Theory and Philosophy

Demarcating the Disciplines: Philosophy, Literature, Art Demarcating the Disciplines Philosophy, Literature, Art Samuel Weber, Henry Sussman and Wlad Godzich, Editors 1986 Fall
Jesuit Letters From China, 1583-84 Jesuit Letters From China, 1583-84 M. Howard Rienstra, Editor None None
Philosophy Beside Itself: On Deconstruction and Modernism Philosophy Beside Itself On Deconstruction and Modernism Stephen W. Melville 1986 Spring
Framed Narratives: Diderot’s Genealogy of the Beholder Framed Narratives Diderot’s Genealogy of the Beholder Jay Caplan 1985 Fall
Focuses on the problem of framing in and of Diderot and proposes an interpretive model that draws upon the notion of dialogue developed by Bakhtin. “Written in an engaging, readable style, Caplan’s short book reopens fascinating questions on Diderot’s texts for both specialist and non-specialist readers.” --Modern Language Notes
Metaphysics Metaphysics Bruce Aune 1985 Fall
Comprehensive introductory survey of the key concepts and problems in traditional and contemporary metaphysics.
Kant’s Critical Philosophy: The Doctrine of the Faculties Kant’s Critical Philosophy The Doctrine of the Faculties Gilles Deleuze 1985 Spring
In an essay surveying the essential themes of all three Critiques, Deleuze restores the Critique of Judgement to its key position in Kant’s work.
Noise: The Political Economy of Music Noise The Political Economy of Music Jacques Attali 1984 Fall
Argues that music does not reflect society; it foreshadows new social formations.
Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939 Visions of Excess Selected Writings, 1927-1939 Georges Bataille Allan Stoekl, Editor 1985 Spring
Challenges the notion of a “closed economy” predicated on utility, production, and rational consumption, and develops an alternative theory that takes into account the human tendency to lose, destroy, and waste.
Mentality and Machines Mentality and Machines Keith Gunderson 1985 Spring
Verbal Art, Verbal Sign, Verbal Time Verbal Art, Verbal Sign, Verbal Time Roman Jakobson Krystyna Pomorska and Stephen Rudy, Editors 1985 Spring
Utility and Rights Utility and Rights R.G. Frey, Editor 1984 Fall
Kant on Causality, Freedom, and Objectivity Kant on Causality, Freedom, and Objectivity William L. Harper and Ralf Meerbote, Editors 1984 Fall
Theory of the Avant-Garde Theory of the Avant-Garde Peter Bürger 1984 Spring
This volume sets before English-language readers for the first time a fully elaborated theory of the “institution of art.” The author argues that it is the social status of art, its function and prestige in society, that provides the connection between the individual art work and history. Bürger’s concept of the institution of art establishes a framework within which a work of art is both produced and received.
Practical Reason, Aristotle, and Weakness of the Will Practical Reason, Aristotle, and Weakness of the Will Norman O. Dahl 1984 Fall
The Structural Allegory: Reconstructive Encounters with the New French Thought The Structural Allegory Reconstructive Encounters with the New French Thought John Fekete, Editor 1984 Fall