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  • The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature

    Edited by Noël Carroll, John Gibson

    The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature is an in-depth examination of literature through a philosophical lens, written by distinguished figures across the major divisions of philosophy. Its 40 newly-commissioned essays are divided into six sections: historical foundations what is…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11 
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • How Abstract Is It? Thinking Capital Now

    Edited by Rebecca Colesworthy, Peter Nicholls

    Since the start of the financial crisis in 2008, the notion that capitalism has become too abstract for all but the most rarefied specialists to understand has been widely presupposed. Yet even in academic circles, the question of abstraction itself – of what exactly abstraction is, and does, under…

    Hardback – 2015-10-19

  • Autobiographics in Freud and Derrida

    By Jane Marie Todd

    Originally published in 1990. This uniquely fascinating study approaches the problem of autobiography from two directions: first assessing theories of the self, consciousness and language developed by both Freud and Derrida; second through the reading of the autobiographical aspects of their…

    Hardback – 2015-08-07
    Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography

  • Modern Honor

    A Philosophical Defense

    By Anthony Cunningham

    This book examines the notion of honor with an eye to dissecting its intellectual demise and with the aim of making a case for honor’s rehabilitation. Western intellectuals acknowledge honor’s influence, but they lament its authority. For Western democratic societies to embrace honor, it must be…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Shifting Focus

    Strangers and Strangeness in Literature and Education

    Edited by Peter Roberts

    There is a long history of interest in ‘strangers’ and ‘strangeness’ in the West. Literature lends itself particularly well to an exploration of the strange in its richly varied forms, having often contained portraits of outsiders. These portraits depict people who are strange in their unusual…

    Hardback – 2015-02-26
    Educational Philosophy and Theory

  • Tolstoy: An Approach bound with Dostoevsky: A Study

    By Janko Lavrin

    This volume contains two concise works by the innovative twentieth-century literary critic Janko Lavrin, offering accessible and thoughtful introductions to the two greatest Russian novelists. It provides a perfect point of access into the often bewildering world of Russian literature, and the…

    Hardback – 2014-08-08
    Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

  • Geoffrey Hartman

    Criticism as Answerable Style

    By G. Douglas Atkins

    `The critic explicitly acknowledges his dependence on prior words that make his word a kind of answer. He calls to other texts "that they might answer him."' Geoffrey Hartman is the first book devoted to an exploration of the `intellectual poetry' of the critic who, whether or not he `represents…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
    Critics of the Twentieth Century

  • Ezra Pound as Literary Critic

    By Emeritus Professor K K Ruthven, K. K. Ruthven

    Bringing some of the insights of modern critical theory to bear on a great deal of information about Pound's activities as a literary critic (some of it made available only recently), K.K. Ruthven provides a provocative re-reading of a major modernist writer who dominated the discourse of modernism.…

    Paperback – 2013-12-12
    Critics of the Twentieth Century

  • Heidegger and the Romantics

    The Literary Invention of Meaning

    By Pol Vandevelde

    While there are many books on the romantics, and many books on Heidegger, there has been no book exploring the connection between the two. Pol Vandevelde’s new study forges this important link. Vandevelde begins by analyzing two models that have addressed the interaction between literature and…

    Paperback – 2013-09-20
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • Habermas and Literary Rationality

    By David L. Colclasure

    Literary scholarship has paid little serious attention to Habermas' philosophy, and, on the other hand, the reception of Habermas has given little attention to the role that literary practice can play in a broader theory of communicative action. David Colclasure's argument sets out to demonstrate…

    Paperback – 2013-03-21
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

    By Marie McGinn

    Wittgenstein is one of the most important and influential twentieth-century philosophers in the western tradition. In his Philosophical Investigations he undertakes a radical critique of analytical philosophy's approach to both the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. The Routledge…

    Paperback – 2013-01-31
    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

  • Proust as Philosopher

    The Art of Metaphor

    By Miguel de Beistegui

    Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time has long fascinated philosophers for its complex accounts of time, personal identity and narrative, amongst many other themes. Proust as Philosopher: The Art of Metaphor is the first book to try and connect Proust’s implicit ontology of experience with the…

    Paperback – 2012-08-02

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