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Literature and Philosophy
A Guide to Contemporary Debates
Edited by David Rudrum
 
 
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31 Jul 2006
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Literature and Philosophy: A Guide to Contemporary Debate is an eclectic, wide-ranging collection of essays. Grounded in state-of-the-art cross-disciplinary research, this book explores contemporary debates at the interface between literature and philosophy. It features an impressive and diverse cast of contributors, drawn from a broad spectrum of opinion across both disciplines. The work of leading experts like Andrew Benjamin and Jonathan Rée appears alongside that of newly emerging philosophers and critics. The book brings together a wide variety of schools of thought, from analytic philosophy to postmodern critical theory. It seeks to bridge the artificial divide between Continental and Anglo-American perspectives on the subject. Containing introductory orientations for beginners as well as innovative contemporary scholarship, it maps out the terrain of this lively and often heated dialogue, and provides both a useful overview, and a timely examination of one of the most stimulating interdisciplinary encounters anywhere in the humanities today.


Description

Literature and Philosophy: A Guide to Contemporary Debate is an eclectic, wide-ranging collection of essays. Grounded in state-of-the-art cross-disciplinary research, this book explores contemporary debates at the interface between literature and philosophy. It features an impressive and diverse cast of contributors, drawn from a broad spectrum of opinion across both disciplines. The work of leading experts like Andrew Benjamin and Jonathan Rée appears alongside that of newly emerging philosophers and critics. The book brings together a wide variety of schools of thought, from analytic philosophy to postmodern critical theory. It seeks to bridge the artificial divide between Continental and Anglo-American perspectives on the subject. Containing introductory orientations for beginners as well as innovative contemporary scholarship, it maps out the terrain of this lively and often heated dialogue, and provides both a useful overview, and a timely examination of one of the most stimulating interdisciplinary encounters anywhere in the humanities today.


Reviews

'A superb collection. The essays are original, provocative interventions across a range of live debates. Combined with the editor's concise essays on the distinct traditions and subfields, they provide readers with a lucid entry into the complex relations between philosophy and literature, demonstrating anew how neither can do without the other. A must for students and scholars alike.' - Dr. Michael John Kooy, Senior Lecturer, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, UK


Contents

Acknowledgement
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; D.Rudrum
PART I: ENCOUNTERS WITH LITERATURE IN FRENCH PHILOSOPHY
First Lessons: Giles Deleuze and The Concept of Literature; A.Larson
'The Absence of Origin': Beckett and Contemporary French Philosophy; D.Tubridy
PART II: ENCOUNTERS WITH LITERATURE IN ANGLO-AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY
The Pattern that Literature Makes: Davidson, Pragmatism, and the Reconstruction of the Literary; B.Vescio
Autobiographical Memory: Wittgenstein, Davidson, and the 'Descent into Ourselves'; G.L.Hagberg
What Can My Nonsense Tell Me About You; B.Bourbon
PART III: ENCOUNTERS WITH LITERATURE IN GERMAN PHILOSOPHY
A Risky Business: Internal Time and Objective Time in Husserl and Woolf; R.Strehle
The Poetics of Thinking; J.A.Gosetti-Ferencei
Construction without Theory: Oblique Reflections on Walter Benjamin's Goethe; R.J.Lane
PART IV: LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY: THE QUESTION OF ETHICS
Liminal Agencies: Literature as Moral Philosophy; M.C.Rawlinson
Is Forgiveness Ever Possible At All?; R.Read
PART V: READING PHILOSOPHY AS LITERATURE
Who is Speaking? - Brodsky, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and the Question of Genre, M.Eskin
Literary Potential: The Release of Criticism; A.Benjamin
Gibberophobia: Philosophy, Fear and the Plain Style; J.Rée
Philosophy's Metaphors: Dennett, Midgely and Derrida; R.Eaglestone
Hearing Voices: A Dialogical Reading of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations; D.Rudrum
PART VI: CONCLUSION: APPROACHING THE END
No Matter: Aesthetic Theory and the Self-Annihilating Artwork; J.Cohen
Form, Reflection, Disclosure: Literary Aesthetics and Contemporary Criticism; S.Malpas
Index


Authors

DAVID RUDRUM teaches at London Metropolitan University, UK. He has published numerous articles on the relationship between literature, theory and philosophy.