New Directions in Philosophy and Literature

Rudrum, David and Askin, Ridvan and Beckman, Frida, eds. (2019) New Directions in Philosophy and Literature. Edinburgh.

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Maps out how new developments in 21st-century philosophy intersect with the study of literature Includes an orientational introduction by Claire Colebrook, one of the world's foremost authorities in the field Engages dynamic debates about what it means to be human in face of recent developments in science and technology, the repercussions of anthropogenic climate change, and the overall nature of our contemporary moment Draws on new developments in philosophy including speculative realism, object-oriented ontology, the new materialisms, posthumanism, analytic philosophy of language and metaphysics, and ecophilosophy Offers close readings of a range of texts from 19th- and 20th-century classics such as Walden , Uncle Tom's Cabin and Nineteen Eighty-Four to contemporary novels such as A Visit from the Goon Squad , Oryx and Crake and The Stone Gods This forward-thinking, non-traditional reference work uniquely maps out how new developments in 21st century philosophy are entering into dialogue with the study of literature. Going beyond the familiar methods of analytic philosophy, and with a breadth greater than traditional literary theory, this collection looks at the profound consequences of the interaction between philosophy and literature for questions of ethics, politics, subjectivity, materiality, reality and the nature of the contemporary itself.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > Amerikanistik (Schweighauser)
UniBasel Contributors:Askin, Ridvan
Item Type:Book
Book Subtype:Edited Book
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
Number of Pages:486
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Edited book
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