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Exploring the Work of Edward S. Casey (Bloomsbury, 2013)

Exploring the Work of Edward S. Casey: Giving Voice to Place, Memory and Imagination. Edited with an Introduction by Donald A. Landes and Azucena Cruz-Pierre. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013.

About Exploring the Work of Edward S. Casey

From his initial writings on imagination and memory, to his recent studies of the glance and the edge, the work of American philosopher Edward S. Casey continues to shape 20th-century philosophy. In this first study dedicated to his rich body of work, distinguished scholars from philosophy, urban studies and architecture as well as artists engage with Casey's research and ideas to explore the key themes and variations of his contribution to the humanities.

Structured into three major parts, the volume reflects the central concerns of Casey's writings: an evolving phenomenology of imagination, memory, and place; representation and landscape painting and art; and edges, glances, and voice. Each part begins with an extended interview that defines and explains the topics, concepts, and stakes of each area of research. Readers are thus offered an introduction to Casey's fascinating body of work, and will gain a new insight into particular aspects and applications of Casey's research.

With a complete bibliography and an introduction that at once stresses each of Casey's areas of research while putting into perspective their overarching themes, this authoritative volume identifies the overall coherence and interconnections of Edward S. Casey's work and his impact on contemporary thought.

Table of contents

About the Authors Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations of Books by Edward S. Casey List of Figures and Images 1. Introduction Donald A. Landes and Azucena Cruz-Pierre Part I: Imagining, Memory, and Place 2. The Weight of Imagining, Memory, and Place: The Multiple Origins of Edward S. Casey's Thought. Edward S. Casey, interviewed by Donald A. Landes 3. Place, Memory, and History David Carr 4. Casey's Subliminal Phenomenology: On Edging Things Back into Place David Morris 5. The Remembrance of Place Jeff Malpas 6. A Philosophy of Place? Thierry Paquot, translated by Azucena Cruz-Pierre and Donald A. Landes 7. The Derivation Of Space Eugene Gendlin 8. Place(s) of Ornament Kent Bloomer 9. Plato, Levinas, and the Erotic Image Tanja Staehler Part II: Painting and Scapes 10. Framing the Landscape Edward S. Casey, interviewed by Azucena Cruz-Pierre 11. Glimpsing the Sublime: Casey, De Kooning, and Abstract Expressionism Galen Johnson 12. Slipping Glancer: Painting Place with Ed Casey Megan Craig 13. Drawing with/in and drawing out. A redefinition of architectural drawing through Edward S. Casey's meditations on mapping Alberto Pérez-Gómez and Angeliki Sioli 14. Where In the World Is Art's Edge? An Artist's Quest Eve Ingalls Part III: Edges, Glances, and Worlds 15. The Reinscription of Place Edward S. Casey, interviewed by Azucena Cruz-Pierre 16. Casey Comes to the Edge: Borders, Boundaries, Diagrams, Arts and Islands Gary Shapiro 17. The Body as the Place of Care Eva Feder Kittay 18. Voices and the “Spirit of Place” Fred Evans Works Cited Appendix: Chronological Bibliography of the Work of Edward S. Casey (selected), compiled by Kathleen Hulley. Index


“It is no exaggeration to say that Edward Casey is an extraordinary philosopher. And this book, consisting of an excellent introduction surveying the entirety of Casey's work, a deeply probing interview, and thoughtful essays on Casey's philosophical contributions by colleagues and former students, is much more than testimony to Casey's influence. Exploring the remarkable range of his thought as the most creative, most exciting, most provocative inheritor of Husserlian phenomenology, the contributions to this volume take the reader on an unforgettable journey. To describe the significance and reward of his thought, I will borrow a concept that he has investigated with impressive rigor and simply say that he is one of the very few whose writing is on the cutting edge.” –  David Kleinberg-Levin, Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University, USA, author of 'Gestures of Ethical Life' and 'Before the Voice of Reason',

“Edward S. Casey is widely known for his honest, attentive openness to phenomena, for his finely nuanced accounts of experience, and for his compelling descriptions of our shared world. The essays and interviews that comprise this work confirm that Casey numbers among the most incisive and creative philosophers today, making original contributions to fields broadly conceived as epistemology, aesthetics, the history of philosophy, and human geography.” –  Anthony Steinbock, Professor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA,

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