Philosophy of Literature

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Taxation in Utopia

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

Buddhist Literature as Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy as Literature

Explores the relationship between literature and philosophy in classical and contemporary Buddhist texts.

Announcements

A study of novelty through analyses of the language of announcement in revolutionary texts.

Time in Exile

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

Image and Argument in Plato's Republic

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

Modernity as Exception and Miracle

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

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.

Think Like an Archipelago

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

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.

Plato's Laughter

Counters the long-standing, solemn interpretation of Plato’s dialogues with one centered on the philosophical and pedagogical significance of Socrates as a comic figure.

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.

Redeeming Words

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

Kristeva's Fiction

Psychoanalytic perspectives on Kristeva's fiction.

Dramatic Experiments

A major new interpretation of the philosophical significance of the oeuvre of Denis Diderot.

Derrida and Joyce

All of Derrida’s texts on Joyce together under one cover in fresh, new translations, along with key essays covering the range of Derrida’s engagement with Joyce’s works.

Beauvoir and Western Thought from Plato to Butler

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

Federman's Fictions

Edited by Jeffrey R. Di Leo
Introduction by Jeffrey R. Di Leo
Preface by Charles Bernstein
Afterword by Raymond Federman
Subjects: Literature

A comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most innovative writers and critics.

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.