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Materialist Variations on Spinoza
Mariana de Gainza
Materialist Variations on Spinoza: Theoretical Alliances and Political Strategies
Common assertions suppose an incompatibility between critical-dialectical philosophies and Spinozist political ontologies, and allow for an Adornian critique of Spinoza’s Ethics: to live in accordance with one’s own being is a form of compliance to dominant values. By mapping contemporary Spinozism I show that within its tensions there is a place for dialectics, one which can be read in dialogue with the Adornian gesture denouncing the purported identity between particular and universal.
2021. materialism; moral philosophy; ethics; logic; politics, practical; Adorno, Theodor W.; Spinoza, Baruch
The Body of the Actor
The Body of the Actor: Notes on the Relationship between the Body and Acting in Pasolini’s Cinema
What is the role or the function of the actor in Pasolini’s cinema? I shall try to put this very general and generic question in another way: how can we define, overall, the particular physiognomy of a Pasolini actor? There are undoubtedly some particular characteristics, but what are they exactly?
2012. Pasolini, Pier Paolo; Motion pictures; classical antiquity; Greek myths; Totò; Callas, Maria; Acting; Aeschylus - Oresteia