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Joyce's Ulysses: Philosophical Perspectives

Philip Kitcher


Ulysses is a famously difficult book. Philosophy is well-known as an abstruse subject. Yet thinking about Joyce’s great novel in philosophical ways provides not only new approaches for seasoned Joyceans but also orientation for those perplexed by Ulysses. Six eminent scholars, philosophers and literary critics, combine philosophical and literary analysis to present accessible perspectives on one of the world’s masterpieces. Successive chapters explore Joyce’s revisionary attitudes to the emotions, to consciousness, to the roles of the senses, to the relation between fiction and reality, to the ... More

Keywords: Ulysses, pragmatism, moral inquiry, death, James Joyce, perceptual content, historical consciousness, interpretation, literary modernism

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190842260
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190842260.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Kitcher, editor
John Dewey Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University

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