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The Derealization of Self

Peter Brooks

in Enigmas of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the importance of the place of the knower in relation to the known, the narrating I to the narrated I, when they are one and “the same” person—whatever that oneness and ... More


The Madness of Art

Peter Brooks

in Enigmas of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter suggests that the self facing its extinction may make particularly concerted, wild, mad reactions to the impending nothingness of its identity, in late work of a new, unbound creativity. ... More


Virtual Ruin: Disinterested Agency in Hazlitt and Keats

in Anonymous Life: Romanticism and Dispossession

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758406
eISBN:
9780804779685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758406.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores Hazlitt's belief that a concern for the imaginative capacities of ethical debate turns us to the virtuality of social relations, and that it is precisely in the dynamic between ... More


Political Epistemics: The Secret Police, the Opposition, and the End of East German Socialism

Andreas Glaeser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226297934
eISBN:
9780226297958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297958.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

What does the durability of political institutions have to do with how actors form knowledge about them? This book investigates this question in the context of a fascinating historical case: ... More


Kant’s Shadow in the Current Philosophical Landscape

Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel

in The Death of Philosophy: Reference and Self-reference in Contemporary Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147781
eISBN:
9780231519632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147781.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines contemporary approaches that challenge philosophy’s status as a first, distinct, and autonomous discipline—either through self-dissolution in the hard sciences, philology, or ... More


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