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Visual Analogy: Consciousness as the Art of Connecting
A groundbreaking book exploring the discovery of sameness in otherness.Recuperating a topic once central to philosophy, theology, rhetoric, and aesthetics, this groundbreaking book explores the discovery of sameness in otherness. Analogy poses an intriguingly ancient and modern conundrum. How, in the face of cultural diversity, can a unique someone or something be perceive ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 24th 2001 by MIT Press
(first published September 24th 1999)
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I have read this book before; I am fascinated by her ability to thread disparate topics together, and by her command of nuanced definitions and odd metaphors. She is an art historian. Many of her obscure references and supposedly illustrative plates and figures elude me. And yet, I'm planning on re-reading a couple of her other books, Good Looking and Echo Objects, before I shelve her permanently. ...more
This is, hands down, the most confusing book I have ever read in my life. Stafford's writing style is nearly incoherent and incredibly pretentious. She adopts snippets of neuroscience and philosophy for her own use without fully understanding or explaining the concepts. Read at your own peril. ...more
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