Dialectic and Narrative

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438402970
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

I Philosophy and Literature: Crossing Borders 1
1 The Philosophy of Genre and the Genre of Philosophy 5
2 Helen and the Rape of Narrative: The Politics of Dissuasion 21
II The Poetic and the Political: Martin Heidegger 43
3 Two Faces of Heidegger 47
4 Repositioning Heidegger 57
5 Stevens, Heidegger, and the Dialectics of Abstraction and Empathy in Poetic Language 67
6 Acoustics: Heidegger and Nietzsche on Words and Music 83
III Contesting Modernities 101
7 Modernity and Postmodernity 105
8 Secularization and the Disenchantment of the World 121
9 Modernity and the Misrepresentation of Representation 139
10 Narrative, Dialectic, and Irony in Jameson and White 151
IV Legitimacy and Truth 161
11 Reflections on the Anthropocentric Limits of Scientific Realism: Blumenberg on Myth, Reason, and the Legitimacy of the Modern Age 165
12 Blumenberg's Third Way: Between Habermas and Gadamer 185
13 History, Art, and Truth: Wellmer's Critique of Adorno 197
V Narrative Fictions: Theaters of Danger 213
14 Tragic Fiction of Identity and the Narrative Self 217
15 Ethical Ellipsis in Narrative 225
16 Dialectics of Experience: Brecht and the Theater of Danger 233
VI Beyond Dialectics: At the Limits of Formalization 253
17 At the Limits of Formalization 257
18 On Fate: Psychoanalysis and the Desire to Know 271
Notes 303
Notes on Contributors 369
Notes on Editors 373
Index 375
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