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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 22 new and published books in the subject of Philosophy of Literature — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Ezra Pound as Literary Critic

    By Emeritus Professor K K Ruthven, K. K. Ruthven

    Series: Critics of the Twentieth Century

    Bringing some of the insights of modern critical theory to bear on a great deal of information about Pound's activities as a literary critic (some of it made available only recently), K.K. Ruthven provides a provocative re-reading of a major modernist writer who dominated the discourse of modernism....

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Heidegger and the Romantics

    The Literary Invention of Meaning

    By Pol Vandevelde

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy

    While there are many books on the romantics, and many books on Heidegger, there has been no book exploring the connection between the two. Pol Vandevelde’s new study forges this important link. Vandevelde begins by analyzing two models that have addressed the interaction between literature and...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Modern Honor

    A Philosophical Defense

    By Anthony Cunningham

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    This book examines the notion of honor with an eye to dissecting its intellectual demise and with the aim of making a case for honor’s rehabilitation. Western intellectuals acknowledge honor’s influence, but they lament its authority. For Western democratic societies to embrace honor, it must be...

    Published April 18th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Habermas and Literary Rationality

    By David L. Colclasure

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Literary scholarship has paid little serious attention to Habermas' philosophy, and, on the other hand, the reception of Habermas has given little attention to the role that literary practice can play in a broader theory of communicative action. David Colclasure's argument sets out to demonstrate...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

    By Marie McGinn

    Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

    Wittgenstein is one of the most important and influential twentieth-century philosophers in the western tradition. In his Philosophical Investigations he undertakes a radical critique of analytical philosophy's approach to both the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. The Routledge...

    Published January 30th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Proust as Philosopher

    The Art of Metaphor

    By Miguel de Beistegui

    Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time has long fascinated philosophers for its complex accounts of time, personal identity and narrative, amongst many other themes. Proust as Philosopher: The Art of Metaphor is the first book to try and connect Proust’s implicit ontology of experience with the...

    Published August 1st 2012 by Routledge

  7. Language and History in Adorno's Notes to Literature

    By Ulrich Plass

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    Plass argues that Adorno’s essays on literature are of prime importance for an understanding of his aesthetics because they challenge the conceptual limitations of philosophical discourse....

    Published May 7th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Imagination, Philosophy and the Arts

    Edited by Matthew Kieran, Dominic Lopes

    Imagination, Philosophy and the Arts is the first comprehensive collection of papers by philosophers examining the nature of imagination and its role in understanding and making art.Imagination is a central concept in aesthetics with close ties to issues in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy...

    Published January 8th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Charlotte Yonge

    Rereading Domestic Religious Fiction

    Edited by Tamara Wagner

    Charlotte Yonge, a dedicated religious, didactic, and domestic novelist, has become one of the most effectively rediscovered Victorian women writers of the last decades. Her prolific output of fiction does not merely give a fascinatingly different insight into nineteenth-century popular culture; it...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  10. On Manners

    By Karen Stohr

    Series: Thinking in Action

    Many otherwise enlightened people often dismiss etiquette as a trivial subject or—worse yet—as nothing but a disguise for moral hypocrisy or unjust social hierarchies. Such sentiments either mistakenly assume that most manners merely frame the “real issues” of any interpersonal exchange or...

    Published November 10th 2011 by Routledge