Ethical Criticism : Reading After Levinas
What is the relationship between literary criticism and ethics? This book attempts to answer that question, setting out the issues in context by analyzing the historical development of the ethics of criticism against what is known as theory.
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 160.02 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
- 01 Jan 1998
- EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Introduction - the uncertain topography of criticism; ethics and the end of criticism?; the dialogue between perception and rule - Martha Nussbaum; reading (:) the ethnics of deconstructive criticism; "cold splendour" - Levinas' suspicion of art; "what is hecuba home?" - language beyond being and the task of criticism.