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The Subject and the Text : Essays on Literary Theory and Philosophy - Manfred Frank

The Subject and the Text

Essays on Literary Theory and Philosophy

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Published: 25th May 2012
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The work of the German philosopher Manfred Frank has profoundly affected the direction of the contemporary debate in many areas of philosophy and literary theory. This present collection brings together some of his most important essays, on subjects as diverse as Schleiermacher's hermeneutics, the status of the literary text, and the response to the work of Derrida and Lacan. Frank shows how the discussions of subjectivity in recent literary theory fail to take account of important developments in German Idealist and Romantic philosophy. The prominence accorded language in literary theory and analytic philosophy, he claims, ignores key arguments inherited from Romantic hermeneutics, those which demonstrate that interpretation is an individual activity never finally governed by rules. Andrew Bowie's introduction situates Frank's work in the context of contemporary debates in philosophy and literary theory.

Introduction
The text and its style: Schleiermacher's theory of language
What is a literary text and what does it mean to understand it?
The 'true subject' and its double Jacques Lacan's hermeneutics
The entropy of language; reflections on the Searle-Derrida debate
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521561211
ISBN-10: 0521561213
Series: Literature, Culture, Theory
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 25th May 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.39