Samuel Beckett and the Philosophical Image by Anthony UhlmannSamuel Beckett and the Philosophical Image by Anthony Uhlmann

Samuel Beckett and the Philosophical Image

byAnthony Uhlmann

Hardcover | January 15, 2007

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Beckett often made use of images from the visual arts and readapted them, staging them in his plays, or using them in his fiction. Anthony Uhlmann sets out to explain how an image differs from other terms, like 'metaphor' or 'representation', and, in the process, to analyse Beckett's use of images borrowed from philosophy and aesthetics. This study, first published in 2006, carefully examines Beckett's thoughts on the image in his literary works and his extensive notes to the philosopher Arnold Geulincx. Uhlmann considers how images might allow one kind of interaction between philosophy and literature, and how Beckett makes use of images which are borrowed from, or drawn into dialogue with, philosophical images from Geulincx, Berkeley, Bergson, and the ancient Stoics. Uhlmann's reading of Beckett's aesthetic and philosophical interests provides a revolutionary reading of the importance of the image in his work.
Title:Samuel Beckett and the Philosophical ImageFormat:HardcoverDimensions:198 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:January 15, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521865204

ISBN - 13:9780521865203


Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Representation and presentation: Deleuze, Bergson, Peirce and 'the image'; 2. Beckett's aesthetic writings and 'the image'; 3. Relation and non-relation; 4. The philosophical imaginary; 5. Cogito Nescio; 6. Beckett, Berkeley, Bergson, film: the intuition image; 7. The ancient Stoics and the ontological image; Conclusion; Works cited.