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Philosophy of the Novel

Authors: Stocker, Barry

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  • Explores the provocative concept that the history of philosophy would not exist without the novel
  • Considers a wide range of thinkers including Mikhail Bakhtin, Georg Lukács, Theodor Adorno, and Walter Benjamin
  • Relates the issue of the philosophical aesthetics of the novel with the issue of philosophy written as a novel
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About this book

This book explores the aesthetics of the novel from the perspective of Continental European philosophy, presenting a theory on the philosophical definition and importance of the novel as a literary genre. It analyses a variety of individuals whose work is reflected in both theoretical literary criticism and Continental European aesthetics, including Mikhail Bakhtin, Georg Lukács, Theodor Adorno, and Walter Benjamin. Moving through material from eighteenth century and ancient Greek philosophy and aesthetics, the book provides comprehensive coverage of the major positions on the philosophy of the novel. Distinctive features include the importance of Vico’s view of the epic to understanding the novel, the importance of Kierkegaard’s view of the novel and irony along with his other aesthetic views, the different possibilities associated with seeing the novel as ‘mimetic’ and the importance of Proust in understanding the genre in all its philosophical aspects, relating the issue of the philosophical aesthetics of the novel with the issue of philosophy written as a novel and the interaction between these two alternative positions.

About the authors

Barry Stocker teaches philosophy at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. He is the author of Derrida on Deconstruction (2006) and Kierkegaard on Politics (2014). He is the editor of Post-Analytic Tractatus (2004) and Derrida: Basic Writings (2007). He is the co-editor of Nietzsche as Political Philosopher (2014).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction from Analysis to Form

    Stocker, Barry

    Pages 1-17

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  • Epic in Aristotle and Vico

    Stocker, Barry

    Pages 19-57

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  • Idealism and Romanticism

    Stocker, Barry

    Pages 59-85

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  • Kierkegaard, Irony and Subjectivity

    Stocker, Barry

    Pages 87-113

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  • Lukács on Subjectivity and History (Introduced Through Nietzsche)

    Stocker, Barry

    Pages 115-141

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65891-9
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-65890-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy of the Novel
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65891-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65891-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65890-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 321
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