By Sarah Kofman
Marx, Freud, Nietzsche--in enormously other ways all 3 hired the metaphor of the digicam obscura of their paintings. during this vintage book--at final to be had in an English translation--the unusual French thinker Sarah Kofman bargains a longer mirrored image in this metaphor. She contrasts the mechanical functionality of the digicam obscura as a type of reproduction computing device, rendering a mirror-image of the paintings, with its use within the writings of grasp thinkers. In her establishing bankruptcy on Marx, Kofman offers a interpreting of inversion as essential to the ideological strategy. She then explores the metaphor of the digicam obscura in Freud's description of the subconscious. For Nietzsche the digital camera obscura is a "metaphor for forgetting." Kofman asks right here even if the "magical gear" of the digicam obscura, instead of bringing approximately readability, serves a few thinkers as fetish. digicam Obscura is a strong dialogue of a metaphor that dominates modern thought from philosophy to movie.
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1 1. Over the said square opening, there is a slit parallel to the horizon,going along the whole breadth of the backside of the box; through which slit, a little mirror or looking-glass is to be put into the box, whose two sides may slide between two rulers so placed,that the polished side of the glass being turned towards the door B, may make an angle of 1 1 2 Yz degrees, with the horizon. Note, this disposition of the looking glass could not well be represented in the figure . 1 2. The afore-mentioned Mirror hath a small iron place, on the middle of tha t side which is without the 78 79 Camera Obscura Box (when the said looking glass is in the disposition mentioned in No.
See my Nietzsche et la m etaphore , Paris: Payot, 1972; 49. In the story of the black-faced giant, 'horrible and English translation, Nietzsche and Metaphor trans. hope but to take refuge in 'tiny holes and subterranean Duncan Large, London: The Athlone Press, 1993. 47. See Nietzsche, The Genealogy of Morals, trans. Walter Kaufmann, vol. 2, no. 1, New York: Vintage Books, 1967, pp. ' Codex At/anticus, trans. Edward MacCurdy, vol. noise and struggle of our underworld of utility organs 2, London: Jonathan Cape, 1956, pp.
Camera Obscura: Of Ideology by Sarah Kofman