9781558496842-155849684X-Trying to Think with Emily Dickinson

Trying to Think with Emily Dickinson

ISBN-13: 9781558496842
ISBN-10: 155849684X
Edition: 2nd
Author: Deppman, Jed
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781558496842
ISBN-10: 155849684X
Edition: 2nd
Author: Deppman, Jed
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Deppman, Jed wrote Trying to Think with Emily Dickinson comprising 288 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 155849684X and 9781558496842. Since then Trying to Think with Emily Dickinson textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This book presents Emily Dickinson as one of America's great thinkers and argues that she has even more to say to the twenty-first century than she did to the nineteenth. Jed Deppman weaves together many strands in Dickinson's intellectual culture -- philosophy, lexicography, religion, experimental science, the female Bildungsroman -- and shows how she developed a lyricized, conversational hermeneutics uniquely suited to rethinking the authoritative discourses of her time. Through Deppman's original analysis, readers come to see how Dickinson's mind and poetry were informed by two strong but opposing philosophical vocabularies: on the one hand, the Lockean materialism and Scottish Common Sense that dominated her schoolbooks in logic and mental philosophy -- Reid, Hedge, Watts, Stewart, Brown, and Upham -- and on the other, the neo-Kantian modes of apprehending the supersensible that circulated throughout German idealism and Transcendentalism. Blending close readings with philosophical and historical approaches, Deppman affirms Dickinson's place in the history of ideas and brings her to the center of postmodern conversations initiated by Jean- François Lyotard, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Derrida, Richard Rorty, and Gianni Vattimo. Trying her out in various postmodern roles -- the Nietzschean accomplished nihilist, the Nancian finite thinker, the Vattimian weak thinker, and the Rortian liberal ironist -- Deppman adds to the traditional expressive functions of her poetry a valuable, timely, and interpretable layer of philosophical inquiry. Dickinson, it turns out, is an ideal companion for anybody trying to think in the contemporary conditions that Vattimo characterizes as the weakened experience of truth.

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