Inwardness and Existence: Subjectivity in - and Hegel, Heidegger, Marx, and Freud by Walter A. Davis, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Inwardness and Existence: Subjectivity in - and Hegel, Heidegger, Marx, and Freud

Inwardness and Existence: Subjectivity in - and Hegel, Heidegger, Marx, and Freud

by Walter A. Davis
     
 

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A profound, challenging, wide-ranging book, back in print for a new generation
 
Inwardness and Existence accomplishes what no book before or after has even approximated: it demonstrates with great lucidity and insight the shared philosophical project that animates psychoanalysis, Marxism, existentialism, and Hegelian dialectics.

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A profound, challenging, wide-ranging book, back in print for a new generation
 
Inwardness and Existence accomplishes what no book before or after has even approximated: it demonstrates with great lucidity and insight the shared philosophical project that animates psychoanalysis, Marxism, existentialism, and Hegelian dialectics. Davis roots the reader in the enterprise of questioning what is given and probing beyond what is safe in order to demonstrate that psychoanalytic inquiry, Marxist politics, existential reflection, and dialectical connection all move within the same orbit. No one who reads it will ever think about existence itself in the same way again. Davis’s landmark work will profoundly transform anyone who reads it.”—Todd McGowan, author of The Real Gaze: Film Theory after Lacan

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“Davis takes the historical strains between determinism and agency, content and process, inwardness and the external (or historical contingency and processsual immediacy) into dynamic, rupturing explorations of categories which provoke the reader’s analytic process. His writing is elegant and energetic, saturated with stress, the heady rush of analysis, and the challenges of hard work.”—Leighton Brooks McCutcheon, Journal of Mind and Behavior

 “Praiseworthy because it grapples with the fundamental assumptions of these competing traditions, and does so with clarity and conviction.”—David M. Thompson, Philosophy and Literature

“This is . . . an enormously ambitious project, both for the mastery of diverse traditions and perspectives it requires, and for the philosophical acuity and imagination it presupposes. . . . Davis’s work has an original and important contribution to make . . . to the intellectual situation of our time.”—Jerrold Seigel, author of The Idea of the Self

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299120146
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Walter A. (Mac) Davis is professor emeritus of English at Ohio State University. He is the author of Get the Guests: Psychoanalysis, Modern American Drama, and the Audience, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press,and Death’s DreamKingdom: The American Psyche Since 9/11.

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