Lessons from Kafka
Philosophical Readings of Franz Kafka’s Works
The book is conceived as an opportunity for thirteen authors from six countries and three continents to confront the lessons they draw from Kafka’s work. They approach it from the perspectives of several philosophical disciplines: ontology, epistemology, philosophy of language, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of literature, and aesthetics. The formal and methodological variety of their contributions is equally rich: it includes detailed interpretations of particular texts, analyses of characteristic features recognizable across Kafka’s work, confrontations with other writers, disputes with influential Kafka interpreters, reopening the problem of Kafkian adaptations, etc. The articles are thematically divided into three chapters: The structure of the world and the limits of knowledge, Social reality and the space for moral assessment, and Fictional worlds and modes of narration.
362 pages, hardcover