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Philosophy and Literature


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1. What is 'Philosophy and Literature'?; 2. Philosophy and Literature in Antiquity; 3. Defining Literature; 4. The Author: RIP?; 5. Hermeneutics and Interpretation; 6. Philosophy in Literature?; 7. Literature in Philosophy?; 8. Philosophy/Literature; Bibliography.

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Ole Martin Skilleas is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bergen. He is the author of Literature and the Value of Interpretation: The Cases of The Tempest and Heart of Darkness.


'Ole Martin Skilleas has written what may be the first introductory book in English that looks not only at what philosophy of literature is, but also and more originally at how both Philosophy and Literature interact ... The examples are clear and engaging ... Skilleas presents a cogent phillosophy that ties the work together ... This book may be a good and interesting choice for courses on the subject itself or as a supplement.'--Jesus Ilundain-Agurruza, American Society and Ethics A many-sided introduction to a rich and fascinating field A poised and informative introduction to the relations between philosophy and literature engagingly - often originally - argued from a philosophically coherent point of view."-- Martin Warner, Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick '[An] excellent and well-written study.'--Choice

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