Vagaries of Desire : A Collection of Philosophical Essays

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Airaksinen , T 2019 , Vagaries of Desire : A Collection of Philosophical Essays . Value Inquiry Book Series , vol. 340 , vol. 1 , 1 edn , Brill , Leiden/Boston . https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004410305

Title: Vagaries of Desire : A Collection of Philosophical Essays
Author: Airaksinen, Timo
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences
Publisher: Brill
Date: 2019-09
Language: eng
Number of pages: 235
Belongs to series: Value Inquiry Book Series
ISBN: 9789004410305
9789004410299
9789004410305
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004410305
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/327135
Abstract: Names: Airaksinen, Timo, 1947- author. Title: Vagaries of desire : a collection of philosophical essays / Timo Airaksinen. Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill-Rodopi, 2019. | Series: Value inquiry book series, 0929-8436 ; volume 340. Philosophy, literature, and politics | Includes index. | Summary: “Vagaries of Desire is a major collection of new essays by Timo Airaksinen on the philosophy of desire. The first part develops a novel account of the philosophical theory of desire, including Girard. The second part discusses Kafka’s main works, namely The Castle, The Trial, and Amerika, and Thomas Hobbes and the problems of intentionality. The text develops such linguistic tropes as metaphor and metonymy in connection with topics like death and then applies them to Kafka’s texts. The third part makes an effort to understand the mysteries of sadism and masochism in philosophical and rhetorical terms. The last article criticizes Thomas Nagel’s influential account of sexual perversion and develops a viable alternative”--
Subject: 611 Philosophy
action
language
literature
kafka
hobbes
sexuality
perversions
S/M
metaphor
metonymy
Russell
desire
belief
death
sadism
masochism
love
Thomas Nagel
F.H. Bradley
Rene Girard
Gerald Doherty
pain
plesasure
motivation
drive
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