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By Colin Davis

The "ancient quarrel" among philosophy and literature turns out to were resolved as soon as and for all with the popularity that philosophy and the humanities might be allies rather than enemies. Critical Excess examines intimately the paintings of 5 thinkers who've had an immense, ongoing influence at the research of literature and picture: Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, Emmanuel Levinas, Slavoj Žižek, and Stanley Cavell. Their ways are very assorted from each other, yet they every one make unforeseen interpretive leaps that render their readings exhilarating and unnerving.

But do they pass too a ways? Does a scribbled observe left at the back of via Nietzsche relatively let us know concerning the nature of textuality? Can Hitchcock actually inform you "everything you usually desired to learn about Lacan"? Does the blanket hung up in a lodge room invoke the Kantian divide among the knowable extraordinary global and the unknowable issues in themselves? Contextualizing the paintings of the 5 thinkers within the highbrow debates to which they give a contribution, this e-book analyzes the stakes and merits of "overreading."

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