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Persons and things

Author: Barbara Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard Univ. Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Johnson begins with the most elementary thing we know: deconstruction calls attention to gaps and reveals that their claims upon us are fraudulent. She revolutionizes the method by showing that the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Johnson
ISBN: 9780674026384 0674026381 9780674046283 0674046285
OCLC Number: 912429064
Description: VIII, 257 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue 1. Toys R Us: Legal Persons, Personal Pronouns, Definitions Things 2. The Poetics of Things: Marianne Moore and Francis Ponge 3. Monuments The Thingliness of Persons 4. Ego Sum Game 5. They Urn It 6. Puppets and Prostheses 7. Using People: Kant with Winnicott The Personhood of Things 8. Romancing the Stone 9. Surmounted Beliefs 10. Artificial Life 11. Real Dolls 12. Animation Persons 13. Face Value 14. Anthropomorphism in Lyric and Law 15. Lost Cause Epilogue Notes Acknowledgments Index
Responsibility: Barbara Johnson.

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