Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2019

376 Pages

6.7 x 9.6 inches

ISBN: 9781474449144

Bookseller Code (06)

New Directions in Philosophy and Literature

First Edition

Edited by David Rudrum, Ridvan Askin, and Frida Beckman

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Maps out how new developments in 21st-century philosophy intersect with the study of literature
  • Includes an orientational introduction by Claire Colebrook, one of the world's foremost authorities in the field
  • Engages dynamic debates about what it means to be human in face of recent developments in science and technology, the repercussions of anthropogenic climate change, and the overall nature of our contemporary moment
  • Draws on new developments in philosophy including speculative realism, object-oriented ontology, the new materialisms, posthumanism, analytic philosophy of language and metaphysics, and ecophilosophy
  • Offers close readings of a range of texts from 19th- and 20th-century classics such as Walden, Uncle Tom's Cabin and Nineteen Eighty-Four to contemporary novels such as A Visit from the Goon Squad, Oryx and Crake and The Stone Gods

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