About the Book

Focusing on personal, emotional, and political issues, these witty, brilliant essays from the Harvard Review of Philosophy strive to illuminate those areas of philosophy and life that are most important to living “the good life” to its fullest as an individual and as a citizen. From immigration to moral intuition, from love to hubris, these essays demonstrate how philosophy tackles modernity’s central questions.

The Space of Love and Garbage was edited by Phineas Upham.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780812696202
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/28/2007
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents
Foreword Stanley Cavell xi
Preface S. Phineas Upham xiii
Rousseau and the Modern Cult of Sincerity Arthur M. Melzer 1
Existential Phenomenology and the Brave New World of The Matrix Hubert L. Dreyfus Stephen D. Dreyfus 19
On (and Beyond) Love Gone Wrong Stephen A. Erickson 39
The Space of Love and Garbage Stephen A. Erickson 55
The Contest of Extremes: An Exploration of the Foundations and the Peak of Nietzsche’s Political Philosophy Peter Berkowitz 69
A Psychological View of Moral Intuition Jonathan Baron 87
The Metaphysics of Ordinary Experience Stanley H. Rosen 93
The Relativity of Fact and the Objectivity of Value Catherine Z. Elgin 113
Rethinking Progress: A Kantian Perspective Marc Schattenmann 127
Philosophy as Hubris: Kierkegaard’s Critique of Romantic Irony as a Critique of Immanent Thinking Hans Feger 143
Richard Rorty and the Ethics of Anti-Foundationalism Jon A. Levisohn 163
Mirror and Oneiric Mirages: Plato, Precursor of Freud Sarah Kofman 175
Schleiermacher’s Hermeneutics: Some Problemsand Solutions Michael N. Forster 187
Bentham’s Philosophical Politics James E. Crimmins 207
Undocumented Persons and the Liberal State John S.W. Park 213
A New Interpretation of Plato’s Socratic Dialogues Charles H. Kahn 229
What Is Postmodernism? Eva T.H. Brann 241
Why Study the History of Philosophy? Gisela Striker 247
The Geology of Norway: Poem on Wittgenstein with Introduction Jan Zwicky 253
Notes 261
About the Editor 301
Index 303

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