Criticism and Modernity: Aesthetics, Literature and Nations in Europe and its Academies

Docherty, Thomas
Publication Date 1999
Publisher OUP,
Binding Hardcover
Condition Near fine copy in near fine dust wrapper.
SKU 2607
Notes Slight finger mark to page edges.


Hardback. 248pp. Argues that the tradition of criticism is grounded in anxieties about national identity in the late seventeenth century. Draws on the literatures of England, Scotland, France, Ireland, Germany, Italy etc. covering writers such as Corneille, Dryden, Moliere, Shaftsbury, Hutcheson, Humer, Rousseau, Kant, Schiller, Hegel, Schopenhauer as well as contemporary theorists such as Aganben, Badiou, Lyotard, MacIntyre etc. Also considers the formations of modern universities and their cultures across the key seats of learning of modern Europe. Index. 
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