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Published: 01 April 1999

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780198185017

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Criticism and Modernity

Aesthetics, Literature, and Nations in Europe and its Academies

Thomas Docherty

  • A fascinating study of how criticism in Europe became a means of regulating the democratic subject
  • Wide-ranging in time and geographical scope: from the late seventeenth century to the present, and across all the major European nations
  • Writers addressed include Corneille, Dryen, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Schiller, and Schopenhauer
  • Informed by the work of contemporary theorists such as Agamben, Badiou, Lyotard, and MacIntyre