Chapter 2. Philosophy and Literature: Friends of the Earth?

  1. Garry L. Hagberg Chair2 and
  2. Walter Jost Professor of English3
  1. Roger A. Shiner Visiting Professor

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315592.ch2

A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature

How to Cite

Shiner, R. A. (2009) Philosophy and Literature: Friends of the Earth?, in A Companion to the Philosophy of Literature (eds G. L. Hagberg and W. Jost), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315592.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of East Anglia, UK

  2. 3

    University of Virginia, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Alberta, Canada

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 and literature - friends of the earth;
  • Stanley Cavell's The Claim of Reason - Can philosophy become literature and still know itself?;
  • British Academy or Canadian Philosophical Association;
  • philosophers, rejecting Rortification of philosophy;
  • brilliance of technical achievements and exploiting bequeathed art forms;
  • ontological function of literature and of philosophy;
  • reference and literary language;
  • second inheritance, revealing the world through metaphor and paradox;
  • initiation into the world - appreciating adequacy of words;
  • continuum between philosophy and literature

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Reference and Literary Language

  • The Second Inheritance: Revealing the World through Metaphor and Paradox

  • Initiation into the World: Appreciating the Adequacy of Words

  • The Continuum between Philosophy and Literature

  • Conclusion