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Sparrow, Tom 1979-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 2,042 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: B829.5, 128.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Sparrow
The end of phenomenology : metaphysics and the new realism by Tom Sparrow( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 20th century, phenomenology promised a method that would get philosophy "back to the things themselves". But phenomenology has always been haunted by the spectre of an anthropocentric antirealism. Tom Sparrow shows how, in the 21st century, speculative realism aims to do what phenomenology could not: provide a philosophical method that disengages the human-centred approach to metaphysics in order to chronicle the complex realm of nonhuman reality. Through a focused reading of the methodological statements and metaphysical commitments of key phenomenologists and speculative realists, Sparrow shows how speculative realism is replacing phenomenology as the beacon of realism in contemporary Continental philosophy
True detective and philosophy : a deeper kind of darkness by Jacob Graham( )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indhold: Introduction: Welcome to the Psychosphere / Jacob Graham and Tom Sparrow ; 1. Why Life Rather Than Death? Answers from Rustin Cohle and Arthur Schopenhauer / Sandra Shapshay ; 2. Grounding Carcosa: Cosmic Horror and Philosophical Pessimism in True Detective / Christopher Mountenay ; 3. Hart and Cohle: The Hopeful Pessimism of True Detective ; Joshua Foa Dienstag ; 4. Loving Rust's Pessimism: Rationalism and Emotion in True Detective Season One / Rick Elmore ; Rust's Anti-Natalism: The Moral Imperative to "Opt Out of a Raw Deal" / Chris Byron ; 6. Where is the Cruelty in True Detective? / G. Randolph Mayes ; 7. Nevermind: Subjective and Objective Violence in Vinci / Luke Howie ; 8. Naturalism, Evil, and the Moral Monster: The Evil Person in True Detective / Peter Brian Barry ; 9. "But I Do Have a Sense of Justice:" Law and Justice in the Bleak World of Vinci / Beau Mullen ; 10. A Dream Inside a Locked Room: The Illusion of Self / Evan Thomp-son ; 11. I Am Not Who I Used to Be, But Am I Me? Personal Identity and the Narrative of Rust / Andrew M. Winters ; 12. The Light is Winning / Sarah K. Donovan ; 13. The Tragic Misstep: Consciousness, Free Will, and the Last Midnight / Daniel P. Malloy ; 14. The Tragedy of True Detective Season Two: Living Our "Least Favor-ite Lives" / Alison Horbury ; 15. The Noir Detective and the City / Chuck Ward ; 16. Cohle and Oedipus: The Return of the Noir Hero / Daniel Tutt ; 17. Time is a Flat Circle: Nietzsche's Concept of Eternal Recurrence / Lawrence J. Hatab ; 18. Eternal Recurrence and the Philosophy of the "Flat Circle" / Paul DiGeorgio
A history of habit from Aristotle to Bourdieu by Tom Sparrow( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From bookshelves overflowing with self-help books to scholarly treatises on neurobiology to late-night infomercials that promise to make you happier, healthier, and smarter with the acquisition of just a few simple practices, the discourse of habit is a staple of contemporary culture high and low. Discussion of habit, however, tends to neglect the most fundamental questions: What is habit? Habits, we say, are hard to break. But what does it mean to break a habit? Where and how do habits take root in us? Do only humans acquire habits? What accounts for the strength or weakness of a habit? Are habits something possessed or something that possesses? We spend a lot of time thinking about our habits, but rarely do we think deeply about the nature of habit itself. Aristotle and the ancient Greeks recognized the importance of habit for the constitution of character, while readers of David Hume or American pragmatists like C.S. Peirce, William James, and John Dewey know that habit is a central component in the conceptual framework of many key figures in the history of philosophy. Less familiar are the disparate discussions of habit found in the Roman Stoics, Thomas Aquinas, Michel de Montaigne, René Descartes, Gilles Deleuze, French phenomenology, and contemporary Anglo-American philosophies of embodiment, race, and gender, among many others. The essays gathered in this book demonstrate that the philosophy of habit is not confined to the work of just a handful of thinkers, but traverses the entire history of Western philosophy and continues to thrive in contemporary theory. A History of Habit: From Aristotle to Bourdieu is the first of its kind to document the richness and diversity of this history. It demonstrates the breadth, flexibility, and explanatory power of the concept of habit as well as its enduring significance. It makes the case for habit's perennial attraction for philosophers, psychologists, and sociologists
Plastic bodies : rebuilding sensation after phenomenology by Tom Sparrow( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the third book by Tom Sparrow, the author of Levinas Unhinged and The End of Phenomenology. Whereas most contemporary treatments of phenomenology approach it in a spirit of either servitude or disdain, Sparrow is cut from a different cloth. While deeply sympathetic to the historical aims of phenomenology, Sparrow opposes the first-person orientation of the phenomenological method and its often unsatisfactory account of embodiment. Plastic Bodies aims to reconstruct the unpopular concept of sensation in the wake of rescue efforts made by Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Emmanuel Levinas."
The Alphonso Lingis reader by Alphonso Lingis( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Alphonso Lingis Reader showcases the philosophical thought and beautiful writing of Alphonso Lingis across his career. Much of his writing is a unique blend of travelogue, cultural anthropology, and philosophy"--
Itinerant philosophy : on Alphonso Lingis by Bobby George( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alphonso Lingis is the author of fourteen books and many essays. He is emeritus professor of philosophy at Pennsylvania State University. While many know him only as an eccentric ex-professor or as the translator of Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Pierre Klossowski, he is arguably the most distinctive voice in American continental philosophy. This is no doubt due to the perpetual travel that fuels his arresting written prose and unorthodox public readings. Lingis's lifelong itinerary includes visits - some brief, others extended or recurring - to 109 countries. Along the way he has photographed innumerable strangers whose faces adorn the pages of his books. Photography is as essential to Lingis's multidisciplinary philosophical perspective as is his knowledge of phenomenology, anthropology, or psychoanalysis. Some of his photographs have been recently collected and published in the book Contact. Unlike most career academics, Lingis has made a name for himself collecting exotic birds and other creatures, staging performance readings at professional conferences, keeping up a diligent correspondence with friends at home and abroad, and splicing together high theory with intimate autobiography. Those who know him speak of his warmth, sincerity, and noncombative style of argumentation - rare traits among university scholars. Itinerant Philosophy: On Alphonso Lingis gathers a diverse collection of texts on Lingis's life and philosophy, including poetry, original interviews, essays, book reviews, and a photo essay. It also includes an unpublished piece by Lingis, "Doubles," along with copies of several of his letters to a friend."--Publisher's website
Levinas unhinged by Tom Sparrow( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through six heterodox essays this book extracts a materialist account of subjectivity and aesthetics from the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. More than a work of academic commentary that would leave many of Levinas s pious commentators aghast, Sparrow exhibits an aspect of Levinas which is darker, yet no less fundamental, than his ethical and theological guises. This darkened Levinas provides answers to problems in aesthetics, speculative philosophy, ecology, ethics, and philosophy of race, problems which not only trouble scholars, but which haunt anyone who insists that the material of existence is the beginning and end of existence itself."--Publisher description
The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project by Chris Gaffney( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bottoms up by Gustavo Pastrana( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Much has been written about gaining project support from executives. This article features two project professionals discussing how to handle the stakeholders who matter most. It begins by comparing the importance of having buy-in from below to having executive-level buy-in, noting that they're both equally important to a project's success. It then examines the risks when project managers don't rely on change management techniques. The article concludes by looking at reasons why project managers do not use change management techniques
Time and a place : a luni-solar 'time-reckoner' from 8th millennium BC Scotland by Vincent L Gaffney( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bottoms up by Gustavo Pastrana( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Much has been written about gaining project support from executives. This article features two project professionals discussing how to handle the stakeholders who matter most. It begins by comparing the importance of having buy-in from below to having executive-level buy-in, noting that they're both equally important to a project's success. It then examines the risks when project managers don't rely on change management techniques. The article concludes by looking at reasons why project managers do not use change management techniques
Plastic Bodies : Rebuilding Sensation After Phenomenology by Tom Sparrow( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sensation is a concept with a conflicted philosophical history. It has found as many allies as enemies in nearly every camp from empiricism to poststructuralism. Polyvalent, with an uncertain referent, and often overshadowed by intuition, perception, or cognition, sensation invites as much metaphysical speculation as it does dismissive criticism. The promise of sensation has certainly not been lost on the phenomenologists who have sought to 'rehabilitate' the concept. In Plastic Bodies, Tom Sparrow argues that the phenomenologists have not gone far enough, however. Alongside close readings of Merleau-Ponty and Levinas, he digs into an array of ancient, modern, and contemporary texts in search of the resources needed to rebuild the concept of sensation after phenomenology. He begins to assemble a speculative aesthetics that is at once a realist theory of sensation and a philosophy of embodiment that breaks the form of the 'lived' body. Maintaining that the body is fundamentally plastic and that corporeal identity is constituted by a conspiracy of sensations, he pursues the question of how the body fits into/fails to fit into its aesthetic environment and what must be done to increase the body{u2019}s power to act and exist --
The End of Phenomenology: Metaphysics and the New Realism (Speculative Realism) by Tom Sparrow( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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