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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 489–491.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Eyal Segal Wittenberg David , Time Travel: The Popular Philosophy of Narrative . New York : Fordham University Press , 2013 . ix + 306 pp . © 2015 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2015 New Books at a Glance Deborah Cartmell, A Companion to Literature, Film...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (2): 392–396.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Eyal Segal Lamarque Peter , The Philosophy of Literature . Malden, MA : Blackwell , 2009 . xi + 329 pp. © 2011 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2011 New Books at a Glance Guillemette Bolens, Le Style des gestes: Corporéité et kinésie dans le récit...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 563–603.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Matthew Sharpe This essay undertakes a close analysis of Leo Strauss’s remarkable but undertreated Leo Strauss on Plato’s “Symposium,” reading it as opening a privileged purview of his own (and his students’) wider understandings of philosophy, poetry, and politics. The essay begins by drawing out...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 519–540.
Published: 01 December 2021
... such Tractarian metaphors as “showing and saying,” “logical space,” “reflecting the world as in a mirror,” “ineffability,” and “climbing and throwing away a ladder.” The proposed examination concentrates mainly on the distinction—but also the connection—between what, through language as used in both philosophy...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 503–519.
Published: 01 September 2000
...: Routledge). Pratt, Mary Louise 1977 Toward a Speech Act Theory of Literary Discourse (Bloomington: Indiana University Press). Sedgwick, Eve 1993 “Queer Performativity,” GLQ 1 : 1 -16. Philosophy and Literature: The Fortunes of the Performative Jonathan Culler English, Cornell...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (3): 551–554.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of the three novels. The concept of detachment interlinking all beings is common in traditional Indian philosophy; its importance in the representation of the three novels’ protagonists shows that these novels are not merely following Western literary trends but retain distinctly Indian features. Most...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 393–441.
Published: 01 September 2007
... on exegetical issues surrounding his Pensées . Next, I demonstrate that aphoristic consciousness (understood in an appropriately epistemological sense) has been a constant (though now largely unrecognized) theme in the history of Western philosophy. Following this survey of Pascal's predecessors, I show how...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 449–451.
Published: 01 September 2021
... is harnessed for the disciplinary regimes that nowadays support our society of expertise, while Gadamer's model of dialogic experience fits the general education. Thus, Ricoeur and Gadamer differ considerably in their understanding of general hermeneutics. Ricoeur defines it as a philosophy of language...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2020
...R. D. Perry This essay discusses the fart joke that ends Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Summoner’s Tale.” It argues that the joke uses the language of medieval philosophy to satirize the work of medieval Scholastic philosophers. The essay begins by examining Chaucer’s relationship to philosophy more broadly...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 83–100.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Kristin Boyce The development of an analytic tradition in philosophy is bound up with a newly intensified interest in logic, and Frege’s development of a new form of logical notation — an early form of what is now called predicate logic — is one of the conditions that made that tradition possible...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (3): 471–516.
Published: 01 September 2003
... sensible world, combining “vision” and “design.”Literature's counterpart to the geometry of spatial relations were the temporal relations of Cambridge time philosophy. Contrary to a common assumption, Woolf adopted not Henri Bergson's philosophy but G. E. Moore and Bertrand Russell's realism. Time passes...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 443–474.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Laura Byrne While the goal of Spinoza's Ethics has strong affinities with the Aristotelian goal of eudaimonia , structurally the text itself is modeled on Euclid's Elements . Does Spinoza think that the precision and certainty of mathematics can be extended to moral philosophy? To answer...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 525–564.
Published: 01 September 2008
... composite images. These holograms of self and other provide visual signals which correspond to Paul Ricoeur's philosophy of “oneself as another.” The crisis of selfhood prompted by entanglement with the other— something established in both Shakespeare's poetry and Ricoeur's philosophy—is explored...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 107–125.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Paul Grimstad In his essay “The Philosophy of Composition” (1846), Edgar Allan Poe describes how he composed his lyric poem “The Raven” by following a series of predetermined steps. My essay shows how Poe's description of composition as rule following both has suggestive affinities...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 55–105.
Published: 01 March 2016
... as In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past ) cannot be read without also being reread. The answer to this question illuminates a new facet of Proust's aesthetic philosophy, namely, his vision of what literature offers that nonliterary texts cannot. As my title suggests, it is a notable variant...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 327–351.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Cat Moir This article makes a case for the relevance of Ernst Bloch's philosophy to thinking through the political consequences of contemporary “speculative materialist” theory. Quentin Meillassoux's speculative materialism offers a vision of the world in which a future of justice may be materially...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., song, drama, and their offshoots) is also a cognitive archive and that a history of cognition and of reflection on cognition might be traced through imaginative literature rather than through a history of science, a history of philosophy, or a history of ideas. In such a project, the local...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 489–520.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Ellen Spolsky The project of describing how people understand each other’s unspoken motivations, beliefs, commitments, and intentions had been housed in departments of linguistics or philosophy until about twenty-five years ago, when some developmental cognitive scientists intervened with different...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (2): 207–236.
Published: 01 June 2003
... he affiliates himself with the experimental psychology of his time and by extension with the rising prominence of Gestalt theory within this discipline. Our research weaves together not only these three trends but also his Interaction Theory of Metaphor, detailed in The Philosophy of Rhetoric (1936...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 465–495.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Ingo Berensmeyer The formal specifics of Samuel Beckett's writing have so far been redescribed in terms of mysticism, ordinary language philosophy,phenomenology, and deconstruction. Expanding on but also departing from these descriptions, this article tests the capability of a different heuristic...