The Nature of Physical Existence, Volume 2

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Philosophy - 384 pages
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In a society where a comic equates with knockabout amusment for children, the sudden pre-eminence of adult comics, on everything from political satire to erotic fantasy, has predictably attracted an enormous amount of attention.

Adult comics are part of the cultural landscape in a way that would have been unimaginable a decade ago. In this first survey of its kind, Roger Sabin traces the history of comics for older readers from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. He takes in the pioneering titles pre-First World War, the underground 'comix' of the 1960s and 1970s, 'fandom' in the 1970s and 1980s, and the boom of the 1980s and 1990s (including 'graphic novels' and Viz.). Covering comics from the United States, Europe and Japan, Adult Comics addresses such issues as the graphic novel in context, cultural overspill and the role of women.

By taking a broad sweep, Sabin demonstrates that the widely-held notion that comics 'grew up' in the late 1980s is a mistaken one, largely invented by the media. Adult Comics: An Introduction is intended primarily for student use, but is written with the comic enthusiast very much in mind.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
29
ARISTOTLES DOCTRINE OF
53
THE CHANGED CONCEPT OF THE INFINITE
59
cations Christian thought God as notfinite Origen
70
THE CONCEPTION OF THE UNIVERSE
84
Influence of Cusanus Brunos explicit acceptance
92
PHYSICAL
101
MATTER MOTION AND THE CONCEPT
151
a continuous magnitude Implications for theory
226
An Introductory Note to Part IV
240
MATTER MOTION AND SUBSTANCE
254
RELATION ACTION AND SUBSTANCE
265
THE PHYSICAL EXISTENT AND BODY
284
THE PHYSICAL EXISTENT SIMPLE
297
PHYSICAL EXISTENCE CONTINUITY
314
NATURE THE INFINITE AND
334

THE THEORY OF ATOMISM AND
165
DESCARTES THEORY OF
186
INFINITE PLACE AND THE PRINCIPLE
197
THE PHYSICAL EXISTENT
207
THE PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE pOge
349
Descartes
360
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