Between Philosophy and Poetry : Writing, Rhythm, and History.

By: Verdicchio, MassimoContributor(s): Burch, Robert | Verdicchio, Professor of Italian & Comparative Literature Massimo | Burch, RobertSeries: Textures: Philosophy, Literature, Culture SerPublisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2002Copyright date: ©2002Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (230 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781847141248Subject(s): Philosophy.;PoetryGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Between Philosophy and Poetry : Writing, Rhythm, and HistoryDDC classification: 101 LOC classification: B66.B48 2002Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- General Introduction: Thinking Between Philosophy and Poetry -- Part One: Ethics of Writing -- Introduction -- 1 Gesture and Word: The Practice of Philosophy and the Practice of Poetry -- 2 The Rise and Fall of Reality: Socrates, Virtual Reality, and the Birth of Philosophy from the "Spirit of Writing" -- 3 Analogical Thinking as a Friend of Interpretive Truth: Reflctions Based on Carlo Sini's Images of Truth -- Part Two: Truth, Texts, and the Narrative Self -- Introduction -- 4 When Truth Becomes Woman: Male Traces and Female Signs -- 5 Orality and Writing: Plato's Phaedrus and the Pharmakon Revisited -- 6 Ethics of the Narrative Self -- Part Three: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Spirit of History -- Introduction -- 7 Woburn on My Mind and in My (Mind's) Eye: Beckett's Poiēsis -- 8 The Naming of the Hymn: Heidegger and Hölderlin -- 9 On Transvaluing History: Rilke and Nietzsche -- Part Four: The "Force of Rhythm" in Life, Philosophy, and Poetry -- Introduction -- 10 Reflections on Speed -- 11 The Meaning of Rhythm -- 12 MousikēTechnē: The Philosophical Practice of Music in Plato, Nietzsche, and Heidegger -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Editors.
Summary: Between Philosophy and Poetry examines the complex and controversial relation that has informed literary theory since ancient times: the difference between philosophy and poetry. The book explores three specific areas: the practice of writing with respect to orality; the interpretive modes of poetic and philosophical discourse as self-narration and historical understanding; how rhythm marks the differential spaces in poetry and philosophy. The book brings together some of the most prominent international scholars in the fields of philosophy and literature to examine the differences between orality and writing, the signs and traces of gender in writing, the historical dimension of the tension between philosophical and poetic language, and the future possibility of a musical thinking that would go beyond the opposition between philosophy and poetry. In the final instance, rhythm is the force to be reckoned with and is the essential element in an understanding of philosophy and poetry. Rhythm in effect provides a musical ethics of philosophy, for musical thinking goes beyond the metaphysical opposition between philosophy and poetry and sets the frame for post-philosophical practice. Contributors: Amittari F. Aviram, Babette Babich , Eve Taylor Bannet, Stephen Barker, Alexandro Carrera, Richard Detsch, Karen Feldman, David Halliburton, Richard Kearney, Carlo Sini, P. Christopher Smith, Forrest Williams.
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Intro -- Contents -- General Introduction: Thinking Between Philosophy and Poetry -- Part One: Ethics of Writing -- Introduction -- 1 Gesture and Word: The Practice of Philosophy and the Practice of Poetry -- 2 The Rise and Fall of Reality: Socrates, Virtual Reality, and the Birth of Philosophy from the "Spirit of Writing" -- 3 Analogical Thinking as a Friend of Interpretive Truth: Reflctions Based on Carlo Sini's Images of Truth -- Part Two: Truth, Texts, and the Narrative Self -- Introduction -- 4 When Truth Becomes Woman: Male Traces and Female Signs -- 5 Orality and Writing: Plato's Phaedrus and the Pharmakon Revisited -- 6 Ethics of the Narrative Self -- Part Three: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Spirit of History -- Introduction -- 7 Woburn on My Mind and in My (Mind's) Eye: Beckett's Poiēsis -- 8 The Naming of the Hymn: Heidegger and Hölderlin -- 9 On Transvaluing History: Rilke and Nietzsche -- Part Four: The "Force of Rhythm" in Life, Philosophy, and Poetry -- Introduction -- 10 Reflections on Speed -- 11 The Meaning of Rhythm -- 12 MousikēTechnē: The Philosophical Practice of Music in Plato, Nietzsche, and Heidegger -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Editors.

Between Philosophy and Poetry examines the complex and controversial relation that has informed literary theory since ancient times: the difference between philosophy and poetry. The book explores three specific areas: the practice of writing with respect to orality; the interpretive modes of poetic and philosophical discourse as self-narration and historical understanding; how rhythm marks the differential spaces in poetry and philosophy. The book brings together some of the most prominent international scholars in the fields of philosophy and literature to examine the differences between orality and writing, the signs and traces of gender in writing, the historical dimension of the tension between philosophical and poetic language, and the future possibility of a musical thinking that would go beyond the opposition between philosophy and poetry. In the final instance, rhythm is the force to be reckoned with and is the essential element in an understanding of philosophy and poetry. Rhythm in effect provides a musical ethics of philosophy, for musical thinking goes beyond the metaphysical opposition between philosophy and poetry and sets the frame for post-philosophical practice. Contributors: Amittari F. Aviram, Babette Babich , Eve Taylor Bannet, Stephen Barker, Alexandro Carrera, Richard Detsch, Karen Feldman, David Halliburton, Richard Kearney, Carlo Sini, P. Christopher Smith, Forrest Williams.

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