© 1991

On Literary Theory and Philosophy

  • Richard Freadman
  • Lloyd Reinhardt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard Freadman, Lloyd Reinhardt
      Pages 1-12
  3. Exchanges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Self

    3. Ethics

      1. Christopher Cordner
        Pages 60-81
      2. Kevin Hart
        Pages 82-94
    4. Interpretation

      1. Gregory Currie
        Pages 96-112
      2. Anne Freadman
        Pages 113-140
    5. Language

      1. Stephen Gaukroger
        Pages 162-183
  4. Essays Singular

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Christopher Norris
      Pages 187-212
    3. Horst Ruthrof
      Pages 213-235
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-281

About this book


The principle aim of this book is to explore the relationship between contemporary literary theory and analytic philosophy. The volume addresses this issue in two ways: first, through four exchanges between, on the one hand, proponents of avant-garde literary theory and, on the other, proponents of analytic philosophy (or of related literary critical positions); and second, through three cross-disciplinary essays on the relationship in question. Central topics in the volume include Self, Ethics, Interpretation, Language and characterisations of 'analytic' and 'continental' philosophy.


Friedrich Nietzsche Interpretation Jacques Derrida literary theory philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Freadman
    • 1
  • Lloyd Reinhardt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EnglishLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Traditional and Modern PhilosophyUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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