Philosophy

Informing Contexts Posts
  • Realism and Imagination April 20, 2019 This week has been focused on completing the Critical Review. The recent Oral Presentation was well received, although I knew that for the CR, I ... Read more...
  • Marx and Aesthetics April 8, 2019 Karl Marx (1818-1883) has continued to be influential in many schools of philosophy, including aesthetics – even though he did not publish a specific treatise ... Read more...
  • Baudrillard and Simulacrum March 29, 2019 Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) wrote: ‘Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being, or a substance. It is the generation by models of a real without origin ... Read more...
  • Charles Baudelaire March 27, 2019 Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821 – 1867) was a French poet, essayist, art critic, and a translator of Edgar Allan Poe. His work reflected the changing ... Read more...
  • The Vernacular Landscape – and Intention March 2, 2019 I do not consider landscape central to my practice, though like many others who started in photography with a lot of travel images, the genre ... Read more...
  • Facts and Ethics February 12, 2019 Was chatting yesterday about Wittgenstein with a friend of mine who is a Professor of Inter-Disciplinary Applied Ethics at Leeds. Wittgenstein wrote, in the Tractatus, that ‘The ... Read more...
  • Week Two Reflections February 10, 2019 Whilst I am enjoying the research and writing, I admit to an increasing unease with some of the academic theories of photography. Hence my posts ... Read more...
  • Congruence February 9, 2019 In my post on Index and Icon, I noted the idea of congruence – defined when two things are in agreement, have harmony, conformity, or correspondence ... Read more...
  • Walter Benjamin – The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction February 3, 2019 Walter Benjamin’s work is refreshing, in his attempt to deal with photography as a unique medium, rather than transpose the traditions of painting and sculpture ... Read more...
  • Photography, Photographies February 3, 2019 This week’s task: Post a brief commentary below that identifies the inherent characteristics and contexts of the ‘photographic’ nature of your own practice. Specifically refer to ... Read more...
  • IC Week One Reflections February 2, 2019 It has been a good start to the new module, with a good range of intellectual content, and helpful first online discussions with Michelle and ... Read more...
  • Reflections on my Photographic Practice January 22, 2019 Robert Frank said, “Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference”. I provided  a reasonably thorough review of my photography in my ... Read more...
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