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"Beckett feedback has been significantly improved, and occasionally chastened, through genetic scholarship, as this anthology... attests."--Andre Furlani, Modernism/Modernity
"This choice of essays... represents the main accomplished research of Beckett's dating to philosophy in print, how philosophical concerns, conundrums, and topics play out amid narrative intricacies. the quantity is hence either an astonishingly finished evaluate and a sequence of special readings of the intersection among philosophical texts and Samuel Beckett's oeuvre, provided via a plurality of voices and bookended via an historic advent and a thematic conclusion."--S. E. Gontarski, magazine of Beckett Studies
"Helps us to contemplate not just how Beckett made use of philosophy yet how his personal suggestion could be understood philosophically."--Anthony Uhlmann, college of Western Sydney

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We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love, but always meeting 19 20 21 Bruno, Expulsion, 78.

27–28); “the old hayheaded philosopher . . 21– 22); “Ear! Ear! 35–36). Vico has the mind that finds the providential patterns and the paradigmatic ear to hear them. Like “Dionysius’s ear,” the chamber in Dionysius’s palace in Sicily through which he could overhear what his enemies were saying, Vico can hear the murmurings in history that others cannot. Vico can hear and see what others cannot. 9–10). Bruno’s coincidentia oppositorum, as taken from the ontology of Cusanus, is the principle that the absolute maximum and the absolute minimum coincide.

The whole can be spoken through its parts, its particulars. In the dream of the Wake, any sense of scientific causality or historical progression is irrelevant and in fact impossible. Louis Gillet wrote: “Of course, it is no longer a question of Time and Space in this indivisible duration where the absolute reigns. These two comrades, who did their cooking for so long on the scrapiron stove of Kantian categories, find their pot knocked over by a kick from James Joyce. ” 21 In Ulysses, Stephen remarks: “Maeterlinck says: If Socrates leave his house today he will find the sage seated on his doostep.

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