Beyond Representation: Philosophy and Poetic Imagination

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The essays in this volume explore the ways in which traditional philosophical problems about self-knowledge, self-identity, and value have migrated into literature since the Romantic and Idealist periods. In a wide-ranging critical and philosophical discussion, the contributors offer a philosophical understanding of the roots and nature of contemporary literary and philosophical practice, and elaborate powerful and influential, but rarely decisively articulated, conceptions of ...

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Overview

The essays in this volume explore the ways in which traditional philosophical problems about self-knowledge, self-identity, and value have migrated into literature since the Romantic and Idealist periods. In a wide-ranging critical and philosophical discussion, the contributors offer a philosophical understanding of the roots and nature of contemporary literary and philosophical practice, and elaborate powerful and influential, but rarely decisively articulated, conceptions of the human subject and of value.

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"With sophistication and clarity, these 12 essays show how works of philosophy and of literature have come to share much....In every respect—including the quality of the editing and production—this book is superior....Strongly recommended for all academic libraries." Choice

...one can get a fine and full overview from Richard Eldridge's excellent introduction, which includes a summary of every paper." Roger Seamon, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

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1. Introduction: from representation to poiesis Richard Eldridge; 2. Confession and forgiveness: Hegel's poetics of action J. M. Bernstein; 3. The values of articulation: aesthetics after the aesthetic ideology Charles Altieri; 4. In their own voice: philosophical writing and actual experience Arthur C. Danto; 5. Poetry and truth-conditions Samuel Fleischaker; 6. Fractal contours: chaos and system in the Romantic fragment Azade Seyhan; 7. The mind's horizon Stanley Bates; 8. Kant, Hölderlin, and the experience of longing Richard Eldridge; 9. Wordsworth and the reception of poetry Michael Fischer; 10. Self-consciousness, social guilt, and Romantic poetry: Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Wordsworth's Old Pedlar Kenneth R. Johnston; 11. Her blood and his mirror: Mary Coleridge, Luce Irigaray and the female self Christine Battersby; 12. Scene: an exchange of letters Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe and Jean-Luc Nancy.

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