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Title Jonathan Swift and philosophy / edited by Janelle Pötzsch
Published Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 260 pages)
Contents Ethics and social philosophy. Michael Hauskeller: Topsyturvy: Jonathan Swift on human nature, reason, and morality -- Chris A. Kramer: How Socratic is Swift's irony? -- Will Desmond: Gulliver among the cynics -- Steve Van Hagen: "His foul imagination links/Each Dame he sees with all her stinks": masculinity and obsessional disorder in The lady's dressing room -- Janelle Pötzsch: Kantian ethics from the horse's mouth -- Philosophy of science. William Goodwin: Volatile spirits: scientists and society in Gulliver's third voyage -- Kurt Edward Milberger: Gulliver in stable: anti-Cartesian satire and the bête-machine -- In part four of Gulliver's travels. Dutton B. Kearny: Swift's critique of philosophical materialism -- Nicolas Michaud: Gulliver's creation of reality through disability: Swift, idealism and the act of perception -- Dutton B. Kearny: How to historicize thumos: Swift's The battel of the books -- Janelle Pötzsch: Weaving the world: the spider in Swift's The battel of the books -- Political philosophy. Jesús Valera-Zapata: Swift's fantasy as a vindication of tolerance -- Greg Littmann: Gulliver's Republic -- Will Desmond: Gulliver's travels and Philosopher-kings -- Pritika Nehra: Political vision(s) in Plato's Republic and Swift's Gulliver's travels -- John Price: Modernizing Augustan satire on screen: Gulliver's travels
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 01, 2021)
Subject Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 -- Philosophy
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Pötzsch, Janelle, editor.
LC no. 2017002848
ISBN 9781498521543