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  1. The Demonic

    Literature and Experience

    By Ewan Fernie

    Are we either good or bad, and do we really know the difference? Why do we want what we cannot have, and even to be what we’re not? Can we desire others without wanting to possess them? Can we open to others and not risk possession ourselves? And where, in these cases, do we draw the line? Ewan...

    Published November 7th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Temporalities

    By Russell West-Pavlov

    Series: The New Critical Idiom

    Temporalities presents a concise critical introduction to the treatment of time throughout literature. Time and its passage represent one of the oldest and most complex philosophical subjects in art of all forms, and Russell West-Pavlov explains and interrogates the most important theories of...

    Published September 26th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Narrative Identity, Autonomy, and Mortality

    From Frankfurt and MacIntyre to Kierkegaard

    By John J. Davenport

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In the last two decades, interest in narrative conceptions of identity has grown exponentially, though there is little agreement about what a "life-narrative" might be. In connecting Kierkegaard with virtue ethics, several scholars have recently argued that narrative models of selves and...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  4. On Loyalty

    By Troy Jollimore

    Series: Thinking in Action

    Loyalty is a highly charged and important issue, often evoking strong feelings and actions. What is loyalty? Is loyalty compatible with impartiality? How do we respond to conflicts of loyalties? In a global era, should we be trying to transcend loyalties to particular political communities? Drawing...

    Published July 11th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Aesthetics After Metaphysics

    From Mimesis to Metaphor

    By Miguel Beistegui

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    This book focuses on a dimension of art which the philosophical tradition (from Plato to Hegel and even Adorno) has consistently overlooked, such was its commitment – explicit or implicit – to mimesis and the metaphysics of truth it presupposes. De Beistegui refers to this dimension, which unfolds...

    Published June 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Language of Criticism

    By John Casey

    First published in 1966, the Language of Criticism was the first systematic attempt to understand literary criticism through the methods of linguistic philosophy and the later work of Wittgenstein. Literary critical and aesthetic judgements are rational, but are not to be explained by...

    Published June 6th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Keats and Philosophy

    The Life of Sensations

    By Shahidha Kazi Bari

    Series: Routledge Studies in Romanticism

    John Keats remains one of the most familiar and beloved of English poets, but has received surprisingly little critical attention in recent years. This study is a fresh contribution to Keats criticism and Romantic scholarship, positioning Keats as a figure of philosophical interest who warrants...

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Alexander von Humboldt's Translantic Personae

    Edited by Vera M Kutzinski

    Who was Alexander von Humboldt? Was he really a lone genius? Was he another European apologist for colonialism in the Americas or the father of Latin American independence? Was he a roving Romanticist, or did his sensibilities belong to the Enlightenment? Naturalist, philosopher, historian, and...

    Published January 12th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Philosophy of Curiosity

    By Ilhan Inan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this book, Ilhan Inan questions the classical definition of curiosity as a desire to know. Working in an area where epistemology and philosophy of language overlap, Inan forges a link between our ability to become aware of our ignorance and our linguistic aptitude to construct terms referring to...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Benjamin Constant

    A Biography

    By Dennis Wood

    `For forty years I have defended the same principle: freedom in everything, in religion, in philosophy, in literature, in industry, in politics - and by freedom I mean the triumph of the individual.' Constant thus summarized his beliefs at the end of his life. A political theorist and a passionate...

    Published November 10th 2011 by Routledge