Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Reading Rat August 2011

On authors in my recommended reading.


Baring the Brain as Well as the Soul: Milan Kundera's The Joke, by Yvonne Howell

Polanyi in the United States: Peter Drucker, Karl Polanyi and the Midcentury Critique of Economic Society, by Daniel Immerwahr [pdf]

The Lovejovian Roots of Adler's Philosophy of History: Authority, Democracy, Irony, and Paradox in Britannica's Great Books of the Western World, by Tim Lacy

The Twentieth-Century Humanist Critics From Spitzer to Frye, review by Mary Anne O'Neil

The Enigma of Joseph Heller, by Blake Bailey, review of Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller, by Tracy Daugherty, and Yossarian Slept Here: When Joseph Heller Was Dad, the Apthorp Was Home, and Life Was a “Catch-22”, by Erica Heller

What's Wrong with Alienation? by Heidi M. Silcox

Elias Canetti and T. S. Eliot on Fame, by Suzanne Smith

Wittgenstein's Private Language: Grammar, Nonsense, and Imagination in Philosophical Investigations, §§243-315, review by Marie McGinn

Jacob and the Angel, by W.H. Auden, review of Behold This Dreamer, by Walter de la Mare

Actualist Fallacies, from Fax Machines to Lunar Journeys, by Amihud Gilead

Moral Luck in Thomas Hardy's Fiction, by Chengping Zhang

Huckleberry Finn and Moral Motivation, by Alan Goldman

The Spinozist Freedom of George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, by Virgil Martin Nemoianu

How Catherine Does Go On: Northanger Abbey and Moral Thought, by James Lindemann Nelson

The Debt Ceiling and the Constitution, by Carson Holloway

The Balanced Budget Amendment: What Would Hamilton Say? by Carson Holloway

Beethoven the Romantic: How E. T. A. Hoffmann Got It Right, by Steven Cassedy

Intimations of Neoteny: Play and God in Wordsworth's 1799 Prelude, by Scott Harshbarger

Lovejoy's Readings of Bruno: Or How Nineteenth-century History of Philosophy was "Transformed" into the History of Ideas, by Leo Catana

Pliny's Natural History: Enkuklios Paideia and the Ancient Encyclopedia, Aude Doody [pdf]

The Tragic Evolutionary Logic of The Iliad, by Brian Boyd

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