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Philosophy and Oscar Wilde

Editors: Bennett, Michael Y. (Ed.)

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    • Represents the first collection devoted to the study of philosophy in Oscar Wilde.
    • Shows how philosophy influenced the work of Wilde.
    • Addresses a broad spectrum of philosophical topics.

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This book is the first collection of essays to discuss Oscar Wilde’s love and vast knowledge of philosophy.  Over the past few decades, Oscar Wilde scholars have become increasingly aware of Wilde’s love and intimate knowledge of philosophy. Wilde’s “Oxford Notebooks” and his soon-to-be-published “Notebook on Philosophy” all point to Wilde not just as an aesthete, but also as a serious philosophical thinker. 

The aim of this collection is not to make the statement that Wilde was a philosopher, or that his works were philosophical tracts. Rather, it provides a space to explore any and all linkages between Wilde’s works and philosophical thought. Addressing a broad spectrum of philosophical matter, from classical philology to Daoism, ethics to aestheticism, this collection enriches the literature on Wilde and philosophy alike. 


About the authors

Michael Y. Bennett  is Associate Professor of English and affiliated faculty in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He has authored four books exploring drama and philosophy, and has also edited four book collections (two on Oscar Wilde). His latest book, Analytic Philosophy and the World of the Play, is forthcoming in 2017.

Reviews

“The essays in this volume investigate Wilde’s notebooks, reading lists, and literary output. … Overall, those interested in Wilde will find this an erudite and informative collection. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.” (S. Bernardo, Choice, Vol. 55 (3), November, 2017)
“Philosophy and Oscar Wilde takes as its provocation the recent and immanent publication of Wildean notebooks on the subject of philosophy. This collection, edited by Michael Y. Bennett, constitutes a valuable addition to our knowledge of Wilde’s influences and the development of his thought over time.” (SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, Vol. 58 (4), 2018)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57958-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57957-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy and Oscar Wilde
Editors
  • Michael Y. Bennett
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57958-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57958-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57957-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 194
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