Philosophy of Literature Products

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge
    Educational Philosophy and Theory

  • Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play

    By Michael Y. Bennett

    Theatrical characters’ dual existence on stage and in text presents a unique, challenging case for the analytical philosopher. Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play re-examines the ontological status of theatre and its fictional objects through the 'possible worlds' thesis, arguing that…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Ernst Jünger’s Philosophy of Technology

    Heidegger and the Poetics of the Anthropocene

    By Vincent Blok

    This book examines the work of Ernst Jünger and its effect on the development of Martin Heidegger’s influential philosophy of technology. Vincent Blok offers a unique treatment of Jünger’s philosophy and his conception of the age of technology, in which both world and man appear in terms of their…

    Hardback – 2017-04-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

  • The Fiction of Evil

    By Peter Brian Barry

    What makes someone an evil person? How are evil people different from merely bad people? Do evil people really exist? Can we make sense of evil people if we mythologize them? Do evil people take pleasure in the suffering of others? Can evil people be redeemed?Peter Brian Barry answers these…

    Paperback – 2016-09-28
    Routledge

  • Rousseau's Ethics of Truth

    A Sublime Science of Simple Souls

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Aesthetics

    An Introduction

    By W. Charlton

    First published in 1970. What is a work of art? What is the status of things in pictures and books? How are we to distinguish and ascertain the meaning of a literary work at various levels? This book is intended both to introduce the reader to classic philosophical accounts of art and beauty, and…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aesthetics

  • Key Concepts

    A Guide to Aesthetics, Criticism and the Arts in Education

    By Trevor Pateman

    First published in 1991. The arts can only thrive in a culture where there is conversation about them. This is particularly true of the arts in an education context. Yet often the discussion is poor because we do not have the necessary concepts for the elaboration of our aesthetic responses, or…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aesthetics

  • Science and Aesthetic Judgement

    A Study in Taine's Critical Method

    By Sholom J. Kahn

    First published in 1953. This title provides an exposition and discussion on Hippolyte Taine (1828-1893), the leader of the Naturalist movement in French criticism. The book examines his theories and some of his practice, as a critic of literature and art. A more general consideration of the chief…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Aesthetics

  • The Cognitive Basis of Aesthetics

    Cassirer, Crowther, and the Future

    By Elena Fell, Ioanna Kopsiafti

    This book seeks to fill a void in contemporary aesthetics scholarship by considering the cognitive features that make the aesthetic and artistic worthy of philosophical study. Aesthetic cognition has been largely abandoned by analytical philosophy, which instead tends to focus its attention on the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Ideologies of Experience

    Trauma, Failure, Deprivation, and the Abandonment of the Self

    By Matthew H. Bowker

    Matthew H. Bowker offers a novel analysis of "experience": the vast and influential concept that has shaped Western social theory and political practice for the past half-millennium. While it is difficult to find a branch of modern thought, science, industry, or art that has not relied in some way…

    Paperback – 2016-04-06
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-12-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

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