Confessions: The Philosophy of Transparency

Confessions: The Philosophy of Transparency

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by Thomas Docherty
     
 

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This book explores what is at stake in the confessional culture. Thomas Docherty examines confessional writings from Augustine to Derrida, arguing that through all this work runs a philosophical substratum - the conditions under which it is possible to assert a confessional mode - that needs exploration and explication.

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This book explores what is at stake in the confessional culture. Thomas Docherty examines confessional writings from Augustine to Derrida, arguing that through all this work runs a philosophical substratum - the conditions under which it is possible to assert a confessional mode - that needs exploration and explication.

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ISBN-13:
9781849666596
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Docherty is Professor of English at Warwick University. He has published on most areas of English and comparative literature from the renaissance to the present day. He specializes in the philosophy of literary criticism, in critical theory, and in cultural history in relation primarily to European philosophy and literatures. Some of his previous publications include John Donne Undone (Methuen/Routledge, 1986), Postmodernism (Harvester/Columbia UP, 1993), Aesthetic Democracy (Stanford UP, 2006) and The English Question (Sussex Academic, 2008).

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