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Songs of experience : modern American and European variations on a universal theme

Author: Martin Jay
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif : University of California Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback printView all editions and formats
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Presents the history of Western ideas about the nature of human experience. This book explores Western discourse since the sixteenth century onwards, asking why the concept of experience has been  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Jay
ISBN: 9780520248236 0520248236
OCLC Number: 844485757
Description: 431 Seiten
Contents: Introduction 1. The Trial of "Experience": From the Greeks to Montaigne and Bacon 2. Experience and Epistemology: The Contest between Empiricism and Idealism 3. The Consolations of Religious Experience: Schleiermacher, James, Otto and Buber 4. Returning to the Body through Aesthetic Experience: From Kant to Dewey 5. Politics and Experience: Burke, Oakeshott and the English Marxists 6. History and Experience: Dilthey, Collingwood, Scott and Ankersmit 7. The Cult of Experience in American Pragmatism: James, Dewey and Rorty 8. Lamenting the Crisis of Experience: Benjamin and Adorno 9. The Poststructuralist Reconstitution of Experience: Bataille, Barthes and Foucault Conclusion
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"Few in the humanities can rival Jay's omnivorousness or match his intellectual energy." - Terry Eagleton, London Review of Books "Songs of Experience is at once modest and extraordinarily ambitious. Read more...

 
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