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Repetition and Identity (The Literary Agenda)

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The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an ...more
Paperback, 211 pages
Published 2013 by Oxford University Press, USA
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In this book, Pickstock sets out to form a reology alongside of, perhaps even preceding, an ontology. Using literature, Kierkegaard's understanding of non-identical repetition, the Church Fathers, and postmodern philosophers, she builds up her study by defining things and symbols. From there she focuses on repetition working her way to God himself. There are a few aspects of this text with which I don't fully agree, specifically her use of Originian universalism and the preexistence of souls. ...more
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