Introduction from Analysis to Form

  • Barry StockerEmail author


This chapter investigates major aesthetic approaches to the philosophy of the novel and develops distinct approaches to be used in the book. The distinction between Analytic and Continental European philosophical approaches is established. The Analytic approach is largely explored with reference to Peter Lemarque. Its limitations are defined through a discussion of Lemarque’s approach to Roland Barthes as a literary critic. The nature of ethics and literature as an approach to the novel is identified and its limitations are discussed. Martha Nussbaum is selected as an example of ethical philosophical criticism at its best. Her approach and its limitations are discussed in relation to poetics, erotics and ethics, focusing on her reading of Jacques Derrida.


Analytic philosophy Continental european philosophy Martha nussbaum Peter lemarque Philosophical aesthetics Roland barthes Jacques derrida 


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  1. 1.Istanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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