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  1. Hans-Georg Gadamer

    By Karl Simms

    Series: Routledge Critical Thinkers

    Hans-Georg Gadamer’s theory of hermeneutics is one of the most important modern theories of interpretation and understanding, and at its heart is the experience of reading literature. In this clear and comprehensive guide to Gadamer’s thought, Karl Simms: presents an overview of Gadamer’s life and...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Educational Prophecies of Aldous Huxley

    The Visionary Legacy of Brave New World, Ape and Essence and Island

    By Ronald Zigler

    Series: Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

    The visionary legacy of Aldous Huxley is as relevant today as ever. Huxley possessed a sober understanding of the human condition as well as an inspired vision of the human potential. This volume presents an interdisciplinary examination and appreciation of Aldous Huxley’s three visionary novels –...

    Published March 18th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus

    Written in the Cosmos

    By Richard Rader

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus revivifies the complex question of fate and freedom in the tragedies of the famous Greek playwright. Starting with Sartre’s insights about radical existential freedom, this book shows that Aeschylus is concerned with the ethical ramifications of...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Transcultural Poetics and the Concept of the Poet

    From Philip Sidney to T.S. Eliot

    By Ranjan Ghosh

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Critiquing the politics and dynamics of the transcultural poetics of reading literature, this book demonstrates an ambitious understanding of the concept of the poet across a wide range of traditions – Anglo-American, German, French, Arabic, Chinese, Sanskrit, Bengali, Urdu – and philosophies of...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Routledge Companion to Hermeneutics

    Edited by Jeff Malpas, Hans-Helmuth Gander

    Series: Routledge Philosophy Companions

    Hermeneutics is a major theoretical and practical form of intellectual enquiry, central not only to philosophy but many other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. With phenomenology and existentialism, it is also one of the twentieth century’s most important philosophical movements...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Philosophy as a Literary Art

    Making Things Up

    Edited by Costica Bradatan

    Despite philosophers’ growing interest in the relation between philosophy and literature in general, over the last few decades comparatively few studies have been published dealing more narrowly with the literary aspects of philosophical texts. The relationship between philosophy and literature is...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Shelley's Intellectual System and its Epicurean Background

    By Michael Vicario

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Scholars do not agree on how best to describe Shelley’s philosophical stance. His work has been variously taken to be that of a skeptic or a skeptical and subjective idealist. The study presents a new interpretation of Shelley’s thinking – an interpretation that places ‘intellectual system’...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    This varied set presents a rich selection of renowned and lesser-known treatments of the Russian masters – considered by some the greatest novelists of all time – from the 1920s through to the ‘90s. Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky includes works of accessible biography, lucid...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Tolstoy's 'What is Art?'

    By Terry Diffey

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    With its demand that works of art be judged according to the their morally didactic content, Tolstoy’s reviled aesthetics has seemed to exclude from the canon far too many works widely accepted as masterpieces, including Shakespeare and Beethoven. This book, first published in 1985, argues that...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Tolstoy

    By Ernest Joseph Simmons

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    Tolstoy’s fame as one of the world’s greatest novelists has never been in doubt, but the importance of his views on the social, moral and religious issues of his time is not so widely recognised. This study, first published in 1973, presents an introduction to the historical and cultural background...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge