Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

This accessible and jargon-free book features readings of over 20 key texts and authors in Western poetry and philosophy, including Homer, Plato, Beowulf , Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare and Rousseau. Simon Haines presents a thought-provoking and theoretically aware account of Western literature and philosophy, arguing that the history of both can be seen as a struggle between two different conceptions of the self: the 'romantic' (or dualist) vs the 'realist' or ('extended').

Buy Poetry and Philosophy from Homer to Rousseau book by Simon Haines from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781403944184
ISBN-10: 1403944180
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 214
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Poetry and Philosophy from Homer to Rousseau book by Simon Haines and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Simon Haines

SIMON HAINES is a member of the English Department in the School of Humanities at the Australian National University, Australia. He has also been a banker, a diplomat and an intelligence analyst. He is the author of Shelley's Poetry: The Divided Self (Macmillan, 1997) and a number of articles on poetry (especially Romantic and post-Romantic), and the connections between poetry and philosophy (especially moral and political philosophy).