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Shadows

Philip Kitcher

in Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter considers whether Thomas Mann was uncertain about the death of Gustav van Aschenbach in Death in Venice. It argues that the problem he faced could not have been that of deciding if ... More


Beauty

Philip Kitcher

in Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter focuses on Gustav von Aschenbach, the main character in Death in Venice. It asks: Does he succeed in fitting the disparate elements of his identity together? Is his life invalidated by ... More


Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Philip Kitcher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book provides a philosophical analysis of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and connects the predicament of the novella's central character to Western thought's most compelling questions. The book ... More


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