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    Noir Neptune
    In George Dunn & James South (eds.), Veronica Mars and Philosophy, Wiley-blackwell. 2014.
    The possibility of a love strong enough to overcome the corruption and violence of the world of film noir is a promise that frequently seduces the protagonist, but it ultimately proves to be illusory—and often fatal. Many film noirs share three major elements with Veronica Mars: a corrupt world in which the story is set; a love interest; and protagonist who becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth whatever the costs. The centerpiece of Veronica Mars's transformation of the film noir paradigm i…Read more
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    Artistic Medium
    Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2017.
    Artistic Medium Artistic medium is an art critical concept that first arose in 18th century European discourse about art. Medium analysis has historically attempted to identify that out of which works of art and, more generally, art forms are created, in order to better articulate norms or standards by which works of art and art … Continue reading Artistic Medium →
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    Wittgenstein on the Practical Nature of Perception
    Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy 65 79-83. 2018.
    In introducing his discussion of seeing as in Part II of Philosophical Investigations, Wittgenstein distinguishes between two uses of the verb ‘to see’. On the one hand, there is a use of ‘to see’ in which one succeeds in seeing in the relevant sense if one is able to represent the object seen. On the other, there is a use of ‘to see’ in which one succeeds if one recognizes a resemblance between two objects. In clarifying the relation between these two uses of ‘to see’ and thus the relation betw…Read more
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    Artistic Medium
    Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2017.
    Artistic Medium Artistic medium is an art critical concept that first arose in 18th century European discourse about art. Medium analysis has historically attempted to identify that out of which works of art and, more generally, art forms are created, in order to better articulate norms or standards by which works of art and art … Continue reading Artistic Medium →
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    Wittgenstein's Critical Physiognomy
    Nordic Wittgenstein Review 3 (1): 113-137. 2014.
    In saying that meaning is a physiognomy, Wittgenstein invokes a philosophical tradition of critical physiognomy, one that developed in opposition to a scientific physiognomy. The form of a critical physiognomic judgment is one of reasoning that is circular and dynamic, grasping intention, thoughts, and emotions in seeing the expressive movements of bodies in action. In identifying our capacities for meaning with our capacities for physiognomic perception, Wittgenstein develops an understanding o…Read more
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    Artistic Medium
    Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2017.
    Artistic medium is an art critical concept that first arose in 18th century European discourse about art. Medium analysis has, historically, attempted to identify that out of which works of art and, more generally, art forms are created, in order to better articulate norms or standards by which works of art and art forms can be evaluated. Since the 19th century, medium analysis has emerged in two different forms of art critical and theoretical discourse. Within traditional art forms such as p…Read more
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    Hitchcock and Philosophy (review)
    Teaching Philosophy 33 (1): 107-110. 2010.