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The Resource Modernism, ethics and the political imagination : living wrong life rightly, Ben Ware

Modernism, ethics and the political imagination : living wrong life rightly, Ben Ware

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Modernism, ethics and the political imagination : living wrong life rightly
Title
Modernism, ethics and the political imagination
Title remainder
living wrong life rightly
Statement of responsibility
Ben Ware
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this groundbreaking new study, Ben Ware carries out a bold reassessment of the relationship between modernism and ethics, arguing that modernist literature and philosophy offer more than simply a snapshot of the moral conflicts of the past: they provide a crucial point of reference for today's emancipatory struggles. Modernism in this assessment is characterized not only by a concern with language and aesthetic creativity, but also by a preoccupation with the question of how to live. Investigating ethical ideas in Wittgenstein, Beckett, Kierkegaard, Kant, Cavell, Marx, Henry James and Lacan, Ware demonstrates how these thinkers can bring us to a new understanding of a constellation of issues which contemporary radical thought must re-visit: utopia, repetition, perfectionism, subtraction, negativity, critique, absence, duty, revolution and political love. The result is a timely and provocative intervention, which re-draws the boundaries for future debates on the ethics and politics of modernism
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Ware, Ben
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Language, discourse, society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics, Modern
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Language and ethics
  • Conduct of life
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Civilization, Modern
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Modernism, ethics and the political imagination : living wrong life rightly, Ben Ware
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Right in Front of Our Eyes: Aspect-Perception, Ethics and the Utopian Imagination in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations -- Chapter 3. Johannes de Silentio and the Art of Subtraction: From Voice to Love in Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling -- Chapter 4. Tragic-Dialectical-Perfectionism: On Beckett's Endgame -- Chapter 5. Living Wrong Life Rightly: Kant avec Marx -- Chapter 6. Absence, Perversion and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis Revisited: A Reading of Henry James's 'The Beast in the Jungle' -- Bibliography -- Index
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ocn975487369
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781137555038
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SpringerLink
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)975487369
Label
Modernism, ethics and the political imagination : living wrong life rightly, Ben Ware
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Right in Front of Our Eyes: Aspect-Perception, Ethics and the Utopian Imagination in Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations -- Chapter 3. Johannes de Silentio and the Art of Subtraction: From Voice to Love in Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling -- Chapter 4. Tragic-Dialectical-Perfectionism: On Beckett's Endgame -- Chapter 5. Living Wrong Life Rightly: Kant avec Marx -- Chapter 6. Absence, Perversion and the Ethics of Psychoanalysis Revisited: A Reading of Henry James's 'The Beast in the Jungle' -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn975487369
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137555038
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)975487369

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