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Persons and Things Barbara Johnson Persons and Things Moving effortlessly between symbolist poetry and Barbie dolls artificial intelligence and Kleist Kant and Winnicott Barbara Johnson not only clarifies psychological and social dynamics she also re

  • Title: Persons and Things
  • Author: Barbara Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780674026384
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Persons and Things Barbara Johnson Moving effortlessly between symbolist poetry and Barbie dolls, artificial intelligence and Kleist, Kant, and Winnicott, Barbara Johnson not only clarifies psychological and social dynamics she also re dramatizes the work of important tropes without ever losing sight of the ethical imperative with which she begins the need to treat persons as persons.In Persons and ThinMoving effortlessly between symbolist poetry and Barbie dolls, artificial intelligence and Kleist, Kant, and Winnicott, Barbara Johnson not only clarifies psychological and social dynamics she also re dramatizes the work of important tropes without ever losing sight of the ethical imperative with which she begins the need to treat persons as persons.In Persons and Things, Johnson turns deconstruction around to make a fundamental contribution to the new aesthetics She begins with the most elementary thing we know deconstruction calls attention to gaps and reveals that their claims upon us are fraudulent Johnson revolutionizes the method by showing that the inanimate thing exposed as a delusion is central to fantasy life, that fantasy life, however deluded, should be taken seriously, and that although a work of art is formed around something missing, this void is its vanishing point, not its essence She shows deftly and delicately that the void inside Keats s urn, Heidegger s jug, or Wallace Stevens s jar forms the center around which we tend to organize our worlds.The new aesthetics should restore fluidities between persons and things In pursuing it, Johnson calls upon Ovid, Keats, Poe, Plath, and others who have inhabited this in between space The entire process operates via a subtlety that only a critic of Johnson s caliber could reveal to us.
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    1. This book is, if nothing else, kind of a mixed bag, shaggy dog kind of thing the first twenty five pages are fairly dense parsings of speech acts and what is the object and what the sentence of certain fairly difficult novel linguistic utterances And then, a five page interp of the statue of liberty that reclaims the psychological joy we feel at returning to that cavernous metal womb, as an entree to the politics of the pro life movement it s like that all through the book, though maybe never as [...]

    2. This one was interesting, if not at times somewhat random On the outset it appears to be separated by discussions of things, persons, things as persons, and persons as things But it is complicated by discussions of language, philosophy, and social ideas Some of the memorable discussions include looks into today s society and the presence of computers, how it is sometimes advantageous to be machine like and how we are both proud of our achievements in technology but relieved when those achievem [...]

    3. A psychoanalytic and literary examination of the interplay of persons and things Johnson examines the psychoanalytic basis of personhood, thingliness , and considers how these two reinforce and negate one another Her task is primarily one of deconstruction The notions of anthropomorphism, personalization, and objectification, are examined The work establishes a literary and psychoanalytic fluidity between persons and things, and yet reinforces the notion that persons must treated as persons.

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