Wonder strikes :
approaching aesthetics and literature with William Desmond /
Steven E. Knepper ; foreword by William Desmond.
|Summary:||"William Desmond argues that philosophy, religion, and art begin in wonder. Desmond is widely recognized fo rhis original metaphysics and his provocative philosophy of religion. Desmond's extensive writings on aesthetics, art, and literature, however, have received much less attention. Wonder Strikes is the first book-length examination of these dimesions of Desmond's thought. It offers nuanced commentary and comedy; and his argument that, having asked "too much" of art in modernity, we now ask "too little". Desmon claims that art, philosophy, and rleigion must recover their ancient kinship and their shared roots in wonder if they are to counter the destructive instructmentalism of our time." -- |
|Published / Created:||
Albany, NY. :
State University of New York Press,
|Notes:||Includes bibliographical references and index. |
Physical description: xx, 273 pages ; 24 cm.