How Literature Changes the Way We Think

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A&C Black, Dec 1, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 194 pages
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Contents

An Introduction
1
Reimagining the End
12
Chapter 2 Revisiting Torture and Torment
27
Change and the Politics of Life
48
Self and Substance
72
Chapter 5 The Birth of Literature
100
Chapter 6 The Birth of Politics out of Literature
127
A Conclusion
153
Selected Bibliography
179
Subject Index
187
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About the author (2011)

Michael Mack (PhD. Cambridge) is Reader in English Literature and Medical Humanities at Durham University, UK. Formerly he has been a Visiting Professor at Syracuse University, a Fellow at the University of Sydney, and lecturer and research fellow at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Spinoza and the Specters of Modernity (Continuum, 2010), German Idealism and the Jew (University of Chicago Press, 2003), which was shortlisted for The Koret Jewish Book Award 2004, and Anthropology as Memory (Niemeyer, 2001, Conditio Judaica Series).

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