Beyond Representation: Philosophy and Poetic Imagination by Richard Eldridge

By Richard Eldridge

The essays during this quantity discover the ways that conventional philosophical difficulties approximately self-knowledge, self-identity, and price have migrated into literature because the Romantic and Idealist sessions. In a wide-ranging serious and philosophical dialogue, the members supply a philosophical figuring out of the roots and nature of latest literary and philosophical perform, and difficult strong and influential, yet not often decisively articulated, conceptions of the human topic and of worth.

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4 G. W. F. Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit, trans. A. V. Miller (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1977), para. 73, p. 47. , eds. Kenneth Baynes, James Bohman, and Thomas McCarthy (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1987), p. 474. 6 Hegel, Phenomenology, para. 74, p. 47. 7 Rorty, Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity (Cambridge University Press, 1989), p. 6. , 1980), p. 40. 31 Richard Eldridge 9 Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: An Introduction, trans. Robert Hurley (New York: Random House, 1978), p.

2, 3rd. , ed. Abrams et al. (New York: W. W. , 1974), p. 632. Christine Battersby, Gender and Genius: Towards a Feminist Aesthetics (London: The Women's Press Limited, 1989). Lacoue-Labarthe and Nancy, The Literary Absolute, pp. 36, 83,112. /bid, p. 84. 33 Confession and forgiveness: Hegel's poetics of action J. M. BERNSTEIN CONSCIENCE: BETWEEN IRONY AND LIBERAL COMMUNITY hi writing a "phenomenology" portraying the fundamental forms or shapes of human consciousness, tracing them through their internal struggles and eventual self-generated dissolutions, Hegel must be construed as intending his philosophy to depart from the foundational, deductive, and naturalistic ambitions that constitute modern philosophy.

BERNSTEIN CONSCIENCE: BETWEEN IRONY AND LIBERAL COMMUNITY hi writing a "phenomenology" portraying the fundamental forms or shapes of human consciousness, tracing them through their internal struggles and eventual self-generated dissolutions, Hegel must be construed as intending his philosophy to depart from the foundational, deductive, and naturalistic ambitions that constitute modern philosophy. Only through "experience" {Erfahrung) (86)1 that is, through the self-induced transformations of historically and socially mediated forms of consciousness, is philosophical insight possible.

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