Person and Object: A Metaphysical Study, Volume 5

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Psychology Press, 2004 - 232 pages
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In a society where a comic equates with knockabout amusment for children, the sudden pre-eminence of adult comics, on everything from political satire to erotic fantasy, has predictably attracted an enormous amount of attention.

Adult comics are part of the cultural landscape in a way that would have been unimaginable a decade ago. In this first survey of its kind, Roger Sabin traces the history of comics for older readers from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. He takes in the pioneering titles pre-First World War, the underground 'comix' of the 1960s and 1970s, 'fandom' in the 1970s and 1980s, and the boom of the 1980s and 1990s (including 'graphic novels' and Viz.). Covering comics from the United States, Europe and Japan, Adult Comics addresses such issues as the graphic novel in context, cultural overspill and the role of women.

By taking a broad sweep, Sabin demonstrates that the widely-held notion that comics 'grew up' in the late 1980s is a mistaken one, largely invented by the media. Adult Comics: An Introduction is intended primarily for student use, but is written with the comic enthusiast very much in mind.

  

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Table des matières

Introduction
15
Philosophical Data
16
Some Objections Considered
18
Premature Speculations
20
A Minimum Philosophical Vocabulary
21
The Direct Awareness of the Self
23
A Preliminary Statement
24
SelfPresenting States
25
Events
126
Recurrence
128
Events as Coming into Being and Passing Away
130
De Re Explanation
131
De Dicto and De Re
133
Perception
135
Individual Things
136
Appendix A The Doctrine of Temporal Parts
138

Direct Acquaintance
27
Individuation Per Se
31
The Humean Tradition
37
The Kantian Considerations
41
Inner Perception
46
Agency
53
Some Unsatisfactory Answers
55
A Proposed Solution
60
Freedom and Indeterminism
66
The Agent as Cause
69
A Note on Deliberate Omission
72
Endeavouring
73
Purposive Activity
76
Some Further Philosophical Questions
84
Identity through Time
89
Playing Loose with the Is of Identity
92
An Interpretation of Bishop Butlers Theses
97
The Persistence of Persons through Time
104
TruthConditions and Criteria
108
States of Affairs
114
The Ontology of States of Affairs
117
Some Alternative Conceptions page
120
Propositions
122
The Times and Places of States of Affairs
124
The Argument from Spatial Analogy
140
Phillip Drunk and Phillip Sober
141
Does the Doctrine Help Us?
142
B Mereological Essentialism
145
Mereological Inessentialism
147
Other Possibilities
149
Principles of Mereology
151
Mereological Change
153
The Problem of Increase
157
The Objects of Belief and Endeavour
159
De Re Belief and Endeavour
165
Belief De Re as a Species of Belief De Dicto
168
A Note on Knowing Who
173
Some Interrelations Between De Dicto and De Re
174
Knowledge Evidence and Reasonable Belief
176
The Certain and the Evident
178
The Directly Evident
179
Making Evident
180
Knowledge
181
E Summary of Definitions
184
Notes
197
Index
227
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