Reclaiming Wonder: After the Sublime

Reclaiming Wonder: After the Sublime

by Genevieve Lloyd


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474433112
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Series: Incitements Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Genevieve Lloyd is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of New South Wales, Australia. In 1987 she was appointed to the chair of philosophy at UNSW, making her the first female professor of philosophy appointed in Australia. She is the author of Providence Lost (Harvard University Press, 2008), Feminism and the History of Philosophy (OUP, 2002), Spinoza: Critical Assessments (Routledge, 2001), Collective Imaginings: Spinoza, Past and Present (Routledge, 1999), The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Spinoza and the Ethics (Routledge, 1994), Part of Nature: Self-Knowledge in Spinoza's Ethics (Cornell University Press, 1994), Being in Time: Selves and Narrators in Philosophy and Literature (Routledge, 1993) and The Man of Reason: Male and Female in Western Philosophy (Routledge 1st edition 1986, 2nd edition 1993).

Table of Contents

1. Pause for Thought: Plato and Aristotle on Wonder
2. Passion or Distraction? Descartes and Spinoza on Wonder
3. Burke and Kant on the Sublime
4. Romanticism and the Allure of the Sublime
5. Wonder and Stupidity: Flaubert on Romanticism
6. Reconnecting with Socratic Wonder: Heidegger and Arendt
7. Derrida on Aporia, Time and Mortality
8. Political Wonder and Social Critique
9. Wonder and Transcendence
Conclusion: The Future of Wonder

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