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  • 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 here is defined as the concepts, relations, and phenomena that transform our perceptions and imaginings…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Sentiment and the Magdalen Hospital

    Luxury, Virtue and the Senses in Eighteenth-Century Culture

    By Mary Peace

    Sentimentalism became popular in the eighteenth century, part of the philosophical idea that truth is founded on emotion or moral sentiment. Peace uses the London Magdalen Hospital for Penitent Prostitutes as a prism through which to explore the sentimental writing of this period.…

    Hardback – 2016-05-15 
    Routledge

  • The Wildness Pleases

    The Origins of Romanticism

    By Christopher Thacker

    First published in 1983. This book charts the growth of Romanticism from the initial reactions to the authoritarian classicism of Louis XIV, through the ‘codification’ of the Sublime by Burke in the 1750s, to the fascination with mystery, fear and violence which dominated the writing of the late…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05
    Routledge

  • Postcolonial Perspectives on Postcommunism in Central and Eastern Europe

    Edited by Dorota Kołodziejczyk, Cristina Şandru

    A quarter of a century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and from the vantage point of a post-Cold War, globalised, world, there is a need to address the relative neglect of postcommunism in analysis of postcolonial and neo-colonial configurations of power and influence. This book proposes new…

    Hardback – 2016-01-28
    Routledge

  • Feminism and Contemporary Women Writers

    Rethinking Subjectivity

    By Radha Chakravarty

    This book attempts to deal with the problem of literary subjectivity in theory and practice. The works of six contemporary women writers — Doris Lessing, Anita Desai, Mahasweta Devi, Buchi Emecheta, Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison — are discussed as potential ways of testing and expanding the…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge India

  • Shakespeare in Hate

    Emotions, Passions, Selfhood

    By Peter Kishore Saval

    Hate, malice, rage, and enmity: what would Shakespeare’s plays be without these demonic, unruly passions? This book studies how the tirades and unrestrained villainy of Shakespeare’s art explode the decorum and safety of our sanitized lives and challenge the limits of our selfhood. Everyone knows…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • 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

  • Joseph Conrad and the Ethics of Darwinism (Routledge Revivals)

    The Challenges of Science

    By Allan Hunter

    First published in 1983, this book explores a number of avenues of critical thinking about Joseph Conrad, showing him as an author deeply concerned with humankind’s ethical motivation and its relationship with the ideas of evolution current in his day. Allan Hunter establishes Conrad’s detailed…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity

    Albert Camus, Postmodernity, and the Survival of Innocence

    By Matthew H. Bowker

    What does it mean to describe something or someone as absurd? Why did absurd philosophy and literature become so popular amidst the violent conflicts and terrors of the mid- to late-twentieth century? Is it possible to understand absurdity not as a feature of events, but as a psychological posture…

    Paperback – 2015-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Narrative Identity, Autonomy, and Mortality

    From Frankfurt and MacIntyre to Kierkegaard

    By John J. Davenport

    In the last two decades, interest in narrative conceptions of identity has grown exponentially, though there is little agreement about what a "life-narrative" might be. In connecting Kierkegaard with virtue ethics, several scholars have recently argued that narrative models of selves and…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Writers and Social Thought in Africa

    Edited by Wale Adebanwi

    Social theory and social theorizing about Africa has largely ignored African literature. However, because writers are some of the continent’s finest social thinkers, they have produced – and continue to produce – works which constitute potential sources for the analysis of social thought, and for…

    Hardback – 2015-10-27
    Routledge

  • Rethinking the Mind-Body Relationship in Early Modern Literature, Philosophy, and Medicine

    The Renaissance of the Body

    By Charis Charalampous

    This book explores a neglected feature of intellectual history and literature in the early modern period: the ways in which the body was theorized and represented as an intelligent cognitive agent, with desires, appetites, and understandings independent of the mind. It considers the works of early…

    Hardback – 2015-09-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

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