Tagged: Lambert Wiesing

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Who do you think you are?

Lambert Wiesing, the only practicing phenomenologist I know, just published a book about the perception of self (Ich für mich). It’s a difficult argument, as you might expect.  It turns out that proper philosophers have simply never...

The Visibility of the Image

I am pleased to be the translator of this, the second edition of Lambert Wiesing’s Die Sichtbarkeit des Bildes.  The book, first published in 1996,  draws on the history of formal aesthetics to present an...

Luxury

Luxus — Luxury — is the title of Lambert Wiesing’s most recent book, published by Surkamp in August this year.  I’ve translated the introduction, which proposes that that luxury is not a quality inherent...

The Visibility of the Image

Professor Lambert Wiesing (shown here with students at the University of Jena, Germany)  wrote Die Sichtbarkeit des Bildes [The Visibility of the Image] quite some time ago.  It was first published in 1996!  The...

Just out from Bloomsbury!

Phenomenology, I think, is what makes Lambert Wiesing’s The Philosophy of Perception so startling.  The book turns perception upside down.  He’s saying, roughly, that perception determines and controls us, rather than the other way around.  The...