[percy-l] New Essay Collection on Percy Available Online: "Walker Percy, Philosopher" (Leslie Marsh, Ed., 2018)

Henry P. Mills wppdirector at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 07:27:13 EDT 2018

Dear Percy-L:

I am pleased to announce the availability of a new essay collection featuring 12 essayists focusing on Walker Percy’s philosophy.  Edited by Leslie Marsh of The Univ. of British Columbia Medical School, Canada, a member of our Percy-L community, the collection is a welcome addition to Percy scholarship in its specialized examinations of Percy’s philosophy.

Below, you will find a book description and a link to the book's online table of contents. The first two pages of each essay are available to read as free samples.

Leslie, we in the Percy-L community and all students and scholars of Percy are greatly indebted to you for your efforts in bringing together this outstanding new scholarly resource!

All best wishes,
Henry Mills
Percy-L Administrator

Walker Percy, Philosopher
Essay Collection
Marsh, Leslie (Ed.)
Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, 2018
Available as Hardback or E-book

Though Walker Percy is best known as a novelist, he was first and foremost a philosopher. This collection offers a sustained examination of key aspects to his more technical philosophy (primarily semiotics and the philosophy of language) as well as some of his lesser known philosophical interests, including the philosophy of place and dislocation. Contributors expound upon Percy’s multifaceted philosophy, in an invitation to literature and theology scholars as well as to philosophers who may not be familiar with the philosophical underpinnings of his work.  Percy’s examination and application of the writings of C.S. Peirce is considered in numerous essays.

12 chapters total, each available with online preview of first two pages
https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319779676#aboutBook <https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319779676#aboutBook>

“For Walker Percy, philosophy and fiction were both tools for diagnosing the human condition, just as his medical training had taught him about the tools for diagnosing the human body. His aim was nothing less than trying to understand how we fit into the cosmos.  This collection of essays is a fascinating and worthy exploration of how philosophy informed his novels and the religious and existential quest that he called ‘the search.’ I can imagine him reading this book, with his wry smile and lightly worn grace, nodding appreciatively.” 

--Walter Isaacson, Professor of History, Tulane University, USA, and biographer of Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Benjamin Franklin

Leslie Marsh is with the International Academy of Pathology based at The University of British Columbia Medical School, Canada. He is the co-founder of the philosophy journal EPISTEME, Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism and is the editor of books on Adam Smith, Herbert Simon, Friedrich Hayek, and Michael Oakeshott.  His contact address is < leslie.marsh at ubc.ca <mailto:leslie.marsh at ubc.ca> >.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/percy-l/attachments/20180827/cd1dc0f0/attachment-0001.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: Walker-Percy-Philosopher-Cover.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 58392 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/percy-l/attachments/20180827/cd1dc0f0/attachment-0001.jpg>

More information about the Percy-L mailing list