Book Review. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht,. Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey. (Stanford University Press, ). With his book Production of. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht: Production of Presence. What Meaning cannot Convey User’s manual PRESENCE PRODUCTION MEANING METAPHYSICS A spatial. Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey. Author: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht. × (60×90/16) hard cover, pp., ISBN 5‑‑‑4 .

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On the basis of this discussion and his still rather unrefined concepts, Gumbrecht goes on to elaborate on presence and seeks for a more detailed description of the future nonhermeneutical landscape of the humanities. As an ethnographer engaged with what Gumbrecht calls presence effects I found some of his assertions at once overly cautious prfsence ethereal.

In this book the Stanford University professor offers an original prseence to the humanities, combining a review of the theoretical achievements of the last thirty years with a forecast for future research. Retrieved October 26, 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 lf by a secular mind and I foresee myself referring back poduction this work in future scholarly discussions of art.

It offers a personalized account of some of the central theoretical movements in literary studies and in the humanities over the past thirty years, together with an equally personal view of a possible future. Secondly, presence is obtained through productio presentification of the past. Thrift No preview available – Gumbrecht doesn’t distinguish between different orders of publics, a move that helps articulate how the different materialities of media matter, for example between a reading public and a listening public occupying shared space.

Zsofi rated it it was amazing Jul 16, The alternative approach that could illuminate aspects that were not part of an hermeneutic proxuction of interpretation and search for meaning. The bodies merging of bodies with other bodies. Being is not something conceptual. In Atmosphere, Mood, Stimmung: Space, Politics, Affect N. By identifying specific moods as temporal in nature, he attempts to capture the spirit of particular time periods and to recreate how they were experienced by people living at those times.


Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Two typologies, which are to be understood as Ideal-typen. Jun 27, Ben rated it liked it. He specialized in Romance Philology and Gumbrehct Literaturebut also studied philosophy and sociology during his university years, which took him to MunichRegensburgSalamancaPaviaand Konstanz.

Gumbrecht’s first work to locate a temporal mood was In He has argued that the emphasis on interpretation in academic intellectual practices is incomplete, and that the “meaning-only” produdtion of understanding it produces does not account for the subjective experience of the arts.

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht: Production of Presence. What Meaning

Production of Presence is a passionate plea for a rethinking and a reshaping of the intellectual practice within preaence humanities. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Ben Hunt rated it liked it Apr 22, Continues the polemic against constructivism.

Production of Presence is a passionate plea for a rethinking and a reshaping of the intellectual practice within the humanities.

Nov 12, Jeremy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Over an academic quarterthe Group discusses one contemporary or historical text from the Western philosophical tradition. In an other prudent move, Gumbrecht claims that he is only leading the humanities towards a nonhermeneutical future, but that, for a cruel lack of adequate concepts, he cannot yet know exactly how it will look like.

The long and short of it: Change requires forms of productiom and action maintained over time not a simple decision to change as constructivism seems to suggest. He thereby tries to highlight the following facts: Humans in the world 6. Shared realities are social constructions.

There is more to the world than meaning.

The relationship of layers of meaning and layers of substantive presence in art. What Meaning Cannot Convey. Other editions – View all Production of Presence: The book suggests that thinking since Descartes has left us unable to deal with things that may be uninterpretable–for examples, various experiences of presence, which he writes press on or affect the body in various ways. The earth is the spontaneous forthcoming of that which is continually self-secluding and to that extent sheltering and concealing.


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: Suggested a greater acknowledgment f the nonsemantic, i.

What Meaning Cannot Convey. Bruno rated it liked it Mar 14, The vertical dimension points to Being simply being there. Gumbrecht has also written on the spectatorship of sportusing philosophy and the history of athletics to present an analytical perspective on the precise ways sport is consumed and appreciated.

Gumbrecht was a Full Professor at the University of Bochum from toand from to at the University Siegen, where he founded the first Humanities Graduate Program in Germany, which was dedicated to the topic “Forms of Communication as Forms of Life. Although Gumbrecht continues to teach at Stanford, he is affiliated with other universities and is a visiting professor or associate professor at institutions worldwide. Space is the primordial dimension in which the relationship between humans and the things of the world are being negotiated.

Among other elements, Gumbrecht also presents as key elements of spectatorship the importance of styles of communication and sociality among fans and the spectators’ sense of gratitude toward players.

How come culture appears so natural?

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