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Author O'Rourke, Fran, author.

Title Joyce, Aristotle, and Aquinas / Fran O'Rourke ; foreword by Michael Patrick Gillespie
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2022
©2022

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 314 pages) : illustrations
Series The Florida James Joyce series
Florida James Joyce series.
Contents Joyce and Aristotle -- Thomist Joyce -- Knowledge and Permanence -- Identity, Soul, and Substance -- Totality, Diversity, and Order: The Unity of Analogy -- Beauty: Joyce's Thomist Aesthetics -- Joyce's Quotations from Aristotle
Summary "In this book, Fran O'Rourke examines the influence of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas on James Joyce, arguing that both thinkers fundamentally shaped the philosophical outlook which pervades the author's oeuvre"-- Provided by publisher
"A rich examination of the influence of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas on James JoyceIn this book, Fran O'Rourke examines the influence of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas on James Joyce, arguing that both thinkers fundamentally shaped the philosophical outlook which pervades the author's oeuvre. O'Rourke demonstrates that Joyce was a philosophical writer who engaged creatively with questions of diversity and unity, identity, permanence and change, and the reliability of knowledge. Beginning with an introduction to each thinker, the book traces Joyce's discovery of their works and his concrete engagement with their thought. Aristotle and Aquinas equipped Joyce with fundamental principles regarding reality, knowledge, and the soul, which allowed him to shape his literary characters. Joyce appropriated Thomistic concepts to elaborate an original and personal aesthetic theory. O'Rourke provides an annotated commentary on quotations from Aristotle which Joyce entered into his famous Early Commonplace Book and outlines their crucial significance for his writings. He also provides an authoritative evaluation of Joyce's application of Aquinas's aesthetic principles. The first book to comprehensively illuminate the profound impact of both the ancient and medieval thinker on the modernist writer, Joyce, Aristotle, and Aquinas offers readers a rich understanding of the intellectual background and philosophical underpinnings of Joyce's work. A volume in the Florida James Joyce Series, edited by Sebastian D.G. Knowles"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 20, 2022)
Subject Joyce, James, 1882-1941.
Aristotle -- Influence
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 -- Influence
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 -- Influence
Aristotle -- Influence
Joyce, James, 1882-1941
Aristotle
Joyce, James, 1882-1941
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274
Philosophy, Ancient, in literature.
Electronic books.
e-books.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Modern -- 20th century.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Philosophy, Ancient, in literature
Form Electronic book
Author Gillespie, Michael Patrick, writer of foreword
LC no. 2021040746
ISBN 9780813072234
0813072239
9780813070056
0813070058