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Modernism, Ethics and the Political Imagination Living Wrong Life Rightly von Ware, Ben (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 08.04.2017
  • Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
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Modernism, Ethics and the Political Imagination

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.

Ben Ware is author of Dialectic of the Ladder: Wittgenstein, the 'Tractatus' and Modernism (2015). He is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London and at Kingston University, UK.


    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 186
    Erscheinungsdatum: 08.04.2017
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781137555038
    Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
    Größe: 4418 kBytes
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