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Philosophy in the Condition of Modernism

  • Ana Falcato
  • Antonio Cardiello


  • Offers an interdisciplinary approach to address philosophy and modernism

  • Self-consciously reflects on contemporary modes of writing philosophy

  • Provides insight on key developments in literary modernism dating back to the beginning of the twentieth century


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Writing Philosophy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Michael Levenson
      Pages 31-47
  3. Language and Contents

  4. Modern Topics

  5. Historical Perspectives

  6. Dystopias of the Self

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323

About this book


Produced on the fringes of philosophy and literary criticism, this book is a pioneering study which aims to explicitly address and thematize what may be called a “critical philosophy in the condition of modernism”. Its most important and original contribution to both disciplines is a self-conscious reflection on possible modes of writing philosophy today, and a systematic comparison with what happened in literary modernism at the beginning of the twentieth-century. The volume is divided into six sections, where internationally renowned scholars discuss such pressing topics as the role of an unreliable narrator in a major philosophical treatise, the different mediums of art-production and how these impact on our perception of the Work itself, the role of narrative in animal ethics and the filmic adaption of a Modernist classic. 


Interdisciplinary approach Interaction Intersection Philosophy Literature

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana Falcato
    • 1
  • Antonio Cardiello
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Philosophy of Nova (IFILNOVA)New University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Institute of Philosophy of Nova (IFILNOVA)New University of LisbonLisbonPortugal

About the editors

Ana Falcato holds a Ph.D in Philosophy from the New University of Lisbon, Portugal . Between 2013 and 2015 she was Humboldt Research Fellow at the Johannes-Gutenberg University and the University of Oxford. Her work has appeared in Studies in the Novel, Kant-Studien, Wittgenstein-Studien and Daimon: Revista International de Filosofía. She is currently a research fellow at IFILNOVA, where she conducts a project about the novelistic and critical work of J.M. Coetzee.

Antonio Cardiello holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He has joint responsibility for the digitization of Fernando Pessoa’s Private Library, is co-author of A Biblioteca de Fernando Pessoa (2010), Os Objectos de Fernando Pessoa (2013) and of the first critical edition of Obra Completa de Álvaro de Campos (2014). He currently works as scientific consultant for Fernando Pessoa House.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Philosophy in the Condition of Modernism
  • Editors Ana Falcato
    Antonio Cardiello
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-77077-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-08364-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-77078-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 419
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Aesthetics
    Contemporary Literature
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