Tragic Thoughts at the End of Philosophy

Paper Text – $27.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1675-7

Paper Text – $27.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-1675-7

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1674-0
Publication Date
July 1999
Page Count
299 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9
ISBN
0-8101-1675-8

Tragic Thoughts at the End of Philosophy

Language, Literature, and Ethical Theory
Gerald L. Bruns

In this collection of essays, one of the most insightful of contemporary literary theorists investigates the intersection of literature and philosophy, analyzing the emerging preferences for practice over theory, particulars over universals, events over structures, inhabitants over spectators, an ethics of responsibility over a morality of rules, and a desire for intimacy with the world instead of simply a disengaged knowledge of it.



Examining thinkers and topics as diverse as Stanley Cavell on Shakespeare, Arthur Danto on art, Donald Davidson on Joyce, Martha Nussbaum on Henry James, and Richard Rorty on the poetizing of culture, Tragic Thoughts at the End of Philosophy is a fascinating look at what happens when philosophers begin looking at the world


About the Author

Gerald L. Bruns is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. His publications include Maurice Blanchot: The Refusal of Philosophy and Hermeneutics Ancient and Modern.
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