Philosophy of Literature

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Taxation in Utopia

An interdisciplinary exploration of utopian political philosophy from the neglected perspective of taxation.

Modernity as Exception and Miracle

Proposes "the extraordinary" as a defining characteristic of modernity.

Image and Argument in Plato's Republic

Argues that images are at the heart of the dialogue’s philosophical argumentation.

Time in Exile

Proposes a theoretically rich treatment of temporality within exile as "gerundive" time.

Philosophers and Their Poets

Examines the role that poets and the poetic word play in the formation of philosophical thinking in the modern German tradition.

Merleau-Ponty between Philosophy and Symbolism

Argues that symbolism is an important and unique element of Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology.

Legacies of the Sublime

Pairs literary works with philosophical and theoretical texts to examine how the Kantian sublime influenced authors in their treatments of freedom and subjectivity through the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Approaching Hegel's Logic, Obliquely

An unprecedented reading of Hegel’s Logic that sets this difficult work in a dialogue with literary texts.

Adorno's Poetics of Form

A critical study of the concept of form in Adorno’s writings on art and literature.

Platonic Mysticism

Restores the Platonic history and context of mysticism and shows how mysticism helps us understand more deeply the humanities as a whole, from philosophy and literature to art.

Think Like an Archipelago

A career-spanning assessment of Glissant’s work as a philosophical project.

Freedom from the Free Will

Brings Kafka’s fiction into conversation with philosophy and political theory.

Flower of the Desert

A profound meditation on Leopardi’s art and thought as well as a reframing and reassertion of Negri’s own philosophical and political project of liberation.

Habitations of the Veil

A hermeneutical study of metaphor in African American literature.

Kristeva's Fiction

Psychoanalytic perspectives on Kristeva's fiction.

Redeeming Words

Probing study of how literature can redeem the revelatory, redemptive powers of language.

Beauvoir and Western Thought from Plato to Butler

Essays on Beauvoir’s influences, contemporary engagements, and legacy in the philosophical tradition.

Hegel and Shakespeare on Moral Imagination

Study of self-consciousness in Hegel and Shakespeare.

Fiction's Present

Edited by R. M. Berry & Jeffrey R. Di Leo
Subjects: Literature

Fiction writers and critics engage the aesthetic, political, philosophical, and cultural dimensions of contemporary fiction.

After Ontology

Offers a reconsideration of modernism in both philosophy and literature.

Radical Passivity

By Thomas Carl Wall
Foreword by William Flesch
Subjects: Philosophy

Examines the notion of passivity in the work of Levinas, Blanchot, and Agamben.

Postmodernism - Local Effects, Global Flows

Offers readable case studies in postmodern economics, philosophy, literary criticism, feminism, pedagogy, poetry, painting, historiography, and cultural studies, showing disorganization as characteristic of postmodern times.

The Retreat of Representation

Examines the notion of Darstellung [representation] in the critical discourse of German Idealism and Romanticism, paying particular attention to Kant, Fichte, Novalis, and Kleist.

The Value(s) of Literature

Discusses the ethical aspects of literature.

The Hermeneutic Tradition

The major statements of the leading figures in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century German and French hermeneutic traditions.

Transforming the Hermeneutic Context

This book presents contemporary analyses of interpretation by some of the most prominent figures in contemporary philosophy and literary criticism. These essays question and transform traditional statements ...

Philosophy and Literature in Latin America

Philosophy and Literature in Latin America presents a unique and original view of the current state of development in Latin America of two disciplines that are at the core of the humanities. Divided into ...