Republic of Readers?: The Literary Turn in Political Thought and Analysis

Republic of Readers?: The Literary Turn in Political Thought and Analysis

by Simon Stow

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ISBN-13: 9780791480199
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 09/18/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 332 KB

About the Author

Simon Stow is Assistant Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     1
Theoretical Foundations
Arguments and Readings: Philosophy in a Postfoundational World     17
The Literary Turn in Thought and Practice
Martha Nussbaum: Literary Imagination and the Public Life     41
Richard Rorty: Non-Philosopher Kings and the Literary Republic     61
Terry Eagleton: Is There a Class in This Text? Literary Criticism and Social Theory     81
Judith Butler: Politics, Literature, and Radical Democracy     101
The Future of the Literary Turn?
How to Read a Novel in a Democracy: Literature and Public Ethics     121
Beyond the Dolorous Haze: Literature in Political Thought and Analysis     137
Conclusion: The Literary Turn and Contemporary Political Discourse     151
Notes     157
Index     179

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