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Sartwell, Crispin 1958-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 231 publications in 6 languages and 17,093 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Biography  Art  Exhibition catalogs  Dictionaries  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: BH56, 111.85
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Most widely held works about Crispin Sartwell
 
Most widely held works by Crispin Sartwell
Exquisite rebel : the essays of Voltairine de Cleyre : feminist, anarchist, genius by Voltairine De Cleyre( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emma Goldman called Voltairine de Cleyre "the most gifted and brilliant anarchist woman America ever produced." Yet her writings and speeches on anarchism and feminism - as radical, passionate, and popular at the time as Goldman's - are virtually unknown today. This important book brings de Cleyre's eloquent and incisive work out of undeserved obscurity. Twenty-one essays are reprinted here, including her classic works: "Anarchism and the American Tradition," "The Dominant Idea," and "Sex Slavery." Three biographical essays are also included: two new ones by Sharon Presley and Crispin Sartwell, and a rarely reprinted one from Emma Goldman."--Jacket
Extreme virtue : truth and leadership in five great American lives by Crispin Sartwell( )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This] "book grapple's with what has gone wrong in the American political system and describes what we should look for in our leaders. Sartwell argues that the real problem is a pervasive lack of truth in political leaders and that more can be accomplished by straight talk than by polling and focus groups. This book consists of biographical portraits of five great Americans: anarchists Emma Goldman and Voltairine de Cleyre, conservative senator Barry Goldwater, Lakota spiritual leader John Fire Lame Deer, and black nationalist Malcolm X ... each shares a suspicion of power and a vision of individual liberation. Despite their distinctive and unique approaches, each person is a model of truth in public life."--Back cover
End of story : toward an annihilation of language and history by Crispin Sartwell( )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In End of Story, Crispin Sartwell maintains that the academy is obsessed with language and with narrative in particular. Narrative has been held to constitute or explain time, action, value, history, and human identity. Sartwell argues that this obsession with language and narrative has become a sort of disease. Pitting such thinkers as Kierkegaard, Bataille, and Epictetus against the narrativism of MacIntyre, Ricoeur, and Aristotle. Sartwell celebrates the ways narratives and selves disintegrate and recommends a lapse into ecstatic or mundane incoherence. As the book rollicks through Wodehouse, Thoreau, the Book of Job, still-life painting, and Sartwell's autobiography, there emerges a hopeful if bizarre new sense of who we are and what we can be."--BOOK JACKET
The art of living : aesthetics of the ordinary in world spiritual traditions by Crispin Sartwell( )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Turkish and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the state : an introduction to anarchist political theory by Crispin Sartwell( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Against the State, Crispin Sartwell unleashes a quick and brutal rejection of the traditional arguments for state legitimacy. Sartwell considers the classics of Western political philosophy - Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Hume, Bentham, Rawls, and Habermas, among others - and argues that their positions are not only wrong but also embarrassingly bad. He separates the traditional pro-state arguments into three classes: social contract theories, utilitarian justifications, and justicial views, all while attacking both general strategies and particular formulations. Sartwell argues that the state rests on nothing but deadly force and its accompanying coercion, and that no one is under any obligation to obey the law merely because it is the law. He concludes by articulating a positive vision of an anarchist future, based on the "individualism" of such figures as Emerson and Thoreau. Against the State provides a rigorous and provocative foil to the classic texts, and also serves as a concise statement of the anarchist challenge."--Jacket
How to escape : magic, madness, beauty, and cynicism by Crispin Sartwell( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of selected popular writings combines music and art criticism with personal memoir about addiction and rebellion, as well as cultural commentary on race, sexuality, cynicism, and the meaning of life.--Publisher's description
The practical anarchist : writings of Josiah Warren by Josiah Warren( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Practical Anarchist brings to light the work of Josiah Warren, eccentric American genius. Devoting his life to showing the practicality of an astonishing ideal, Warren devoted equal industry to the question of how to make a pair of shoes and how to remake the social world into an individualist paradise
Political aesthetics by Crispin Sartwell( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juxtaposing And Connecting the art of states and the art of art historians with vernacular or popular arts such as reggae and hip hop, Crispin Sartwell examines the reach and claims of political aesthetics. Most analysts focus on politics as discursive systems, privileging text and reducing other forms of expression to the merely illustrative. He suggests that we need to take much more seriously the aesthetic environment of political thought and action. Sartwell argues that graphic style, music, and architecture are more than the propaganda arm of political systems; they are its constituents
Entanglements : a system of philosophy by Crispin Sartwell( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a discipline marked by greater and greater specialization and the narrowing of increasingly insular traditions and approaches, Crispin Sartwell has spent his career engaging widely across philosophical topics and texts. Here he brings together his philosophical positions in a unified system that is coherent across the issues and subdisciplines in the field. In addition to presenting his own theories of truth, knowledge, free will, beauty, and the political state, Sartwell's criticisms of other figures and movements provide an overview of the history of philosophy
Six names of beauty by Crispin Sartwell( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this meditation on what is beautiful, Crispin Sartwell begins with six words from six different cultures - ancient Greek's "to kalon," the Japanese idea of "wabi-sabi," Hebrew's "yapha," the Navajo concept "hozho," Sanskrit "sundara," and our own English-language "beauty."" "Each word becomes a door onto another way of thinking about, and looking at, what is beautiful in the world, and in our lives. The earthy and the exalted, the imperfect and the ideal: things, spaces, high art, sounds, aromas, nothingness. Sartwell writes about scores of beautiful things - among them, a Japanese teapot and Diana Rigg as Mrs. Emma Peel, the pleasure in a well-used hammer and in pop music and in Vermeer's Girl in a Red Hat."--Jacket
Act like you know : African-American autobiography and white identity by Crispin Sartwell( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Black autobiographical discourses, from the earliest slave narratives to the most contemporary urban raps, have each in their own way gauged and confronted the character of white society." Sartwell analyses these African American writings and gains a unique perspective on and picture of white identity.--Back cover
Race, class, gender, and sexuality : the big questions( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology combines analyses and surveys of contemporary theorizing on social identity." "The editors redirect classic philosophical questions about personal identity to the categories of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Readings consist of scholarly, popular, autobiographical, and literary writings that engage issues in racial theory, social and political philosophy, and feminism. A fifth part of the book on intersections illustrates the conceptual problems with essentialism and the taxonomy of identity politics. The importance of narrative accounts of social life within these significant identity categories is emphasized throughout the volume."--Jacket
Six names for beauty by Crispin Sartwell( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it's also in the language we use and everywhere in the world around us. In this elegant, witty, and ultimately profound meditation on what is beautiful, Sartwell begins with six words from six different cultures - ancient Greek's 'to kalon', the Japanese idea of 'wabi-sabi', Hebrew's 'yapha', the Navajo concept 'hozho', Sanskrit 'sundara', and our own English-language 'beauty'. Each word becomes a door onto another way of thinking about, and looking at, what is beautiful in the world, and in our lives. The earthy and the exalted, the imperfect and
Practical Anarchist : Writings of Josiah Warren by Crispin Sartwell( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title compiles the writings of Josiah Warren, eccentric American genius, who devoted his life to demonstrating the practicality of an astonishing ideal - how to remake the social world into an individualist paradise
Aesthetics : the classic readings by David E Cooper( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranging from Plato to Collingwood, this anthology includes such classics as Hume's essay on taste and Schopenhauer's discussion of music as well as notable writings by Chinese and Indian thinkers such as Mo Tzu and Commaraswamy
A Companion to aesthetics by Stephen Davies( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Polish and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabetically arranged, the 130 articles in this volume provide comprehensive coverage of the main topics and writers in the area of aesthetics. It will aid students of philosophy, literary criticism and cultural studies, as a guide and reference
Confucius, Lao Tzu and Chinese philosophy by Crispin Sartwell( )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's two greatest philosophers, Confucius and Lao Tzu, were intensely interested in how we should live and how a good society is governed. The central concepts of Confucianism are li, the proper ordering of society through rituals and ceremonies, and zhen, the proper ordering of the self through humaneness, benevolence, and love. Daoism, taught under such masters as Lao Tzu and Zhuangzi, meditates on the interdependence of opposites and teaches the path of non-resistance. Westerners are only now beginning to understand the central importance of the tradition and community emphasized in Chinese thought for over two thousand years
Punishment by Crispin Sartwell( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Punishment involved authority and the exercise of power by one of more humans over another, usually to preserve order and security. But any understanding of punishment depends heavily on our interpretation of both authority and responsibility. What are the moral considerations involved in depriving others of their liberty or lives? Is the purpose of incarceration to rehabilitate, to deter, or simply to punish? And by what philosophy do we invest the state with such power?
Material world by Joana Vasconcelos( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joana Vasconcelos has become one the most respected and sought-after artists of the 21st century. Her forte is using non-traditional materials, and particularly textiles, to create monumental and expansive works that intrigue, inspire and entertain the viewer. She first rose to acclaim when her chandelier decorated with tampons was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2005, and has since had solo exhibitions at Versailles and Manchester Art Gallery. She aims to re-present and subvert every-day objects, often manipulating scale and form, and is specially interested in the role of women and objects associated with them. This book focuses on her extraordinary works in textiles, and highlights in particular her Valkyries series, vibrant patchwork extravaganzas that weave together knitting and crochet with silk, velvets, recycled clothes and industrially produced textiles embellished with Portuguese tassels, crystals and beads. Essays by Enrique Juncosa and Crispin Sartwell offer thoughtful and in-depth overviews of her work and its development over the past fourteen years
White self-criticality beyond anti-racism : how does it feel to be a white problem? by George Yancy( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"White Self-Criticality beyond Anti-racism powerfully emphasizes the significance of humility, vulnerability, anxiety, questions of complicity, and how being a "good white" is implicated in racial injustice. This collection sets a new precedent for critical race scholarship and critical whiteness studies to take into consideration what it means specifically to be a white problem rather than simply restrict scholarship to the problem of white privilege and white normative invisibility. Ultimately, the text challenges the contemporary rhetoric of a color-blind or color-evasive world in a discourse that is critically engaging and sophisticated, accessible, and persuasive."--Publisher's description
 
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Exquisite rebel : the essays of Voltairine de Cleyre : feminist, anarchist, genius
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Extreme virtue : truth and leadership in five great American livesEnd of story : toward an annihilation of language and historyThe art of living : aesthetics of the ordinary in world spiritual traditionsAgainst the state : an introduction to anarchist political theoryThe practical anarchist : writings of Josiah WarrenPolitical aestheticsSix names of beautyAct like you know : African-American autobiography and white identity
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Crispin Sartwell American philosopher

Crispin Sartwell Amerikaans journalist

Crispin Sartwell filòsof estatunidenc

Crispin Sartwell filósofo estadounidense

Sartwell, C.

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