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  1. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 18th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 18th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 19th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 8th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 27th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 19th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 7th 2012 by Routledge