Romanticism and Pragmatism

Richard Rorty and the Idea of a Poeticized Culture

  • Ulf Schulenberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Ulf Schulenberg
      Pages 1-15
  3. Pragmatism and the Idea of a Literary or Poeticized Culture

  4. From Finding to Making: Pragmatism and Romanticism

  5. Ethics, the Novel, and the Private-Public Distinction

  6. Pragmatism, Race, and Cosmopolitanism

  7. Conclusion

    1. Ulf Schulenberg
      Pages 209-218
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 219-251

About this book


This interdisciplinary project is situated at the boundary between literary studies and philosophy. Its chief focus is on American Romanticism and it examines work by a number of prominent writers and philosophers, from Whitman and Thoreau to Barthes and Rorty.


Literary Criticism Philosophy Richard Rorty Pragmatism Romanticism Literary Culture American Literature American History American Studies America ethics Imagination John Dewey literary studies metaphysics novel philosophy poet poetics pragmatism Schiller

Authors and affiliations

  • Ulf Schulenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SiegenGermany

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