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In an introduction to the philosophical concept of materialism and its relevance to contemporary science and culture, the author reveals an entirely new way of considering the... Read more
In an introduction to the philosophical concept of materialism and its relevance to contemporary science and culture, the author reveals an entirely new way of considering the values and beliefs of three very different materialists?Marx, Nietzsche and Wittgenstein?and draws comparisons between their philosophies while reflecting on a vast array of topics.
Terry Eagleton is distinguished professor of English literature, University of Lancaster, and the author of more than fifty books spanning the fields of literary theory, postmodernism, politics, ideology, and religion. He lives in Northern Ireland.
What makes a work of literature good or bad? How freely can the reader interpret it? Could a nursery rhyme like Baa Baa Black Sheep be full of concealed loathing, resentment and aggression? This book addresses these intriguing questions and a host of others.
Lucid, entertaining and full of insight, How To Read A Poem is designed to banish the intimidation that too often attends the subject of poetry, and in doing so to bring it into the personal possession of the students and the general reader. * Offers a detailed examination of poetic form and its relation to content.
In this combative, controversial book, Terry Eagleton takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with. Taking ten of the most common objections to Marxism?that it leads to political tyranny, that it reduces everything to the economic, that it is a form of historical determinism, and so on?he demonstrates in each case what a woeful travesty of Marx's own thought these assumptions...
In a virtuoso display of erudition, thoughtfulness and humour, Terry Eagleton teases apart the concept of hope as it has been (often mistakenly) conceptualised over six millennia, from ancient Greece to today. He distinguishes hope from simple optimism, cheeriness, desire, idealism or adherence to the doctrine of Progress, bringing into focus a standpoint that requires reflection and commitment,...
Suitable for scientists, theologians, people of faith and people of no faith, as well as general readers eager to understand the God Debate, this title demolishes the 'superstitious' view of God held by most atheists and agnostics, and offers in its place a revolutionary account of the Christian Gospel.
?This concise and lucid volume offers a satisfying survey of all the major theories, from structuralism in the 1960s to deconstruction today, that have made academic criticism both intriguing and off-putting to the outsider.? ?New York Times Book Review...
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