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The Resource The ethics of writing : authorship and legacy in Plato and Nietzsche, Seán Burke

The ethics of writing : authorship and legacy in Plato and Nietzsche, Seán Burke

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The ethics of writing : authorship and legacy in Plato and Nietzsche
Title
The ethics of writing
Title remainder
authorship and legacy in Plato and Nietzsche
Statement of responsibility
Seán Burke
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning amidst the tombs of the 'dead' God, and the crematoria at Auschwitz, this book confronts the Nietzschean legacy through a Platonic focus. Plato argues in the Phaedrus that writing is dangerous because it can neither select its audience nor call upon its author to the rescue. Yet, he transgresses this ethical imperative in the Republic which has proved defenceless against use and abuse in the ideological foundation of totalitarian regimes. Burke goes on to analyse the dangerous games which Plato and Nietzsche played with posterity. At issue is how authors may protect against 'deviant readings' and assess 'the risk of writing'. Burke recommends an ethic of 'discursive containment'." "The ethical question is the question of our times. Within critical theory, it has focused on the act of reading. This study reverses the terms of inquiry to analyse the ethical composition of the act of writing. What responsibility does an author bear for his legacy? Do 'catastrophic' misreadings of authors (e.g. Plato, Nietzsche) testify to authorial recklessness? These and other questions are the starting-point for a theory of authorial ethics which will be further developed in a forthcoming book on the interanimating thought of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida." "Continuing the mission of the 'returned author' begun in his pioneering book The Death and Return of the Author, Burke recommends the 'law of genre' as a contract drawn up between author and reader to establish ethical responsibility. Criticism, under this contract, becomes an ethical realm and realm of the ethical."--Jacket
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1961-
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Burke, Sean
Dewey number
801.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PN98.M67
LC item number
B87 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Authorship
  • Authors and readers
  • Criticism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Authors and readers
  • Authorship
  • Criticism
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The ethics of writing : authorship and legacy in Plato and Nietzsche, Seán Burke
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-239) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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Contents
COPYRIGHT; Contents; Acknowledgements; Key to References and Abbreviations; Prologue: Friedrich Nietzsche in Auschwitz, or the Posthumous Return of the Author; Introduction: The Responsibilities of the Writer; 1 The Ethical Opening; 2 The Ethics of Legacy; 3 Signature and Authorship in the Phaedrus; 4 The Textual Estate: Nietzsche and Authorial Responsibility; Conclusion: Creativity versus Containment: The Aesthetic Defence; Bibliography; Index of Names
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227207208
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1 online resource (xii, 243 pages)
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online
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9780748652075
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computer
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rdamedia
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22573/cttk155g
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(OCoLC)227207208
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The ethics of writing : authorship and legacy in Plato and Nietzsche, Seán Burke
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-239) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
COPYRIGHT; Contents; Acknowledgements; Key to References and Abbreviations; Prologue: Friedrich Nietzsche in Auschwitz, or the Posthumous Return of the Author; Introduction: The Responsibilities of the Writer; 1 The Ethical Opening; 2 The Ethics of Legacy; 3 Signature and Authorship in the Phaedrus; 4 The Textual Estate: Nietzsche and Authorial Responsibility; Conclusion: Creativity versus Containment: The Aesthetic Defence; Bibliography; Index of Names
Control code
227207208
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 243 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748652075
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk155g
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)227207208
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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