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Jonathan Swift and Philosophy

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Description for Jonathan Swift and Philosophy Hardcover. This book explores the rich philosophical content of the writings of Jonathan Swift. It discusses these philosophical topics against their ideengeschichtliche background and demonstrates that Swift's work offers starting points for philosophical reflection that are still topical today. Editor(s): Potzsch, Janelle. Num Pages: 272 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBR; 2AB; 3JD; 3JF; BGL; DNF; HBJD1; HPCD. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 161 x 248 x 28. Weight in Grams: 570.
Jonathan Swift and Philosophy is the first book to analyse and interpret Swift's writing from a philosophical angle. By placing key texts of Swift in their philosophical and cultural contexts and providing background to their history of ideas, it demonstrates how well informed Swift's criticism of the politics, philosophy, and science of his age actually was. Moreover, it also sets straight preconceptions about Swift as ignorant about the scientific developments of his time. The authors offer insights into, and interpretations of, Swift's political philosophy, ethics, and his philosophy of science and demonstrate how versatile a writer and thinker ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Lexington Books
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Number of Pages
272
Place of Publication
Lanham, MD, United States
ISBN
9781498521536
SKU
V9781498521536
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About
Janelle Poetzsch works at the philosophy department of Ruhr-Universitat Bochum.

Reviews for Jonathan Swift and Philosophy
This fascinating collection testifies to Swift's important place in the history of ideas, despite him once joking that `all notions too abstracted / Are like the ravings of a crackt head'. These provocative and lucidly-written essays range across the Swift canon, positioning his works in intense dialogue with other key Enlightenment thinkers on issues of ethics, science and politics. Yet, ... Read more

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