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Philosophy of Exaggeration by Alexander Garcia Duttmann


Philosophy of Exaggeration by Alexander Garcia Duttmann

'Thought always exaggerates' Hannah Arendt writes. The question of exaggeration becomes a philosophical question when thought endeavours to clarify the ways in which it relates to limits. If its disclosing force depends on exaggeration, so does the confusion to which it can fall prey. This book analyses concepts such as truth and trust, practices such as politics and art, experiences such as the formation of a life line and its erasure, from the viewpoint of exaggeration.


Explores exaggeration in the senses of both excess and transgression; topics include philosophical concepts of trust and truth. - Chronicle of Higher Education, October 12, 2007 Its strength lies in the insights it offers about philosophical questioning itself. If you are looking for a book to shake up your way of doing philosophy, it is a productive read. -Julie Kuhlken, Philosophy in Review

About the Author

Alexander Garcia Duttmann is Professor of Philosophy and Visual Culture at Goldsmiths University of London, UK, and author of The Gift of Language and Memory of Thought, published in the Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers series.

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Publication date

12th April 2007


Alexander Garcia Duttmann

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


192 pages





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