Singularities: Extremes of Theory in the Twentieth Century

Singularities: Extremes of Theory in the Twentieth Century

by Thomas Adam Pepper
     
 

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Throughout the twentieth century, the epistemological status of literature, the problem of language's claim to true representation, has challenged our received notions of ontology and being itself. In Singularities, Thomas Pepper addresses the relationship among text, philosopical value and critical difficulty through a rich sequence of nuanced close readings of…  See more details below

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Throughout the twentieth century, the epistemological status of literature, the problem of language's claim to true representation, has challenged our received notions of ontology and being itself. In Singularities, Thomas Pepper addresses the relationship among text, philosopical value and critical difficulty through a rich sequence of nuanced close readings of especially demanding texts. Singularities addresses key moments in the work of seminal twentieth-century theorists, and by offering a critique of the very process of thematic reading, questions the whole direction of contemporary theory through a series of readings of sustained critical power.

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ISBN-13:
9780521574785
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Series:
Literature, Culture, Theory Series, #22
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
267
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

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