Aesthetic Ideology (Theory and History of Literature Series)

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This book is a rigorous inquiry into the relation of rhetoric, epistemology, anesthetics, one that presents radical notions of materiality.
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1996 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 0816622035. Text clean and tight; Theory and History of Literature, Volume 65; 0.75 x 9.5 x 6.25 Inches; 196 pages.

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This book is a rigorous inquiry into the relation of rhetoric, epistemology, anesthetics, one that presents radical notions of materiality.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
While the imitators of great literary theorists may have produced the least lucid, most jargon-laden and most parodied literary and cultural criticism since the 18th century, editors Wlad Godzich and Jochen Schulte-Sasse of the University of Minnesota's Theory and History of Literature series cannot be blamed for such excesses. Their 88-volume series, which contains some of the most cogent though still challenging criticism of the last 15 years, terminates with a volume from the controversial late Yale deconstructionist Paul de Man (Aesthetic Ideology) and a retranslated edition of mid-century Frankfurt School leader Theodore Adorno's Aesthetic Theory. This dignified leave-taking preempts the empty millennial speculation currently dominating postmodern studies, and leaves in its wake a generation of scholars reared on the series. (De Man: $49.95, 224p ISBN 0-8166-2203-5, $19.95 paper -2204-3; Adorno: $39.95, 448p ISBN 0-8166-1799-6, cloth only)
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Although de Man died in 1983, he remains controversial as the godfather of deconstructionism. Warminski (co-editor of Romanticism and Contemporary Criticism, LJ 1/93) draws together and publishes for the first time five completed essays on aesthetics, rhetoric, and ideology in the philosophical writings of Pascal, Kant, Schiller, and Hegel, part of a book that de Man was working on at the time of his death. This volume also includes essays on irony and metaphor. De Man approaches these philosophical texts with the same erudition and sensitivity that he brought to literature. An important addition to the de Man canon, this volume, along with a new translation of Theodor Adorno's Aesthetics, will bring to a close Minnesota's seminal "Theory and History of Literature" series.Thomas L. Cooksey, Armstrong Atlantic State Coll., Savannah, Ga.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Allegories of Reference 1
The Epistemology of Metaphor 34
Pascal's Allegory of Persuasion 51
Phenomenality and Materiality in Kant 70
Sign and Symbol in Hegel's Aesthetics 91
Hegel on the Sublime 105
Kant's Materialism 119
Kant and Schiller 129
The Concept of Irony 163
Reply to Raymond Geuss 185
Index 193
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