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The Anomalous Case of Roberto Bolaño

Chris Andrews

in Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168069
eISBN:
9780231537537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168069.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers how Bolaño’s fiction became well received in the English-speaking world. It explores the question of reception on a large scale—what happened to the works, culturally, when ... More


Concluding Postscript

Robyn Marasco

in The Highway of Despair: Critical Theory After Hegel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168663
eISBN:
9780231538893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168663.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This concluding chapter discusses Habermas' critique of the Hegelian viewpoint concerning faith and reason. In the attempt to repair the breach between the two, Hegelian philosophy demands rational ... More


Wallace, Free Choice, and Fatalism

Gila Sher

in Freedom and the Self: Essays on the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161534
eISBN:
9780231539166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161534.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines David Foster Wallace's notion of freedom of choice in relation to fatalism. Wallace states that freedom of choice is the “total freedom of choice regarding what to think about.” ... More


Fatalism and the Metaphysics of Contingency

M. Oreste Fiocco

in Freedom and the Self: Essays on the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161534
eISBN:
9780231539166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161534.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the notion of contingency as opposed to the notion of fatalism, and presents David Foster Wallace's argument concerning necessity and possibility in a temporal world. ... More


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