"Beckett feedback has been significantly improved, and occasionally chastened, via genetic scholarship, as this anthology... attests."--Andre Furlani, Modernism/Modernity
"This number of essays... represents the main accomplished research of Beckett's dating to philosophy in print, how philosophical concerns, conundrums, and issues play out amid narrative intricacies. the amount is therefore either an astonishingly complete assessment and a sequence of unique readings of the intersection among philosophical texts and Samuel Beckett's oeuvre, provided by way of a plurality of voices and bookended through an ancient advent and a thematic conclusion."--S. E. Gontarski, magazine of Beckett Studies
"Helps us to contemplate not just how Beckett made use of philosophy yet how his personal proposal could be understood philosophically."--Anthony Uhlmann, college of Western Sydney

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25 It again bears reiterating that, without such evidence as the above, it is impossible to advance falsifiable claims in Beckett Studies—or elsewhere, I would contend—nor indeed to substantiate em- 24 25 Press, 1981), 21–22. Compare Collingwood’s translation of La Filosofia di Giambattista Vico, 62. For coverage of this important phrase from Beckett’s 1930s commonplace book, see John Pilling’s “Dates and Difficulties in Beckett’s Whoroscope Notebook,” in Jounal of Beckett Studies 13/2 (2005), 46.

35–36). Vico has the mind that finds the providential patterns and the paradigmatic ear to hear them. Like “Dionysius’s ear,” the chamber in Dionysius’s palace in Sicily through which he could overhear what his enemies were saying, Vico can hear the murmurings in history that others cannot. Vico can hear and see what others cannot. 9–10). Bruno’s coincidentia oppositorum, as taken from the ontology of Cusanus, is the principle that the absolute maximum and the absolute minimum coincide. Cusanus approaches this idea through a number of mathematical examples.

In bringing these into focus, one can only make the hopeful assumption that explorations of Beckett and philosophy, in the broadest sense, will help to keep us, his readers, “irretrievably engulfed” in his challenging art: After a timeless parenthesis he found himself alone in his room, spent with ecstasy, torn by the bitter loathing of that which he had condemned to the humanity of silence. , Beckett After Beckett (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2006). “Assumption,” 6–7. , reflecting the proprietor, H.

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