The Persistence of Romanticism: Essays in Philosophy and Literature
Graduate studies at Western
Cambridge University Press (2001)
|Abstract||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. Marshalling a wide range of texts from literature, philosophy and criticism, Richard Eldridge traces the central themes and stylistic features of Romantic thinking in the work of Kant, Hölderlin, Wordsworth, Hardy, Wittgenstein, Cavell and Updike. Through his analysis he shows that Romanticism is neither emptily literary and escapist nor dogmatically optimistic and sentimental. This is the first serious philosophical defense of the ethical ideals of Romanticism and will appeal particularly to all professionals and students in philosophy, literature and aesthetics who are interested in what, philosophically, literature can show that philosophy cannot say.|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$8.99 used (91% off) $43.20 new (57% off) $81.83 direct from Amazon (18% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B836.5.E43 2001|
|External links||This entry has no external links. Add one.|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Christian Quendler (2001). From Romantic Irony to Postmodernist Metafiction: A Contribution to the History of Literary Self-Reflexivity in its Philosophical Context. P. Lang.
Nancy Yousef (2004). Isolated Cases: The Anxieties of Autonomy in Enlightenment Philosophy and Romantic Literature. Cornell University Press.
James Engell (1981). The Creative Imagination: Enlightenment to Romanticism. Harvard University Press.
Donald R. Wehrs & David P. Haney (eds.) (2009). Levinas and Nineteenth-Century Literature: Ethics and Otherness From Romanticism Through Realism. University of Delaware Press.
Richard Thomas Eldridge (1997). Leading a Human Life: Wittgenstein, Intentionality, and Romanticism. University of Chicago Press.
Andrew Bowie (1997). From Romanticism to Critical Theory: The Philosophy of German Literary Theory. Routledge.
Stanley Cavell (1988). In Quest of the Ordinary: Lines of Skepticism and Romanticism. University of Chicago Press.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?