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Disrupted Intersubjectivity

Paralysis and Invasion in Ian McEwan's Works

Investigates the epistemological potential of a selection of Ian McEwan's works to illuminate aspects of social interaction. Les mer
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Investigates the epistemological potential of a selection of Ian McEwan's works to illuminate aspects of social interaction.

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1. Introduction: Ian McEwan's Intuition Pumps
1.1. Theoretical and Methodological Framework
1.2. Forms of Intersubjectivity
1.3. Blindness and Insight in Contemporary Cognitive Scientific and Philosophical Accounts of Intersubjectivity
2. Sexual Breakdowns
2.1. A Brief Look at Sexuality in Ian McEwan's and D.H. Lawrence's Works
2.2. Blood-Knowledge as a Vestigial Form of Primary Intersubjectivity
2.3. One of the Most Desolate Couplings Known to Copulating Humanity: Homemade Sexual Initiation
2.4. Always Bound by History and Our Guilty Natures: Sexual Failure on Chesil Beach
2.5. The Success of Failure, or the Heuristic Potential of McEwan's Works in Understanding Sexuality
3. Clashes of Worldviews
3.1. Science vs. Religion vs. Art in McEwan's Works
3.2. In a Mess of Their Own Unmaking: Enduring Love's Paralytics
3.3. Their Fatal Lack of Cooperation: Corrupted Teamwork in Enduring Love
3.4. The Dangers of Monomaniac Worldviews
4. Coda
4.1. The Hermeneutic and Heuristic Potential of the Concepts of Paralysis and Invasion
4.2. Topics for Further Research
Bibliography
Index

Om forfatteren

Andrei Ionescu is a Staff Writer at Earth: Nature, Science, Life (www.earth.com). He holds a PhD from the University of Padua, Italy, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Bucharest, Romania, Ghent University, Belgium, and Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia. Ionescu's areas of research include cognitive and medical humanities, posthumanism, animal studies, and ecocriticism.