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  1. Untangling Heroism

    Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero

    By Ari Kohen

    Series: Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

    The idea of heroism has become thoroughly muddled today. In contemporary society, any behavior that seems distinctly difficult or unusually impressive is classified as heroic: everyone from firefighters to foster fathers to freedom fighters are our heroes. But what motivates these people to act...

    Published October 27th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Travel and Ethics

    Theory and Practice

    Edited by Corinne Fowler, Charles Forsdick, Ludmilla Kostova

    Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

    Despite the recent increase in scholarly activity regarding travel writing and the accompanying proliferation of publications relating to the form, its ethical dimensions have yet to be theorized with sufficient rigour. Drawing from the disciplines of anthropology, linguistics, literary studies...

    Published September 16th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Literature and the Human

    Criticism, Theory, Practice

    By Andy Mousley

    Why does literature matter? What is its human value? Historical approaches to literature have for several decades prevailed over the idea that literary works can deepen our understanding of fundamental questions of existence. This book re-affirms literature's existential value by developing a new...

    Published May 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Thinking Poetry

    Edited by Peter Nicholls, Peter Boxall

    This collection brings together some of the most prominent critics of contemporary poetry and some of the most significant poets working in the English language today, to offer a critical assessment of the nature and function of poetic thought. Working at once with questions of form, literary...

    Published May 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. What is Enlightenment?

    By Samuel Fleischacker

    Series: Kant's Questions

    "Have the courage to use your own understanding! - that is the motto of enlightenment." - Immanuel Kant The Enlightenment is one of the most important and contested periods in the history of philosophy. The problems it addressed, such as the proper extent of individual freedom and the challenging...

    Published February 20th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Stanley Cavell, Literature, and Film

    The Idea of America

    Edited by Andrew Taylor, Áine Kelly

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    This is the first book to offer a thorough examination of the relationship that Stanley Cavell’s celebrated philosophical work has to the ways in which the United States has been imagined and articulated in its literature. Establishing the contours of Cavell’s most significant readings of American...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  9. A Philosophy of the Screenplay

    By Ted Nannicelli

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Recently, scholars in a variety of disciplines—including philosophy, film and media studies, and literary studies—have become interested in the aesthetics, definition, and ontology of the screenplay. To this end, this volume addresses the fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of the...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Harvest of Tragedy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Thomas Rice Henn

    Upon initial publication in 1956, this book was an attempt to re-state certain problems concerning the aesthetics and ethics of the tragic form; to examine these in relation to contemporary work in psychology and anthropology; to enquire into the significance of ‘the fact or experience called...

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge