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Badiou and Deleuze Read Literature

Jean-Jacques Lecercle

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638000
eISBN:
9780748652648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638000.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Why do philosophers read literature? How do they read it? And to what extent does their philosophy derive from their reading of literature? Anyone who has read contemporary European philosophers has ... More


Afterword: “Some Dim, Random Way”

Paul hurh

in American Terror: The Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791144
eISBN:
9780804794510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791144.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The afterword briefly summarizes the major conclusions of the book and gestures at how they shift wider discussions about philosophy and literature in general and American philosophy and American ... More


Literature, Genocide, and the Philosophy of International Law

Raimond Gaita

in Crime, Punishment, and Responsibility: The Jurisprudence of Antony Duff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199592814
eISBN:
9780191729034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592814.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Most philosophers believe that art, perhaps literature especially, has something to offer moral philosophy, imaginative examples most importantly. Fewer philosophers believe that it has much to ... More


On the Defense of Literary Value: From Early German Romanticism to Analytic Philosophy of Literature

Brady Bowman

in The Relevance of Romanticism: Essays on German Romantic Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199976201
eISBN:
9780199395507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199976201.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Identifying cognition in general with propositional knowledge exposes the cognitive value of literature to abiding skepticism. This chapter argues that German romanticism has generated two competing ... More


Studying Literature

Nancy Glazener

in Literature in the Making: A History of U.S. Literary Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199390137
eISBN:
9780199390151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390137.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines literary studies, starting with the ways in which the constitution of literature made study an important outgrowth of literary reading. It offers a map of Shakespeare studies in ... More


American Terror: The Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville

Paul Hurh

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791144
eISBN:
9780804794510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791144.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

American Terror interrogates the origins, contexts, and significance of the distinctive tone of terror within a major strain of early and nineteenth-century American literature. Contrary to critical ... More


The Survivor as Other

Thomas Trezise

in Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823244485
eISBN:
9780823252732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244485.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter approaches the relation between ethics and aesthetics from the perspective of Emmanuel Levinas. It examines the form of Levinas’s discourse in Totality and Infinity and Otherwise than ... More


Think, Pig!: Beckett at the Limit of the Human

Jean-Michel Rabaté

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270859
eISBN:
9780823270903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270859.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book offers a new interpretation of the links between literature, ethics, and philosophy in Beckett’s works. It surveys the entire corpus with a focus on the post-war period, when Beckett found ... More


Literature, Moral Thinking, and Moral Philosophy

Edward Harcourt

in Intuition, Theory, and Anti-Theory in Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198713227
eISBN:
9780191781650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713227.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is focused on three claims about literature and the moral life made by Cora Diamond, Martha Nussbaum, and Alice Crary. The first, ‘expansionism’, is that there’s more to moral thinking ... More


Thoreau's Importance for Philosophy

Rick Anthony Furtak, Jonathan Ellsworth, and James D. Reid

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239306
eISBN:
9780823239344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239306.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Henry David Thoreau's best-known book, Walden, has not been widely recognized as an important philosophical text. Indeed, most academic philosophers would be reluctant to grant Thoreau a place within ... More


Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy

Kate Hext

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748646258
eISBN:
9780748693849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646258.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Walter Pater: Individualism and Aesthetic Philosophy combines close readings with cultural and intellectual history and biography to reconsider individualism and philosophical thought in the ... More


Introduction

Tzachi Zamir

in Ascent: Philosophy and Paradise Lost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190695088
eISBN:
9780190695118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695088.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The introduction sets out the book’s main themes: a philosophical reading of Paradise Lost, in which the relationships between philosophy and literature, literature and religion, and religion and ... More


Poets, Philosophers, and Other Animals

Carrol Clarkson

in Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254156
eISBN:
9780823260898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254156.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter takes up a gauntlet thrown down by Lucy Lurie in J.M. Coetzee’s novel, Disgrace: it considers the plight of animals other than human even in the teeth of recognizing that South Africa’s ... More


Locating Thoreau, Reorienting Philosophy

James D. Reid, Rick Anthony Furtak, and Jonathan Ellsworth

in Thoreau's Importance for Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239306
eISBN:
9780823239344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239306.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Although the writings of Henry David Thoreau are regarded around the world as classics of American literature, Thoreau is seldom taken seriously as a philosopher. Examining why Thoreau might qualify ... More


Corporation as Common Constitution

Henry S. Turner

in The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter serves as an introduction to the book’s arguments about corporations, reading More’s Utopia alongside Calvin’s Case and the case of Sutton’s Hospital to argue for the importance of the ... More


At the Summit

Tzachi Zamir

in Ascent: Philosophy and Paradise Lost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190695088
eISBN:
9780190695118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695088.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The book concludes by specifying the ways whereby, although at some points philosophy and religious poetry must part ways, they nevertheless profit by hosting each other. Two vocations can be ... More


Marginal Modernity: The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce

Leonardo Lisi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245321
eISBN:
9780823252541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that two ways of understanding the aesthetic organization of literary works have been inherited from the late 18th century and dominate discussions of European modernism today: the ... More


The Matter of High Words: Naturalism, Normativity, and the Postwar Sage

Robert Chodat

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190682156
eISBN:
9780190682187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682156.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Ambitious scientific accounts of human thought and behavior have been a mainstay of American intellectual culture since World War II. But if such theories are true, what is the status of our highest ... More


Skepticism and Irony: La Celestina (1499)

Susanne Zepp

in An Early Self: Jewish Belonging in Romance Literature, 1499-1627

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804787451
eISBN:
9780804793148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787451.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The first chapter focuses on the Tragicomedia de Calixto y Melibea, which has become known under the title La Celestina. This closet drama is almost invariably described as a “threshold” or as a ... More


Rethinking British Romantic History, 1770–1845

Porscha Fermanis and John Regan (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199687084
eISBN:
9780191766992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687084.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Historians and literary scholars tend to agree that British intellectual culture underwent a fundamental transformation between 1770 and 1845. Yet they are unusually divided about the nature of that ... More


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