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Freedom and the Self: Essays on the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace

Steven Cahn and Maureen Eckert


The book Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will, published in 2010, presented David Foster Wallace's challenge to Richard Taylor's argument for fatalism. In this anthology, notable philosophers engage directly with that work and assess Wallace's reply to Taylor as well as other aspects of Wallace's thought. The thinkers in this book explores Wallace's philosophical and literary work, illustrating remarkable ways in which his philosophical views influenced and were influenced by themes developed in his other writings, both fictional and nonfictional. This book unlocks key components of ... More

Keywords: David Foster Wallace, Richard Taylor, fatalism, philosophical views, writing, fiction, nonfinction, modern literature, modern thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231161534
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231161534.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Cahn, editor
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Maureen Eckert, editor

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