Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Timothy C Baker

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748638123

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638123.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 21 May 2022

Community and the Self

Community and the Self

(p.125) Chapter 4 Community and the Self
George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community

Timothy C. Baker

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter discusses Brown's nonfiction prose. It tries to explain how Brown's own analyses of his life and fiction both differ from and confirm previous findings. It looks at the sense of community as a geographico-historical rootedness, and then considers the idea of the community, which has become a dominant strand of modern philosophical thought. It notes that the parallels between Nancy, Blanchot and Georges Bataille's complex views of community and that of Brown explain Brown's focus on individual death.

Keywords:   nonfiction prose, sense of community, rootedness, modern philosophical thought, individual death

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.