LoveKnowledge: The Life of Philosophy from Socrates to Derridaby Roy Brand
Since its inception, philosophy has struggled to perfect individual understanding through discussion and dialogue based in personal, poetic, or dramatic investigation. The positions of such philosophers as Socrates, Spinoza, Rousseau, Nietzsche, Foucault, and Derrida differ in almost every respect, yet these thinkers all share a common method of practicing philosophynot as a detached, intellectual discipline, but as a worldly art.
What is the love that turns into knowledge and how is the knowledge we seek already a form of love? Reading key texts from Socrates to Derrida, this book addresses the fundamental tension between love and knowledge that informs the history of Western philosophy. LoveKnowledge returns to the long tradition of philosophy as an exercise not only of the mind but also of the soul, asking whether philosophy can shape and inform our lives and communities.
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Roy Brand is a professor of philosophy at the Graduate School of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, and the director and chief curator of Yaffo 23, a center for contemporary art and culture. He is the editor and translator of Philosophy in a Time of Terror: Dialogues with Habermas and Derrida and editor and consultant curator of Bare Life: Contemporary Art Reflecting on the State of Emergency.
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