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On the world of the virus:: Remaking image theory anew

On the world of the virus:: Remaking image theory anew
On the world of the virus:: Remaking image theory anew
This short article deals with the concept of the world, and that concept’s ability to engage with the impact of the coronavirus and the remaking of image theory anew. The concept of the world can, it is argued, be utilized to offer a sustained engagement with the influence of COVID-19, particularly as the concept of the world is manifested in the work of the philosopher Martin Heidegger. To understand Heidegger’s work on his most important idea of the world, we need to look briefly at image theory, at Heidegger’s introduction of the notion of the gigantic, at my own engagement with the gigantic in the microscopic image, and finally at how we can develop and revise our appreciation of the world of the virus.
Virus, Image, Theory
1743-2197
114-123
Armitage, John
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Armitage, John
19639b0b-0399-4dc6-9369-4d8c1ed77480

Armitage, John (2020) On the world of the virus:: Remaking image theory anew. Cultural Politics, 17 (1), 114-123. (In Press)

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This short article deals with the concept of the world, and that concept’s ability to engage with the impact of the coronavirus and the remaking of image theory anew. The concept of the world can, it is argued, be utilized to offer a sustained engagement with the influence of COVID-19, particularly as the concept of the world is manifested in the work of the philosopher Martin Heidegger. To understand Heidegger’s work on his most important idea of the world, we need to look briefly at image theory, at Heidegger’s introduction of the notion of the gigantic, at my own engagement with the gigantic in the microscopic image, and finally at how we can develop and revise our appreciation of the world of the virus.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 November 2020
Keywords: Virus, Image, Theory

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Local EPrints ID: 445976
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/445976
ISSN: 1743-2197
PURE UUID: 1fc94f15-2226-4d8f-be67-4c9be517f6f6

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Date deposited: 18 Jan 2021 17:30
Last modified: 18 Jan 2021 17:30

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