Philosophy of Literature Products

  • The Sartrean Mind

    1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew Eshleman, Constance Mui

    Jean-Paul Sartre was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. His influence extends beyond academic philosophy to areas as diverse as anti-colonial movements, youth culture, literary criticism, and artistic developments around the world. Beginning with an introduction and…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophical Minds

  • The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • Morality in a Realistic Spirit

    Essays for Cora Diamond, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Gleeson, Craig Taylor

    This unique collection of essays has two main purposes. The first is to honour the pioneering work of Cora Diamond, one of the most important living moral philosophers and certainly the most important working in the tradition inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein. The second is to develop and deepen a…

    Hardback – 2019-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Evil

    1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Nys, Stephen de Wijze

    Why ought we concern ourselves with understanding a concept of evil? It is an elusive and politically charged concept which critics argue has no explanatory power and is a relic of a superstitious and primitive religious past. Yet its widespread use persists today: we find it invoked by politicians…

    Hardback – 2019-05-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • China, India and Alternative Asian Modernities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sanjay Kumar, Satya P. Mohanty, Archana Kumar, Raj Kumar

    The conception of modernity as a radical rupture from the past runs parallel to the conception of Europe as the primary locus of global history. The essays in this volume contest the temporal and spatial divisions—between past and present, modernity and tradition, and Europe’s progress and…

    Hardback – 2019-04-02
    Routledge India

  • The Aesthetics of Self-Becoming

    How Art Forms Empower, 1st Edition

    By Paul Crowther

    This book shows that art involves an aesthetics of self-becoming, wherein we do not simply consume artistic meaning, but become empowered—by adapting ourselves to what creation in the different art forms makes possible. Paul Crowther argues that the great political task in aesthetics is no longer…

    Hardback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Rousseau's Ethics of Truth

    A Sublime Science of Simple Souls, 1st Edition

    By Jason Neidleman

    In 1758, Rousseau announced that he had adopted "vitam impendere vero" (dedicate life to truth) as a personal pledge. Despite the dramatic nature of this declaration, no scholar has yet approached Rousseau’s work through the lens of truth or truthseeking. What did it mean for Rousseau to lead a…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

  • The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Craig Bourne, Emily Caddick Bourne

    Iago’s ‘I am not what I am’ epitomises how Shakespeare’s work is rich in philosophy, from issues of deception and moral deviance to those concerning the complex nature of the self, the notions of being and identity, and the possibility or impossibility of self-knowledge and knowledge of others.…

    Hardback – 2018-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • Fictive Narrative Philosophy

    How Fiction Can Act as Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Michael Boylan

    What is the philosophical voice within literature? Does literature have a voice of its own? Can this voice really be philosophical in its own right? In this book, Michael Boylan argues that some literary works indeed can make their own unique claims in different areas of philosophy. He calls this…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • The Architecture of Nothingness

    An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts, 1st Edition

    By Frank Lyons

    It is a common enough assumption that good buildings make us feel good just as poor ones can make us feel insecure, depressed or even threatened. We may instantly decide that we ‘like’ one building more than another, in the same way that without thinking we choose one work of art or music over…

    Paperback – 2018-10-15
    Routledge

  • Benjamin, Adorno, and the Experience of Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Corey McCall, Nathan Ross

    This collection features original essays that examine Walter Benjamin’s and Theodor Adorno’s essays and correspondence on literature. Taken together, the essays present the view that these two monumental figures of 20th-century philosophy were not simply philosophers who wrote about literature, but…

    Hardback – 2018-06-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • Tragedy and Redress in Western Literature

    A Philosophical Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Richard Gaskin

    This book offers a unique interpretation of tragic literature in the Western tradition, deploying the method and style of Analytic philosophy. Richard Gaskin argues that tragic literature seeks to offer moral and linguistic redress (compensation) for suffering. Moral redress involves the balancing…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

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