By Crispin Sartwell
Argues that the academy's obsession with language, and particularly with narrative, has turn into a type of disease.
In End of Story, Crispin Sartwell continues that the academy is passionate about language, and with narrative particularly. Narrative has been held to represent or clarify time, motion, price, background, and human id. Sartwell argues that this obsession with language and narrative has develop into a type of disorder. Pitting such thinkers as Kierkegaard, Bataille, and Epictetus opposed to the narrativism of MacIntyre, Ricoeur, and Aristotle, Sartwell celebrates the methods narratives and selves crumble and recommends a lapse into ecstatic or mundane incoherence. because the booklet rollicks via Wodehouse, Thoreau, the ebook of activity, still-life portray, and Sartwell's autobiography, there emerges a hopeful if extraordinary new feel of who we're and what we will be able to be.
"End of Story is tremendous, quirky, unique, passionate, and particularly, different. It situates itself as an assault on a few traits in modern idea, and reaches again to their past formation within the Western culture: specifically, the assumption of lifestyles as venture and a significant lifestyles as one out of which a winning quest narrative will be built; and it bargains an alternate imaginative and prescient, now not as a substitute, yet as a complement--the imaginative and prescient of silence, as Sartwell calls it. in brief, this is often the e-book of somebody who fairly thinks--a piece of genuine originality, no longer for the fainthearted, the staid, the conformist, or these illiberal of idiosyncrasy." -- Gary Saul Morson, writer of Narrative and Freedom: The Shadows of Time
"Wonderfully engaging; Sartwell succeeds in bringing jointly the non-public with what's extra in most cases thought of philosophical, with out sacrificing both. The arguments make experience and the examples are compelling; in a piece mostly excited by narrative, the smooth use of reports is mainly amazing. The luck of the intersection of private with philosophical is verified while one comes away liking the writer together with his ebook, pondering that for somebody who avoids humans he might still make a wonderful dinner companion." -- Karmen MacKendrick, writer of Counterpleasures
"I imagine that the e-book comes in handy as a type of self-help publication for lecturers being affected by overwork and common anxiety!" -- Alison Leigh Brown, writer of Subjects of Deceit: A Phenomenology of Lying