Chapter 1. Philosophy as Literature and More than Literature

  1. Garry L. Hagberg Chair2 and
  2. Walter Jost Professor of English3
  1. Richard Shusterman

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315592.ch1

A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

How to Cite

Shusterman, R. (2010) Philosophy as Literature and More than Literature, in A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature (eds G. L. Hagberg and W. Jost), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315592.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of East Anglia, UK

  2. 3

    University of Virginia, USA

Author Information

  1. Florida Atlantic University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405141703

Online ISBN: 9781444315592

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Keywords:

  • philosophy - as literature and more than literature;
  • “philosophy of literature” - definition of literature;
  • philosophy, literary genres - essays, dialogues, poems, meditations, treatises;
  • institutionalization of philosophy - academic profession of theoretical writing;
  • tradition of embodied philosophical life - literary genre of biography;
  • literary formulation of introspection;
  • project of solitary absorption in one's self and its inadequacies;
  • process, discipline, and techniques of literary expression;
  • friendship-grounded epistolary self-examination and self-cultivation in philosophy's ancient pursuit of art of living;
  • public self-transformation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Philosophy without Literature

  • The Literary Formulation of Introspection

  • Public Self-Transformation

  • Philosophy as More than Literature