Philosophy: Critical Thinking

  • Michel Foucault's What is an Author? book cover

    Michel Foucault's What is an Author?

    1st Edition

    By Tim Smith-Laing

    Michel Foucault’s 1969 essay “What is an Author?” sidesteps the stormy arguments surrounding “intentional fallacy” and the “death of the author,” offering an entirely different way of looking at texts. Foucault points out that all texts are written but not all are discussed as having “authors”. So…

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  • An Analysis of Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar’s The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination book cover

    An Analysis of Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar’s The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination

    1st Edition

    By Rebecca Pohl

    The 1979 publication of Susan Gubar and Sandra M. Gilbert’s ground-breaking study The Madwoman in the Attic marked a founding moment in feminist literary history as much as feminist literary theory. In their extensive study of nineteenth-century women’s writing, Gubar and Gilbert offer radical…

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  • Stephen Greenblatt's Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare book cover

    Stephen Greenblatt's Renaissance Self-Fashioning

    From More to Shakespeare, 1st Edition

    By Liam Haydon

    What is a self? Greenblatt argues that the 16th century saw the awakening of modern self-consciousness, the ability to fashion an identity out of the culture and politics of one’s society. In a series of brilliant readings, Greenblatt shows how identity is constructed in the work of Shakespeare,…

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  • Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's Epistemology of the Closet book cover

    Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's Epistemology of the Closet

    1st Edition

    By Christien Garcia

    In this book, Sedgwick examines texts from Europe and America such as Wilde, Nietzsche and Proust and considers the historical moment when sexual orientation came to be as important a signifier of personhood as gender had been for centuries. In doing this, Sedgwick provides a history of sexuality…

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  • Philip Sidney's Defence of Poesy book cover

    Philip Sidney's Defence of Poesy

    1st Edition

    By Liam Haydon

    The Defence of Poesy is the first major piece of literary criticism in English. Taking aim at classical authors who disparaged poetry, and contemporary critics who saw literature as a corrupting influence, Sidney foregrounds the moral force of poetry. Sidney considers the real life affects of…

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  • William Wordsworth's Preface to The Lyrical Ballads book cover

    William Wordsworth's Preface to The Lyrical Ballads

    1st Edition

    By Alex Latter, Rachel Teubner

    Central to the creative process of the Romantic poets that followed him, Wordsworth’s Preface to the Lyrical Ballads has been both a gift and a thorn in the side of critics for over a century. Readers find themselves drawn back to the essay repeatedly as they seek to untangle the ideas and…

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  • Martin Buber's I and Thou book cover

    Martin Buber's I and Thou

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    By Simon Ravenscroft

    Martin Buber’s I and Thou argues that humans engage with the world in two ways. One is with the attitude of an ‘I’ towards an ‘It’, where the self stands apart from objects as items of experience or use. The other is with the attitude of an ‘I’ towards a ‘Thou’, where the self enters into real…

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  • Friedrich Schleiermacher's On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers book cover

    Friedrich Schleiermacher's On Religion

    Speeches to its Cultured Despisers, 1st Edition

    By Ruth Jackson

    On Religion is a major text for the development of modern religious thought in the West and its author, German theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher, is remembered as the Father of Modern Protestant Theology, as well as for his contributions to philosophy, ethics and hermeneutics. Comprising five…

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  • Moses Maimonides's Guide of the Perplexed book cover

    Moses Maimonides's Guide of the Perplexed

    1st Edition

    By Mark Scarlata

    Written by the great medieval Jewish philosopher Maimonides, The Guide of the Perplexed attempts to explain the perplexities of biblical language—and apparent inconsistencies in the text—in the light of philosophy and scientific reason.  Composed as a letter to a student, The Guide aims to…

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  • Augustine of Hippo’s The City of God Against the Pagans book cover

    Augustine of Hippo’s The City of God Against the Pagans

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan D. Teubner

    The City of God against the Pagans is a central text in the Western intellectual tradition. Made up of twenty-two lengthy books, Augustine wrote his masterpiece over a thirteen-year period during which the Western Roman Empire began to unravel. The first ten books are a critique of pagan religion…

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  • N.T. Wright's The New Testament and the People of God book cover

    N.T. Wright's The New Testament and the People of God

    1st Edition

    By Benjamin Laird

    Wright’s The New Testament and the People of God is the first volume of his acclaimed series ‘Christian Origins and the Question of God’ comprehensively addressing the historical and theological questions surrounding the origins of Christianity. The text outlines Wright's hermeneutical theory and…

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  • Erwin Panofsky's Meaning in the Visual Arts book cover

    Erwin Panofsky's Meaning in the Visual Arts

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    By Emmanouil Kalkanis

    Erwin Panofsky’s Meaning in the Visual Arts is considered a key work in art history. Its ideas have provoked widespread debate, and although it was first published more than sixty years ago, it continues to feature regularly on numerous university reading lists. Meaning in the Visual Arts…

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