The Inversion of Consciousness from Dante to Derrida: A Study of Intellectual History (Studies in the History of Philosophy No.75)

The Inversion of Consciousness from Dante to Derrida: A Study of Intellectual History (Studies in the History of Philosophy No.75)

By: Hugh Mercer Curtler (author)Hardback

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This book is an examination of the phenomenon the author calls "inverted consciousness". This phenomenon is prevalent in the Western world and has arisen from a variety of sources which the author traces through primary texts. It has resulted in egocenteredness and a loss of a sense that anything other than the Self matters, engendering a spiritual malaise that has been widely recognized and discussed. The author traces the evolution of this inversion from Dante in the fourteenth century to Derrida in the twentieth century.

About Author

Dr. Curtler has a B.A. from St. John's College Annapolis, Maryland and a M.A. and PhD from Northwestern University. He is currently a Professor of Philosophy at Southwest State University.

Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Dante's Medieval World; 2. The Growth of Modernism; 3. The Romantic Revolt; 4. Post-Modernism: The Second Wave of Romanticism; 5. In Pursuit of Balance; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773464377
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 118
  • ID: 9780773464377
  • weight: 386
  • ISBN10: 0773464379

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