicott // University of North Texas
A reply to Santiago Zabala's "Being in the University" (Purlieu No.3).
Jesus Zamora-Bonilla // Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Madrid)
This article analyzse the presence of abductive cognition in a field of the
humanities that has not been explored sufficiently: the disciplines that
study visual culture. Art history and visual studies, the
disciplines that study visual culture, are presented as a field whose
conjectural paradigm can be used to understand the epistemic problems
associated with abduction.
Noemi de Haro García // Univeridad Autónoma de Madrid
María G. Navarro // Spanish Council for Scientific Research
Many coin-images populate Nietzsche's works, from early unpublished lectures to
the texts completed in the frenzied period of productivity before his collapse at Turin. This essay focuses on the myriad aspects of ‘coinage’ by interrogating two strongly interconnected metaphors that Nietzsche deploys throughout his oeuvre: the image of circulated coins whose inscription wears away over time and the figure of a counterfeiter who surreptitiously exchanges false-coinage for power and control. In light of their shared thematic content, these metaphors reveal with a third: that of convalescence, of recuperation from illness.
Jared Bly // University of North Texas
This article considers how Aristotle would use a nominal definition in his discussion of discovering the definition of both an eclipse and thunder, arguing that Aristotle would allow that there be a type of definition for non-existent kinds that is merely the meaning of a word.