Including wholly original, never-before-released material from thinkers such as Bruno Latour, Michel Serres, Alphonso Lingus, Michael Hardt and Luce Irigaray, this book showcases some of the most compelling arguments for how we might think concretely in and about the world we live in.
Engaging with contemporary issues responsibly and creatively can become a very abstract activity. We can sometimes find ourselves talking in terms of theories and philosophies which bear very little resemblance to how life is actually lived and experienced. In Thinking in the World, Jill Bennett and Mary Zournazi curate writings and conversations with some of the most influential thinkers in the world and ask them not just why we should engage with the world ,but also how we might do this. Rather than simply thinking about the world, the authors examine the ways in which we think in and with the world. Whether it's how to be environmentally responsible, how to think in film, or how to dance with a non-human, the need to engage meaningfully in a lived way is at the forefront of this collection. Thinking in the World showcases some of the most compelling arguments for a philosophy in action. Including wholly original, never-before-released material from Michel Serres, Alphonso Lingis, and Mieke Bal, the different chapters in this book constitute dialogues and approachable essays, as well as impassioned arguments for a particular way of approaching thinking in the world.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations Introduction. Thinking in the world Jill Bennett (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Mary Zournazi (University of New South Wales, Australia) Part 1. Thinking worlds Chapter 1. Revolutions in thinking Michel Serres (Stanford University, USA) and Mary Zournazi Chapter 2. The thinking that is in the world Alphonso Lingis (Pennsylvania State University, USA) Part II. Senses of place Chapter 3. A phenomenology of thinking in place Edward Casey (SUNY, Stony Book, USA) and Jeff Malpas (University of Tasmania, Australia) Chapter 4. Attunement as architectural meaning Alberto Perez-Gomez (McGill University, Canada) Part III. Extended minds and bodies Chapter 5. Embodying thought in skilful action John Sutton (Macquarie University, Australia), Doris McIlwain (Macquarie University, Australia), Wayne Christensen (University of Warwick, UK) and Andrew Geeves (Independent Scholar, Australia) Chapter 6. What does the stick do for the blind? Lambros Malafouris (University of Oxford, UK) Part IV. Technologies Chapter 7. The distributed-centered subject Helene Mialet (York University, Canada) Chapter 8. Dancing with the nonhuman Petra Gemeinboeck (University of New South Wales, Australia) Part V. Creativity Chapter 9. Thinking in film Mieke Bal (Emeritus Professor, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Chapter 10. Thinking through the cello Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen, UK) Chapter 11. Aesthetic intelligence Jill Bennett and Lynn Froggett (University of Central Lancashire, UK) Part VI. Spectrums of experience Chapter 12. Reading Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony with autist Jamie Burke, or remembering the sensorimotor future Ralph James Savarese (Grinnell College, USA) Chapter 13. The philosophical role of illness Havi Carel (University of Bristol, UK) Part VII. Economies, ecologies, politics Chapter 14. Thinking love and politics in the world Michael Hardt (Duke University, USA) and Mary Zournazi Chapter 15. Thinking with interdependence: from economy/environment to ecological livelihoods Ethan Miller (Bates College, Maine, USA) and J.K. Gibson-Graham (Western Sydney University, Australia)