The courting of philosophy with Kafka’s oeuvre is advanced. it's been argued that Kafka’s novels and tales defy philosophic extrapolation; conversely, it has additionally been urged that exactly the tendency of Kafka’s writings to elude discursive resolution is itself a philosophical tendency, person who is someway contributing to a better courting of humans with language. those issues are the point of interest of the proposed quantity on Philosophy and Kafka.
The proposed assortment brings jointly essays that interrogate the connection of philosophy and Kafka, and provide new and unique interpretations. the amount evidently can't declare completeness, however it in part does justice to the multiplicity of philosophical matters and philosophical interpretations at stake.
This sort informs the composition of the amount itself. a couple of essays concentrate on particular philosophical commentaries on Kafka’s paintings, from Adorno’s to Agamben’s, from Arendt’s to Benjamin’s, from Deleuze and Guattari’s to Derrida’s. a couple of essays reflect on the prospective relevance of sure philosophical outlooks for analyzing Kafka’s writings: right here Kafka’s identify is going along these of Socrates, Kant, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Buber, Heidegger, Blanchot, and Levinas. ultimately, a few essays contemplate Kafka’s writings when it comes to a particular philosophical topic, akin to verbal exchange and subjectivity, language and that means, wisdom and fact, the human/animal divide, justice, and freedom. In all contributions to the quantity, such topics, motifs, and interpretations come up. To various levels, all essays are focused on the connection of literature and philosophy, and hence with the philosophical value of Kafka’s writings.