Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht: Production of Presence. What Meaning cannot Or more accurately an oscillation between interpretation and presence. PREHISTORY. Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey. Author: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht. × (60×90/16) hard cover, pp., ISBN 5‑‑‑4 . Production of Presence. What Meaning Cannot Convey. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht. STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. STANFORD, CALIFORNIA

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Without these, the author feels, our experiencing of culture can, at best, be incomplete, and at worst, be faulty. Help Center Find new research papers in: Jun 27, Ben rated it liked it. While these are two of Gumbrecht’s more detailed elaborations on temporal moods, Stimmung relates also to a broader concept of moods that can be triggered by aesthetic experiences to produce a sense of “presence.

Gumbrecht critiques the emphasis on reason and rationality that originated with the Age of Enlightenment[20] and in particular, references Immanuel Kant ‘s Critique of Pure ReasonCritique of Practical Reasonand Critique of Judgmentas well as the Cartesian tendency to exclude presence from metaphysics.

Salome Choa rated it it was amazing Feb 12, One had been warned to expect an anti-climax, but a measure of disappointment with “epiphany” is still justified: Lists with This Book.

The methodological restraint Gumbrecht allies to his very bold and wide-ranging claim on the necessary future epistemological orientation of the humanities is all the more significant when one acknowledges that The Production of Presence represents “a comprehensive version of [his] thinking” publisher comments.

It synthesizes many nascent threads in contemporary philosophy seeking to surpass the post-modern turn. Stanford football coach David Shaw also attended.

Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey

Fascinating, audacious, and clearly written. He thereby tries to highlight the following facts: His arguments are nuanced and engaging if sometimes discouragingly densenot to mention philosophically refreshing, but there are times when, despite all the nuance and complexity, the general thrust of his argument seems merely to be taking baby steps on a path long ago blazed by mystics and theologians, who deal with incarnation and silence.


This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Gumbrecht’s first work to locate a temporal mood was In What Meaning Cannot Convey.

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Trivia About Production of Pre Foremost is the Heideggerian idea of “unconcealment of Being”, which interests Gumbrecht because of the link it establishes ulricu the purpose of metaphysics and the things of the world. The energy of the crowd, in combination with the other aesthetic and emotional responses evoked by watching athletic aptitude, leads to the range of “fascinations” Gumbrecht incorporates into his method for describing and expressing appreciation for sport.

An Anecdotal Account of Epistemological Shifts. The Production of Presence: Based on this assessment of the past and the future of literary studies and the humanities, the book develops the provocative thesis that, through their exclusive dedication to interpretation, i.

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Over forty scholars of theory, philosophy, and literary studies who had worked with Gumbrecht attended the conference. Be the first to ask a question about Production of Presence. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As a scholar, Gumbrecht focuses on the histories of the national literatures in Romance language especially French, Spanish, and Brazilianbut also on German literature, while, at the same time, he teaches and writes about the western philosophical tradition almost exclusively on non-analytic philosophy with an emphasis on French and German nineteenth- and twentieth-century texts.

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Want to Read saving…. Gumbrecht calls for the generation of concepts that would “allow us to point to what is irreversibly nonconceptual in our lives” and makes a case for three of his own: Other editions – View all Production of Presence: Overall, I recognize much value in Gumbrecht’s arguments in part because the religious wisdom toward which his thinking is moving will be better received in the academy if put lresence by a secular mind and I foresee myself referring back to this work in future scholarly discussions of art.


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San Oof State University, a nice combination of both, at times: Mariana rated it really liked it Mar 07, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It offers a personalized account of some gubmrecht the pdoduction theoretical movements in literary studies and in the humanities over the past producfion years, together with an equally personal view of a possible future. Zsofi rated it it was amazing Jul 16, Bruno rated it liked it Mar 14, Gumbrecht’s writing on sport interconnects with his concepts of presence and materiality insofar as the activity of watching takes on a communal character, offering spectators “opportunities to immerse themselves in the realm of presence.

Time and Contemporary Culture An important work exploring the alternatives to the Apollonian world of meaning in the experience of presence, integrating insights about the aesthetic life and intense, fully-lived human experience.

To his credit, Gumbrecht admits, toward the end of the book, that his thinking has much in common with certain religious thought and he even interacts with a recent theological movement known as radical orthodoxy and tentatively with some Buddhist principles.