Princeton University Library Catalog

The phenomenology of love and reading / Cassandra Falke.

Author:
Falke, Cassandra [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[New York: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2017, , ©2017]
Description:
177 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
  • "The current revival of interest in ethics in literary criticism coincides fortuitously with a revival of interest in love in philosophy. The literary return to ethics also coincides with a spate of neuroscientific discoveries about cognition and emotion. But without a philosophical grounding this new work cannot speak convincingly about literature's relationship to our ethical lives. Jean-Luc Marion's articulation of a phenomenology of love provides this philosophical grounding. The Phenomenology of Love and Reading accepts Jean-Luc Marion's argument that love matters for who we are more than anything -- more than cognition and more than our own concept of being. Drawing on phenomenological descriptions of perception, Falke shows how reading, like love, can strengthen our capacity to love by giving us practice in love's habits -- attention, empathy and a willingness to be overwhelmed. Because phenomena of love only unfold completely in embodied encounters with other people, a practice of reading grounded in a phenomenology of love compels readers to set aside their books to embrace encounters with real, embodied others whose developing selfhood cannot be separated from our own. This is the first book to introduce Marion's important work in phenomenology to a discussion of literary theory."-- Provided by publisher.
  • "Explores literature's relationship to our ethical lives through the philosophical writings of Jean-Luc Marion"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-174) and index.
Contents:
1. Phenomenology and Literature -- 2. The Erotic Reduction -- 3. The Lover's Advance -- Interlude -- 4. Empathy -- 5. Attention -- 6. Being Overwhelmed.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN:
  • 9781628926484 (hardback)
  • 1628926481 (hardback)
  • (pdf)
  • (epub)
LCCN:
2016017286
OCLC:
940281430
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