Fleeing the Universal

Fleeing the Universal

The Critique of Post-rational Criticism

eBook - 1998
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Univ of New York Press
Rapp mounts a devastating critique against the notion that literary and cultural theory since the 1960s has succeeded in effecting, or at least reporting, both the demise of philosophy and the emergence of a genuinely post-philosophical culture.

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Rapp (English, U. of Georgia) takes issue with the popular view that contemporary literary and cultural theory has brilliantly effected, or at least brilliantly reported, the demise of philosophy and the emergence of a new post-philosophical culture. He critiques various options presented by post-rational critics and theorists, and argues for the superiority of speculative philosophy to all these options. He suggests that alternatives to post-philosophy developed by Hegel and Santayana have not been superseded by any theory associated with the culture of postmodernism or the techniques of poststructuralism. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, c1998
ISBN: 9780585090320
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 297 p.)


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