The Persistence of Romanticism: Essays in Philosophy and Literature / Edition 1

The Persistence of Romanticism: Essays in Philosophy and Literature / Edition 1

by Richard Eldridge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521804817

ISBN-13: 9780521804813

Pub. Date: 02/05/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

These challenging essays defend Romanticism against its critics. They argue that Romantic thought, interpreted as the pursuit of freedom in concrete contexts, remains a central and exemplary form of both artistic work and philosophical understanding. Richard Eldridge traces the central features of Romantic thinking and shows that Romanticism is neither emptily

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These challenging essays defend Romanticism against its critics. They argue that Romantic thought, interpreted as the pursuit of freedom in concrete contexts, remains a central and exemplary form of both artistic work and philosophical understanding. Richard Eldridge traces the central features of Romantic thinking and shows that Romanticism is neither emptily literary and escapist nor dogmatically optimistic and sentimental. The first serious philosophical defense of the ethical ideals of Romanticism, this volume will appeal particularly to all professionals and students in philosophy, literature and aesthetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521804813
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/05/2001
Series:
Modern European Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the persistence of Romanticism; Part I. Kant and Post-Kantian Romanticism: 2. Kant, Hölderlin, and the experience of longing; 3. Kant and the value of absolute music; 4. How is the Kantian moral criticism of literature possible?; 5. Hölderlin's ethical thinking: 'the processes of the actual' in 'Heidelberg'; 6. Internal transcendentalism: Wordsworth and 'a new condition of philosophy'; Part II. Twentieth Century Philosophical Romanticisms: Wittgenstein, Cavell and the arts: 7. Hypotheses, criterial claims, and perspicuous representations: Wittgenstein's 'remarks on Frazer's The Golden Bough'; 8. How can tragedy matter for us?; 9. Althusser and ideological criticism of the arts; 10. 'A continuing task': Cavell and the truth of skepticism; 11. Plights of embodied soul: dramas of sin and salvation in Augustine and Updike; 12. Cavell and Hölderlin on human immigrancy.

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