The nonsense of Kant and Lewis Carroll : unexpected essays on philosophy, art, life, and death (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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The nonsense of Kant and Lewis Carroll : unexpected essays on philosophy, art, life, and death

Author: Ben-Ami Scharfstein
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combining a deep knowledge of psychology, cultural anthropology, art history, and the history of religions - not to mention philosophy, this book demonstrates the unpredictability of writing and  Read more...

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Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Lewis Carroll; Immanuel Kant; Lewis Carroll
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben-Ami Scharfstein
ISBN: 9780226105758 022610575X
OCLC Number: 900216770
Description: 242 s. : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: you, me, Kant, and Carroll --
The nonsense of Kant and Lewis Carroll --
A comparatist's risks and rewards --
A handful of rules against philosophical self-isolation --
What death makes of philosophy --
Keeping the world together --
The common universe of aesthetics --
Are the deaf and blind epistemologically isolated? --
Pain, cruelty, and pathology in art --
On the transparency and opacity of philosophers --
The three philosophical traditions --
Does philosophy progress? --
Nonutopian observations on Machiavellism --
On the nature and limits of ineffability --
Ineffabilities are the demons and angels of incompleteness and incompletability --
What can and cannot words express? --
The bird with bread in its beak --
You, me, and Kaufmann's discovering the mind
Responsibility: Ben-Ami Scharfstein

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