A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

Editor(s): Garry L. Hagberg, Walter Jost

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405141703

Online ISBN: 9781444315592

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315592

About this Book

This monumental collection of new and recent essays from an international team of eminent scholars represents the best contemporary critical thinking relating to both literary and philosophical studies of literature.

  • Helpfully groups essays into the field's main sub-categories, among them 'Relations Between Philosophy and Literature', 'Emotional Engagement and the Experience of Reading', 'Literature and the Moral Life', and 'Literary Language'
  • Offers a combination of analytical precision and literary richness
  • Represents an unparalleled work of reference for students and specialists alike, ideal for course use

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Relations between Philosophy and Literature

  2. Part II: Emotional Engagement and the Experience of Reading

  3. Part III: Philosophy, Tragedy, and Literary Form

  4. Part IV: Literature and the Moral Life

  5. Part V: Narrative and the Question of Literary Truth

  6. Part VI: Intention and Biography in Criticism

  7. Part VII: On Literary Language

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