Kwinter: how do we understand matter and form? His model of matter and reality is a lot like
Deleuze and Guattari. He doesnt think linearly, because it takes away from possibilities. Older
classical models are limiting.
Classical theory: highly critical o
Saussure: studies linguistics. How do you modernize a discipline? Language had been studied
diachronically. Saussure proposed that language be studied synchronically (not over a long
period of time). This is a view of language as a static system, not over
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1. Psychoanalysis is the study of the mind, (the unconscious), and dreams are fundamental to
this understanding because through dreams, our repressed thoughts are revealed to us. Freud
used dreams t
Heidegger: the dangers of modern technology and framing. This is dangerous because of the
misinterpretation of the concealed. The truth remains concealed. Modern technology looks
correct, and is correct, but it not true. Enframing conceals revealing itsel
Structuralism: a way to give something validity. The science of signs is structuralism. What
governs the sign. What constitutes a sign and what governs a sign.
Saussure: interested in structural linguistics (the systems that govern language).
Schizophrenia becomes a new model outside of almost all aspects of society, for
Freuds method is based on the ego, a conscious self and sense of identity. The unconscious is
disruptive of the sense of control and consciousness. Neurosis is
Marx: Modernized time with new ideas. Lived from 1818-1883. Philosopher of economics,
which is the science of scarcity. What happens when you have a limited amount of something.
Wrote about the rise of the metropolis, the rise of capitalism, the rise of m
What does it mean for time to be real? Where does time come from?
Things are constantly in motion. You cant go back. Understanding the world as dynamic
systems. Time moves in one way, things happen, time is not static. When time is real, you
have to stop
Virilio: The Overexposed City. Redefines how a city functions, and therefore what the city
might be. The city reaches a crisis about what it is. Issues of speed and time obliterate the
hegemony of speed and scale and distance. The city boundaries have cha
Darcy Thompson: wants to discuss biology in terms of a specific set of forces that isnt usually
used in definitions of biology and physics. The path of the physicist is to deal with time and
space and mass and their related concepts. Zoologists and mathem