Philosophy of Exaggeration

Philosophy of Exaggeration

by Alexander Garcia Duttmann, Alexander Garc!a Dttmann
     
 

'Thought always exaggerates' Hannah Arendt writes. The question of exaggeration becomes a philosophical question when thought endeavours to clarify the ways in which it relates to limits. If its disclosing force depends on exaggeration, so does the confusion to which it can fall prey. This book analyses concepts such as truth and trust, practices such as politics

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'Thought always exaggerates' Hannah Arendt writes. The question of exaggeration becomes a philosophical question when thought endeavours to clarify the ways in which it relates to limits. If its disclosing force depends on exaggeration, so does the confusion to which it can fall prey. This book analyses concepts such as truth and trust, practices such as politics and art, experiences such as the formation of a life line and its erasure, from the viewpoint of exaggeration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826495624
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/01/2007
Series:
Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

James Phillips is a writer and director.

Plays include: The White Whale (Slung Low/Leeds) The Rubenstein Kiss (Hampstead); City Stories (St James); Hidden in the Sand (Trafalgar Studios); The Wind in the Willows (Latitude/ Theatre503); Time and the City (Slung Low/Hull); Bobby and the Chimps (Florida); The Little Fir Tree (Sheffield Theatres).

The Rubenstein Kiss won the John Whiting Award and the TMA Award for Best Play.

Directing credits include: The Rubenstein Kiss, Hidden in the Sand, City Stories, Frankie and Johnny at the Claire de Lune (Sound Theatre); Macbeth (Sheffield Crucible); Trettondagsafton (National Academy in Stockholm); Touched (Soho Theatre). His first professional production, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme at the Pleasance, London, won an award from NESTA, the national endowment for the arts. He was an Associate Director of Sound Theatre, London. He is a selector for the National Student Drama Festival.

TV credits include: If We Dead Awaken (Channel 4/Touchpaper). His first film script, The Watching Tree, is being produced by Blonde to Black Productions.
His first book of documentary photography, Nicosia: The Last Dividing Line, was published in Cyprus in 2013.

His photographs can be seen at www.jamesphillips.net.

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