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Comparative Literature (1 March 2014) 66 (1): 52–70.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Matthew Lau This article argues that a 1931 text by Wittgenstein discussing Beethoven, philosophy, and cultural history sheds a unique light on both Wittgenstein's later philosophy and the relationship between music and philosophical thought more broadly. The first part of the essay claims that in...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2002) 54 (3): 273–274.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Michael Moon Philosophy, Revision, Critique: Rereading Practices in Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Emerson. By David Wittenberg. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. 266 p. University of Oregon 2002 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/268 BOOK...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2003) 55 (3): 270–272.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Steven Shaviro Reading the Figural, Or, Philosophy after the New Media. By David Norman Rodowick. Durham: Duke University Press, 2001. xviii, 276 p. University of Oregon 2003 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/270 READING THE FIGURAL, OR, PHILOSOPHY AFTER THE NEW MEDIA. By David Norman Rodowick...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2004) 56 (2): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Karl Fink The Romantic Conception of Life. Science and Philosophy in the Age of Goethe. By Robert J. Richards. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2002. xix, 587 p. University of Oregon 2004 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/192...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2004) 56 (4): 365–367.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Stanley Corngold Decadent Subjects: The Idea of Decadence in Art, Literature, Philosophy, and the Culture of the Fin de Siècle in Europe. By Charles Bernheimer. Edited by T. Jefferson Kline and Naomi Schor. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. 228 p. University of Oregon 2004...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2008) 60 (2): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2008
... (Créations Re-créations Récréations) . Paris: Gallimard, 1973 . 23 -27. Mathews, Harry. Cigarettes . New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987 . Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Philosophy of Composition.” Edgar Allan Poe: Essays and Reviews . Ed. G.R. Thompson. New York: Library of America, 1984 . 13...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2009) 61 (3): 274–294.
Published: 01 June 2009
...IGNACIO M. SÁNCHEZ PRADO Leopoldo Zea's philosophy of history constitutes a cogent interrogation of the colonial legacy in Mexico and thus also serves to demonstrate the importance of Latin America as a site of theoretical enunciation. This essay addresses Zea's early work on Mexico and his...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 36–45.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Eleanor Kaufman This essay argues that twentieth- and twenty-first-century French philosophy (“French theory”) is aligned around a theory of difference that would contest many of the “comparative” frameworks of the discipline of Comparative Literature, including the question of original languages...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2015) 67 (2): 234–238.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Ilya Kliger Between Philosophy and Literature: Bakhtin and the Question of the Subject . By Erdinast-Vulcan Daphna . Stanford : Stanford University Press , 2013 . 260 p. © 2015 by University of Oregon 2015 Works Cited Bakhtin Mikhail . Art and Answerability: Early...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2011) 63 (2): 182–202.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Adrienne Janus This essay analyzes Jean-Luc Nancy's recent work À L'Écoute (2002)/ Listening (2007) as a culminating moment in what might be called the “anti-ocular” turn in Continental philosophy. It situates Nancy within a genealogy of “otocentric” thinkers that includes Martin Heidegger, Peter...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2017) 69 (3): 251–270.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Jean-Jacques . Philosophy of Nonsense: The Intuitions of Victorian Nonsense Literature . New York : Routledge , 1994 . Print . Levenson Rosemary . Chinese Linguist, Phonologist, Composer and Author, Yuen Ren Chao . Berkeley : The Bancroft Library , 2007 . Web. < http...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2017) 69 (3): 343–345.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Catherine Toal Modernist Fiction and Vagueness: Philosophy, Form, and Language . By Quigley Megan . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2015 . 224 p . © 2017 by University of Oregon 2017 BOOK REVIEWS / 343...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2018) 70 (1): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., I read the story through the prism of three key allegories from Plato’s The Republic : the allegories of the sun, the line, and the cave. I argue that Krzhizhanovsky deconstructs the main postulates of Platonic philosophy by showing that the acquisition of knowledge and the act of writing inevitably...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2017) 69 (4): 413–429.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Frances L. Restuccia This essay responds to Giorgio Agamben’s call for a renewed interlacing of philosophy and poetry by illustrating how literature can enable philosophy to represent and enjoy its object as well as how philosophy can render literature more conscious of its object. J.M. Coetzee’s...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 383–407.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Anthony Cordingley This article elucidates the dialectic between Pythagorean-Platonic and Democritean ideas latent in Beckett's final work of long prose, Comment c'est/How It Is (1961/1964), and measures the importance of Beckett's perception of philosophy gained through his study of Wilhelm...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2009) 61 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., and a cognitive side that is engaged with questions about whether the things we perceive can lay claim to being knowledge. As such, it is central to some of the most persistent concerns of Western philosophy. The epistemic and emotional registers of doubt have a long history, but it is also a history...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 400–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Proust. Utilizing the hermeneutic categories Paul Ricoeur established in his Freud and Philosophy (Hermeneutics as Recollection of Meaning and Hermeneutics of Suspicion), categories that implicitly guide his commentary on Proust in Time and Narrative , this essay reads several poems from Merrill's last...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 416–431.
Published: 01 September 2009
... special place that Beckett occupies within Adorno's philosophy. University of Oregon 2009 Adorno, Theodor W. Aesthetic Theory . Trans. Robert Hullot-Kentor. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1997 . ____. Ästhetische Theorie . Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1970 . ____. “Negative Dialectics...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2012) 64 (4): 429–445.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé This essay takes up the significance of Wittgenstein's philosophy for our understanding of literature (and vice versa) through a comparative reading of the stakes and aims of Kafka's and Wittgenstein's respective circa 1922 puzzle texts “Von den Gleichnissen” (“On Parables...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2014) 66 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Alex Spektor The essay offers a comparative study of “narrative ethics” in the prose of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Witold Gombrowicz. Analyzing the relationship between the texts' poetics and moral philosophy, the essay investigates how narrative dynamics of fiction shape the ethical parameters for the...