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The Resource Fictions of fact and value : the erasure of logical positivism in American literature, 1945-1975, Michael LeMahieu

Fictions of fact and value : the erasure of logical positivism in American literature, 1945-1975, Michael LeMahieu

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Fictions of fact and value : the erasure of logical positivism in American literature, 1945-1975
Title
Fictions of fact and value
Title remainder
the erasure of logical positivism in American literature, 1945-1975
Statement of responsibility
Michael LeMahieu
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Fictions of Fact and Value argues that the philosophy of logical positivism, considered the antithesis of literary postmodernism, exerts a determining influence on the development of American fiction in the three decades following 1945, in what amounts to a constitutive encounter between literature and philosophy at mid-century: after the end of modernism, as it was traditionally conceived, but prior to the rise of postmodernism, as it came to be known. Two particular postwar literary preoccupations derive from logical positivist philosophy: the fact/value problem and the correlative distinction between sense and nonsense. Even as postwar writers responded to logical positivism as a threat to the imagination, their works often manifest its influence, specifically with regard to " terms. Far from a straightforward history of ideas, Fictions of Fact and Value charts a genealogy that is often erased in the very texts where it registers and disowned by the very authors that it includes." -- Publisher website
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DLC
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LeMahieu, Michael,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Positivism in literature
  • Logical positivism
Label
Fictions of fact and value : the erasure of logical positivism in American literature, 1945-1975, Michael LeMahieu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Indigestible residues": Ludwig Wittgenstein, aesthetic negativism, and the incompleteness of logical positivism -- "Negative appearance": Flannery O'Connor, believing in nothing, and the threat of logical positivism -- "Contradictory feelings": John Barth, non-mystical value-thinking, and the exhaustion of logical positivism -- "Eternal things": Saul Bellow, the infinite longings of the soul, and the shortcomings of logical positivism -- "Illogical negativism": Thomas Pynchon, the critique of modernism, and the erasure of logical positivism
Control code
833145359
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780199890408
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013006145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Fictions of fact and value : the erasure of logical positivism in American literature, 1945-1975, Michael LeMahieu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Indigestible residues": Ludwig Wittgenstein, aesthetic negativism, and the incompleteness of logical positivism -- "Negative appearance": Flannery O'Connor, believing in nothing, and the threat of logical positivism -- "Contradictory feelings": John Barth, non-mystical value-thinking, and the exhaustion of logical positivism -- "Eternal things": Saul Bellow, the infinite longings of the soul, and the shortcomings of logical positivism -- "Illogical negativism": Thomas Pynchon, the critique of modernism, and the erasure of logical positivism
Control code
833145359
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9780199890408
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013006145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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